The former Seattle Sounders midfielder tells Goal that the United States is lucky to be in the Copa America Centenario semifinals, and to have his ex-teammate Clint Dempsey.
Mexican National Team
Sunday, June 19, 2016
The Mexico manager said he did very little right Saturday, though his players said they also were part of the reason for the historic defeat.
After an embarrassing loss to Chile, Mexico's manager and several players apologized to the Mexican fans, saying their performance was far from good enough.
There was plenty to discuss during and after Chile's demolition of El Tri in the Copa America quarterfinals on Saturday night.
Mexico was embarrassed by the reigning Copa America champion, which put seven goals past a listless El Tri to move on to this year's semifinals.
Eduardo Vargas inspired Chile's stunning rout of Mexico, whose 22-game unbeaten streak came to an end on Saturday.
Eduardo Vargas notches four goals as he leads La Roja to a crushing victory over El Tri to book Pizzi's side's place in the last four of the Copa America.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
While manager Juan Antonio Pizzi knows the crowd at Levi's Stadium will be cheering for El Tri, he says his team will feel the Chilean public's support from afar.
Mexico faces Chile in the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals on Saturday and the coach is in admiration of an opposition player.
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.