Mexico faces Chile in the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals on Saturday and the coach is in admiration of an opposition player.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Mexico is facing a critical match, but manager Juan Carlos Osorio is in good spirits ahead of the Copa America Centenario quarterfinal against Chile.
Friday, June 17, 2016
While Juan Carlos Osorio is known for his careful preparation, he's taking a less measured approach to a potential penalty shootout to decide Saturday's quarterfinal.
The Mexico manager would love to have a player like the Chilean midfielder in his team and believes Latin America needs to develop more of that type of player.
While the two teams met last summer, and again before this year's tournament, too much has changed to read into El Tri and La Roja's previous meetings.
Title holder Chile and the in-form Mexico will contest Saturday's Copa America Centenario quarterfinal in Santa Clara, California.
The omitted attackers have not been missed on the field, but their teammates do miss them as people, according to a Mexico defender.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Friday's quarterfinal and the late Saturday quarterfinal are sold out, with organizers hoping fans will arrive early to avoid traffic.
El Tri are unbeaten under head coach Juan Carlos Osorio, but a loss to the defending Copa winner would be devastating for the Mexican federation and fans.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Argentina's captain had a short but sweet time in the first round as his three goals leave him the top scorer, while the Mexico and U.S. stars were key.
While both coaches guided their sides to group wins in the Copa America Centenario, they used very different lineup strategies to get there.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez and Alexis Sanchez will go head-to-head when El Tri take on the South American giants Saturday night in Santa Clara, California.
Claudio Bravo's shaky goalkeeping is cause for concern, but Eduardo Vargas' brace in a 4-2 win over Panama gives Chile momentum heading into the Copa America quarterfinals.
Venezuela is likely to face Argentina in the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals following a 1-1 draw with Mexico on Monday night.
The Mexico manager has only seen his team concede twice since he took over in fall 2015, but is concerned because both those goals came from set pieces.
The Mexico striker made the day of one fan, who produced some fine art for his favorite player to sign.
Monday, June 13, 2016
The winger was a young rising star in the 2015 edition of the Copa America and just one year later came up big for El Tri, scoring to secure a 1-1 draw to win Group C.
A stunning solo effort from Jesus Corona saw Mexico seal a 1-1 draw with Venezuela, ensuring it finished top of Group C.
Jesus Corona's wonder-goal hands El Tri top spot in Group C as both sides head into the quarterfinals on the back of a wonderfully entertaining match in Houston.
Jesus "Tecatito" Corona came off the bench to score a remarkable individual effort for Mexico against Venezuela on Monday.