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Miguel Herrera named as coach of Mexican national team

Mexico City, Oct 18 (EFE).- Miguel Herrera, who guided the America soccer club to the Liga MX title, was named Friday as provisional coach of Mexico's troubled national team. "I have achieved the unconditional support of all of the clubs for Mr. Herrera to qualify us (for the 2014 World Cup). That is the goal," Mexican soccer federation chief Justino Compean said. Mexico ended the final six-team stage of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with a mere 11 points and advanced to a playoff against New Zealand thanks only to a U.S. win over Panama.

Mexican soccer franchise on the move

Mexico City, May 21 (EFE).- The Mexican soccer federation and Liga MX management have approved the move of the Jaguares de Chiapas club to the central city of Queretaro. The idea originated with the owners of Queretaro's existing Liga MX team, which was relegated at the end of the just-completed season. The Queretaro ownership group, led by businessman Amando Yañez, said Tuesday that the man hired last month to manage the now-relegated squad, Ignacio Ambriz, will stay on as coach of the transplanted Jaguares.

America beats Monterrey 2-1, qualifies for final

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. 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. 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.

Atlas beats Cruz Azul, takes first place in Mexican soccer

Mexico City, Mar 31 (EFE).- Atlas beat Cruz Azul 2-1 to become the new leaders in the Clausura 2013 Mexican soccer tourney at the beginning of the 12th week of the championship. Luis Ramos scored in the 39th minute of Saturday's match and Vicente Matias Vuosso added a goal in the 55th minute for the visitors, while Israel Castro found the net for the home squad, who remain out of the qualifying zone, in the 51st minute. The first period was rather lackluster except for the fact that Ramos managed to knock a header in.

Mexico's San Luis, Morelia name new coaches

Mexico City, Feb 19 (EFE).- San Luis and Morelia became the third and fourth clubs to make coaching changes just seven weeks into the Mexican first division season. San Luis named Uruguay's Carlos Maria Morales to replace Eduardo Fentanes, who leaves the squad in the Liga MX basement with 2 ties and 5 losses. Carlos Bustos, an Argentine who had been coaching Mexican second division club Neza, was tapped by Morelia to step in for compatriot Ruben Omar Romano, fired Monday.
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