Mexico's troubles under Osorio in big games continue

At least Mexico and its head coach, Juan Carlos Osorio, won't have to return to Levi's Stadium, scene of its humiliating loss to Chile -- 7-0 -- in the 2016 Copa Centenario quarterfinals. But El Tri's problems under Osorio in elimination games continue.

Sunday's 1-0 loss to Jamaica in the Gold Cup semifinals was the third in four elimination games in the Osorio era.

Mexico in elimination games (Osorio era):
2016: 0-7 Chile (Copa Centenario quarterfinals)
2017: 1-4 Germany (Confederations Cup semifinals)
2017: 1-0 Honduras (Gold Cup quarterfinals)
2017: 0-1 Jamaica (Gold Cup semifinals)

He was suspended from coaching Mexico during the Gold Cup and had to be protected by security guards as fans shouted "Fuera, Osorio!" ("Osorio, Out!") as he exited the Rose Bowl on Sunday night.

FIFA suspended Osorio for six games for sideline behavior during the Confederations Cup third-place match in Russia. Mexico had fallen in the consolation game following a 4-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals.

Mexico sent a "B" team to the Gold Cup, exiting with just six goals in five games.

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5 comments about "Mexico's troubles under Osorio in big games continue".
  1. R2 Dad, July 24, 2017 at 5:36 a.m.

    Not sure that any Gold Cup game constitutes a "big game", knock-out or otherwise. So losing to Chile and Germany in real tournaments obviously isn't good, but I don't think those Gold Cup matches are in the same ballpark at all. Will Mexico go mental and fire Osorio? Sure, why not? Feed the beast, attempt to placate the braying masses who think Mexico should beat a Germany or Chile. Re-hire El Piojo, who appears desperate for the job ahead of 2018. Does Osorio deserve the chop? It doesn't really matter--it's El Tri and it's all hysteria all the time. US Soccer wants to encourage "passion"--we should be careful what we wish for. Mexico is what happens when all that counts is "passion".

  2. 0 M, July 24, 2017 at 12:23 p.m.

    US Soccer is too comfortable and boring. They should have yearly firings to help excite the fans.

  3. Ric Fonseca replied, July 24, 2017 at 2:13 p.m.

    O M: What does this mean, "Oh my...?" You do have a sense of humor!!!

  4. Andrew Kear, July 24, 2017 at 9:18 p.m.

    A win this Wednesday and the US is again the king of the region. Sorry Mexico the US is now boss.

  5. Craig Cummings, July 24, 2017 at 10:27 p.m.

    A K the fat lady has not sung yet. But I hope to hear her Wed. Loud and clear. Go USA.

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