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  1. Liga MX roundup: Cruz Azul extend winning streak

    Andrea Canales

    True winners rise to the challenge when tested. That's exactly what happened to Liga MX leader Cruz Azul versus Queretaro as the two clubs opened the weekend matches. Los Cementeros won their seventh consecutive match, but Los Gallos Blancos made ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  2. Week 3 Roundup: Toluca, Cruz Azul share lead

    Andrea Canales

    It was sweet for Chivas fans while it lasted, but staying above Club America in the Liga MX table didn't last for long. Though Las Aguilas faced the challenge of taking on their nemesis, the defending league champions, Leon, Club America rose to the ...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  3. Mexico must heed Kiwi warrior's call

    Andrea Canales

    In New Zealand, the country's formidable rugby team performs a Maori warrior dance called the haka before every match. It is not only a cultural evocation of the country's roots, but also a challenge to opponents and an intimidation tactic. The socce...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  4. Mexico must heed the warrior's call

    Andrea Canales

    In New Zealand, the country's formidable rugby team performs a Maori warrior dance called the haka before every match. It is not only a cultural evocation of the country's roots, but also a challenge to opponents and an intimidation tactic. The socce...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  5. Understanding the Panama challenge

    Andrea Canales

    A famous phrase from Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" is: "Know your enemy." This advice is especially useful to Mexico as it faces a do-or-die match versus Panama to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. Knowledge of an opponent is power, but Mexico has als...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  6. Dangerous Martinique a challenge for Mexico

    Andrea Canales

    Perhaps not many would predict the tiny island of Martinique to offer more of a challenge to Mexico than Canada in Gold Cup competition, but that may well be the case. After two group games, Mexico and Martinique are level with a game won each. Bo...

    Blog | July 13, 2013
  7. Hamm rallies the celebrity troops for a good cause

    Andrea Canales

    Even retired, Mia Hamm still carries clout. She hosted a charity game for bone marrow patients, writes Andrea Canales.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2008
  8. Prophetic ruminations

    Andrea Canales

    In an age of parity in women's soccer it's doubtful that any team will go undefeated, but North Carolina, with its infusion of young talent, looks like the favorite, writes Andrea Canales.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2006
  9. Back in the fray

    Andrea Canales

    With expectations riding high at the beginning of his tenure, expect Bruce Arena to make changes as he seeks to overhaul the Red Bulls, writes Andrea Canales.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2006
  10. Et tu, Bruce

    Andrea Canales

    With all his success molding the U.S. national team, it's time for Bruce Arena to take the next step and coach overseas after the World Cup, writes Andrea Canales.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2006
  11. Searching for a solid identity

    Andrea Canales

    Despite a poor inaugural season, there are some promising signs for Chivas USA as the team heads into the offseason, writes Andrea Canales.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2005
  12. Tar Heels sharing the load

    Andrea Canales

    The Tar Heels look strong but a Christine Sinclair-led Portland team may challenge them, says Andrea Canales.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2005