Sport in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25712/all en Soccer-New signings fall foul of Mexican work permit rule http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/soccer-new-signings-fall-foul-mexican-work-permit-rule <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 13 (Reuters) - Cruz Azul's new foreign signings Teofilo Gutierrez of Colombia and Argentine Nicolas Bertolo have had to leave Mexico to apply for work permits, missing out on the team's opening matches in the Clausura soccer championship.</p> <p>Despite their absence, the Blue Machine came from behind to beat San Luis 2-1 at home on Saturday with both goals from their Argentine midfielder Christian "Chaco" Gimenez to take their tally to four points from two matches.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/soccer-new-signings-fall-foul-mexican-work-permit-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Mexico Sport in Mexico Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:00:43 +0000 5733776 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Red card mars Bertolo's long-awaited Mexican debut http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-red-card-mars-bertolos-long-awaited-mexican-debut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 21 (Reuters) - Argentine Nicolas Bertolo's fraught introduction to the Mexican championship continued at the weekend with a red card on his debut for Cruz Azul at Guadalajara.</p> <p>The midfielder, who missed his new team's first two matches in the Clausura championship due to work permit problems, earned a second booking and a sending off when the referee ruled he had dived in the 84th minute of Sunday's 1-1 draw at the Omnilife.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-red-card-mars-bertolos-long-awaited-mexican-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruz Azul Football in Mexico Sport in Mexico Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:00:51 +0000 5737245 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Colombia's Gutierrez gets off mark in 4-0 Cruz Azul win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-colombias-gutierrez-gets-mark-4-0-cruz-azul-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Colombia striker Teofilo Gutierrez, playing in Mexico after a fraught spell with Racing Club in Argentina last year, got off the mark for Cruz Azul in their 4-0 rout of Puebla.</p> <p>The victory on Saturday kept the Blue Machine fourth in the Clausura standings with eight points, four behind joint leaders Tigres UANL and title holders Tijuana who are both on a maximum 12 points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-colombias-gutierrez-gets-mark-4-0-cruz-azul-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruz Azul Football in Mexico Labor Sport in Mexico Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 13:31:58 +0000 5740090 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Guadalajara still looking for first win in Clausura http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/soccer-guadalajara-still-looking-first-win-clausura <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Troubled Guadalajara were still looking for their first win after a 1-1 draw with San Luis in their fifth match of Mexico's Clausura championship on Sunday.</p> <p>The record 11-times league champion Chivas are nine points adrift of joint leaders Tigres UANL and Apertura champions Tijuana in 14th place with four points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/soccer-guadalajara-still-looking-first-win-clausura" target="_blank">read more</a></p> C.D. Guadalajara Football in Mexico Sport in Mexico Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:30:21 +0000 5744882 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Villa puts two past former club Cruz Azul for Tigres win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/soccer-villa-puts-two-past-former-club-cruz-azul-tigres-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Argentine goal predator Emanuel Villa profited from two rebounds to score twice and give Mexican league leaders UANL Tigres a 2-1 win at Cruz Azul.</p> <p>Villa, who spent three season at Cruz Azul, struck first in the seventh minute of Saturday's match at the Estadio Azul when he tapped the ball home after Brazilian Juninho's free kick came back off the bar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/soccer-villa-puts-two-past-former-club-cruz-azul-tigres-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruz Azul Football in Mexico Sport in Mexico Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 13:45:15 +0000 5764889 at http://www.globalpost.com America crushes Necaxa 3-1 in Copa MX action http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/america-crushes-necaxa-3-1-copa-mx-action <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Feb 20 (EFE).- America crushed Necaxa 3-1, while the Culiacan Dorados beat Pachuca 5-2 in the fourth round of the Copa MX, a tournament that features 11 Mexican First-Division teams and 13 Second-Division teams.</p> <p>America scored on goals by Ventura Alvarado, Antonio Lopez and Gil Cordero, overcoming the initial lead by Necaxa in the match played Tuesday night at Mexico City's Azteca Stadium.</p> <p>The Dorados, the defending Copa MX champions, got goals from four different players and benefited from a self-goal by Aldair Meza in their decisive win over Pachuca.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/america-crushes-necaxa-3-1-copa-mx-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruz Azul Football in Mexico Sport in Mexico Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:20:54 +0000 5767169 at http://www.globalpost.com Atlas, Atlante and Chiapas book spots in Copa MX quarterfinals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130307/atlas-atlante-and-chiapas-book-spots-copa-mx-quarterfinals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Mar 7 (EFE).- Atlas, currently in second place in Mexico's Liga MX Clausura, booked a place in the quarterfinals of the Copa MX tournament with a 3-1 win over Cruz Azul in its sixth and final match of the group phase, while Atlante and Jaguares de Chiapas also qualified for the knockout stage with victories.</p> <p>Pachuca, Puebla and Cruz Azul, meanwhile, advanced Wednesday to the last eight despite losses in their final-round matches.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130307/atlas-atlante-and-chiapas-book-spots-copa-mx-quarterfinals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruz Azul Football in Mexico Sport in Mexico Agencia EFE Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:01:20 +0000 5776206 at http://www.globalpost.com Cruz Azul, America to face off in Copa Mx semis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130313/cruz-azul-america-face-copa-mx-semis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Mar 13 (EFE).- Cruz Azul beat Jaguares de Chiapas 1-0 to set up a Copa Mx semifinal clash with America, which advanced after topping second division club Estudiantes in a penalty shootout.</p> <p>The Jaguares were not intimidated by the atmosphere at Mexico City's Estadio Azul and they generated a number of chances even as their defense stymied the home side.</p> <p>Cruz Azul picked up the pace in the second half and had an opportunity to score in the 60th minute, but Colombian striker Teofilo Gutierrez's shot went astray.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130313/cruz-azul-america-face-copa-mx-semis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruz Azul Football in Mexico Sport in Mexico Agencia EFE Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:34:03 +0000 5782303 at http://www.globalpost.com Atlante, Puebla advance to Copa MX semis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130314/atlante-puebla-advance-copa-mx-semis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Mar 14 (EFE).- Atlante and Puebla both eked out victories in penalty shootouts and will square off in the semifinals of the Copa MX tournament, while the other final-four match-up of that Mexican cup competition will pit America against Cruz Azul.</p> <p>Neither Atlante nor Atlas were able to get the ball into the back of the net in regulation time of their contest on Wednesday, but the Cancun-based club one-upped their Guadalajara rivals 3-2 on penalties.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130314/atlante-puebla-advance-copa-mx-semis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlante F.C. Football in Mexico Sport in Mexico Agencia EFE Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:01:41 +0000 5783868 at http://www.globalpost.com America battles San Luis to draw, Queretaro blanks Toluca http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130317/america-battles-san-luis-draw-queretaro-blanks-toluca <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Mar 17 (EFE).- America fought San Luis to a 1-1 draw on the weekend and kept its third-place spot in the 11th week of the Mexican Clausura soccer tourney, while Queretaro beat Toluca 1-0.</p> <p>The results of the two matches left Queretaro and San Luis in a battle for their lives with each other, given that they are last and next-to-last, respectively, in the percentage table that determines who will be relegated to second division.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130317/america-battles-san-luis-draw-queretaro-blanks-toluca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Mexico Sport in Mexico Sports Agencia EFE Sun, 17 Mar 2013 23:46:58 +0000 5786321 at http://www.globalpost.com Pumas move up to 5th as Tigres extend unbeaten streak to 13 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130408/pumas-move-5th-tigres-extend-unbeaten-streak-13 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Apr 8 (EFE).- The UNAM Pumas moved up to fifth place in the Liga MX with a 2-1 road win over Pachuca, while league-leading Tigres played to a scoreless tie with Leon to remain unbeaten 13 weeks into the season.</p> <p>Pumas and Pachuca each have 20 points, but the UNAM squad has the better goal differential.</p> <p>Tigres, with 29 points, are only a win or a tie away from matching the Liga MX record of 14 consecutive matches without a loss, set by Chivas in 2001.</p> <p>Second-place Atlas tied Morelia 0-0 and No. 4 Santos Laguna's duel with Tijuana also ended with no goals.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130408/pumas-move-5th-tigres-extend-unbeaten-streak-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruz Azul Football in Mexico Sport in Mexico Agencia EFE Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:16:57 +0000 5805705 at http://www.globalpost.com Tigres' unbeaten streak snapped http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130415/tigres-unbeaten-streak-snapped <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Apr 15 (EFE).- League-leading Tigres lost 2-1 to UNAM Pumas after going undefeated for the first 13 matches of the Clausura season, while second-place Atlas put concerns about relegation behind them.</p> <p>Emanuel Villa scored the lone goal for Tigres to reclaim the top spot in the Liga MX scoring race with nine tallies, despite missing five matches due to injury.</p> <p>Both Tigres, with 29 points, and Atlas, with 28, are all but assured of qualifying for the eight-team playoff.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130415/tigres-unbeaten-streak-snapped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> C.F. Pachuca Football in Mexico Sport in Mexico Agencia EFE Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:46:20 +0000 5816072 at http://www.globalpost.com Tigres beat America to take Clausura 2013 lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130505/tigres-beat-america-take-clausura-2013-lead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, May 5 (EFE).- Tigres beat America on the latter's home turf 2-0 to regain the lead in Mexico's Clausura 2013 soccer tourney, which this weekend finished up its regular season and goes into the playoff phase where the top eight teams will vie for the title.</p> <p>Brazilian Danilinho scored in the 47th minute and Argentina's Lucas Lobos found the net in the 58th minute in Saturday's victory, giving Tigres the win, a total of 35 points and undisputed leadership in the tourney.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130505/tigres-beat-america-take-clausura-2013-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> America Cruz Azul Football in Mexico Sport in Mexico Agencia EFE Sun, 05 May 2013 20:45:03 +0000 5831512 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican federation suspends coach for 2 matches after altercation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130514/mexican-federation-suspends-coach-2-matches-after-altercation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, May 14 (EFE).- The Mexican Soccer Federation's disciplinary committee handed down a two-match suspension to Atlas coach Tomas Boy for a scuffle with an opposing manager.</p> <p>Angry after his team lost 3-1 in a quarterfinal with Santos Laguna, Boy tried to attack one of the opposing goal-scorers, but was intercepted by coach Pedro Caixinha.</p> <p>The Atlas manager then pushed Caixinha in a scene that provoked widespread disgust in the Mexican media.</p> <p>Another incident in the same match earned Atlas goalkeeper Miguel Pinto a one-match suspension.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130514/mexican-federation-suspends-coach-2-matches-after-altercation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Mexico Sport in Mexico Sports Agencia EFE Tue, 14 May 2013 15:58:40 +0000 5837580 at http://www.globalpost.com America beats Monterrey 2-1, qualifies for final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130519/america-beats-monterrey-2-1-qualifies-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, May 19 (EFE).- America beat Monterrey 2-1 after tying them 2-2 in the first match of a two-game series, thus qualifying for the final in the Mexican Clausura soccer tournament.</p> <p>America will next go up later this week against the winner of the Cruz Azul-Santos two-game semifinals match-up, the second contest of which is to be played on Sunday.</p> <p>In the first game, Cruz Azul smashed Santos 3-0 in an away match in the Torreon stadium and thus has the wind at their backs for the second confrontation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130519/america-beats-monterrey-2-1-qualifies-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Mexico Mexican Primera DivisiĆ³n Sport in Mexico Agencia EFE Sun, 19 May 2013 19:45:28 +0000 5841526 at http://www.globalpost.com