Tena in limbo after loss
[USA-MEXICO] Mexico fired Coach Jose Manuel de la Torre after Friday's 2-1 to Honduras. The future of his replacement,
assistant and close friend Luis Fernando Tena, was uncertain after El Tri's 2-0 loss to the USA.
Tena, who led Mexico to the 2012 Olympic gold
medal in men's soccer, had just three days to prepare El Tri as an emergency replacement.
"We made an arrangement to discuss it after the game," said Tena after the loss to the United
States. "There's nothing that's been decided at this point. This isn't the best time to make decisions."
The loss dropped Mexico to fifth place, below Panama on goals scored with two
games to play.
Mexico and Panama will meet on Oct. 11 at Azteca Stadium, where Mexico has yet to win the Hexagonal (three 0-0 ties and 2-1 loss to Honduras).
El Tri is likely
playing for fourth place -- and a berth in the intercontinental playoff against New Zealand -- though Honduras' failure to close out Panama left the Catrachos just three points in front of Mexico and
Panama with two games to play.
USA 2 Mexico 0
Jamaica 1 Costa Rica 1
Honduras 2 Panama 2
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
15 Costa Rica 4-3-1 12/6
16 USA 5-1-2 10/6
11 Honduras 3-2-3 10/10
8 Mexico 1-5-2 4/6
8 Panama 1-5-2 7/9
Jamaica 0-4-4 3/9
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