Latest Mexico National Soccer Team News

Mexico's Liga MX still rules in rivalry with MLS

Mar. 14, 2019 4:04 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — When the final whistle blew, Atlanta United half-heatedly celebrated a moral victory. That's all they had. The reigning MLS Cup winners were bounced out of the CONCACAF Champions League by Monterrey on Wednesday night, leaving only one U.S.-based team in a tournament that seems certain to...

LA Galaxy sign US midfielder Joe Corona from Liga MX

Mar. 6, 2019 7:48 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy have signed American midfielder Joe Corona. The Galaxy announced a permanent deal Wednesday for Corona, who won the Liga MX title last season with Club America. Corona was on loan from Club Tijuana, but the Los Angeles native has played sparingly with Xolos this season...

Berhalter monitoring 16-year-old Efrain Alvarez

Mar. 6, 2019 2:07 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter is monitoring Efrain Alvarez, the 16-year-old midfielder who had an assist in his LA Galaxy debut last weekend and is eligible to play for both the Americans and Mexico. Alvarez, who turns 17 on June 19, was born in Los Angeles to Mexican parents. He played for the...

Column: Major League Soccer seeks respect in own backyard

Mar. 1, 2019 3:30 PM EST

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Major League Soccer begins its 24th season this weekend, still craving a smidgen of respect on the world stage. Sure, the league keeps adding teams , building new stadiums and improving the quality of play. But MLS continues to be viewed by many as nothing more than a farm...

Growth is still the name of the game in MLS

Feb. 28, 2019 6:58 PM EST

Major League Soccer embarks this weekend on its 24th season with, appropriately enough, 24 teams. FC Cincinnati joins the league this season, with Nashville and Miami teed up to start next year and Austin coming aboard in 2021. MLS has added 11 teams in the past decade. So it's no wonder Commissioner Don Garber...

Suspect in 2010 Cabanas shooting gets 20 years in Mexico

Feb. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man suspected of shooting former Paraguay national soccer team standout Salvador Cabanas in the head in 2010, effectively ending his career, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Mexico, authorities announced Sunday. But federal prosecutors said in a statement that the man...

Mexico City prepares to celebrate Oscar wins for 'Roma'

Jan. 31, 2019 8:02 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials are predicting Alfonso Cuaron's film "Roma" will sweep the Academy Awards and are already planning a mass celebration. Mexicans traditionally gather at the city's Independence Monument to celebrate victories in World Cup soccer matches. On Thursday, officials said...