2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
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2hJeff Carlisle

Gulati: Perceptions of U.S. affecting WC bid

Sunil Gulati says winning the 2026 World Cup hosting rights "will be a tough battle," and he's concerned external political forces will affect the bid

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1dNayib Moran

El Tri hopeful Gallardo off to fast start

Jesus Gallardo isn't the sexiest name in Mexico's player pool but amidst a bright start to the Clausura, Gallardo is now in the picture for a WC spot.

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2dCesar Hernandez

Martin, Montes nearing national team returns?

Mexico Hot List: Liga MX stars Henry Martin and Luis Montes pushing for returns to the national team, Raul Gudino struggling for time in Cyprus.

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3dTom Marshall

Chicharito doesn't fit with West Ham

Since David Moyes took over as West Ham manager in November, it's been quite clear that his style doesn't bring out the best of Chicharito.

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4dNayib Moran

Jimenez breaks his season duck

It took months for Raul Jimenez to score his first goal of the season, but he finally did it, leading this week's edition of Heroes & Villains.

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7dTom Marshall

How Mexico wooed Jonathan Gonzalez

ESPN FC caught up with FMF's Dennis Te Kloese to discuss how Mexico brought Jonathan Gonzalez on board and the importance of dual nationals.

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8dNayib Moran

Liga MX players vying for World Cup place

After stating he'll join Mexico, U.S. youth international Jonathan Gonzalez leads a pack of Liga MX-based players out to make El Tri's World Cup team.

8dTom Marshall

Gonzalez's one-time switch received by FIFA

Sources have told ESPN FC that the Mexican federation is hopeful Gonzalez's switch will be successfully completed within 10 days.

Why Jonathan Gonzalez chose Mexico over the U.S. (3:28)
9dCesar Hernandez

Chicharito struggling, Reyes resurgent

Mexico Hot List: Diego Reyes' surprising resurgence at Porto continues while Javier Hernandez struggles for opportunities and service at West Ham.

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9dTom Marshall

How Gonzalez fits in for Mexico

Now that Jonathan Gonzalez's international future has been settled, new questions arise: What would he play for Mexico? Is a World Cup place possible?

Jonathan Gonzalez to choose Mexico over the U.S. (0:29)
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10dTom Marshall

Sources: Gonzalez chooses Mexico over U.S.

Monterrey midfielder and U.S.-Mexico dual national Jonathan Gonzalez has opted to play for Mexico over the United States for his international future.

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15dTom Marshall

Damm warns others after fireworks injury

Mexico and Tigres winger Jurgen Damm sent a message warning others to learn from his mistake after an accident involving fireworks.

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16dTom Marshall

Liga MX's 2018 wishlist

If you could wave a magic wand to influence events in Liga MX in 2018, what would you change? Here's a look at 10 things Mexico can hope for.

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17dESPN staff

Gonzalez: No contact from U.S. for friendly

Jonathan Gonzalez says U.S. Soccer did not approach him about making his senior international debut in November's friendly against Portugal.

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19dESPN staff

Herrera: MLS schedule hinders WCup prep

Miguel Herrera says he believes the MLS schedule will prevent it from competing for talent as players realize it hurts their World Cup preparation.

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27dESPN staff

U.S fan gets Mexico jersey for Christmas

What does every football fan of the United States need for a gift this holiday? Well a team to pull for at the 2018 World Cup of course.

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27dTom Marshall

Vela's frustrating stint in Europe ends

Carlos Vela has achieved what very few Mexican players in history have accomplished in Europe, but there is a sense of lament about his exit.

RankingsInternational Friendly

Goal Difference5Tied-22nd
Goals Scored12Tied-11th
Goals Conceded7Tied-115th