Brent Latham writes that despite high expectations for El Tri's upcoming under-20 World Cup qualifiers, the team's deep player pool and recent success make it a favorite to win the regional qualifier and contend for Turkey 2013.
Brent Latham explains the issue with the impending break of the FMF and the Mexican league. With the two entities separated, the federation loses its most powerful tool for ensuring that youth soccer is properly prioritized in Mexico.
Brent Latham explains why El Tri is expanding its recruiting efforts into the U.S., namely that the national team thinks it's found a relatively untapped source of Mexican youth talent in a place few El Tri scouts have ventured until recently.
Brent Latham writes in the El Tri blog about Hugo Salcedo, a man who mined Southern California for youth soccer talent in places the MLS wouldn't and who is helping Mexico become a recruiting force for Mexican-American players on U.S. soil.