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Thursday Kickoff: Liga MX matches postponed, Alexis Sanchez and more

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Mexico continues to deal with the devastation of the recent earthquake, and the soccer community continues to be impacted as well.

All of this weekend's Liga MX matches have been postponed due to the earthquake that devastated the country recently. (REPORT)

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez is joining the fundraising efforts in response to the disaster.

Wednesday Kickoff: Azteca damaged, Neymar-Edinson Cavani rift and more

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A natural disaster has hit Mexico hard, and it has impacted the soccer scene in a major way.

The powerful earthquake in Mexico saw the postponement of all midweek Copa MX games while also damaging the famed Estadio Azteca. (REPORT)

Paris Saint-GermainPresident Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists that there is no issue between Neymar and Edinson Cavani following a disagreement over set pieces.

Wednesday Kickoff: Arsenal rejects offer for Alexis Sanchez, Andres Guardado backs Juan Carlos Osorio and more

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With transfer deadline day approaching, plenty of moves are left to be made while a few clubs finalized deals ahead of Thursday's deadline.

Manchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling is reportedly unlikely to be a part of a rumored swap deal for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez. (REPORT)

Arsenal, meanwhile, has rejected an offer of£50m bid and insists on Sterling's involvement.

Monday Kickoff: Osorio apologizes, Rooney finalizes move, and more

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Mexico's coach has offered his apology while one of El Tri's star goalkeepers is on the move. Elsewhere, Wayne Rooney finalized his return to his hometown club.

Juan Carlos Osorio offered his "most sincere apologies" following the incident that led to his six-game ban. (REPORT)

Wayne Rooney officially joined Everton from Manchester United.

CONCACAF

Will The United States qualify for the World Cup?

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Bruce Arena and the United States men’s national team have struggled heavily in recent World Cup qualification matches. They are now, essentially, in a must-win scenario after picking up a measly point during this international break.

The United States faced off in a crucial game against Costa Rica on September 1st.

Gio Dos Santos reaches a century with Mexico amid questions

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 6, 2017) US Soccer Players - When Mexico played at Costa Rica in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier, the match itself was a bit anticlimactic for the visitors. Mexico had already wrapped up a berth in Russia 2018 the match prior and a lopsided result either way would not have made a difference.

CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: Mexico holds Costa Rica to draw, Panama cruises into third

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After the USMNT salvaged a draw in Honduras, two other CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers went down in Central America.

Costa Rica hosted Mexico where a win would secure a spot in next summer's World Cup while Panama looked to get a jump on the U.S. and Honduras with a win at home against Trinidad and Tobago.

Moggio: 2026 World Cup in North America can showcase 'unified region'

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Apr 10, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montaglian, left United States Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati, center and, Mexican Football Federation president Decio de Maria, center hold the agreement at a press conference at World Trade Center. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports

For CONCACAF secretary generalPhilippe Moggio, the proposed 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico, and Canada can showcase a "diversified, unified region.

CONCACAF WCQ Preview: Costa Rica takes on Mexico, Panama faces T&T

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One CONCACAF team has booked a spot to the World Cup on Friday. Tuesday's matches may or may not officially confirm who joins Mexico, but they will go a long way towards clarifying what the picture looks like ahead of Russia 2018.

While the U.S. Men's National Team visits Honduras, Costa Rica can lock up a spot alongside Mexico with a win over El Tri.

CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: Mexico clinches World Cup spot, Honduras tops T&T

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In 2013 Mexico left it late, requiring the help of San Zusi to reach the 2014 World Cup. This time around, El Tri didn't waste any time, becoming the first team from CONCACAF to book a spot in Russia.

A Hirving Lozano goal was all Mexico needed in a 1-0 win over Panama. With the win, Mexico seals a World Cut berth while Panama remains on the outside looking in with three games remaining.

CONCACAF WCQ Preview: Mexico hosts Panama, Trinidad & Tobago takes on Honduras

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With the European transfer window coming to a ruckus ending, CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers are gaining steam heading into its final stages. With only four games remaining for each team within the Hex, a team or two can officially punch their ticket to Russia's big party.

The U.S. Men's National Team focus to keep separating itself from playoff contention and into direct qualification as they host Costa Rica.

Mexico isn’t sweating World Cup qualifying and neither or their fans

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 30, 2017) US Soccer Players - There's something to say for tranquility. For once, Mexico is not flailing about in World Cup qualifying. There are no imminent sackings or roster shake-ups. Mexico only needs one positive result in the next few days to book passage to Russia 2018.

Preview: USMNT vs Jamaica

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (July 24, 2017) US Soccer Players – This summer's edition of the Gold Cup has been a strange one. Favorites such as the United States and Mexico, who fielded a B team, had struggled big time during much of the tournament. CONCACAF had egg on its face following the incident with French Guiana fielding Florent Malouda knowing he was ineligible.

Major League Soccer

Juan Carlos Osorio not concerned with recent influx of Mexican stars in MLS

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A lot has been made in recent years about Mexican players coming back to North American and playing in Major League Soccer and it affecting their spots on the national team.

But El Tri manager Juan Carlos Osorio doesn't think any player's standing will change with the team as long as the Mexican players approach MLS with the same responsibility as the returning U.

LA’s MLS teams keep Mexico in mind

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 23, 2017) US Soccer Players - If you build it, so the saying goes, they will come. In Major League Soccer's early days, the league created its own spin to that - if you load your rosters with them, they will come, where "them" meant players from an ethnic group and "they" were fans of that same group.

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Mexico zoo names tiger cub for French football star Gignac

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Mexico City (AFP) – French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has received a rare tribute from hundreds of Mexican schoolchildren, who voted to name a newborn Bengal tiger at their local zoo after the Mexico-based star.

But there’s one big difference between Gignac the footballer and Gignac the tiger: their personalities.

Football: Marquez, Mexico hero accused of cartel ties

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Mexico City (AFP) – Mexico and former FC Barcelona star Rafael Marquez is dubbed “The Boss” for his leadership of the national football team - but now the United States has branded him a drug criminal.

No other Mexican player has won more titles and he is widely considered second only to Hugo Sanchez as the country’s best player ever.

Mexico, Jamaica into CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Defending champion Mexico claimed the final semi-final berth in the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 1-0 win over the offensively-challenged Honduras national team on Thursday at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Rodolfo Pizarro scored the only goal of the contest in the fourth minute, finishing off a nice passing series in front of the Honduras’ goal as Mexico took another step towards trying to win a record-extending eighth Gold Cup championship.

Mexico, Jamaica into CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Defending champion Mexico claimed the final semi-final berth in the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 1-0 win over the offensively-challenged Honduras national team on Thursday at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Rodolfo Pizarro scored the only goal of the contest in the fourth minute, finishing off a nice passing series in front of the Honduras’ goal as Mexico took another step towards trying to win a record-extending eighth Gold Cup championship.

Japan’s Honda arrives in Mexico, speaking Spanish

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Pachuca (Mexico) (AFP) – Japan international Keisuke Honda surprised journalists by speaking passable Spanish as he gave his debut press conference Tuesday at his new club, Mexico’s Pachuca.

The 31-year-old, who signed with the Mexican first-division club last week after a three-year stint at AC Milan, amused sports reporters covering his arrival in Mexico by greeting them with a nearly accentless “Hola a todos” (hello everyone).

Jamaica

USA vs. Jamaica, live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch Gold Cup Final online

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The Gold Cup Final pits a favored United States team taking on Jamaica who are looking to follow up their upset of Mexico with a title

Three Big Storylines:
  1. The United States put together easily their best performance of the Gold Cup in their decisive 2-0 win over Costa Rica in the semi-final.

Kemar Lawrence stunner leads Jamaica to upset of Mexico in Gold Cup semifinal

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Kemar Lawrence provided a moment of magic to lead Jamaica to a stunning victory on Saturday's Gold Cup semifinal.

The New York Red Bulls fullback fired home a last-minute free kick, leading the Reggae Boyz to a 1-0 upset of Mexico in Sunday's semifinal match.

Jamaicans stun Mexico, book CONCACAF Gold Cup final with USA

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Kemar Lawrence scored in the 88th minute to give Jamaica a shocking 1-0 upset of defending champion Mexico on Sunday in a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final match.

The 24-year-old fullback for Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls expertly curled a left-footed free kick around the Mexico wall and just under the crossbar to deliver Jamaica a stunner at the Rose Bowl.

Jamaicans stun Mexico to reach CONCACAF Gold Cup final with USA

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Kemar Lawrence scored in the 88th minute to give Jamaica a shocking 1-0 upset of defending champion Mexico on Sunday in a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final match.

The 24-year-old fullback for Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls expertly curled a left-footed free kick around the Mexico wall and just under the crossbar to deliver Jamaica a stunner at the Rose Bowl.

Jamaicans stun Mexico to reach CONCACAF Gold Cup final with USA

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Kemar Lawrence scored in the 88th minute to give Jamaica a shocking 1-0 upset of defending champion Mexico on Sunday in a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final match.

The 24-year-old fullback for Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls expertly curled a left-footed free kick around the Mexico wall and just under the crossbar to deliver Jamaica a stunner at the Rose Bowl.

US plays Costa Rica, Mexico meets Jamaica in Gold Cup semis

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Defending champion Mexico faces Jamaica and host United States meets 2014 World Cup quarter-finalist Costa Rica in weekend semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Bruce Arena’s US squad is on a 12-match unbeaten run since he replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as coach with seven wins and five drawn, but figures to get a tough test from the Ticos on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in suburban Dallas, Texas.

US plays Costa Rica, Mexico meets Jamaica in Gold Cup semis

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Defending champion Mexico faces Jamaica and host United States meets 2014 World Cup quarter-finalist Costa Rica in weekend semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Bruce Arena’s US squad is on a 12-match unbeaten run since he replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as coach with seven wins and five drawn, but figures to get a tough test from the Ticos on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in suburban Dallas, Texas.

Gold Cup TV schedules set for quarter-finals featuring USA, Mexico and other nations

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Now that the group stage of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup has been completed, the schedule for the quarter-finals of the tournament can be revealed.

The USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Jamaica, Canada and Honduras are through and will play midweek. Meanwhile, Martinique, Curacao, French Guiana and Nicaragua go home.

Gold Cup TV schedules set for quarter-finals featuring USA, Mexico and other nations

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Now that the group stage of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup has been completed, the schedule for the quarter-finals of the tournament can be revealed.

The USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Jamaica, Canada and Honduras are through and will play midweek. Meanwhile, Martinique, Curacao, French Guiana and Nicaragua go home.

Jamaica hold Mexico to goalless draw

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Defending champions Mexico couldn’t make their dominance pay dividends on Thursday as they were held to a frustrating scoreless draw by Jamaica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

In a rematch of the 2015 final won by Mexico, El Tri dominated possession but couldn’t get the ball into the net of Jamaican keeper Andre Blake.

2017 Gold Cup match recap: Mexico 0, Jamaica 0

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Don't cry because it happened, smile because it's over.

In a match as dry as the Colorado mountain air, Jamaica and Mexico played to a 0-0 stalemate at Mile High Stadium in Denver.

Both teams looked rather composed on the ball early on, however neither team had a good look at goal until well into the match.

United States

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for July 12-17, 2017

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Mexico and the United States topped the charts last week as the CONCACAF Gold Cup Group Stage concluded. Mexico’s matches averaged 3.189 million viewers between both FOX’s and Univision’s networks, beating all other nations by a huge margin. Unsurprisingly, the United States saw the second-highest average viewership at 1.

Kraft Named Honorary Chair of 2026 WC Bid Group

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Revolution owner/investor Robert Kraft was named the Honorary Chairman of the Board for the United Bid Committee of Canada, Mexico and the United States that will oversee the bidding process to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup to North America on Tuesday.

Kraft, who secured Foxboro Stadium as one of the nine host venues for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, was one of the first investors in MLS with the Revolution's inception in 1995.

The Rest

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 5-10, 2017

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Mexico’s September 5th draw away to Costa Rica drew 2.7 million viewers on Telemundo’s networks, beating out Mexico’s Confederations Cup Group Stage match against Portugal to become the most-watched soccer game on Telemundo in 2017. The United States’ match against Honduras drew a combined 531,000 viewers on beIN Sports and NBC Universo.

41 cities across North America bid for to serve as host cities for 2026 World Cup

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The united North American trio bid is starting to take shape.

On Thursday, 41 cities across the United States, Mexico and Canada officially submitted bids to serve as Official Host Cities for the North American pending bid of the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Of which, the United Bid Committee (UBC) will trim down to shortlist of cities later this fall.

Liga MX: The View From Upper Tier Of Monterrey’s Bancomer Stadium Is Quite Breathtaking (Photo)

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Opened in 2015, Monterrey's BBVA Bancomer Stadium has already earned the nickname 'ElGigante de Acero' (The Steel Giant) among fans and it's not hard to see why.

The 52,000-seater arena squats on a green plateau outside the city of Guadelupe and features a gleaming undulating design, but that's nothing compared to the spectacular view from the upper tiers.

Flying Xolo

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Tijuana's Paul Arriola opened his Apertura campaign account with a Copa MX winner on Tuesday night. This is one terrific running header, folks. - Greg Seltzer

Why is it so difficult to keep coaching Mexico?

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 26, 2017) US Soccer Players - Peace and tranquility is a myth, at least within the Mexican national team's coaching ranks. Disarray is harmony. Pandemonium and lawlessness is Mexico's peace and order.

Mexico national team coach Juan Carlos Osorio is under heavy fire in Mexico for the obvious reasons.

Report: Jonathan dos Santos finalizes move to LA Galaxy

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Jonathan dos Santos appears to finally be bound for Los Angeles.

According to Goal USA, the LA Galaxy have finalized a$5million deal to bring the Mexican international to MLS from Villarreal. Reports emerged earlier in the week that dos Santos could be LA bound, and the 27-year-old midfielder reportedly finalized personal terms on Tuesday to seal the move.

Reports: West Ham To Shore Up Surprisingly Decent £13m Deal For Javier Hernandez ‘Within Next Seven Days’

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Gird yourselves, but West Ham might just be on the verge of making a half-decent signing that represents half-decent value for money.

According to Sky Sports' transfer hobbit Kaveh Solhekol, the Hammers are working towards a deal to sign Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen and that the £13million transfer could go through "within the next seven days".