Tag: mexico

Marcelo Bielsa: the Mexico diaries

One of modern football’s greatest visionaries, Marcelo Bielsa has influenced coaches the world over. His journey, however, began humbly in Mexico

Emperor Cuauhtémoc Blanco

Capable of the brilliant and the bizarre, with one of the truly unique skills in football history, this is the story of Mexico legend Cuauhtémoc Blanco

The coming of Chucky: Hirving Lozano and the road to the top

In an era where the influence of the Eredivisie is waning and being widely written off, one young Mexican is continuing a tradition of Latin American inspiration in the Netherlands. Hirving Lozano, affectionately…

Mexico

Mexican football is said to be the greatest of all the great unknowns left in the game today. With a rich and vibrant history and a league that compares against the very…

A Tale of One City: Mexico City

This feature is part of A Tale of One City The rain was thumping down on the Azteca turf but it failed to dampen the spirit of Miguel ‘Piojo’ Herrera. In the midst…

Football in Juárez, Mexico, the murder capital of the world

Héctor Gómez had just sent half the Estadio Leóninto into hysteria. His goal for Club Indios de Ciudad Juárez made it 2-2 against rival Léon and virtually ensured Indios’ passage into the highest tier…

Football in the shadow of conflict

IN JUNE 1969, AROUND THE TIME WHEN THE USA’S CAMPAIGN IN VIETNAM RAGED to epic proportions and caught the nervous attention of the watching world, a different conflict much closer to home was…