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S... WTHATT? - World Cup Edition

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I haven't had time to cast about over this until now, but it's been bugging the crap out of me since I heard about it over the weekend. I'm not sure if our federation is simply being polite, but color me astonished that US Soccer is publicly entertaining the concept of a joint World Cup 2026 bid with Mexico.

Report: U.S., Mexico discussing joint 2026 World Cup bid

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Just days after former U.S. Men's National Team defender Alexi Lalas firmly stated that the United States is capable of hosting a future World Cup on its own, reports have surfaced linking a joint bid between the U.S. and another CONCACAF nation.

According to ESPN FC, the U.S. and Mexico are reportedly in talks over a joint bid that would see the 2026 World Cup come to North America.

Copa America

In-form Chicharito headlines Mexico’s Copa America squad

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Mexico City (AFP) Bayer Leverkusen forward Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez headlines Mexico's 23-man squad named Tuesday to compete in next month's Copa America Centenario.

PSV midfielder Andres Guardado and Porto fullback Miguel Layun are the other prominent picks, but coach Juan Carlos Osorio left former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela out of the lineup.

In-form Chicharito headlines Mexico’s Copa America squad

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Mexico City (AFP) Bayer Leverkusen forward Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez headlines Mexico's 23-man squad named Tuesday to compete in next month's Copa America Centenario.

PSV midfielder Andres Guardado and Porto fullback Miguel Layun are the other prominent picks, but coach Juan Carlos Osorio left former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela out of the lineup.

Mexico in the Copa Centenario and the Olympics

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Mexico National Team coach Juan Carlos Osorio has the players to compete in the Copa Centenario and the Olympics this summer.

Mexico jersey for Copa America Centenario leaked [PHOTOS]

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Just days after an image of the US Men's National Team jersey for the 2016 Copa America Centenario has been leaked on the Internet, a photograph of Mexico's home jersey for the same tournament is now online.

According to FootyHeadlines, "Based on the same template as the Adidas Belgium Euro 2016 home kit, the new Mexico 2016 home jersey is green with a subtle stripes panel on the front and sleeves.

Mexico jersey for Copa America Centenario leaked [PHOTOS]

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Just days after an image of the US Men's National Team jersey for the 2016 Copa America Centenario has been leaked on the Internet, a photograph of Mexico's home jersey for the same tournament is now online.

According to FootyHeadlines, "Based on the same template as the Adidas Belgium Euro 2016 home kit, the new Mexico 2016 home jersey is green with a subtle stripes panel on the front and sleeves.

Copa America 2016: The Top Five Can’t-Miss Group Matches

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This summer's Copa America Centenario is expected to be the biggest soccer tournament on US soil since the 1994 World Cup. After the draw last week, excitement is already starting to build for this historic South American tournament, which is the most competitive tournament in the world.

With many of the biggest stars in world soccer including Neymar, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi expected to play, these are the five group games that I'm looking forward to the most:

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Copa America Centenario schedule

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The schedule has been finalized for this summer's Copa America Centenario, which honors 100 years of the Copa America tournament. The competition will feature many of the greatest teams in the world including Brazil, Argentina, Colombia as well as North American countries Mexico and the United States of America.

Copa America Centenario schedule

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The schedule has been finalized for this summer's Copa America Centenario, which honors 100 years of the Copa America tournament. The competition will feature many of the greatest teams in the world including Brazil, Argentina, Colombia as well as North American countries Mexico and the United States of America.

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Where to find the Toulon Tournament 2016 on US TV and streaming

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The Toulon Tournament is an annual tournament of invited under-20 squads from around the world that's played in and around the southern French city of Toulon.

This year's tournament will feature France, Mexico, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Mali in Group A;whileEngland, Portugal, Paraguay, Japan and Guinea will be in Group B.

Where to find the Toulon Tournament 2016 on US TV and streaming

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The Toulon Tournament is an annual tournament of invited under-20 squads from around the world that's played in and around the southern French city of Toulon.

This year's tournament will feature France, Mexico, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Mali in Group A;whileEngland, Portugal, Paraguay, Japan and Guinea will be in Group B.

US-Mexico joint World Cup bid is a terrible gamble for US Soccer

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FIFA has a moneyproblem. After years of scandals coming to the forefront of people's attentions and assets being seized in criminal investigations, the organization is finally being hit where it hurts. According to the Associated Press, FIFA's latest financials showed a loss of $122 million last year, and the organization now has had trouble finding new sponsors in the wake of seemingly repeated misappropriation of funds.

US-Mexico joint World Cup bid is a terrible gamble for US Soccer

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FIFA has a moneyproblem. After years of scandals coming to the forefront of people's attentions and assets being seized in criminal investigations, the organization is finally being hit where it hurts. According to the Associated Press, FIFA's latest financials showed a loss of $122 million last year, and the organization now has had trouble finding new sponsors in the wake of seemingly repeated misappropriation of funds.

United States

Major Link Soccer: U.S.- Mexico Joint World Cup Discussed

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What once was thought as rumor or conjecture is now a legitimate discussion topic by the two federation decision makers.

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Discussions around a jointly hosted World Cup between the United States and Mexico are beyond rumor, with officials on both sides openly discussing the prospect.

Copa América Centenario 2016 tournament draw live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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The biggest soccer tournament on American soil since the 1994 World Cup sets its match-ups tonight in New York.

The tournament itself won't kick off until June 3, but fans in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere can start dreaming tonight about the actual specific games at the Copa América Centenario, a special edition of South America's championship to commemorate the tournament's 100th anniversary.

Liga MX

Rivalries are already the story in the Liga MX playoffs

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The Liga MX Clausura quarterfinals highlight two of the biggest rivarlies in the country, with the playoff Clasico Nacional and Regiomontano.

Mexico 1-0 USA: Why Mexican clubs dominate the CONCACAF Champions League.. and how MLS can fight back

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When it comes to the CONCACAF Champions League North and Central America's version of the European equivalent it's Mexico 1-0 USA. Always. But why are Mexican clubs so...

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Mexico 2016 Copa América Centenario adidas Home Jersey

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adidas and la Federación Mexicana de Futbol (FMF) officially presented the Mexico 2016 home jersey. [...]

CONCACAF Champions League: Reasons for despair

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Mexico continues to dominate MLS in CCL, and it isn't really close.

Yes, the Seattle Sounders beat UANL Tigres. There's a reason that felt so amazing: Because it was. It was the first time that a Major League Soccer side beat a Liga MX side in the knockout rounds, and MLS teams have only done so twice in fourteen tries.

Generation Next: 7 of the best young players to watch in Mexico in 2016

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#GenerationNext is our dedicated section on Just Football in which we bring you tomorrow's stars today – the exciting young talents you need to know about. Most recently we took a look at five of the...

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Is this really the bottom for Chivas?

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Chivas are still in trouble in Liga MX, at the wrong end of the table and sending the wrong message to its fans. Read More

Latin America

Osorio, el nuevo ángel guardián del tri?

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La llegada de Juan Carlos Osorio a la dirección técnica de la selección Mexicana se ha transformado en una increíble historia donde un equipo en crisis a florecido. El tri bajo la dirección del Colombiano a logrado sobre salir de una racha bastante negativa; entre los varios logros de este técnico se encuentra la victoria.

Book Review: “Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America” by Joshua Nadel

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To think of football as just as a game is to ignore not only its relationship to national identities, but also its instrumental role in forging these identities. In his book Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America, Joshua Nadel sheds valuable light on this role by examining the impact of football in Argentina, Honduras,.

Le Mexique, l’homophobie, et le football

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Ce Janvier FIFA a finalement réprimandé le Mexique avec l'Argentine, le Chili, le Pérou, et l'Uruguay pour utiliser des chants homophobes. Les pays ont dû payer 20,000 francs suisses (70,000 pour le Chili). L'amende était une surprise pour la fédération mexicaine, qui était investigué par FIFA pendant le Mondial 2014 pour le même délit.

CONCACAF

Report: Mexico finalizing 2026 World Cup bid

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If the United States does officially submit a bid for hosting rights tothe 2026 World Cup, it might very well have to do battle withits most bitter rival.

The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) is putting the finishing touches ona bid to host that year's World Cup, according to a report from Mexico outlet Record.

Mexico advances to the Hexagonal

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Mexico advanced to the Hexagonal round of 2018 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with two games to spare with a win over Canada. Read More

CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: Mexico cruises past Canada and more

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While draws were a common result on Friday, several teams picked up crucial victories in CONCACAF's fourth round of World Cup qualifying.

A total of 16 goals were scored across the six matches played yesterday, with Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago breaking out for three goals each. El Tri was paced by Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez's return to the team, after impressing this club season with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.

CONCACAF WCQ Preview: Canada-Mexico, Jamaica-Costa Rica headline action

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While the U.S. Men's National Team has two meetings with Guatemala on the docket in the coming days, Mexico-Canada headlines action elsewhere in the region.

El Tri enters Friday's meeting against the Canucks atop Group A with six points through two games.

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On the pleasant boredom in Queretaro

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We look back at our two days in Mexico.

Before heading to Mexico for the first leg of D.C. United's CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal against Queretaro F.C., I was given the same gentle warning from friends and co-workers alike, to tread lightly and be careful in and around town. And you tend to forget this cautionary counsel, for a couple of different reasons:

First, Queretaro is difficult to get to from a travel perspective, at least if you don't live in either Dallas or Houston.

D.C. United vs. Queretaro 2016: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for CONCACAF Champions League

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United will once again look to come back from a daunting first leg deficit, this time against los Gallos Blancos.

This is familiar territory for D.C. United. Following a first leg loss in Mexico, the Black-and-Red need to beat Queretaro to advance in the CONCACAF Champions League, and they need to do so decisively.

Queretaro vs. D.C. United 2016: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for CONCACAF Champions League

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The Black-and-Red open their 2016 season in Mexico hoping to make some history against los Gallos Blancos.

Today's the day for D.C. United, who will start their 2016 season off with a trip to Mexico to play Queretaro FC in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League tie. The Black-and-Red have never won a competitive game in Mexico in their history, and in fact have just one draw in six total trips there with two goals scored.

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Tricky Treat

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During a 5-1 win over Veracruz on Saturday, Monterrey got clever on a restart and Edgar Castillo got his first goal of the campaign. - Greg Seltzer

Goooool!

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Last night, León attacker Miguel Ibarra opened his account for the Clausura campaign, striking the opener in a 2-2 draw with Copa MX visitors Mineros. By the way, I have decided to combine the Apertura and Clausura totals for Mexico-based Americans on the leader charts in the right column, seeing as how that basically equates to the number of games played for a full Euro-season.

The Rest

Giovani Dos Santos rejects Copa America call-up for Mexico

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A blazing hot start to the 2016 MLS season for LA Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos earned him a spot for Mexico ahead of next month's Copa America, however, the 27-year-old has reportedly declined the call-up.

According to El Tri head coach Juan Carlos Osorio, he and Dos Santos had a conversation regarding a roster spot, but the Galaxy attacker opted not to accept it.

PSSI Head To Mexico For FIFA Meet

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AS PSSI officials head to Mexico for a crucial meeting with FIFA the above is a letter sent from Switzerland summarising the last meeting between the two parties and what Indonesia needs to do next. Will it happen? I hope so...

Chicharito: El niño prodigio de México

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Quien no ha oído hablar del Chicharito, el niño prodigio que ha cambiado la visión del mundo sobre el fútbol Mexicano. Pero pocos ven mas allá de la cara bonita y su gran maestría con el balón. Con tan solo 26 años este profesional ya ha jugado en algunos de los equipos mas grandes del... Read More »

Patrick Berneski and Notre Dame to face Mexico U20s

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Philadelphia Union Academy alumnus will face a youth national team from Mexico for the second time in his college career tonight in a match being broadcast on ESPN3.

Former Philadelphia Union Academy defender Patrick Berneski and his Notre Dame Fighting Irish will square off against the Mexico U20 team tonight at 7:30 p.

Dos Santos plays for the Galaxy but not for Mexico

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Gio dos Santos is a regular for the LA Galaxy, but he has seen his Mexico career limited since signing with MLS last summer. Read More

Some Soccer News for Mar 2, 2016

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It's Day 62 of 2016.


This looks good:
Minnesota United will go to Mexico for more preseason training, March 7-17. They will train Mar 7-12 at Pachuca's home, Universidad del Futbol y Ciencias del Deporte, and Mar 13-17 in Mexico City at Cruz Azul's La Noria.
  • Matches:
  • Mar 9 v Pachuca Reserves
  • Mar 12 v Mexico U20
  • Mar 16 v Cruz Azul

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NASL season begins Sat Apr 2.