Mexico Wiretap

Tata Martino: Popularity Of MLS Can Equal NBA One Day

Oct 1, 2019 4:45 PM

Former Atlanta United manager Tata Martino gave an optimistic outlook for the future of MLS, saying that the league can one day be as popular as the NBA.

"In Atlanta I felt like a kid playing video games. We put together a team from nothing and fortunately it all worked out. MLS is starting to be seen as a stepping stone to Europe. At some point MLS will have the same relevance as NBA, it's a great spectacle," said Martino.

The current Mexico national team manager also lamented not being able to pick Carlos Vela for his side.

"He says: 'I have these priorities and that's it.' I have to put up with it. I'd love to have him, but that's it," added Martino.

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Diego Maradona On Argentina Performance: 'I Don't Watch Horror Movies'

Mar 24, 2019 9:37 PM

Diego Maradona was highly critical of Argentina's performance during their 3-1 loss to Venezuela.

"I don't watch horror movies. Which idiot thought Argentina was going to defeat Venezuela?" said Maradona.

He went on to praise Tata Martino's work with Mexico.

"I saw Tata's team and it was compact, Tata-style. I had no doubt that if they allow Tata to work he will bring a lot of satisfaction to Mexico."

Tom Marshall/ESPN

Tags: Mexico, IQ

Tata Martino Announces Atlanta United Exit At End Of Season

Oct 23, 2018 10:01 AM

Tata Martino will leave Atlanta United at the end of the current season.

Martino is expected to become manager of Mexico.

"This was not an easy decision to make, I have enjoyed my time with Atlanta United very much and am proud of what we have accomplished together in such a short time,” said Atlanta United head coach Tata Martino.  “The decision was not made for financial reasons, negotiations with the front office were transparent and fair. It was simply the right move for me and my family at this time.  The opportunity to build a team from the start does not come along often, and I am grateful to the club and to the fans for putting their trust in me to establish a solid foundation here in Atlanta. What is most important now is that the focus remain on our goals for this season.”

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Tata Martino To Become Manager Of Mexico

Oct 19, 2018 10:44 AM

Gerardo "Tata" Martino has a verbal deal to take over as Mexico's next national team boss in December.

Martino is currently manager of Atlanta United and was previously manager of Argentina and Barcelona.

Due to his contractual status with Atlanta United, Martino cannot officially sign a new contract with Mexico until after the MLS season concludes.

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Tags: Atlanta United, Mexico, Misc Rumor

Juan Carlos Osorio Steps Down As Manager Of Mexico

Jul 29, 2018 8:40 PM

Juan Carlos Osorio has quit after three years as manager of Mexico.

Osorio, 56, had rejected offers from the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) to extend his contract.

He said: "In my own name and in that of my backroom staff, many thanks to everyone for this unique and unparalleled professional and life experience."

Mexico were knocked out of the World Cup in the last 16, losing 2-0 to Brazil.


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World Cup Snapshot: Mexico 2, South Korea 1

Jun 23, 2018 6:02 PM

What happened in one snapshot in the 2018 World Cup, Match 27, Group F: Mexico 2, South Korea 1.

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Tags: Mexico, South Korea, Infographic, World Cup

World Cup Snapshot: Mexico 1, Germany 0

Jun 17, 2018 9:56 PM

What happened in one snapshot in the 2018 World Cup, Match 10, Group F: Mexico 1, Germany 0

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Tags: Germany, Mexico, Infographic, World Cup

North America Wins Bid To Host 2026 World Cup

Jun 13, 2018 8:08 AM

North America has been granted the 2026 World Cup, beating out Morocco.

The joint bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada received 134 votes compared to 65 for Morocco.

The Fifa hierarchy, including the president, Gianni Infantino, preferred the North American bid which has promised to generate around an $11 billion (£8.24 billion) profit for Fifa compared to the projected $5.7 billion (£4.48 billion) a Morocco World Cup would raise.

The United States last host the World Cup in 1994.

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Tags: Mexico, United States, World Cup

USA, Canada, Mexico To Submit Joint Bid For 2026 World Cup

Apr 6, 2017 12:44 PM

The United States, Canada and Mexico will submit a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

“Canada, the US and Mexico are aiming for a joint bid, the idea has been around for a while, discussions are continuing and it is a very exciting proposition if it comes to fruition,” Victor Montagliani said. “We have had nothing but positive remarks about it and it is a very strong sign of what football can do to bring countries together.”

Although each country individually would have the infrastructure to host the World Cup alone, Montagliani said, a joint bid would be “a fit” with the new 48-country, 80-game format of the 2026 tournament.

A final decision is likely to be taken “sometime this year”.

David Conn/The Guardian

Tags: Mexico, United States, World Cup

Alan Pulido Rescued 24 Hours After Abudction

May 30, 2016 1:47 PM

Alan Pulido has been rescued some 24 hours after being abducted, the Tamaulipas state government said in a statement.

Pulido was rescued at around midnight on Sunday, the statement said, in a joint operation by state and federal security forces. 

Pulido, a striker who plays for Olympiacos in Greece and has represented Mexico, was abducted after leaving a party with his girlfriend in his hometown of Ciudad Victoria, some 200 miles south of the Texas border.

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Tags: Mexico, Olympiacos

Giovani Dos Santos Declines Mexico's Invitation For Copa America
Giovani Dos Santos hasn't played for Mexico since last summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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USA, Mexico In Talks On Joint Bid For 2026 World Cup
Since the 2002 World Cup, hosted by Japan and South Korea, world football's governing body has not entertained joint bids.

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Copa America Groups Announced
The United States will play Colombia in their first match of the group stage at Levi's Stadium on June 3rd.

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Mexico, USA CONCACAF Match Drew 7M Viewers In United States
Fox Sports 1 had 1.6 million viewers, while Univision and Univision Deportes drew 5.1 million.

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Juan Carlos Osorio To Become Manager Of Mexico
Juan Carlos Osorio has previously coached in the MLS with the Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls.


Jurgen Klopp Linked Again To Bayern, Rejected Offer From Mexico
Jurgen Klopp has previously said he would be open to accepting the Bayern job and has been strongly touted to replace Pep Guardiola when his three-year deal expires in 2016.


Marcelo Bielsa Steps Down As Manager Of Marseille
Marcelo Bielsa has been linked to Mexico's manager vacancy.


Bielsa Has No Plans To Leave Marseille For Mexico
Marcelo Bielsa added he is close to renewing his existing contract with Marseille.


Miguel Herrera Fired As Manager Of Mexico
The move comes just two days after Mexico won the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the nation's first major title since 2011.


Andres Guardado Considered Missing Penalty On Purpose
Andres Guardado believed the referee made an incorrect decision to award Mexico a penalty kick in the 88th minute after Panama's Roman Torres was judged to have handballed in the area.


Three Words Most Often Used To Describe All 32 World Cup Teams
The team at Cambridge scoured over 15,000 football-specific online sources to produce the following chart.

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Messi, Robben, James, Neymar, Howard Headline World Cup Best XI
Lionel Messi headlines the WhoScored Best XI leading up to the World Cup Final with a rating of 8.77.

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70 Percent Chance Brazil, Argentina, Germany Or Netherlands Win WC
In terms of winning the World Cup, Brazil are still most likely to do so (23.4%), but Argentina (19.3%) and Germany’s chances (15.6%) are much closer than many believed prior to the start of the tourn


Atleti, Arsenal Interested In Signing Guillermo Ochoa
Atlético Madrid is interested in signing Guillermo Ochoa, who is currently without a club and is starting in goal for Mexico in the World Cup.

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Adios Group A: Brazil, Mexico Advance
Brazil and Mexico have advanced to the Round of 16, taking seven points apiece from their three Group A matches.

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Spain, Germany, Brazil Ranked 1-3 In Final FIFA Rankings Before WC
Group B features top overall Spain, followed by 14th ranked Chile, 15th ranked Holland and 62nd ranked Australia.


Soldier Field Sold Out For Mexico, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Mexico and Bosnia-Herzegovina have sold out their friendly match at Soldier Field in Chicago.

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Copa America 2016 To Be Held In United States
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Mexico, the United States and four other countries will compete.

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Four World Cup Teams Have German Manager
Argentina, Colombia, Italy and Portugal each have three managers, while Bosnia and France have two apiece.

Mexico To Finalize World Cup Roster Three Weeks Early
Mexico is in Group A with Cameroon, Brazil and Croatia.