Mexicans Abroad

El Tri Report: PSV Boys Come Up Big
El Tri Report: PSV Boys Come Up Big

The German clubs are back to action which means the entire Mexican abroad legion is active. This weekend had some big games for some, as others clubs came up short.

Take a look at how they performed…


Carlos Vela – Real Sociedad (Spain)

Carlos got the start, as usual, against Celta Vigo in the 1-0 victory for Real Sociedad. He played 71 minutes, and Real Sociedad scored their lone goal in the 72nd.


Carlos Salcedo – Fiorentina (Italy)

Carlos was not used in the 3-0 victory over Chievo. It is apparent that a new formation was used which might be reason as to why he was inactive.


Diego Reyes – Espanyol (Spain)

Diego started at center-back against Granada, and came up big in the 3-1 victory for Espanyol.


Hector Herrera, Miguel Layún, Tecatito – FC Porto (Portugal

All three Mexicans were back in the starting XI for FC Porto. Miguel Layún finally has returned from his injury, and they helped their club record a 4-2 victory against Rio Ave.


Raúl Jiménez – Benfica (Portugal)

Raúl is still recovering from a groin injury and was not active this weekend.


Chicharito – Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)

Chicharito started for Bayer Leverkusen and was a contributor in their 3-1 win over Hertha Berlin. He recorded an assist, as well as had several dangerous shots. A good start after the winter break.


Hector Moreno, Andrés Guardado – PSV (Netherlands)

It’s been a while since both Mexicans at PSV have had a big game, but Sunday was one for the books. Andrés was pivotal in the game winning goal with the send in, while Moreno was responsible for the game winner, scoring in the final minute for PSV.


Memo Ochoa – Granada (Spain)

Memo was in the XI in the 1-3 loss to Espanyol.


Marco Fabián – Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany)

Marco was not active in the 3-0 thrashing of Frankfurt against RasenBallsport Leipzig.


Jonathan dos Santos – Villarreal (Spain)

Jona started and played 83 minutes in the loss to Valencia. It was an uncharacteristically bad game for the revamped Villarreal squad.

Other notes

Three Mexicans (Andrés Guardado, Rafael Márquez, Hirving Lozano) were selected in the CONCACAF Best XI of 2016. Moreover, Liga MX star André-Pierre Gignac was selected as well.

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Mexicans Abroad

Bryan has been a writer for The Stoppage Time since 2015. He has been covering soccer since 2011 and is a Sports management & Communications graduate from Grand Canyon University.

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