Four friends of the AFR Team,Pete, Petar, Sam & Austin, have decided to take a trip from Los Angeles to Brazil, and they'll be capturing everything (North, Central and South) American fútbol along the way.
This game is slightly delayed on the Azteca America channel I'm watching, but hey, I'll survive.
1 - Benedetto and Pellerano attack, earn a Xolos corner, than another. 2 - Beasley is backed up by ref - too close to corner. Benedetto scores! 3 - Dude is a scoring machine. I think Arce sent the ball in.
Paul Arriola lives in Chula Vista and plays with the Tijuana Xolos. Despite the team losing to Cruz Azul on Saturday, he played the whole game and notched an assist, as well as a yellow card. I talked to him on Wednesday when he was in LA, and included some of his quotes in my ESPN article. Here's what else he said.
Heading into the final three rounds of the Liga MX Apertura campaign, both Club Tijuana and Tigres UANL are on the outside looking in.
One of the two clubs, who face each other at the Estadio Caliente in Tijuana on Friday, will move one point away from the final place in the Liguilla, or playoffs following the conclusion of the regular season.
Club Tijuana followed up their impressive 4-2 CONCACAF Champions league win over LA Galaxy with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Puebla. Three American players were on show, Edgar Castillo for the home side and DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco for the visitors.
Paolo Suarez: CCL's joint top scorer after three rounds (photo: metapan.com.sv)
The third round of CCL brought man-of-the-match performances from Luis Suarez's older brother, Carlos de los Cobos's least-favorite goalkeeper, and a stretcher. OTF's Austin Fido recaps...
CONCACAF Champions League isn't close to approaching MLS-levels of competitive parity, but the third round of this year's group stage was one of those weeks in which conventional wisdom was confounded.
For the benefit of Mr. Robert Suarez (photo: sportspyder.com)
Houston Dynamo heeded OTF contributor Robert Suarez's call for a return to jerseys uncluttered by sponsors' logos, and Austin Fido brings you everything else you should know about the second round of CONCACAF Champions League group play.
Let's go, let's go! Well, actually, there's a bit of time to go yet, because it's still the second half of Toluca - Alajuelense. I lived in Alajuela for six months, so sorry, Toluca, go Alajuelense! Anyway, it's scoreless in that match.
Prediction for Xolos - Cruz Azul? I say 2-0, Joe Corona and Dario Benedetto score.
The second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal is here! Today the Galaxy and Tijuana Xolos face off in Estadio Caliente in TJ to see who moves on. In honor of the occasion, I'm posting here all the quotes from the first game in LA that I haven't already used in articles or posts. Tijuana Coach Cesar Faria On the second leg I think we can overturn the result in Tijuana.
I was at the Wednesday Xolos - Galaxy CONCACAF Champions Cup match.
I am sick today. Possibly not related. I'm in the middle of finals week where I teach and everyone is tired and stressed. It was a nice game with lots of action despite the relatively modest goal total. Galaxy won 1-0.
My best friend is from Venezuela, and the news of unrest in that country has grown. I was curious if it affected Cesar Farias, the Venezuelan Xolos coach who previously coached the country's national team, known as the La Vinotino for their burgundy uniforms.
I didn't get to ask Farias himself if he was following the protests, but I did ask Herculez Gomez if the coach seemed concerned or worried about the events in his home country.
Atletico-MG reached the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores in a moment thanks to a skillful yet fortuitous penalty save in the third minute of injury time against Tijuana. With the aggregate score at 3-3 and Atletico-MG set to advance on away goals, the home side's slim advantage was on the brink of disappearing when Tijuana were awarded a penalty in the added time.