Mexico kept their momentum going with a 3-1 victory against Canada in their second game of the 2019 Gold Cup. The win means – failing some highly unlikely scenarios in the final pair of Group A games – that Mexico will advance to the quarterfinals.
Canada proved much more of a test for Mexico than Cuba had, and the Canadians stymied El Tri for long stretches – with frustrations on the sidelines leading to a brief shouting match between coaches Tata Martino and John Herdman.
Mexico easily won their Gold Cup opener against Cuba, picking up a 7-0 victory, and now face the team in Group A most likely to give them some competition: Canada. The Canadians won their opener with ease as well, beating Martinique 4-0.
This game is expected to decide the group winner, and Mexico is still the favorites. These two have faced off four times in the Gold Cup, with Mexico picking up three wins and outscoring Canada 14-3. Canada did beat them in 2000, though, with a 2-1 quarterfinal victory in the tournament they went on to win.
They’ll be looking to repeat that feat here, but El Tri’s attack has been prolific of late and may prove too much for Canada’s defense to handle.
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.
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”.
Mexico 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 →
Speaking 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 →
Just 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 →
Mexico 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 →
Canada 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 →
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 →