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Queretaro's Ruiz, 17, finds self in sudden spotlight


Victor Guzman enjoys 'revenge' and shows why he's important to Mexico's future

Victor Guzman of Mexico celebrates after scoring his first goal.
Victor Guzman has come a long way in the last few months.

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Victor "Pocho" Guzman's first goal for Mexico goal in Thursday's 3-2 victory over Costa Rica was the closing of a chapter of sorts inside Estadio Universitario.

As Guzman celebrated his golazo -- the midfielder ghosted in at the far post, received a right-wing cross and volleyed into the top corner past a helpless Keylor Navas -- few watching realized just how much it had meant to him and its relevance.

"It'll remain in my mind forever," the 23-year-old said after the...

Mexico's Victor Guzman, Raul Jimenez get high marks for offensive showcase in win

Thursday night was filled with a number of ups and downs for Mexico. In a slightly chaotic game with defensive issues, yet a resurgent attack, El Tri walked away from its latest friendly against Costa Rica with a 3-2 victory. Following the win at Estadio Universitario in Monterrey, the national team will now travel to Queretaro to prepare for its next friendly against Chile on Tuesday.


After stumbling to a 2-1 deficit by halftime, Mexico did an excellent job of bouncing back through...

Substitutions save Mexico in back-and-forth win over Costa Rica

MONTERREY, Mexico -- The Mexican national team had to rally twice on Thursday night to ultimately beat CONCACAF rivals Costa Rica in a entertaining friendly at Estadio Universitario. Here are three thoughts from Mexico's win over Costa Rica. 

1. Super-subs rescue win for Mexico

This was a flawed, but ultimately satisfactory night for Mexico. The 3-2 victory over Costa Rica ended a streak of four consecutive losses and after being down 2-1 at half-time, El Tri should be happy with what was...

Costa Rica's recent rise has created a new regional rival for Mexico

MEXICO CITY -- The Estadio Azteca earned its reputation as a fortress for Mexico's national team by way of sheer physical imposition. The cavernous building is surrounded by stands that appear to rise straight up into the sky, filled to the brim with fans on game day.

Coupled with Mexico City's high altitude and notorious smog, the Azteca literally takes the opposition's breath away. These conditions combined to provide El Tri with a near-guaranteed win against opposition for the whole of the 20th...

Alexis Vega among Liga MX players overlooked by current Mexico squad

Another exciting round of friendlies are about to kick-off for Mexico. With matches set against Costa Rica and Chile during the international break, several fringe and inexperienced options will now have a chance to make a name for themselves for Mexico. In a transitionary stage for the national team after the World Cup, El Tri will now need to test out several new faces who have the capabilities of making an impact in the near future.

All that said, it can be argued that the search for alternative...

Mexico's Hirving Lozano has arrived on the scene - but path to stardom won't be easy

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop assesses potential moves for Hirving Lozano, Ever Banega, Anthony Martial and many more in Transfer Rater.

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Hirving Lozano arrived at the Mexico City airport in the early hours of Monday morning with his hood covering his forehead, his sleeping daughter wrapped around his neck and a tired look on his face. With cameras focusing in on the 23-year-old, fans asking for selfies and reporters interrogating him, Lozano paused to make sure his wife had her ride sorted before descending into a car to take him to Mexico's training camp.

It wasn't the snapshot of your average footballer turning...