Special post game edition of the podcast as the Gents discuss the Mexico 1-0 victory over Germany in their first game of Russia 2018. Some crow was eaten, and some predictions validated. Confidence and respect has been gained by Juan Carlos Osorio!!
We also argued the real value of the Guardado/Herrera pair, vs other options like Pizarro/Fabian.
Another good episode in the books!
This episode had some positivity coming from our panel based on the latest performance by #ElTriEng. JCO gets a break from criticism. Court of arbitration relieves certain fines for the BK chant. A Justice League of nations is set to begin next year, and finally Rayados can potentially get a doblete and win CopaMX and LigaMX cups. Mohamed to El Tri?
We even discussed the reason people wait for David Faitelson to tweet. 😀
Compas! We talked with @PajaroPicon about El Salvador and the first match vs Mexico. We then went into Gold Cup analysis with the Mexican National team. Then we continued with Diva talk and the mentality of these star Eurpean players vs the LigaMX based Gold Cup team. Complaints were had about what we have been classifying lately as a Golazo. We then ended the show talking about transfers such as Memo to Belgium.
Right after the America v Monterrey game, we got together for another episode of the Dos A Zero podcast. Some good (smack) talk amongst Aguila and Rayado fans on the panel. It was definitely an exciting game at the Azteca. A back and forth affair with 18 shots on goal for each team. This series would definitely be final worthy and some may have to think a bit to remember what are the other teams in the semifinals.
We also discuss the Mexican National Team call up and the Giovanni Dos Santos drama about “declining” the call up. We discuss theories of the unspoken reasons for Gio missing out on the Copa America, taking into account the JCO presser as well as Giovanni at a Head and Shoulders event. Listen in on iTunes and follow us on twitter for the next live episode.
Tomorrow evening the Mexican national team will take on Senegal in Miami, Florida. The players called up for both Mexico and Senegal, are not be 1st string National team players. No Chicharito, No Andres Guardado. We do get to see some young and up and coming players. The two goal scorers vs Honduras Jurgen Damm will be there but Javier Aguino, will not due to injury.
Some good young players will get to show their worth. Chucky Lozano, Carlos Salcedo, Erick Gutierrez and others will get a chance. So while many say that a visit to the Mall will be among one of the highlights of this visit to Miami, some of these players will be fighting to impress. They will be looking to show Osorio that they can “aprovech” their opportunity with El Tri and deserve a future call up in a more critical game.
There will be haters, however. Many call this game a waste of time. They question the Marlin’s Park promotion, as one in particular has pictures of 1st team players such as Chicharito, Guardado and Oribe. It is hard to think that Mexicans will go to the stadium to watch this game not knowing that it is not a FIFA date and these players will not actually be there. Futbol passion is strong, however, so the fan showing may still be solid. However, I am not sure how big a Mexican community exists in the Miami area.
The epic hater award for this particular game, goes to the great Carlos Albert. Formerly from Futbol Picante, he gives his take on the FMF and the use of the national team. He calls it straight up prostituting the National Team, for financial benefits. The FMF being the Pimp daddy counting the dollars after the players attract the fans.
Have a listen to his take, and sorry for the vertical video. 😀
Our very first episode under the Dos a Zero name. We had some good convo about some the Chucky Lozano red card and the question of inept refs in Mexico. I agree, it was a bad call against Lozano, others thought all the refs are inept and against the beloved Aguilas de America. 🙂
We also discuss the potentials for the call up that just came out today. The highlight of our discussion was Pikolin. Some despise and some are glad for him. We will have to wait and see how he performs next week and if this will be his only call up ever.
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