The last few World Cup qualifying matches have come at inopportune times for me. So when Friday’s game between Mexico and Panama was scheduled for 7 p.m., I made it a priority to sit down, sit back and enjoy it.
I got my seat at the bar. I got my beer. I even got my game on three different screens. What I didn’t get was my THREE POINTS!!!
Again we tied. How tiresome. And now we’re in a three-way tie with 7 points. Silver lining recognition: At least Mexico has moved out of the danger zone.
Time to ratchet up the pressure.
And sometimes, more words are needed!
No manches, güey
No mames, güey
No chingues, güey
En serio, güey?
No friegues, güey
No puede ser, güey
Que pedo, güey
Se la perdio, güey
Photo from Récord
What the frack is wrong with this picture??!!!!?
The top three regional teams automatically qualify for Brazil 2014. The fourth-place team is on the bubble and has to play against another confederation team to secure a spot.
Mexico has had a lackluster start to CONCACAF hexagonal play, which has put it squarely below average in standings. It has a measly 2 points. We need a win and it needs to happen TODAY.
And with all the pressure on them, TRI hosts the US team in Estadio Azteca. Fingers crossed the crowd doesn’t start booing the home team again. Bring your umbrellas. Beer and pee will rain down from 7,900 feet.
- Mexico vs. USA, 2014 World Cup qualifying: Pressure all on El Tri (sbnation.com)
- US journeys to ‘hell’ in Mexico (sports.yahoo.com)
- Zac Lee Rigg: For the first time, Chepo looks uncomfortable as Mexico boss (goal.com)
Yep. That’s kinda how we all feel, Maza.
Yesterday, during the hexagonal kickoff match against Jamaica in Estadio Azteca, Mexico put on such a lackluster show and failed to capitalize on its home-field advantage. You’re playing in the clouds practically (7,900-foot elevation)!! MAKE THEM RUN.
It got so bad that fans started booing our own team and cheering every time Jamaica had the ball. I’m sure the captain didn’t appreciate any of that.
We scraped by with 1 point, by the grace of God. Read: By the blessings of Jesus.
Jose de Jesus Corona was the one person responsible for keeping Mexico, the regional leader, from falling oh-so-hard from grace. Aside from that spectacular diving save, Chuy had a few more moments where he punched out incoming shots and smothered balls during one-on-one breakaways.
Good stats, of course, for any goalie. But not when that goalie represents a team that has been on the rise. Get your shit together, guerreros. This isn’t a game anymore. It’s a fight to the World Cup.
PHOTO: Mexico captain Francisco ‘MAZA’ Rodriguez flipped off camera while Corona gives interview. Irony, here, is that Corona is the loose cannon you should watch out for off-field antics.
- Jamaica earns historic draw at the Azteca (examiner.com)
- Mexico, Jamaica Draw, 0-0, In Hexagonal World Cup Qualifying Round (huffingtonpost.com)
- Eric Gomez: Chepo’s stubborness leads Mexico to stinker at Azteca (goal.com)