Friday, September 21, 2007

Trouble in Tuzo-land?

Without Miguel Calero, Pachuca shockingly doesn't seem like their usual selves.

Friday, Pachuca fell to Veracruz by 3-0. It was the third consecutive league match without Calero and the second straight one they've lost. Friday's affair was particularly distressing. Humberto Hernandez, a 22-year-old youngster who has done nothing but thrown gas on the fire, was sent off in the 25th minute as Pachuca played a man down for most of the match.

After this weekend's action, Pachuca might be down as far as seventh in the overall table. Though their playoff lives aren't too much in jeopardy (all they need to do is finish above Pumas, Puebla, Jaguares and Tecos), their form has certainly taken a hit without Calero.

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