Friday, May 11, 2007

American double

Since Mexican teams began competing in the tournament 1998, only one Mexican team has reached the Copa Libertadores final - Cruz Azul in 2001. No Mexican side has ever won Copa Libertadores, let alone held league and cup trophies at the same time.

America has a chance of accomplishing the never-before-accomplished feat this year. Over the next few weeks, America can move into a class of its own with a Clausura 2007 title and a Libertadores championship.

Chances are, it won't happen only because it hasn't happened before. But at the same time, a Mexican team is bound to win the cup sooner or later.

These two America players figure to play important roles now and in the future. Sporting the beanie is Juan Carlos Mosqueda - Cuauhtemoc Blanco's heir apparent - and the other fellow is Guillermo "Memo" Ochoa.

1 comment:

E. Charles Blanco said...


Don't have much to say about America's chances, but I will say this:

The Santos/America matchup is probably the most excited I've been about a Libertadores tie since Santos/Cruz Azul in 2003.

And remember, America will have a slight advantage in Brasil because Santos will have to play in the Morumbi in Sao Paulo (Vila Belmiro does not have enough seating).