Finding positive signs on the horizon for the Mexican National team requires no investment of hope or exaggeration. The recent successes of the U-17, U-20, and mostly U-23 Olympic squad point to a bright future. The emphasis on the youth ranks has contributed to a class of young Mexican players that not only possesses great skill but has also been instrumental at the club-level. Diego Reyes and Hector Herrera have been locked down for summer transfers to Porto. Javier Aquino made the jump to Villareal in Spain. More are sure to follow.
Does a player stick to the domestic game or travel overseas for a chance at something bigger? The repercussions of this decision will likely affect the length, net earnings, and success of their career. Should they commit or should they go?
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for the sports viewer to spread their wings and to succumb to the viewership of yet another league, a decent respect to the opinions of said viewers requires that the blogger should declare causes that compel them to this additional viewership.
Assuming the role of national team coach comes with great peril. It puts managers in a position where they are representing an entire country in competition that often transcends mere sport. The manager has a chance to attain a legendary status that can have lasting effects on their career, legacy and even on the direction of football in their country. However, an abyss filled with fiery despair sits between accepting the position and this glory.