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Everything you need to know about Chivas vs. America in Clasico Nacional

Everything you need to know about Chivas vs. America in Clasico Nacional

The Clasico Nacional … is more than a simple game of soccer; it brings different fragments of Mexican society together and sets them against one another on the field. On one side, Guadalajara is Mexico’s second-biggest city and the capital of Jalisco, the most Mexican of states — home of tequila, mariachi and charreria. Chivas themselves are a patriotic symbol due to their unique tradition of fielding only Mexican players, too. Then there is Club America. Spawned from the mega-metropolis of Mexico City and owned by major media conglomerate Televisa — which is famous for its telenovelas — America oozes flashiness and borderline arrogance,...

Which players could be called up for ‘El Tri’ from Chivas?

Which players could be called up for ‘El Tri’ from Chivas?

Chivas is going through a great moment during the start of the Clausura 2019. Three games and three wins have the club leader of the Mexican League with a perfect score. Mexico National Team coach, Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino visited Chivas training facilities in order to meet more players from Guadalajara as he has done with other clubs. It looks like there are some players who have stood out during the start of the present campaign. They could already be in the orbit of ‘Tata’ for future calls to ‘El Tri’. Raúl Gudiño The goalkeeper has been very consistent so far...

Remembering the last dark days of Chivas USA

Remembering the last dark days of Chivas USA

As a lifelong New York Mets fan, Nelson Rodriguez has long known the story of Omar Minaya, the team’s former general manager. Minaya’s first chance at running a team had come with the Montreal Expos after the franchise was taken over by Major League Baseball. Minaya’s job was to put the team down as gently and painlessly as possible while the league searched for new owners and a new home for the franchise. Rodriguez inherited a similar role in the winter of 2014, when Major League Soccer put him in charge of Chivas USA less than a week after the...