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Hugo Sanchez is gone from Almeria, grabbing the spotlight from the Mexicans Abroad contingent on the weekend.

By Andrea Martinez

Hugo Sanchez had seemingly bounced back on his feet with Spanish side Almeria. After his collapse at the helm of the Mexican national team, Sanchez took some time away from the game before jumping back into managing when Almeria came calling.

Sanchez began his stint just before the end of 2008 and was retained for the 2009-10 season. However, he did not make his one-year anniversary as he was sacked on the weekend. Chivas USA's new managerial hire, Martin Vasquez, is now the only Mexican-born manager under employment in a foreign league.


Rafael Marquez (Barcelona)
- Marquez played  53 minutes in the semifinal game against Atlante in the Club World Cup where Barca came back from a goal down to win 3-1. He was then on the bench as Barcelona went on to win their 6th title of the year against Estudiantes de la Plata.  

Andres Guardado (Deportivo La Coruña)
- Guardado was on the field for the entire game as Deportivo went on to draw 0-0 against Valencia.  

Hugo Sanchez (Almeria)
- Sanchez managed his last game with Almeria, losing to Espanyol and leaving the team in 17th place with 13 points. He was then sacked.  

Jonathan Dos Santos (Barca Atletic)
- Dos Santos was placed on the list to travel with Barcelona to the Club World Cup competition. He was on the bench for the semifinal game against Atlante and the final against Estudiantes where Barca won the final 2-1

Juan Seguro (Real Union Club de Irun)- Seguro played all 90 minutes in the 1-0 loss to Numancia.  


Ricardo Osorio (Stuttgart)
- The defender watched from the bench as Stuttgart won 3-1 against TSG Hoffenheim.  


Miguel Layun (Atalanta)- Postponed because of the weather.


Giovani Dos Santos (Tottenham Hotspur)
- Dos Santos was left off the team sheet as Tottenham went on to win 2-0 against Blackburn Rovers.

Carlos Vela (Arsenal) - Vela did not have any playing time in the game against Burnley where Arsenal drew 1-1. He then played the final seven minutes of the 3-0 win against Hull over the weekend.  

Guillermo Franco (West Ham)
- Franco played all 90 minutes in the game against Bolton midweek where West Ham lost 3-1. He gained another 90 minutes on the pitch in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea.  


Carlos Salcido (PSV)
- Salcido was on the bench for the 2-0 win over CFR Cluj-Napoca in the Europa League. The league game against Roda JC was postponed.  

Francisco ‘Maza’ Rodriguez (PSV)
- ‘Maza’ played all 90 minutes in the Europa League Match against CFR Cluj-Napoca also receiving a yellow card in the 52nd minute. The game against Roda JC was postponed.  

Hector Moreno (AZ Alkaamar)
- Moreno played all 90 minutes in the 3-0 win over ADO Den Haag.  


Nery Castillo (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)
- On winter break.

Andrea Martinez covers Mexican football for

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