Top 5 moments of 2015
As voted by our readers, here is #1 in the top 5 most memorable moments of 2015 in Mexican soccer.
#1 Mexico beat the United States in CONCACAF Cup.
Mutual excitement had been building for months. It was undoubtedly the biggest tie of North American soccer in the past few years. Mexico and the United States faced off on October 10, 2015 in a packed Rose Bowl Stadium for a spot in the 2017 Confederations Cup.
From a U.S. perspective, despite finishing fourth in the Gold Cup and having a manager under pressure, the subject was about proving the tide had turned in CONCACAF.
On the other hand, El Tri’s off the field problems had dominated the headlines. After winning the 2015 Gold Cup, Miguel Herrera was fired for allegedly being involved in a physical altercation with a journalist, and Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti was the man indicated to take over the role of interim manager.Read More
As voted by our readers, here is #2 in the top 5 most memorable moments of 2015 in Mexican soccer.
#2 Mexico win Gold Cup.
On July 26,2015, the Mexico national team won the Gold Cup after beating Jamaica 3-1 at a sold out Lincoln Financial Field.
Overcoming distractions seemed to be the theme of the tournament for El Tri. Days before the start of the competition, Miguel Herrera lost both Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Hector Moreno through injury.
Then there were the games against Panama and Costa Rica in the knockout phase. Most will remember the path to the final as being marred by refereeing mistakes and accusations of match-fixing.
But the end of the day, it was always about bringing the title back to Mexico.Read More
As voted by our readers, here is #3 in the top 5 most memorable moments of 2015 in Mexican soccer.
#3 Tigres lifts the trophy over Pumas after a wild game.
Do you believe in miracles? Few could have envisioned what happened that December 13 night at Ciudad Universitaria. After Tigres beat a seemingly woeful Pumas team 3-0 in the first leg, Ricardo Ferretti’s side looked to have an easy march to the league title.
But despite muted expectations, Pumas UNAM came within a penalty kick of sealing one of the most historic comebacks in the history of the sport.
Pumas took a 1-0 lead on Eduardo Herrera’s goal. Matias Britos made it 2-0, and substitute Silvio Torales beat Nahuel Guzman with three minutes left in the second half to incredibly tie the aggregate scoreline.Read More
As voted by our readers, here is #4 in the top 5 most memorable moments of 2015 in Mexican soccer.
#4 Mexico triumphs in San Pedro Sula
Few venues are as intimidating as the Estadio Olimpico in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. On November 17, 2015, the Mexico national team took the field at the Estadio Olimpico in front of a raucous home crowd for their second game in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.
After an easy win against El Salvador a few days before, new Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio was looking to become the first El Tri manager to win in San Pedro Sula in the last 50 years.Read More
As voted by our readers, here is #5 in the top 5 most memorable moments of 2015 in Mexican soccer.
#5 Miguel Herrera hits Martinoli
Miguel Herrera, better known to many as “El Piojo”, surprised the footballing world by suffering one of the most spectacular falls from grace the Mexican game has ever known. On July 17, 2015, one day after lifting the Gold Cup title with the Mexico national team, the 47-year-old meme legend was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with a TV journalist at Philadelphia International Airport.
A video released where Miguel Herrera’s daughter slapped Luis Garcia made waves around the internet, but Miguel Herrera’s actual altercation with Christian Martinoli was never seen. Herrera categorically denied hitting Martinoli. However, there was never stopping his inevitable firing from the Mexico national team.Read More