Category: El Tri

Mexico City (Part 2): Therapeutic Nostalgia at the Azteca

Mexico City (Part 2): Therapeutic Nostalgia at the Azteca

When I woke up Friday morning, September the 8th, 2017, I had that old Winston Churchill line echoing in my head. "The GREATEST thrill a man can ex ...
Mexico City (Part 1): Fútbol y El Sismo

Mexico City (Part 1): Fútbol y El Sismo

I arrived in Mexico City on a Thursday night, September 7th, 2017.  I stepped off my AeroMexico flight from Tijuana at 9 PM local time, eyes gleami ...
Costa Rica 1-1 Mexico: After gaining an away point, El Tri remains at the top of the Hex

Costa Rica 1-1 Mexico: After gaining an away point, El Tri remains at the top of the Hex

Less than a week after securing a spot in the World Cup, Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio could have easily gone for a conservative approach against ...
Costa Rica vs Mexico preview: After qualifying for the World Cup, El Tri still has work left to do

Costa Rica vs Mexico preview: After qualifying for the World Cup, El Tri still has work left to do

Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio has finally done it. Seven matches into the Hexagonal --- CONCACAF’s final round of World Cup qualifying --- Osor ...
Mexico 1-0 Panama: El Tri has officially qualified for the 2018 World Cup

Mexico 1-0 Panama: El Tri has officially qualified for the 2018 World Cup

Friday night’s 1-0 win over Panama wasn’t Mexico’s best performance. In fact, one can make the argument that El Tri needed a bit of luck to avoid a dr ...
Mexico 0-1 Jamaica: El Tri is Knocked Out of the Semifinal Round of the 2017 Gold Cup

Mexico 0-1 Jamaica: El Tri is Knocked Out of the Semifinal Round of the 2017 Gold Cup

On Sunday, no controversial penalties or leaders like an Andres Guardado were available to help save Mexico. After failing to do much in the attack ...
Mexico vs Jamaica Semifinal Preview: El Tri Prepares for a Repeat of the 2015 Gold Cup Final

Mexico vs Jamaica Semifinal Preview: El Tri Prepares for a Repeat of the 2015 Gold Cup Final

If it feels like we’ve already been here before, it’s because we most definitely have. During the last three years, Jamaica and Mexico have squared ...
Mexico 1-0 Honduras: El Tri Earn a Place in the Gold Cup Semifinals

Mexico 1-0 Honduras: El Tri Earn a Place in the Gold Cup Semifinals

On Thursday, what at first looked like a thrilling performance from Mexico gradually turned into a dull and straightforward 1-0 win over Honduras. ...
Mexico vs Honduras Preview: Will Osorio Begin to Soften His Rotations in the Knockout Round of the Gold Cup?

Mexico vs Honduras Preview: Will Osorio Begin to Soften His Rotations in the Knockout Round of the Gold Cup?

There are two ways of looking at Mexico’s current run in the Gold Cup. First, there is the short-term perspective. Regardless of the fact that mana ...
Mexico 2-0 Curacao: El Tri secures a spot in the knockout round of the Gold Cup

Mexico 2-0 Curacao: El Tri secures a spot in the knockout round of the Gold Cup

There seems to be a developing theme for Mexico in this year’s Gold Cup: Success amidst chaos. After gaining two wins and one draw, El Tri is sitt ...
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