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Jimenez stellar but Antuna the perfect 10 in Mexico rout

Mexico's Raul Jimenez sits down with ESPN FC to discuss the pressure on El Tri to win the Gold Cup and whether playing in CONCACAF is good for them.

That's seven goals for the seven-time Gold Cup winners. During Saturday night's tournament-opener for Mexico, El Tri walloped Cuba through a 7-0 win at the Rose Bowl. Surrounded by a sea of more than 65,000 fans clad in red and green, Mexico's performance should be seen as a potential warning for future opponents. Next Up: Canada on June 19th.

Positives

The good news for Mexico supporters is that El Tri can find a way to demolish a parked bus. Although Cuba sat back and placed several numbers...

Maradona out as Dorados manager, cites health

Alejandro Moreno and Shaka Hislop examine Argentina's Copa America roster and question if Messi has enough talent around him to be successful.
Gab Marcotti dissects the rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi fans and finds it "odd" how supporters of one generally dislike the other.
While horse riding wasn't involved, Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero took to the polo pitch to train alongside Argentine star Adolfo Cambiaso.

Argentina legend Diego Maradona will not stay on as head coach of Mexican second division club Dorados de Sinaloa, the 58-year-old's lawyer confirmed on Thursday.

The 1986 World Cup winner guided Dorados to two consecutive league finals in the two seasons he was in charge, but has chosen to step aside to focus on his health.

"Diego Maradona has decided not to continue as Dorados head coach," Maradona's lawyer Matias Morla wrote on Twitter. "After medical advice, he'll dedicate time to his health...

FC Juarez buys Lobos BUAP, takes spot in Liga MX

Second division FC Juarez will be play in Liga MX starting from the 2019 Apertura, after it bought first division club Lobos BUAP, Liga MX confirmed on Tuesday.

"The situation is like this: Juarez will participate in Liga MX next season in place of Lobos BUAP," Liga MX president Enrique Bonilla said at a press conference in Cancun on Tuesday. "It's done. It's been agreed by the assembly and from this moment we'll work on the schedule."

Lobos BUAP have a spot in the second division, but its future...

Mexico star Layun has cancerous tumor removed

Mexico and Monterrey defender Miguel Layun revealed he was forced to pull out of El Tri's squad for the CONCACAF Gold Cup after undergoing surgery for a cancerous tumor.

The 30-year-old had previously said that a kidney infection required surgery and kept him out.

Layun and his wife underwent a general health check-up a few weeks ago when doctors found "a little surprise," as the former Sevilla and Watford explained in a video on his social networks.

The initial diagnosis was a cyst, but the...

Fabian, Rodriguez out as Mexico finalizes squad

ESPN FC's Ale Moreno breaks down Carlos Vela's rocky relationship with the Mexico national team after announcing he won't play in the 2019 Gold Cup.

ATLANTA -- Mexico head coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino's final 23-player Gold Cup squad is complete, with Edson Alvarez confirming on Thursday that the injury he suffered in El Tri's 3-1 victory over Venezuela on Wednesday was only a "scare."

Holding midfielder Alvarez went for tests Thursday morning, but suggested afterwards that he would be ready to feature in the Gold Cup.

"Thanks to God it was only a scare," wrote Alvarez on Twitter. "Thanks for your messages."

The final list was released after...