BBC – Mexico came from behind to beat New Zealand and moved top of the group amid ugly scenes at the Confederations Cup. Leeds United’s Chris Wood gave the All Whites a first-half lead but second-half goals by Benfica’s Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta sealed victory.
Remezcla – As if FIFA and the Mexican fanbase weren’t at odds already, the Confederations Cup might be the tipping towards unadulterated animosity. Reports this week confirm that the tournament, held in Russia, will play host to a new FIFA three-step program towards shutting down homophobic and offensive chants, a category the infamous “puto” falls into for the world soccer organization.
Goal – While Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez will go down as one of his country’s greats because of his success not only with the national team but also at the club level with Manchester United, Real Madrid and now Bayer Leverkusen, his legacy is not sealed. The striker has plenty of important goals among the 47 he has netted for El Tri, but Chicharito has struggled to find the net when they’ve needed him most, leaving the responsibility of scoring in big matches to other players.
ESPN fc – Mexico defeated Honduras 3-0 in Estadio Azteca on Thursday to hold on to first place in the Hexagonal stage of World Cup qualifying after five rounds of matches.
CBS – The Mexico national has announced its roster for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Honduras on June 8 and the United States on June 11. Juan Carlos Osorio’s squad features the big names like Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela and Giovani Dos Santos, while veteran defender Rafa Marquez is again in the squad.
Weather – The idea of running a race without sneakers sounds unfeasible, but a 22-year-old woman in Mexico finished first place in a 31-mile race equipped with a pair of sandals made from tires. María Lorena Ramirez beat 500 other runners in the female category of the Ultra Trail Cerro Rojo that took place in Puebla.
Goal -El Tri coach Juan Carlos Osorio says his team is stronger than it was last summer after its Copa America Centenario loss but says the team isn’t out for revenge.
Fox Sports – While bidding for a World Cup is typically a years-long process, the United States, Mexico and Canada are asking FIFA to make its decision much more quickly on the joint bid they announced Monday.
Sports Net – The World Cup could be returning to North America in 2026. According to CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani, Canada, the United States and Mexico will make a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup.
ESPNfc – The Mexico national team’s numbers and efficiency under Juan Carlos Osorio have been so good and seemingly healthy that they’re actually frightening.
ESPNfc – Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez’s goal on Friday against Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying wasn’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to his status as a Mexico legend. But the goal — which brings him temporarily level with Jared Borgetti on 46 goals — means that Hernandez’s place as Mexico’s top scorer is consolidated. And considering “Chicharito” is still only 28 and likely has two more World Cups in him, it will be a long time before anyone overtakes his eventual haul at the top of the list.
Stuff – New Zealand’s Artem Sitak has struck good form ahead of the Davis Cup clash against Korea in just under two weeks, claiming the doubles title at the $50,000 Guadalajara Challenger in Mexico. Sitak, ranked 55th in the world, and Mexico’s Santiago Gonzalez beat Australian fourth seeds Luke Saville and John-Patrick Smith 6-3 1-6 10-5 in the final.
Goal -Mexican coach Juan Carlos Osorio has fewer vocal critics after Friday’s victory over Costa Rica, but seems genuinely indifferent to outside support or criticism.
Texans – The Mexican National Team’s road to this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup will take the defending tournament champions through Houston for a key match against perennial African World Cup participant Ghana.
ESPNfc – Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa has called on El Tri fans to desist from using the goalkeeper chant that has caused the Mexican federation (FMF) to be sanctioned on multiple occasions by FIFA, who have ruled it to be anti-gay.
ESPNfc – At age 28, Javier “El Chicharito” Hernandez could end the international break as the top scorer in the history of the Mexico national team, a statistic that may or may not be significant, but at the end of the day shows the kind of goal scorer and player with whom Mexican soccer has been blessed.
Goal – While Andres Guardado, Hirving Lozano and Gio dos Santos are among the injured El Tri players, the Ticos say Mexico has the depth to be dangerous.
NYT – Tom Brady’s missing jersey from Super Bowl LI has been found in Mexico, apparently in the possession of a newspaper editor who had a media credential for the event and, the authorities say, more: other game-day clothing and equipment from Brady and another player, possibly from other Super Bowls.
Fox Sports – Mexico has a slew of injured players. It’s certainly not a dire situation for Mexico as they sit comfortably in second place of the qualifying group, but the injuries keep coming. On Monday, Andres Guardado was added the growing list. Here is who is out for Mexico:
Daily Mail – Matador Antonio Romero was the victim of a 1,160-pound bull named Caporal who punctured him 11 inches deep in him rectal area Sunday in Mexico City. He is seen writhing in pain in the hard-to-watch video.