Mexico Women’s National Team
A second half goal from Oribe Peralta was enough for Juan Carlos Osorio’s side as Mexico earned a 1-0 win over Panama in their final warm-up game ahead of the start of the CONCACAF Hexagonal.
It was not one of the most entertaining games in recent time, but El Tri managed to edge a tough Panama side, which will also give them confidence for their visit to Panama City on November 15.
Despite controlling possession, Mexico had to face the fact that they were playing a team that was more than happy to park the bus. Giovani dos Santos enjoyed the best chance of the first half when he forced the Panamanian goalkeeper to a good save.
Oribe Peralta scored in the 59th minute, scoring Giovani dos Santos cross after a superb play from Hirving Lozano.
Panama threatened to level late in the game when Armando Cooper forced Moises Munoz to a game-saving stop. At the end, though, Mexico held on to earn a scrappy win in Chicago.
Mexico will next take the field on November 11 when they take on the United States in Columbus, Ohio.
Two first half goals were enough as the Mexico women’s national team held on to a 2-1 win over Canada to win bronze at the Pan American games.
Leonardo Cuellar’s side looked to repeat the feat of four years ago when El Tricolor obtained bronze in Guadalajara.
From the start, Mexico were the better team and testament to that was Monica Ocampo’s 29th minute goal when she chipped across the Canadian goalkeeper to give Mexico the lead.
Moments later, a failed clearance rebounded off Stephanie Mayor as Mexico went 2-0 in front ahead of the second half.
Canada’s goal didn’t arrive until the 87th minute when Mexico conceded a penalty and Jessie Fleming stepped up to get one back for the hosts.
Despite a nervy ending. Mexico kept their composure, and at the final whistle, it was Mexico who obtained their second bronze medal in four years.
After confirming Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez will miss 2015 Gold Cup due to injury, the FMF announced that Santos Laguna striker Javier “Chuletita” Orozco will replace Chicharito in the Mexico 23-man roster.
Chicharito was ruled out of the CONCACAF competition after picking up a fractured right clavicle injury in Mexico’s 0-0 draw against Honduras at NRG Stadium in Houston. The former Real Madrid striker had a successful operation and is estimated to miss about four weeks of action.
Chuletita’s last appearance with the national team was in September of last year, where he played in games against Chile and Bolivia.
Orozco was a key part of last season’s Santos Laguna championship team.
It is estimated that Javier Orozco will join the squad in the next few days ahead of Mexico’s Gold Cup debut against Cuba, next Thursday.
France scored four times in the first-half as Les Bleues cruised to a 5-0 victory over Mexico in their final group stage game of the Women’s World Cup.
France advanced to the knockout stage of the competition as the best placed team from Group F, while Mexico finished the tournament without a victory for their third straight World Cup.
The Europeans led 1-0 after only 30 seconds behind a goal from Marie-Laure Delie and controlled the actions for much of the remainder of the game.
Eugenie Le Sommer followed up a Jennifer Ruiz own goal with two goals of her own to make it 4-0 before the half.
In the 80th minute, Amadine Henry finished the rout with a stunning shot from distance and guaranteed France a first-place finish in their group.
Les Bleues now await the runner-up in Group E ahead of their Round of 16 match in Montreal.
After arguably one of the greatest upsets in Women’s World Cup history, Mexico looked to follow in Colombia’s footsteps with a victory against England in their second game of the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
However, two goals in the second half were enough to see the Three Lionesses get their first three points of the competition with a 2-1 victory over Mexico.
Leonardo Cuellar’s side came into this game after a 1-1 draw with Colombia in their opening game of Group F and looked bright in the first few minutes against an England team that were firm favorites.