Oh no, it’s a güero!

October 14th, 2010 | By: Richard | 20 Comments

Hello, my name is Richard and I will be the new blogger for the Mexican League here on the Offside.
If you came here looking for the in-depth knowledge provided by the previous blogger….sorry. I’m just a gabacho (if you don’t know what that word means, you soon will). I’m pretty sure the last blogger was Mexican and probably has forgotten more about this league than I will ever learn, but I’m going to try anyway. I hope you won’t judge me too harshly (especially my horrible Spanish)! Any and all input from Mexican fans is more than welcome.
Since this is an English-language blog, I intend to use it to try to educate other folks like me who have an interest in Mexican football, but might be intimidated by a lack of Spanish language skill. So if you don’t know your azulcremas from your rebaño sagrado, and you watch matches on Univision with the sound off because the only word you understand is ‘Goooooooooooooooooooool!’, I am here to help.
I will be thoroughly profiling every league team so you can choose a favorite. I will talk about all the players you should know past and present. Perhaps most importantly, I will take every opportunity I get to make fun of Chivas and their fans.
Only joking about that last bit…I am crazy for Club America, but until the Offside overlords let me have my own Aguilas blog, I will remain as objective as possible about a certain team from Guadalajara.


 
August 21st, 2010

Apertura Mexican League | Week

By: Albert | Comments 30 Comments

Ok, I’m back from vacation, events and a break. Please excuse the absense. Lastnight Estudiantes played San Luis, as they attempted to get their first win of the season. The game showcased some horrific goalkeeping by Estudiantes keeper, Cristian Martinez. Estudiantes played well enough, however to get the win 3-2. Ramon Morales shows he is still [...]


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July 19th, 2010

Mexicans to Retirement League?

By: Albert | Comments 12 Comments

More news on transfers. Rafa Marquez may be heading to New York Redbulls. He is not totally a bad player or geezer yet. He did probably play his last world cup, however. You never know though. He does still have some quality playing left in him, so if he does go to NY, they will get [...]


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July 15th, 2010

SuperLiga 2010: Starting up

By: Albert | Comments 11 Comments

You probably don’t care about this tournament, but it is the start of some Mexican Club action. Pumas came out and lost 1-0 to NE Revolution.
Morelia beat Chicago Fire, 5-1 Some really bad play in the Chicago Fire game. Check out the highlights and try to figure out what was going on there. Rust?


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July 13th, 2010

WC is over: Player Transfers

By: Albert | Comments 27 Comments

So there are some rumors and near deals. The biggest names that popped up after the WC were Pablo Barrera and Efrain Juarez. Pablo Barrera is looking like he will be at West Ham United in England. This is good news for the daring, and darting attacking midfielder from Pumas. His size may be an issue, [...]


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June 12th, 2010

Mexican League Players in South Africa

By: Albert | Comments 14 Comments

Mexico is in the World Cup in South Africa and tied in their opener against the WC host 1-1. It was a bad game for Mexico, yet typical. Counter attack goal. Missed opportunities. Greater possession. Anyway, this post is to analyze the Mexican players that do not play in Europe, but in the Liga Mexicana. First lets [...]


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June 3rd, 2010

Late Update: Toluca Champ, 2010 Draft, World Cup

By: Albert | Comments 1 Comment

Better late than never. Zinha and Toluca took the Liguilla championship. Both games ended up in ties, but the final went to penalties and Toluca took it. Maybe a lame way to win, but Toluca was convincing. In the penalties, Vuoso, Carlos Morales and Fernando Arce failed Santos and let the championship slip their fingers. Later [...]


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May 20th, 2010

Mexican League Final Starts

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Santos vs Toluca Santos beat Morelia and beat them bad, 7-1. Oribe Peralta has been the man scoring 3 goals in the last game.
Toluca has been playing solid and beat Pachuca 1-0 to take take the series. This makes for a really good final. Toluca who is known for a really strong defense, comes into this [...]


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May 13th, 2010

Liguilla Continues

By: Albert | Comments 3 Comments

Some exciting Football last night as the Mexican League Playoffs continue. Pachuca took on a good Toluca team and got the 2-2 tie. A bad call most likely voided a Toluca goal by Antonio Naelson Zinha, who cut past Pachuca defender Mustafa, but was tripped up with no one between Zinha and the goal keeper. [...]


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May 6th, 2010

Liguilla 2010 – The Playoffs

By: Albert | Comments 4 Comments

The Mexican League Liguilla started last weekend and continues this weekend. Featured was a weak America that barely qualified, a Chivas team with out half its starters, a Pachuca team just crowned CONCACAF Champ and Monterrey the reigning champ. Don’t forget Toluca, wait, I just did. Pachuca came off a great win vs Cruz Azul in [...]


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Chivas vs Pachuca review

Chivas beat Pachuca 4-1 on Saturday with goals from Jorge Mora(who made his first appearance with the first team in the league), Erick Torres and two from Alberto "Venado" Medina.

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America and Chivas draw 0-0

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There's little to say about this game except that it did not live up to the hype of a "Clasico." That goat in the picture? Pretty much the most exciting thing about the game.
I admit, I almost fell asleep several times.

Oct 24, 2010 | Read this article...
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Tigres 1, Chivas 1; Waterlogged

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The ball was scheduled to roll on Saturday night, but torrential rains prevented the game from taking place. The ball couldn't bounce on the waterlogged pitch, and the game was moved to midday Sunday.

Sep 28, 2010 | Read this article...
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Chivas 0, Jaguares 3; Mauled by the visitors

[caption id="attachment_321" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Mediotiempo.com Picture"][/caption]Ouch. That one hurt. On paper it looked like Chivas could get back on track against Jaguares. But of course, that was bad to assume. And you know what happens when you assume.

Sep 20, 2010 | Read this article...
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Pachuca 1 vs 1 Chivas; Points split by Mexico's teams

Pachuca and Chivas split points on Saturday night in the battle between Mexico's first team and Mexico's team.
Pato Araujo and Faustino Arizala each scored a goal to give their teams a point.

Sep 12, 2010 | Read this article...
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Chivas vs Estudiantes; Getting back on track

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In a non-too difficult game, Chivas beat Estudiantes 3-0.
As opposed to the game against Pumas, the new Omnilife stadium was filled to the brim with supporters. It was "fan day" at the stadium and tickets were going for only 20 pesos.

Sep 08, 2010 | Read this article...
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Chivas Voodoo

Again, I have to apologize for leaving this blog for a few weeks. School started up again, and with that, all activities.

But I'll try to better. I really will try.

Anyways, most are aware that Chivas have not been doing well. They score .5 goals every game, so that ...

Aug 31, 2010 | Read this article...
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Chivas vs Inter Copa Libertadores Final; Inter wins

Congratulations to Inter for winning the Copa Libertadores final.

Aug 18, 2010 | Read this article...
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Chivas vs. Inter de Porto Alegre: 1st Leg

[caption id="attachment_302" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Mexsport picture"][/caption]On Wednesday night, Chivas lost the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final. The home team lost 2-1 to visiting Brazilians despite taking the advantage right before the end of the first half.
The second leg of the game will be played next Wednesday August 18th in Brazil.

Aug 11, 2010 | Read this article...

 

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