Mexico

Kaká Stars In One Of The Best FIFA Trailers Ever

It’s getting serious. FIFA 20 is set to drop in just over two weeks (Sept. 24) and we’ll soon get our hands on the demo (rumored for Sept. 12). In the mean time, FIFA is set to reveal the ratings of the game’s top 100 rated players tomorrow. They’ve revealed the 100 players over on EA.com, but they haven’t revealed any of their stats yet.

Ronaldo Went Out Of His Way To Congratulate Chucky Lozano On His First Napoli Goal

Hirving Lozano scored on his debut with Napoli on Saturday, netting the second in an ill-fated three-goal comeback against reigning Serie A champion Juventus. It was a remarkable start to Lozano’s career in Italy, becoming the first Mexican to score in Serie A, even if it came in a heartbreaking, last-minute loss

Playing With A Fractured Wrist, Raúl Jiménez Scores While Getting Kicked In The Face

While Liverpool and Manchester City again look a cut above the rest in England, there’s every indication that a club outside the “Big Six” may yet disrupt the hegemony and finish in the Champions League places. This morning saw a clash between two such sides — Everton and Wolves — at Goodison Park.

Mexico’s Next Great Striker Is Reportedly On The Verge Of Moving To Europe

León striker José Juan Macías was the story of the 2019 Liga MX Clausura season after leading all Mexican goal scorers with eight in 14 appearances. That he accomplished it at the age of 19 while on loan after being cast off by Chivas only strengthened the narrative.

Zlatan Scores Twice, But LAFC Storms Back In Wild 3-3 El Tráfico

Barring a meeting in the 2019 MLS Playoffs — please let that happen — LAFC’s wait for a victory over El Tráfico rivals LA Galaxy will go into a third season. On Sunday night at Banc of California Stadium, the two clubs played to a frantic 3-3 draw after an early Zlatan Ibrahimović brace was answered by two from LAFC’s Latif Blessing. Cristian Pavón and Carlos Vela would also exchange goals.

Chucky Lozano Completes Napoli Transfer, Becomes Most Expensive Mexican Footballer Ever

Hirving “Chucky” Lozano is about to join Napoli from PSV Eindhoven for a reported fee of $47 million with his medical scheduled in the coming days, according to NBC Sports. Lozano will sign a five-year deal at the San Paolo and attempt to take his game to the next level under the guidance of manager Carlo Ancelotti and alongside a vaunted attacking unit containing Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne and Arek Milik. 

Mexico Youth Player Cracks One From Behind The Halfway Line

Last night in Lima, Peru, Honduras upset Mexico after a penalty shootout to advance to the final of the 2019 Pan American Games. It’s a largely meaningless U-22 competition with understrength youth teams, so the Mexican Football Federation won’t be overly bothered by the result, but manager Jaime Lozano will be irked that his side couldn’t hold on to a 1-0 lead with just over 10 minutes remaining.

Especially since that 1-0 lead was built on one of the finest goals of the summer.

Club América Signs Next Piece On Quest To Recreate Mexico’s 2014 World Cup Squad

Tuesday night, Club América announced the signing of 34-year-old Mexican international Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa from Belgium’s Standard Liège for a reported fee of $1.14 million. The move marks a return to where it all began for Ochoa: the goalkeeper made over 200 appearances for América between 2004 and 2011 before embarking on an eight-year European odyssey.

André-Pierre Gignac Becomes Tigres' All-Time Top Goalscorer

In a game that looked set to end goalless, André-Pierre Gignac came up big — as he alwasy has for Tigres — and scored an 89th-minute winner versus Pumas on Sunday night. It was his 105th goal for the Monterrey club, making him the team's outright top goalscorer in its history.

Raúl Jiménez Scores Two Classy Goals Before Going Off Injured

England’s best non-top-six club is through to the Europa League third qualifying round thanks to a standout performance from Mexico international Raúl Jiménez on Thursday. The El Tri star scored a brace in Wolves’ 4-1 demolition of Northern Ireland’s Crusaders FC, easing the Premier League side into the next round 6-1 on aggregate. 

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