Mexico and United States have a football rivalry which began as early as the 1930’s when both national teams faced off in a game that would decide which squad was going to earn their qualification ticket to the 1934 World Cup and this match was eventually won by United States as the American outfit claimed a 4-2 triumph.
Even though there is a big rivalry between the Mexican and American teams, the manager of the Mexican national side Miguel Herrera does not believe that it’s going to be a problem to see many of his players joining the Major League Soccer.
After the demise of Chivas USA from the MLS, the future of striker Erick Torres Padilla has been in doubt with many linking him with a move to Europe.
The coach of the Mexican national football team Miguel Herrera is not sure why Jurgen Klinsmann was included in the shortlist of managers that have been nominated and have a chance of winning the FIFA Best Coach of the Year award of 2014.
“I don't know why JurgenKlinsman is on the list of the best 10 managers of the year. Maybe because he's German. That's the only explanation we have, because he hasn't done anything to be there. I'd say Jorge Luis Pinto did more with Costa Rica." Miguel Herrera said as he does not agree with the decision of FIFA.
The Mexican forward of Real Madrid, Javier Hernandez has not played in the latest friendly matches of his country Mexico as they faced off with Bolivia and Chile earlier in September and according to the coach of the team Miguel Herrera said that it was due to the player wanting to focus on his club more than anything else.
When the summer transfer window was about to reach its end, Javier Hernandez signed a loan deal with Real Madrid.
Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa has managed to secure a high-profile move to Malaga following his impressive performances at the World Cup 2014. Ochoa was one of the best goalkeepers at the tournament after he made some stunning saves especially against Neymar of Brazil. It helped Mexico reached the last 16 of the competition. He was once again the standout performer in the last 16 against Netherlands and it almost helped saw Mexico in the quarter-finals. He was defeated only in the final five minutes of the encounter with one of the goals being a penalty.
New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has claimed that he wants his new club the better than the Dutch. The 62-year-old comes straight into the job after having finished with Netherlands. He left Netherlands with his head held high after managing to get the team into the semi-finals of the World Cup 2014. Many felt that they were quite unlucky to lose to Argentina on penalties. Still, as a consolation, van Gaal ensured that Netherlands finished third in the World Cup by winning the play-off against Brazil.
Mexican manager Miguel Herrera has confirmed that he plans to use the final pretournament friendly match against Ecuador as a preparation to find his best starting line-up. After being on the edge of being knocked out of the World Cup qualifying stage, Mexico come into the tournament as one of the inform teams in the last few months. They are undefeated in the last five friendly matches, while they go into the final two against Bosnia and Portugal in a good run of form. The most recent victory came in the form of a 2-0 win over Ecuador.
Mexico will be meeting Bosnia and Portugal in the final two friendly matches just before the World Cup. After having come close to being denied the opportunity to be in this competition, Mexico qualified at the last instance. No, they will be hoping to leave their mark in the competition by coming to form at just the right stage in the season. The Mexico manager, Miguel Herrera, has stated just before the start of the friendly matches that the Bosnia friendly encounter will be the most crucial of all.
Mexico have gone through a lot of troubles in the qualification stage of the World Cup 2014. They have gone through several managers and poor form, but they have at last made it to the competition.
Since they have come through a lot of ordeal, manager Miguel Herrera says that this may be the country’s best chance to win the World Cup. He says that Mexico are no longer targeting a finish in the last 16 stage of the competition, but they are even looking to go to the final.
Mexico faces a huge fight in order to win back fans after a disappointing 2013 confederations cup. The team failed to create any sort of impact in this tournament, which is the precursor to the World Cup 2014.
After having managed to narrowly get into the competition, Mexico’s new manager Miguel Herrera says that he is not concerned about the lack of stars within the team. The national team will be up against Brazil, Cameroon, and Croatia in the group stages. Brazil are not only the favourites to win the group, but also the tournament itself.