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March 28, 2007 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
It was the somersaults that once defined Hugo Sanchez, the celebratory acrobatics that he indulged in every time he scored a goal. Sanchez scored several hundred of them. In his heyday during the 1980s, he was the Spanish league's top goal scorer for five seasons, firmly cementing his place as one of soccer's all-time great strikers. In 1989-90, the Real Madrid star was the top scorer in all of Europe.
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August 17, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
The list of Mexican players who have gone to Europe and distinguished themselves in soccer's most challenging leagues is a short one. Two decades ago, Hugo Sanchez was in the middle of a run that saw him score 218 goals in 318 matches with Spain's Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. In seven seasons with Barcelona, Rafael Marquez won 12 titles - among them two UEFA Champions League crowns, making him the only Mexican player to win that honor. But that's pretty much it. Jared Borgetti, the leading scorer in Mexican national team history, made just 19 appearances in the English Premier League for Bolton.
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August 17, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
The list of Mexican players who have gone to Europe and distinguished themselves in soccer's most challenging leagues is a short one. Two decades ago, Hugo Sanchez was in the middle of a run that saw him score 218 goals in 318 matches with Spain's Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. In seven seasons with Barcelona, Rafael Marquez won 12 titles - among them two UEFA Champions League crowns, making him the only Mexican player to win that honor. But that's pretty much it. Jared Borgetti, the leading scorer in Mexican national team history, made just 19 appearances in the English Premier League for Bolton.
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July 11, 2007 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
No matter what happens today in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, Hugo Sanchez has achieved what he set out to accomplish. By guiding Mexico to the semifinals of the Copa America tournament after last month leading it to the final of the Gold Cup, Sanchez has restored Mexico to what it sees as its rightful place in the pecking order of North American soccer. "El Tri" is once again No. 1.
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June 29, 2007 | Jaime Cardenas, Times Staff Writer
It didn't take long for the Mexican media to forgive Hugo Sanchez. Three days after being labeled a failure, Sanchez is now hailed as a hero after Mexico's impressive 2-0 win over Brazil on Wednesday in its first game at the Copa America tournament. One newspaper's headline read: " 'Hugo Sanchez for President!' " The fact that the media in Mexico has done a 180-degree turn is not surprising, but the speed of the turnaround was. On Monday, after Mexico's 2-1 loss in the Gold Cup final to the U.S.
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May 19, 1996 | From Associated Press
Former Mexican national team star Hugo Sanchez scored a goal in his MLS debut and Jason Kreis netted two more as the Dallas Burn (6-2) defeated Washington D.C. United, 3-2, Saturday night before 23,251 at the Cotton Bowl. United (2-7) got goals from Tony Sanneh in the 65th minute and Jeff Agoos in the 90th. Tampa Bay 3, San Jose 2--U.S. national team striker Roy Lassiter scored two first-half goals and Steve Ralston one as the Mutiny (5-2) won in front of 12,047 at Tampa Stadium.
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May 17, 1986
Two weeks to the day before the start of the World Cup, two of the tournament's stronger teams--former world champion England and host Mexico--will play today at 3 p.m. at the Coliseum in the first game of an international soccer doubleheader. In the second match at 5:30, a third World Cup team, South Korea, will play Peru. The games are expected to attract a crowd of between 50,000 and 60,000, according to promoter Hugo Bandi.
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October 8, 1992 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
Local fans will be able to see two CONCACAF teams in a practice match Oct. 9 when El Salvador will meet Mexico at 8:30 p.m. at the Coliseum. On Oct. 28, Mexico's Club America and Costa Rica's Club Alajuela will play for the title in the CONCACAF Tournament of Club Champions at 8 p.m. at the Coliseum. Tickets are $15 for general admission and free for women and for children younger than six. It will be the first chance in a long time for Los Angeles fans to see Mexican star Hugo Sanchez play.
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July 25, 2004 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
On the surface, there appeared to be no relationship between Saturday night's soccer match at the Rose Bowl and next month's Olympic Games. There was, however, that remark about donkeys, and those few words tied the two events together. Addressing the media during the Copa America, which ends today in Peru, Mexico national team Coach Ricardo Lavolpe was less than flattering toward the press. "Some reporters have bad intentions and others are really donkeys," he said.
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October 8, 1992 | ERIC GUTIERREZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the last performance of a two-night run at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Hugo Sanchez surprised everyone by officially abandoning the use of ritual fire as the driving metaphor and focus of his work. A blackened wall in the LACE courtyard was the only evidence of Friday night's "500 Years: Chronicles of a Resistance," Sanchez's final blaze and the Tijuana-based artist's abrupt shift in a new direction.
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June 29, 2007 | Jaime Cardenas, Times Staff Writer
It didn't take long for the Mexican media to forgive Hugo Sanchez. Three days after being labeled a failure, Sanchez is now hailed as a hero after Mexico's impressive 2-0 win over Brazil on Wednesday in its first game at the Copa America tournament. One newspaper's headline read: " 'Hugo Sanchez for President!' " The fact that the media in Mexico has done a 180-degree turn is not surprising, but the speed of the turnaround was. On Monday, after Mexico's 2-1 loss in the Gold Cup final to the U.S.
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June 26, 2007 | Jaime Cardenas, Times Staff Writer
"Hugo, you get an F." That was the headline blasting Mexican soccer Coach Hugh Sanchez in the Record, an all-sports newspaper in Mexico on Monday. The Mexican media were out in full force the day after Sanchez's Mexico squad lost to the U.S., 2-1, in the Gold Cup final. "Hugo failed at the Gold Cup," wrote La Jornada. El Universal wrote on its front page that Mexico "seems destined not to show its best under the leadership of Hugo Sanchez." "A complete failure," added ESPNDeportes.com.
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June 17, 2007 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Hugo Sanchez has two things going for him, both of which should have had Mexico's national soccer coach beaming on the sideline rather than ranting in the interview room. The first is a roster of players who are the envy of virtually every other team taking part in the 12-nation Gold Cup. The second is extraordinarily good luck. But while both have played their part in getting Mexico to the tournament quarterfinals, where it plays Costa Rica today, neither has brought peace of mind to Sanchez.
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March 28, 2007 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
It was the somersaults that once defined Hugo Sanchez, the celebratory acrobatics that he indulged in every time he scored a goal. Sanchez scored several hundred of them. In his heyday during the 1980s, he was the Spanish league's top goal scorer for five seasons, firmly cementing his place as one of soccer's all-time great strikers. In 1989-90, the Real Madrid star was the top scorer in all of Europe.
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November 17, 2006 | Grahame Jones, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hugo Sanchez, the former Mexico striker who made his name as one of Real Madrid's most prolific goal scorers, on Thursday achieved a long-held ambition when he was named Mexico's national soccer team coach. Sanchez, 48, was selected for the position after lengthy consideration by the Mexican soccer federation, with which he has clashed in the past.
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July 25, 2004 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
On the surface, there appeared to be no relationship between Saturday night's soccer match at the Rose Bowl and next month's Olympic Games. There was, however, that remark about donkeys, and those few words tied the two events together. Addressing the media during the Copa America, which ends today in Peru, Mexico national team Coach Ricardo Lavolpe was less than flattering toward the press. "Some reporters have bad intentions and others are really donkeys," he said.
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June 17, 2007 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Hugo Sanchez has two things going for him, both of which should have had Mexico's national soccer coach beaming on the sideline rather than ranting in the interview room. The first is a roster of players who are the envy of virtually every other team taking part in the 12-nation Gold Cup. The second is extraordinarily good luck. But while both have played their part in getting Mexico to the tournament quarterfinals, where it plays Costa Rica today, neither has brought peace of mind to Sanchez.
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June 22, 1986 | Associated Press
Goalkeeper Harald Schumacher stopped a pair of penalty kicks in a shootout, and none of the West German shooters missed Saturday as they moved into the World Cup semifinals with a 4-1 victory over host Mexico. The West Germans will next meet France, which was extended to penalty kicks in beating Brazil, 4-3. It was West Germany that eliminated France from the 1982 World Cup semifinals, also on penalty kicks.
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October 7, 2003 | Jim Barrero, Times Staff Writer
As a player, Hugo Sanchez had a flair for the dramatic. The Mexican legend is a coach now but not much has changed. His team, UNAM Pumas, scored two late goals Sunday for a 3-2 victory over Toluca. The victory moved Pumas into a tie with Tigres of Nuevo Leon atop the overall standings with 21 points apiece in Mexico's Apertura championship. Tigres leads Group 2 by seven points over Morelia. Pumas has a one-point lead in Group 3 over UAG Tecos.
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March 9, 2003 | GRAHAME L. JONES
Aging Mexican dentist Hugo Sanchez has opened his mouth wide once again and, as usual, has stuck both feet inside. The former idol of Real Madrid and Mexico's national team -- not to mention the San Diego Sockers at a time when he had not yet soured on the United States -- is a coach these days. At least, that's what Sanchez, 44, says, although it's difficult to tell by the way his UNAM Pumas are playing.
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