Tag: Mexico

Lessons learned?

> “This has been a culmination of our Mexico trip. We played a very good team and in preseason, results aren’t what’s important. We’ve used each match to evaluate the players and the way they fit with our strategy. Further, we look to make sure the analysis we’ve taken from training translates on the field.... Read more »

World Cup Field Finalized; US Loses in Friendly

[Six teams qualified for next year’s World Cup in South Africa today](http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story?id=685287&sec=worldcup2010&root=worldcup2010&cc=5901), finalizing the field that will compete in the first World Cup in African soil. France, Slovenia, Uruguay, Portugal, Greece and Algeria advanced to the finals ending the dreams of Ireland, Russia, Costa Rica, Ukraine and Egypt in the process. That means that Costa... Read more »

Saturday Roundup -- US, Mexico Qualify for World Cup

Yesterday was a huge day for soccer fans around the world as eight more teams secured their spot in South Africa for next year’s World Cup. The U.S. and Mexico each used a big-time win to ensure their qualification, with [Mexico getting a goal from Fire midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco in their 4-1 defeat of El... Read more »

Will Blanco Play for Mexico?

Despite missing the last two games with a hamstring injury, Fire forward Cuauhtemoc Blanco could very well return to the field this Saturday night, when he and the rest of the Mexican National Team face off against El Salvador in an all-important World Cup Qualifier. Blanco, who injured his hamstring in the second half of... Read more »

CONCACAF Update -- Blanco scores in Mexican Win, Costa Rica Falls

The U.S.’s 1-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago was hardly the only news coming out of CONCACAF tonight, as two other (and equally important) World Cup Qualifiers took place.  Mexico-Honduras was the high-profile match of the evening and Mexico took the honors, defeating the Hondurans 1-0 at Estadio Azteca.  Fire midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco played the... Read more »

Blanco named to Mexican roster for qualifiers

Fire midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco has been named to the Mexican National Team roster for its upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica (September 5th) and Honduras (September 9th). Fortunately for the Fire, Blanco won’t miss any MLS games while on international duty — as the qualifiers come during and just after the team’s September 5th... Read more »

Mexico 2 - USA 1: Blanco Provides Assist

In a match that lived up to all of its billing, all of the hype, the Mexico defeated the U.S. 2-1 in a World Cup Qualifying Match at the vaunted Estadio Azteca. Mexico dominated the possession for the entire 90 minutes but it was the U.S. that struck first, scoring the opener through forward Charlie... Read more »

Matchday: USA vs. Mexico

Well it’s finally here, the match everyone’s been talking about and waiting for, U.S. vs. Mexico in the all important World Cup Qualifier at Estadio Azteca (pictured above). Cuauhtemoc Blanco gets the start in the midfield for ‘El Tri’ and he’ll try to stop the U.S. from getting their first ever win at Azteca. Feel... Read more »

USA - Mexico Clash Tomorrow

Wednesday is typically a pretty slow day in the world of soccer but tomorrow (or Wednesday, August 12th for those of you not paying attention…) isn’t any ordinary Wednesday. That’s because tomorrow is when the next slate of World Cup Qualification matches are going down and there are some big matches, most notably the U.S.... Read more »

Blanco, Segares Named to National Team Rosters for Qualifiers

Fire midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco has been named to the Mexican National team roster ahead of their all important World Cup Qualifier against the United States. Fire defender Gonzalo Segares was also named to his country’s roster; he’ll play with Costa Rica when they take on Honduras on the same day. The early word is that... Read more »