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After Javier Hernandez and Raul Jimenez, who is Mexico’s option at striker?

When thinking of Mexico's most gifted and capable strikers, two players immediately stand out amongst the rest: Javier Hernandez and Raul Jimenez. On paper, Hernandez remains the more talented and popular option of the two. As the leading all-time goalscorer for El Tri, the 30-year-old is undoubtedly a key figure with his knack of finding the back of the net. But Hernandez has yet to find his footing this season for West Ham with one start in four Premier League appearances with no goals. He is also…

Maradona’s winning debut: 10 observations from Dorados de Sinaloa

Diego Maradona had cause for celebration after his Dorados de Sinaloa side got him off to a winning start over Cafetaleros de Tapachula. Diego Maradona sat down with ESPN following his Dorados side's opening victory in Ascenso MX. Editor's Note: This was originally published for ESPN Mexico. Read the original here. CULIACAN, Mexico — It was a golden night for Diego Armando Maradona at the Estadio Banorte de Culiacan. In the magical debut of the iconic No. 10 from Argentina as manager of the second-division Dorados de Culiacan, here are 10 behind-the-scene things from a memorable evening in Ascenso MX, as they thrashed Cafetaleros de Tapachula 4-1 on Monday. 1. Maradona's arrival in Sinaloa has triggered Netflix's interest…

Diego Maradona guides Dorados to emphatic win over Tapachula

Diego Maradona had cause for celebration after his Dorados de Sinaloa side got him off to a winning start over Cafetaleros de Tapachula. Diego Maradona admits drug taking almost consumed him during his Dorados presentation. New Dorados head coach Diego Maradona insists he is at the club for the right reasons. A hat trick from Vinicio Angulo helped get Diego Maradona's managerial career in Mexico off to the perfect start on Monday as his new club Dorados beat Tapachula 4-1 in Culiacan. Ecuadorian striker Vinicio Angulo struck in the 59th and 61st minutes and although Argentine Sebastian Ibars got a goal back for the visitors two minutes later, Angulo converted a penalty with a quarter of an hour remaining to put them 3-1 up. Alonso Escoboza added a fourth for the home side in the 85th ...

Guillermo Ochoa: Not my fault Napoli move fell through

Napoli missed chance after chance against Fiorentina, but a late goal from Lorenzo Insigne secured three points for Carlo Ancelotti's side. Mexico international Guillermo Ochoa insists his botched move to Napoli fell through over problems elsewhere, rather than his own qualities. Standard Liege goalkeeper Ochoa, who impressed for Mexico at the World Cup, had been linked with a move to Napoli when their new signing Alex Meret broke an arm shortly after joining the club this summer. Ochoa, 33, had been one of the frontrunners for the role but David Ospina joined on loan from Arsenal instead.  "We only have one more obstacle…

Mexico braces itself for Diego Maradona’s Dorados coaching debut

Necaxa ending Cruz Azul's undefeated start to the 2018 Apertura on Saturday was the major story in Liga MX this past weekend, but Mexican soccer's big talking point over the last couple of weeks has been centered around Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico's second division. In case you've been hiding under a rock, Argentina legend Diego Maradona was named head coach of Ascenso MX side Dorados during the international break and will take his spot on the bench for his debut in Mexico on Monday evening as…

African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Harley-Davidson is opening a Silicon Valley R&D center to power EV production With a $10 million round, Nigeria’s Paga plans global expansion Samantha Stein Contributor More posts by this contributor Only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 Announcing Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2018 A drone revolution is coming to sub-Saharan Africa. Countries across the continent are experimenting with this 21st century technology as a way to leapfrog decades of neglect of 20th century infrastructure. Over the last two years, San Francisco-based startup Zipline launched a national UAV delivery program in East Africa; South Africa...

Is Ricardo Ferretti the right coach for Mexico?

We took a sneak peek behind the scenes from Nashville where the USMNT hosted arch-rivals Mexico. Mexico's interim coach, Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti, told two journalists — whom he called his "sons" — on Monday that he would be writing them into his will. One is to get the Ferrari, the other the Lamborghini, said Ferretti. Clearly, 41 uninterrupted years working in Mexico's first division, first as a player and then as a manager, has its financial rewards. Ferretti began the same pregame news conference by asking if any female reporters had any questions, so they could go first. He went on…

All access US vs. Mexico from Nashville

We took a sneak peek behind the scenes from Nashville where the USMNT hosted arch-rivals Mexico.

Mexico lost focus after Matt Miazga mocked Diego Lainez, needs ‘Tuca’ Ferretti’s guidance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The United States' 1-0 victory over Mexico will be remembered mainly for Matt Miazga mocking Diego Lainez's height in the second half. It was an incident and a photo that will go down in the collective consciousness of the relatively young U.S.-Mexico soccer rivalry. It gave a spark to a game that threatened to be stale. The giant U.S. defender making fun of the skillful, diminutive 18-year-old laid down a marker for the new generation in a Clasico that needed a jump start. The…

United States 1-0 Mexico: Adams answers the call

A Mexico red card helped turn the tide in the United States' favor, as Tyler Adams' first international goal stood up as the winner in Nashville.

Mexico’s Angel Zaldivar on red card: U.S. played ‘dirty game’

A Mexico red card helped turn the tide in the United States' favor, as Tyler Adams' first international goal stood up as the winner in Nashville. Taylor Twellman explains why the United States' win over Mexico didn't answer all the questions about the rebuilding USMNT squad. Tyler Adams describes the feeling of scoring his first goal for the U.S. in a 1-0 win over Mexico, especially as a New York native on Sept. 11. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Angel Zaldivar was sent off for Mexico's 1-0 loss to the United States on Tuesday and pulled no punches in criticizing the opposition's attitude. The Chivas forward saw red in the 67th minute, two minutes after 6-foot-4 defender Matt Miazga had appeared to mock 5-5 Mexico forward Diego Lainez about his height. Miazga was th...

Mexico’s 5-foot-5 Diego Lainez not offended by 6-4 Matt Miazga’s mocking

Taylor Twellman explains why the United States' win over Mexico didn't answer all the questions about the rebuilding USMNT squad. NASHVILLE — Mexico's 18-year-old forward Diego Lainez was not offended by U.S. defender Matt Miazga appearing to make fun of his height during the second half of the United States' 1-0 victory over El Tri on Tuesday. The game threatened to spill over in the 65th minute as 6-foot-4 defender Miazga squared up to 5-5 Lainez and made a gesture seeming to mock the height difference between the two, but Lainez brushed it off. "We aren't all going to be the same height," Lainez told reporters after the…