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LA Galaxy loanee Antuna in the right place at the right time for Mexico

Mexico's Raul Jimenez sits down with ESPN FC to discuss the pressure on El Tri to win the Gold Cup and whether playing in CONCACAF is good for them.

PASADENA, Calif. -- Gerardo "Tata" Martino had a message for LA Galaxy winger Uriel Antuna after the 21-year-old netted a hat trick in Mexico's 7-0 Gold Cup victory over Cuba on Saturday in the Rose Bowl.

"I'd tell him to not to listen to too much, not to go on social networks, not watch programs [on TV] because we [in the national team] won't be the ones letting this go to his head," said Martino in the news conference afterwards. "His performance was superb for someone who has just recently started...

Jimenez stellar but Antuna the perfect 10 in Mexico rout

Mexico's Raul Jimenez sits down with ESPN FC to discuss the pressure on El Tri to win the Gold Cup and whether playing in CONCACAF is good for them.

That's seven goals for the seven-time Gold Cup winners. During Saturday night's tournament-opener for Mexico, El Tri walloped Cuba through a 7-0 win at the Rose Bowl. Surrounded by a sea of more than 65,000 fans clad in red and green, Mexico's performance should be seen as a potential warning for future opponents. Next Up: Canada on June 19th.

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The good news for Mexico supporters is that El Tri can find a way to demolish a parked bus. Although Cuba sat back and placed several numbers...

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Galaxy's Antuna scores hat trick in Mexico rout

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Mexico's Raul Jimenez sits down with ESPN FC to discuss the pressure on El Tri to win the Gold Cup and whether playing in CONCACAF is good for them.

Uriel Antuna scored a hat trick as Mexico got their Gold Cup campaign off to a dominant start with a 7-0 rout of Cuba in their opener at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.

The 21-year-old was a last-minute replacement for injured defender Jorge Sanchez in the Mexico squad for the tournament and the addition paid big dividends.

The LA Galaxy midfielder, on loan from Manchester City, gave Mexico the perfect start in their quest for a seventh Gold Cup title when he scored in the second minute of the match,...

Martino finalizes Mexico squad with Galaxy's Antuna

Mexico's Raul Jimenez sits down with ESPN FC to discuss the pressure on El Tri to win the Gold Cup and whether playing in CONCACAF is good for them.

PASADENA, Calif. -- Mexico's 23-player Gold Cup squad is finally complete, with LA Galaxy winger Uriel Antuna coming in for injured America defender Jorge Sanchez.

Manager Gerardo "Tata" Martino made the announcement on the eve of Mexico's Group A opener against Cuba at the Rose Bowl.

Defender Hector Moreno has been included in Martino's list after the coach practically ruled him out following the final friendly against Ecuador, although the Real Sociedad player will not be involved against Cuba...

Raul Jimenez is the most important player of Mexico's depleted Gold Cup squad

For regular observers of the Mexico national team, the green promotional banners outside of Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium with meticulously edited portraits of Javier Hernandez, Hirving Lozano and Miguel Layun jumped out for a certain reason: none of those players was there. Nor, for that matter, was any other recognizable star player like Carlos Vela, Hector Herrera, Giovani dos Santos or Jesus "Tecatito" Corona. But given how many of those identical banners there were around...