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Big crowd endures another poor Mexico outing
May 11th, 2010 2:17AM

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[WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN] A goal by sub Alberto Medina was all Mexico could muster in its 1-0 victory against a makeshift Senegal team brought over to serve as sparring partner for the Tri in its next-to-last U.S. friendly that drew a crowd of 60,610 fans at Soldier Field.

Andres Guardado, another sub, was released early by Spanish club Deportivo Coruna and was one of the few players to have a good game.

Up front, much-touted Javier Hernandez, who will join Manchester United, did not have a good game against Senegal.



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  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: May 11, 2010 at 12:36 p.m.
    Your header says "Big crowd endures another poor Mexico outing..." however, I would not go so far as to say Mexico played that poorly. On a scale of 1-10, I'd give El Tri a 7.5, and the crowd an 9.0. Who actually won was the Mexican Federation and the US marketing firm (SUM?)read this by getting the big bucks. As for Mexico's play, El Tri seems to be perpetually mired in selfish play, i.e. players do not release the ball quickly, allowing the opponents to double and even triple mark the attacking player. The midfield was stuck in first gear, losing the ball with errant passes, and many times the wings were left for wanting as was a sense of urgency not shown until the second half. Was Senegal invited to play because of their similar style of play as South Africa? It was faster to the ball, but ball possession was lacking, but their rough play was not. So to say Mexico played that poorly, and then say Javier Hernandez "did not have a good game," did it ever occur to the writer that he is now a "marked" man? Let's see what the next games portend for El Tri a mere 30 days before they kick off against South Africa, and then pass solid judgement. Lastly and BTW, where is any analysis of the US MNT - that hasn't played any games of late???


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