Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Fire Chucho!

I kid, I kid...

But Mexico sure doesn't look very good tonight. It's halftime and the score is 3-0 in favor of Argentina. Sven Goran Eriksson is in attendance, and he might be wondering if there was more work to do than he thought. Jesus "Chucho" Ramirez is trying his best as the now lame-duck coach.

Argentina, meanwhile, has played aggressively. We'll see how the second half plays out, but short of a miraculous comeback Argentina should walk away with a convincing victory.

ADD: Okay, final score Argentina 4-1. If the players were really for Chucho and wanted to send a message about their support for him, the message wasn't received. Sven should just start now and manage the game on Sunday in Chicago against Peru. Why wait?

10 comments:

A.C. said...

Mexico is just trying to make the U.S. feel better about their recent results.
Seriously, this should convince some of the El Tri players that they do need Sven. Might seriously soften resistance actually.

Anonymous said...

During the first few minutes, it looked like the game was going to be close. I think if Vela scores during that breakaway, it might have been a different game. But Argentina was just too good in this game. The second goal was a beautiful sequence.

Gabriel in Argentina said...

well..after the performance tonight, it is clear that all the Mexico needs is a good coach and we should win the next World Cup. I mean it is clear that our players are as good as the Argentine players.

Hasn't this always been the complaint in Mexico? If we had a good coach we would win it all?

Anonymous said...

Best cure for depression after watching the USMNT look like amateurs against England?

Watching Mexico get destroyed by Argentina!

(in addition to a better showing today against Spain)

Gabriel in Argentina said...

Hey Luis..will you be writing an article apologizing for Mexico's performance and making the argument that if they had the players from America..the score would have been reversed?..I am sure there is an article in you about how Mexico is cheating itself from playing well against Argentina because of some reason..what is going to be the rationalization this time?..

Anonymous said...

Funny, you hear plenty of excuses about Mexico's play, but usually they are coming from Hugo and not Luis.

soyjimador said...

mexico needs to have some damn patience and not clear out every ball at every given opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Its amusing how Luis and AC just keep annoying that guy, reminds you of your kid brother.

Anonymous said...

The interim coach was an absolute disaster. There is some obvious zest by some posters, and yes your correct, Argentina does own Mexico in football. Just don't go and paint the doomsday picture.

Yes, there are no excuses, Argentina whooped Mexico in historical fashion for the 3rd straight victory in the series, but this is not over by a long shot.

When I saw the starting lineups, the people at my house are witnesses, I just about predicted a historical arse whoopin'. The average height of the backline was 5'8 and thank you very much Chucho.... but Osorio is a disaster as a center back and for that matter Magallon, Salcido and Ponce....well not one of those dudes is an organizer and they definitely were not going to scare Messi, Aguero, Maxi and co...Quite the opposite, that was the worst backline I have seen from Mexico since 1993, and Chucho should quit stroking our intelligence, he went up against the most potent offense with a pea-shooter. Myopic. Yes, Optimistic...no stupid. Lavolpe must be laughing...

I am not a "Lavolpista" but just check the tapes.

On the other hand, hats off to Argentina, by far the best team along with Brazil in the world!!! If they keep it up they will win the next world cup. I've watched a lot of games this year and not even Manchester United comes close to putting on a display of total football the way Argentina at times does.

Sven, if I was your lawyer i would be checking for the 'out clauses'...but don't worry this is the worst arse whooping I remember in something like 15 years. Oh and by the way, the U-17/20's need to get over themselves. They got work to do.

BBSC

Jim said...

Next team to demolish...USMT. What will Messi do next against a team that will have it's best defenders playing.