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Galaxy first means resisting loan deals in 2018

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 15, 2017) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy's disastrous 2017 MLS campaign left much destruction in its wake. Coaches and executives lost their jobs or faced demotions. The club showed players the exit. New faces both on and off the field came and will undoubtedly arrive to help right the wrongs in 2018.

The November friendlies count for Mexico

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 8, 2017) US Soccer Players - The windy and tumultuous path known as World Cup qualifying yielded positive results for Mexico as El Tricolor will play in its seventh consecutive World Cup next summer in Russia. Now that the dust has settled on qualifying, El Tri will start the next phase of its journey as preparations for Russia begin in earnest.

Mexico 2018 World Cup adidas Home Jersey

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adidas and la Federación Mexicana de Futbol (FMF) have officially released the Mexico 2018 FIFA World Cup home jersey. The new kit will see its debut when El Tri meets fellow World Cup qualifiers Belgium and Poland in international friendly action over the next two weeks. The shirt will be available atWorld Soccer Shop,Subside Sports,UK [.

Mexican national team director: Jonathan Gonzalez chooses USMNT, but El Tri still pushing

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After breaking through as one of the brighter prospects in North American soccer, Jonathan Gonzalez is expected to join the U.S. Men's National Team over Mexico. However, El Tri isn't done pushing for the young midfielder

According toDennis Te Kloese, Director of National Teams for the Mexican Football Federation, the young Monterrey midfielder has made it clear that he wishes to join the 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.

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.

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Aged Just 24, Romelu Lukaku Equals Belgium All-Time Goalscoring Record With Poacher’s Double Against Mexico (Photo & Videos)

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At the tender age of just 24, Romelu Lukaku scored the necessary two goals in last night's 3-3 draw against Mexico to become one of Belgium's three joint-highest goalscorers.

Lukaku prodded in his 29th and 30th goals for the Red Devils (in just 64 appearances) to equal the international tallies of both Bernard Voorhoof and Paul van Himst, both of whom formerly co-owned the record.

Video: Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster fires England U17 into the lead vs Mexico U17

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England Under-17s have taken the lead against Mexico Under-17s in their second group game at the Under-17 World Cup in India. Liverpool starlet Rhian...

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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

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Wednesday Kickoff: Luis Suarez praises Philippe Coutinho, Mexico fined again and more

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A former Liverpool teammate praised Philippe Coutinho while Mexico was hit with yet another fine by FIFA.

Following a summer full of rumors, Luis Suarez says that Philippe Coutinho would bring "a lot" to the current Barcelona team. (READ)

Mexico was once again issued a $10,000 fine by FIFA for"improper conduct among spectators (homophobic chants)".

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.

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Colombia Steal The Show As Adidas Stage Mass Unveiling Of 2018 World Cup Kits For Spain, Belgium, Japan, Argentina, Germany And Mexico (Photos)

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Speaking as folk who absolutely adored Colombia's retro-tinged 2014 World Cup offering, Pies are happy to announce that their 2018 uniform is, arguably, even more handsome.

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Would you just look at that? The alluring washed out yellow? The hints of classic trefoil on the flanks?

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.

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Does Mexico have a momentum problem?

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 11, 2017) US Soccer Players - With World Cup qualifying now complete for Mexico, the attention will soon focus on the future. The World Cup draw, tune-ups against European foes before and after FIFA draws teams into groups. The endless debate on what the 23-man roster for Russia should look like.

‘One For The Legend Books!’ – Alvin Jones Scores Superb 30-Yard Humper As Trinidad & Tobago Quash USA World Cup Aspirations (Photos & Video)

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The USA's farcical quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup ended with a stout fart on Tuesday evening, terminating with a 2-1 defeat against Trinidad & Tobago.

Bruce Arena's side went a goal behind early on when US defender Omar Gonzalez awkwardly shanked a cross into his own goal.

CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: Panama, Honduras win to knock USMNT out of World Cup

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The Hexagonal's final day saw plenty of drama, with results that sent the U.S. Men's National Team to the fifth place spot after their loss to Trinidad and Tobago.

Honduras and Panama hosted CONCACAF powers Mexico and Costa Rica, both already qualified for Russia.

Here's how those matches played out:

Honduras 3-2 Mexico

Honduras needed a result against the already qualified Mexico to have any shot at going to the World Cup next summer, and though they eventually got it, it did not start so well for the home side.

Tuesday Kickoff: 'Chicharito' to miss Honduras match, Thomas Tuchel still linked with Bayern job and more

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Mexico will be without two big stars on Tuesday night.

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez received permission to miss Mexico's World Cup qualifier against Honduras. Hirving Lozano will also miss out due to injury. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel could still takeover as the club's manager next season.

CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Preview: Panama hosts Costa Rica, Mexico faces Honduras

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Two of CONCACAF's three and a half spots in Russia next summer are claimed, and the race is on for that final automatic place and a date with either Australia or Syria in a last-chance playoff for finishing fourth.

Costa Rica and Mexico are in for sure, and, as the U.S. Men's National Team looks to brush Trinidad and Tobago aside to earn the third qualifying spot, two more matches with implications for that crucial fourth place position will go down.

The last week of the Hexagonal

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 4, 2017) US Soccer Players - The CONCACAF Hexagonal will culminate over the next week. Come Tuesday evening, three national teams will be making plans for Russian accommodations. Another team will eye Asia for their own passage. Two will be left wondering what could have been.

CONCACAF WCQ Preview: Mexico hosts T&T, Honduras heads to Costa Rica

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The penultimate round of the Hex is upon us and all three of these matches carry some sort of meaning.

With one team, Mexico, already guaranteed a spot in Russia next summer, another two sides look to punch their tickets beginning on Friday night. After the U.S. Men's National Team takes on Panama in Orlando on Friday night, Trinidad and Tobago looks to delay their official elimination from World Cup Qualifying and Costa Rica looks to finish their automatic qualifying bid.

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.

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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.

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.

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Mexico announces 25-man roster for October World Cup Qualifiers

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Mexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio announced his 25-man roster for El Tri's upcoming CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers in October.

El Tri will face Trinidad & Tobago on Oct. 6 in San Luis, which is a rare fixture not played at Estadio Azteca. Mexico will wrap up the Hexagonal with a match against Honduras in San Pedro Sula on Oct.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.