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The Mexican national team continues its tour of the United States with the second game of the year yet to be decided. “El Tri” will face Peru on April 17 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.
The Peruvian team finds itself in the second-to-last position in the South American qualifiers for the World Cup, with only 8 points. However, they were successful in their last encounter against Mexico, beating them 1-0 during the Copa America in 2011.
The two teams have met 26 times, and El Tri has the advantage, with 11 victories, 6 ties and 9 defeats.
Mexico’s head coach, José Manuel de la Torre, won’t be able to count on the Mexican footballers playing abroad in Europe, since they haven’t been granted permission from their clubs to play in this friendly match taking place outside of the official FIFA match dates.
“El Chepo” is happy to be back in San Francisco, where he knows he can count on the support of millions of fans of the Mexican national team who live in California and the rest of the United States.
“It’ll be nice to go back to San Francisco with all the Mexican fans who live over there,” the coach said.
After this match, Mexico’s next match in their United States tour will be in Houston, where they will face Nigeria on May 31 at Reliant Stadium.
Houston and the Mexican national team know each other very well. Since 2003, “El Tri” has played 12 matches at Reliant Stadium, home to the Houston Texans, an American football team. But when it comes to fútbol, this stadium becomes home (or second home) to El Tri and the thousands of fans who come to support it.
An average 60,000 fans per game have gone to Reliant to chant together and wave their flags in support of the Mexican team. There’s no doubt the stadium will be full and the energy electric on May 31, when Mexico takes on Nigeria.
The game is crucial for Mexico since it will be their last preparation match before two important games in the hexagonal round of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers in the beginning of June. After the qualifiers, Mexico’s head coach, José Manuel de la Torre, will take his players to the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil. Following that tournament, El Tri will return to the USA, where they hope to defend their title in the Gold Cup that starts on July 7 in Pasadena, California.
The Nigerian team has recently been crowned champions of the African Cup of Nations after beating Burkina Faso’s national team 1-0. This important achievement has earned them a seed in the Confederations Cup, where they will be representing the African continent.
Dates for upcoming matches in the remainder of Mexico’s U.S. tour are still unknown, but one thing is evident: no matter where El Tri goes in the United States, they’re going to find a strong base of passionate supporters ready to make their voices heard.
The U-23 Mexican team is writing history at the mythical Wembley stadium.
They will get an Olympic medal for the first time in their history, and it could be gold. This is another success without precedent in Mexican soccer.
The courage and heart of the team really helped to revert an adverse score against the Japanese team. At the end, the Mexican team won with a clear 3 to 1.
A dance of hugs and fists looking to reach the sky started as soon as the match finished. Mexico exploded in joy after reaching their first Olympic final.
It was outstanding during the match how the Tricolor respected its style, in an orderly fashion but with force. Now, a Brazilian team awaits them, another challenging step for the “Tena boys” to be part of history with an Olympic victory.
Mexican soccer legend to attend Futbol Fiesta event with fans as Federación Mexicana de Fútbol prepares for match against Wales
Allstate has partnered with Mexican soccer legend and former goalkeeper Adolfo Rios to join in the fun at Futbol Fiesta, an interactive fan experience taking place before the Mexico-Wales match at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
During Futbol Fiesta, fans will have the opportunity to interact with Rios during a meet-and-greet autograph session, participate in a green screen goalie protection game, win prizes and walk away with Allstate FMF merchandise. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside of MetLife Stadium on Sunday, May 27.
Players from Mexico’s Primera División complete the roster of international stars
Mexican National Team Head Coach Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre announced the list of domestic league players that will form part of Mexico’s roster for its games in New York, Chicago and Dallas as part of the team’s 2012 U.S. Tour May 27 to June 3.
The additions to the roster feature experienced players with top-flight European experience, such as defender Carlos Salcido from Tigres UANL and Cruz Azul’s goalkeeper Jesús Corona. The powerful squad announced by De la Torre additionally includes players from Mexico’s two Primera Division Clausura 2012 finalists, Santos Laguna and Monterrey.
El Tri’s” full roster includes previously announced players based abroad; including heralded Manchester United star forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, Deportivo La Coruña (Spain) midfielder Andres Guardado, Tottenham Hotspur (England) midfielder Giovani Dos Santos and New York Red Bulls defender Rafa Márquez.
Goalkeepers: Jesús Corona (Cruz Azul/MEX); Alfredo Talavera (Toluca/MEX), Guillermo Ochoa (AC Ajaccio/FRA)
Defenders: Rafa Márquez (New York Red Bulls/USA), Héctor Moreno (RCD Espanyol de Barcelona/SPA), Francisco Javier Rodríguez (Club VfB Stuttgart/GER), Hugo Ayala (Tigres/MEX), Carlos Salcido (Tigres/MEX); Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres/MEX); Israel Jimenez (Tigres/MEX); Severo Meza (Monterrey/MEX)
Midfielders: Andrés Guardado (Deportivo La Coruña/SPA), Pablo Barrera (Real Zaragoza/SPA), Jesús Zavala (Monterrey/MEX), Gerardo Lugo (Morelia/MEX); Luis Ernesto Perez (Monterrey/MEX); Jesus Molina (America/MEX); Angel Reyna (Monterrey/MEX); Edgar Andrade (America/MEX)
Forwards: Javier “Chicharito” Hernández (Manchester United/ENG), Giovani dos Santos (Tottenham Hotspur FC/ENG), Oribe Peralta (Santos/MEX), Aldo de Nigris (Monterrey/MEX)
The General Direction of National Teams informs that the preparation matches for the Olympic National Team have been confirmed for its Europe tour against England, Spain and Japan.
On July 15 theyʼll play in Marbella against England;
On July 18 they will face off Spain in Cadiz;
On July 21 theyʼll play in England against Japan.
These matches clearly define the work plan for the Olympic Team which begins with the Toulon Tournament.
Thursday, May 24th
Mexico vs. Morocco Match
Saturday, May 26th
Mexico vs. France Match
Monday, May 28th
Mexico vs. Belarus Match
Wednesday, May 30th
Friday, June 1st
The Olympic National Team will return on June 2nd and will have vacation until the 24th of that month when it'll begin its pre-match Olympic preparation.
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