El Tri

The World Finally Sees What I See

Mexico completed its standard World Cup participation in Brazil, a Round of 16 exit. They played quality football and made the masses believe that it was possible to surpass the norm, and right at the moment of truth fail to come up with the result.

Some might say that the standard participation was great based on the terrible year ‘El Tri’ had in 2013. But to be honest, another Round of 16 exit to me is another four years thrown away. It really doesn’t matter how well you play if you cannot get the result you need.

The Five Under-the-Radar Facets of Mexico's World Cup

Getting off to a strong start in this World Cup was always a possibility for El Tri - just not one that seemed very likely. I dare not rehash the tales of woe that constituted the qualifying campaign or the statistics on the numbers of managers that were in place. I will just say that Mexico have turned it on when it was most needed.

The Famously Incomprehensive Croatia Preview

A breakdown of just a few things you'll need to know ahead of Mexico's match with Croatia.

The Famously Incomprehensive Brazil Preview

A breakdown of just a few things you'll need to know ahead of Mexico's match with Brazil.

The Famously Incomprehensive Cameroon Preview

A breakdown of just a few things you'll need to know ahead of Mexico's first World Cup 2014 match.

World Cup Predictions

At long last , it's finally here. Years of preparation and endless debate over starting elevens had led us to the brink. Whether Mexico stands on the precipice of a disastrous fall, a glorious run of victories, or the usual round of 16 exit we don't really know.

Although, we do have some ideas. We polled some of our favorite writers with knowledge of El Tri to give us their thoughts ...

Friendly Choices

June is coming. A trip to Brazil and the pressure of the world's biggest tournament will also come in quick succession for the Mexican National Team. Like an impending storm, the World Cup won't wait for El Tri to be ready.

Mexico Reimagined

The Mexican national team is in trouble. They have chosen a path that is fraught with peril. This is not a road less traveled type of situation here. There will be no fringe benefits; this won't make them tougher. El Tri are headed down the path of the bad ending in a Choose Your Own Adventure book. It's going to get ugly, and unlike the reading of those literary relics, there are no re-dos. El Tri have made their bed ...

The Burrito Wrap - 11th March

El Tri fan

After last week’s draw with Nigeria and with less than 100 days until Mexico kick-off their World Cup campaign against Cameroon, this week’s Burrito Wrap takes the chance to look at some stories surrounding El Tri.

 

Player Passion…

 

I thought the friendly against Nigeria was a great game. Normally I’m not a massive fan of international friendlies, but the game showed why they still have an important role on the fixture list.

 

Mexicans Abroad: A look at their overall minutes

I wish I had practical and useful ideas. While others think of rational ways that would better their lives, I sit in front of my laptop and stare blankly at soccer statistics and scores. Recently, during one of my usual catatonic-like states of mind when looking at my screen, I realized that I haven't seen much in regards to overall minutes for our Mexicans abroad in Europe. Sure, I've seen minutes after games but I'm a child of the internet generation and wish to see lists and organized numbers. Perhaps even a multi-colored graph with overall minutes.

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