Bocanegra speaks on Martino El Tri rumors
Carlos Bocanegra has addressed the rumors that Tata Martino will take over as Mexico manager on December 8, which were reported by Azteca Deportes.
The Atlanta United technical director and vice president played down the reports, but admitted that there have been talks going on.
"We can't control the rumor mill and what goes on there," he told 92.9 The Fan. "We're doing our job, Tata's our manager. We're going forward, we're looking to get into the playoffs with the Supporters' Shield under our belt and that's about all it is at the moment."
Martino will take over in December
Tata Martino will take over as Mexico manager on December 8, according to Azteca Deportes.
That's the same day as MLS Cup, which Martino's current team Atlanta United could host if it completes its Supporters' Shield chase and advances to the final.
Conmebol in talks for Liga MX, MLS to join Libertadores
CONMEBOL is in talks with Liga MX about Mexican clubs returning to Copa Libertadores and also is hoping to add MLS teams for the 2020 edition, according to ESPN Brazil.
Mexican teams took part in South America's top club championship from 1998 until pulling out because of scheduling difficulties. During that time, the top four Mexico teams went to the Concacaf Champions League, with the best teams not qualified for CCL fighting for the Libertadores crown. MLS side D.C. United took part in the Copa Sudamericana in 2007.
Poch recommended Martino for Mexico
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino recommended Mexico look at hiring Tata Martino, according to Record .
The report indicates that Guillermo Cantu, the General Secretary of the Mexican association, met with Pochettino hoping to offer him the job, but the manager instead suggested the current Atlanta United boss.
Mexico to face Argentina at Bombonera
Mexico is set to face Argentina at the historic ground of Boca Juniors, according to MedioTiempo .
A pair of matches in the South American nation were confirmed Wednesday, but the sites are yet to be announced. Reports indicate one match will take place in Buenos Aires with the second in the interior of the country.
Dos Santos brothers shoot down America link
Jonathan Dos Santos has shot down any links with Club America, though he admitted that he and his brother would love to play together for what he called "the best in Mexico."
That will have to wait, it seem, as the younger Dos Santos claims that he and his brother are focused on the "dream" of winning a title with the LA Galaxy.
Almeyda has national-team exit clause
Matias Almeyda's contract with the San Jose Earthquakes will include an exit clause that can be triggered, according ESPN Mexico .
Almeyda has expressed interest in coaching both Mexico and his native Argentina in the past, and should one of those federations come calling he'll be free to leave MLS.
Falcao could land in Mexico
Liga MX is a potential destination for Colombian forward Radamel Falcao next season, according to Sport .
While the 32-year-old could be on the move to MLS, a Mexican move also is possible with the Mexican clubs' economic strength potentially able to lure "El Tigre."
Boca has agreement with Gallese
Veracruz goalkeeper Pedro Gallese is set for a loan move to Boca Juniors, according to Radio La Red.
After an injury to Esteban Andrada, Boca is looking for a shot-stopper, with the Peruvian international potentially arriving should Boca see out its Copa Libertadores tie with Cruzeiro and move into the semifinals. Gallese's deal with Veracruz runs through summer 2019.
Martino yet to speak with FMF
While reports have him as Mexico's first choice to take over the men's national team job, Gerardo "Tata" Martino is yet to be personally approached by the federation, according to MedioTiempo .
Members of Martino's camp, however, may have been in touch with federation officials with reports there was a meeting in Nashville ahead of Mexico's match against the United States. The decision may be up to Martino deciding whether or not he wants to take another high-profile job like the Argentina or Barcelona positions he previously held, or continue to work in the considerably quieter environment of MLS.
Van Gaal had interest in Mexico job but pulled out
Louis van Gaal had interest in the Mexico national team job but took himself out of the running, according to Record .
The Dutchman has managed only his native country on the international stage but would have brought the experience of coaching at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United to the El Tri job. He was excited by the project but pulled out because of a personal matter.
Roma still after Herrera
Roma is once again planning to launch an effort to bring Hector Herrera to Serie A, according to Corriere dello Sport.
With Herrera's contract up in the summer of 2019, Monchi hopes to convince Porto to accept €15 million (£13m/17m) for the player in January rather than let him go for free after the season. Roma then could register him for the rest of Champions League play. Herrera's release clause is €40m.