Ep. 160: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – LigaMX Week 13 review

Joel and Albert review the LigaMX weekend of games and how things are stacking up for the upcoming Liguilla! Chivas has an uphill battle, America is on top of the world, Pumas and Tigres are battling in the middle and Pachuca may have the best chance to climb up and take the last spot for qualifying.

Also bottom dwellers, Atlas and Veracruz battle it out in a fight for the last dropped chicken nugget, in a 4-3 win for the rojinegros.

Ep. 152: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – Tuca at the Helm, Youngsters get called up, etc

Chavillos, welcome to another podcast. We have panelists going wild at the thought of Tuca taking over El Tri. Some, however are skeptical. We discuss this as well as the call up for the up coming friendlies. Only bad thing about the call ip is the lack of la Chofis!

We also take a look at the status of the big teams in LigaMX and what’s to come for Liguilla qualifying.

Ep. 116: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – #FinalRegia!

Post-game podcast, we discuss the Tigres v Monterrey game as well as a bit of the history of the Northern clubs vs the big CDMX / Southern teams. Money and how it plays into winning championships, if it even does.

We also have a bit of Non-Soccer Related discussion.

Ep. 114: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – Penal Code, in Liguilla!

Americanistas are in a frenzy vs a bad penalty call by the Ref vs Tigres. Monterrey gets the 1-0 advantage vs the Butterfies. LigaMX is setting up for a Clasico Regio final!

This and more on this episode of the CantinaMX podcast!!

Ep. 87: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – Chivas are Champs! El Tri prepares!

We had a fun show right after Mexico beat Ireland in a preparatory friendly. We had special guest @rdotaye – ChivaHermano, member of @chivasdelnorte podcast and contributor to FMF State of mind. We discussed the #LigaMXeng Final, the Chivas performance, the Tigres sadness, the drama and controversy.

We also discussed El Tri and JCO’s journey and what is to be expected this summer.

Have a listen!

Ep. 86: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – Tigres v Chivas final, recap.

This was probably our best show! The post game of a final makes it easy, especially one this exciting. We talk the Chivas great 1st half, then the Tigres comeback. We had excellent phone calls from several Chivas fans, even one from Chivas del Norte podcast, as well as our regulars, Christian, Ismael, and others. The chat was hilarious, with contributors such as el Tio, Serg, and Soccer Nerds. This was a fun episode!

CantinaMX Futbol newsletter #8

Greetings Cantina patrons, we hope you are excited for the Liga MX Clausura 2017 final as much as we are. The final promises to be a good one with an on fire Tigres taking on a Chivas squad hungry for glory. And there will be a Liguilla first as both TV Azteca and Televisa will share coverage of the games. This new alliance, which also shared the Canelo-Chavez fight, is said to be an effort to retain League and National team TV rights from foreign competitors. While the Liga MX season comes to an end the Mexican national team begins preparing for back to back summer tourneys: FIFA Confederations Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup and World Cup Qualifiers.

La Gran Final Preview

Chivas and Tigres road to the final could not have been more different as is what is on the line for both clubs. Chivas, which had not reached a league final in 11 years, benefited from their 3rd place league finish which served as tie braker in their draws with both Atlas and Toluca to reach the final. Tigres on the other hand outscored their opponents Monterrey and Tijuana 10-1 with a dominating performance. Tigres are the favorites to take the series and join the select list of clubs that have won back to back league titles. As for Chivas they will have to make the best of their goal scoring chances if they hope to tame the Tigre. Unfortunately, the odds of Alan Pulido going on a scoring binge are as good as the striker being kidnapped by a drug cartel for a second-time and kung-fu fighting his way to freedom whilst wearing a colorful romper that would make Jorge Campos Jealous.

Mole Tour Training Camp under way

The Mexican national team has begun preperations for their busy summer, which includes friendly games against Croatia and Ireland, World Cup qualifying games against Honduras and the United States as well as FIFA Confederations Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup, at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento. Missing from Juan Carlos Osorio’s squad are the Chivas and Tigres players that received a call up. Also, Marco Fabián, Raúl Jiménez and Carlos Salcedo who still needed by their clubs will report with the squad in Denver prior to the Ireland friendly. Giovani Dos Santos, who did not received permission from the L.A Galaxy to participate in Mexico’s friendly tour will report with the national team on June 4th for the World Cup qalifying games.

Aguirre headed to MLS?

Javier ‘el Vasco’ Aguirre venture in the United Arab Emirates has come to an end after winning the leagues Cup title with Al Wahda. Aguirre plans to take a short break from coaching and return next year. “I turned down an offer to remain at the club a month ago because of personal reasons. It’s been a while since I have been with my family, my sons, my wife and I. I considered that I owed myself a break after 18 or 20 years of working,” Aguirre told reporters. “I have a various offers from China and for the MLS but wont be until January.”

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