Another great discussion yesterday, about the Mexican national team and it’s up coming game in Belgium. We talked Mexican players going to MLS, including whether Chicharito will go to LA or Chivas. We discussed if an athlete should drink or do things that could impede their abilities as a player. Then went into some WC history and reminiscing.
What a crazy night to podcast! We started streaming live as the CONMEBOL qualifying was finalizing and at halftime of the CONCACAF qualifying and what a night it was. Our panel was shocked and surprised to see goal after goal drop as Honduras came back to beat Mexico and Panama did the same vs Costa Rica. As a result the US are eliminated as they failed to beat T&T.
We had a surprise visit from Martin del Palacio and we talked about the future for Mexico in the World Cup. Also what this means for the US team.
Crazy night of soccer, fun discussion! Take a listen!
We talk the El Tri qualifying for Russia 2018, as well as the possibility the US pulls a stunner and gets eliminated. We also discuss the possible scenarios for WC pods and Mexico’s group chances. We then discuss CopaMX, LigaMX and Mexican club action. We even went back in time and talked the good old naturalized player controversy, and Guille Franco. We also brought up Oswaldo Sanchez and reasons he may be Mexico’s cringiest player.
We talked if Mexico got hosed. How Canada is really happy to even go to a World Cup and more. 😀
Mexico City, Mexico. — Mexico defeats El Salvador at home, 3-0, in debut match as they hope to reach CONCACAF’s final World Cup qualifying stage. Mexico enjoyed a comfortable score but failed to impress the Estadio Azteca crowd who jeered the team.
Captain Andres Guardado was the first to score for Mexico converting a well-taken set piece outside the 18. Hector Herrera followed up with the 2nd goal just before the half as he attempted to connect with Javier Hernandez, who mistimed his kick, but distracted the El Salvador keeper enough for the ball to bounce into the back of the net. Carlos Vela put the game out of reach with a sublime chip goal.
Vina del Mar, Chile — Mexico earned 4th place in the FIFA U17 World Cup Chile 2015 as they fall to Belgium 2-3. Ending what had been a promising run in the tournament.
El Tri Coach Mario Arteaga expressed his disappointment at not achieving his tournament objectives. “Our goal in Chile was to win the championship and of course we’re not happy with the fourth place but that is football. After the semi-final the disappointment was big but today we wanted to win the medal.”
Belgian U17 coach Bob Browaeys stated “And now it is for the first time a bronze medal. Thanks to Chile and the organisers. It is an amazing moment for us”