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  1. Mexico grades: Questions ahead for El Tri after draw versus Niger...

    Tom Marshall

    It was an insightful night for Mexico coach Miguel Herrera as his team weathered an early storm from Nigeria and gradually wrestled control of a game El Tri probably should've won in the end. There were some clear teething problems in the 0-0 dr...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  2. El Tri Depth Chart: Optimism in 2014

    Tom Marshall

    Good riddance, 2013. The Mexican national team jumped from World Cup qualifying to the Gold Cup and on to the Confederations Cup lacking confidence, belief and a firm playing style. Fans turned against the team, and in short, El Tri looked like a ...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  3. El Tri player grades: New Zealand 2, Mexico 4

    Tom Marshall

    At times, Wednesday morning's World Cup playoff second leg in Wellington resembled a schoolyard kick-about, but El Tri's fans, players and federation won't care one little bit: Mexico is going to Brazil. How much we can read into a game in which ...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  4. Too late for Peralta to move to Europe?

    Tom Marshall

    Santos Laguna striker Oribe Peralta was keen to deflect questions about him being the reference point for Mexico's national team ahead of last week's World Cup playoff against New Zealand, producing one of those soccer player cliches about the over-r...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  5. Marquez primed for World Cup history

    Tom Marshall

    Mexico's 5-1 victory over New Zealand in Estadio Azteca on Wednesday brought El Tri's Rafa Marquez one step closer to becoming the first player in history to captain his country at four different World Cups. Twenty-two players in total have featur...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  6. Mexico's consistency tells the tale

    Tom Marshall

    Once again Mexico is dangling off the edge of a cliff struggling to pull itself up and into a World Cup. Thankfully for El Tri, CONCACAF has that safety net of a World Cup playoff against Oceania's best for its fourth-place finishers and a two-le...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  7. Eriksson slams absurd El Tri setup in new book

    Tom Marshall

    Sven-Goran Eriksson has lifted the lid on his time with Mexico's national team in his new autobiography "Sven: My Story," criticizing the way El Tri is run. Eriksson writes of his disbelief that he was made to report regularly on national team ma...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  8. A gamble on a Chicharito-less El Tri

    Tom Marshall

    GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Altitude, lack of preparation time and the quality of Mexico-based players. Those have been temporary Mexico coach Miguel Herrera's stock answers to questions about his decision to leave out Manchester United striker Javier ...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  9. Mexico 4-2 Finland: El Tri player ratings

    Tom Marshall

    Miguel Herrera became Mexico's fourth coach in its last five games on Wednesday night as Mexico overcame Finland 4-2 in its final official friendly before next month's two-game World Cup qualifying playoff against New Zealand. As expected, Herrera...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  10. Five keys for El Tri against Finland

    Tom Marshall

    When it was announced back in August, few could've predicted Mexico's friendly against Finland in San Diego would hold such significance for El Tri. It was supposed to be another game in the United States to fill the Mexican Federation's coffers and ...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  11. The Mexican soccer circus

    Tom Marshall

    The weird, wacky world of Mexican soccer and those who control it rolled on this week as Miguel Herrera replaced Victor Manuel Vucetich as national team coach on loan from Club America. Like Vucetich, Herrera is on a short-term contract, with any...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  12. Costa Rica 2-1 Mexico: El Tri player ratings

    Tom Marshall

    Rarely has there been a more epic finish to a World Cup-qualifying campaign in any region than on Tuesday in CONCACAF. The result is that Mexico still has a shot at the World Cup thanks to its archrivals, the United States, who came from behind wi...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  13. Five keys for Mexico against Costa Rica

    Tom Marshall

    Mexico head into the final game of the Hexagonal phase of CONCACAF's World Cup qualifying against Costa Rica on Tuesday with all possibilities still on the table. With a two-goal win for Mexico and a Honduras loss, El Tri can still qualify autom...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  14. Mexico 2-1 Panama: El Tri player ratings

    Tom Marshall

    If Mexico needed a moment of sheer magic to shake it out of abject mediocrity so late in World Cup qualifying, it certainly got it Friday. Only 95 minutes of the CONCACAF Hexagonal remained for Mexico and Panama had just equalized when Raul Jimene...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  15. Five keys to victory for Mexico against Panama

    Tom Marshall

    After expecting El Tri to recapture at least some of its form before every round of matches in CONCACAF's Hexagonal this year, there is now nowhere for Mexico to run. • Gomez: If Mexico doesn't score early... • Villagr...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  16. United States 2-0 Mexico: El Tri player ratings

    Tom Marshall

    If Mexico doesn't make the World Cup, it won't be because it lost 2-0 to the United States in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday evening. It was always the most difficult game of the hexagonal stage of World Cup qualifying. - Bennett: U.S. finds way to be...

    Blog | September 10, 2013