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Liga MX in the 2019 Gold Cup

With the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup just days away, all 16 national teams have made their 23-player rosters official, and 21 Liga MX players have made the cut.

A total of 11 Liga MX teams will have players in this summer’s tournament, with Monterrey the most heavily-represented club with four.

Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of the Liga MX contingent – 15 players – will be suiting up for the Mexican national team, with the remaining six players representing Honduras, Costa Rica, and Canada.

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U.S., Mexico, and Canada Announce Joint Bid for 2026 World Cup

The United States, Mexico, and Canada made their rumored joint bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup official today. U.S. Soccer’s Sunil Gulati, the Mexican Football Federation’s Decio de María, and Canada Soccer President Victor Montagliani held a press conference to formally announce their intention to file a joint bid.

There have been co-hosts in the past, but this is the first time that three countries have bid to jointly host a FIFA competition. With the World Cup field set to expand, Canada Soccer notes that “Canada-USA-Mexico are uniquely suited to fulfill requirements for the 48-nation 2026 FIFA World Cup finals”.

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World Cup Qualifying: Mexico vs Canada – Recap and Highlights

el triMexico guaranteed their advancement to the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with two matches to spare in Group A play with a 2-0 win over Canada on Tuesday night. The win keeps Mexico perfect in qualifying and also extends their shutout streak to 360 minutes; El Tri has outscored their opponents 10-0 through four games.

Juan Carlos Osorio made five changes from the team that beat Canada 0-3 on Friday, but the end result was the same. El Tri opened the scoring in the 17th minute from the penalty spot after Doneil Henry was called for a foul on Marco Fabián in the box. Andrés Guardado took the PK and sent it past Milan Borjan to make it 1-0.  Continue reading

Osorio Confirms Lineup Changes Against Canada

el triSpeaking to the media on Monday, Juan Carlos Osorio confirmed there will be changes to Mexico’s starting lineup for tomorrow’s game against Canada. Captain Rafa Márquez will not start after leaving Friday’s game at halftime for precautionary reasons; in addition, Osorio does not plan to put Alfredo Talavera back in goal.

Whether it will be Jesús Corona or Alejandro Palacios getting the nod in net remains to be seen, with Osorio stating they each have an equal chance of starting. If the Pumas man gets the call, it will mark his first cap for El Tri.  Continue reading

World Cup Qualifying: Mexico vs Canada – Where to Watch

el triJust days after defeating Canada 0-3 in Vancouver, Mexico will now look to mathematically guarantee their advancement to the Hex when they host the Canadians in the Estadio Azteca. El Tri needs just a point to book their spot in the next round, but they will be looking for more than that here.

Perfect in qualifying to date, with three wins in as many games, Mexico also has a 270-minute shutout streak going. They will look to extend both of those streaks in the Azteca, where losses for the home side are few and far between.  Continue reading

World Cup Qualifying: Canada vs Mexico – Recap and Highlights

el triMexico extended their lead at the top of the Group A table with a 0-3 win against Canada in front of a record-setting crowd at BC Place on Friday night. The victory keeps El Tri perfect in the fourth round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying and after three matches they have yet to so much as concede a single goal.

The loss ends Canada’s own unbeaten start to qualifying, as well as their shutout streak, but they still remain in second after El Salvador and Honduras drew earlier today.  Continue reading

World Cup Qualifying: Canada vs Mexico – Where to Watch

el triCanada will host Mexico this Friday in the first of two games between these teams as CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying continues this week. Mexico and Canada are both unbeaten in Group A play to date, with Mexico coming off wins over El Salvador and Honduras, while Canada defeated Honduras and drew El Salvador.

Canada will look for a second home win in Vancouver, while Mexico will look to remain unbeaten on the road. BC Place, which has a capacity of 54,500, is expected to be sold-out or nearly so for this game. A victory for the Canadians would go a long way towards putting them in the Hex for the first time since 1997, while Mexico could – depending on other results – mathematically clinch their spot in the next round with a win. Continue reading

Mexico Releases Roster For March World Cup Qualifiers

The Mexican national team will be taking on Canada in home-and-away matches this month as CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying continues. El Tri will visit BC Place on March 25th and then host Canada at the Estadio Azteca on March 29th.

Juan Carlos Osorio has called in nine europeos and fifteen players from Liga MX. The 24 players are coming from 17 clubs, with Porto having the most representatives (three). Within Liga MX, Chivas de Guadalajara, Pachuca, Pumas UNAM, and Santos Laguna have each supplied two players.  Continue reading

Olympic Qualifying: Mexico vs Canada – Recap and Highlights

olympic qualifyingThe Mexican U-23 team earned an automatic berth in the 2016 Olympics in Rio and a spot in the final of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament with a 2-0 win against Canada. With the victory in this afternoon’s semifinal, Mexico has the chance to defend the gold medal they earned in the 2012 Olympics in London.

Mexico set the tone of this match early on, with Erick “Cubo” Torres giving El Tri the lead in just the 5th minute of the match when he headed home a cross from Hirving Lozano.

Lozano himself would go on to score Mexico’s second in the 56th minute after he pounced on a poor clearance by Sam Piette. Mexico had a number of chances to run up the score, with Lozano, Torres, and Marco Bueno all having opportunities.

Canada’s best chance of the game came in the 78th minute, when Erick Aguirre was called for a handball in the box. Michael Petrasso stepped up to take the penalty kick, but Manuel Lajud was able to make the save and preserve the shutout. Then, in the waning moments, Skylar Thomas sent his header against the crossbar.

Overall, Canada hardly threatened, with Mexico earning 66% of possession and outshooting the Canadians 19-6. The one blotch on the afternoon for the Mexicans was an apparent injury to Cubo Torres that forced him out of the game in the 68th minute.

Mexico will now face Honduras in the final on Tuesday, while Canada will face the U.S. in a third-place match that same day. The winner of that match will have one last chance to earn an Olympic berth as they square off against Colombia in an intercontinental playoff.

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Lineups

Mexico: Manuel Lajud, Carlos Salcedo, Rodolfo Pizarro, Erick Aguirre, Jordan Silva, Erick Gutiérrez, Raúl López (Arturo González 45′), Víctor Guzmán, Erick Torres (Daniel Álvarez 68′), Marco Bueno, Hirving Lozano (Luis Loroña 81′).

Canada: Maxime Crepeau, Jackson Farmer, Skylar Thomas, Luca Gasparotto, Mauro Antunes (Anthony Jackson-Hamel 82′), Jay Chapman, Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé, Sam Piette, Michael Petrasso, Benjamin Fisk-Routledge (Caleb Clarke 63′), Hanson Boakai (Jonathan Grant 70′). 

Olympic Qualifying: Mexico vs Canada – Where to Watch

olympic qualifyingThe Mexican U-23s face their Canadian counterparts in the most crucial match of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament. The winner of this semifinal earns an automatic berth in the 2016 Olympics in Rio, while the loser will face a third-place game and then, potentially, an intercontinental playoff against Colombia.

Mexico went 3-0-0 in Group B, defeating Costa Rica (4-0), Haiti (1-0), and Honduras (2-1), while Canada went 1-1-1 in Group A, defeating Panama (3-1), drawing Cuba (2-2), and falling to the United States (3-1). El Tri will be the favorite in this game, but anything can happen in ninety minutes.

Mexico vs Canada is the second semifinal of the day taking place in Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, as part of a doubleheader. The winner of this match, in addition to earning a spot in the Olympics, will face the winner of the U.S./Honduras game in the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying final on Tuesday.

2016 Olympic Qualifying – Semifinals
Saturday, October 10
Mexico U-23s vs Canada U-23s – 6:00 PM – Telemundo / Online

Update: Kickoff has been delayed until 6:30 PM.