August 28, 2007 |
In 1901, a group of English miners found themselves working in the Mexican state of Hidalgo, several hours by horse and cart from Mexico City. For amusement, they founded a soccer club and named it after the town in which they lived. They called it Pachuca. Now, 106 years later, Pachuca is arguably the best soccer team in North America.
July 14, 2008 |
Pachuca defender Bruno Marioni scored off a disputed free kick and midfielder Gerardo Rodriguez also got a goal as the defending champions beat Chivas USA, 2-1, in the SuperLiga Group B opener Sunday night at Carson. Chivas Coach Preki called Marioni's goal a "changing point" in the game, and was upset with a yellow card given to midfielder Francisco Mendoza preceding the free kick. He thought Mendoza's tackle was clean, but the referee thought otherwise.
July 24, 2007 |
There is $1 million on the line, but that probably will not be enough to tempt David Beckham to risk his injured left ankle tonight when the Galaxy plays Pachuca of Mexico in the first round of the monthlong SuperLiga tournament. Beckham, who made his Major League Soccer debut in the Galaxy's 1-0 loss to England's Chelsea on Saturday, will probably stay on the bench for the 8 p.m. game at the Home Depot Center. It's possible that he might not be on the game roster at all.
August 30, 2007 |
For a while Wednesday night, it seemed as if the Galaxy might at least have a storybook chapter, if not an ending, to its strange soccer season. A bicycle-kick goal by Chris Klein three minutes into stoppage time earned Los Angeles a 1-1 tie with Pachuca of Mexico in the final of the SuperLiga tournament and sent the game to overtime. Galaxy hopes rose. Only to be dashed. After 30 minutes of overtime had failed to separate the teams, the game went to penalty kicks.
July 12, 2008 |
It took former UCLA and current New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis to perfectly sum up the general feeling regarding the SuperLiga tournament. "We're somewhat looking forward to the upcoming games," Reis said of the eight-team, 15-match event that begins today and runs through Aug. 5 in six U.S. cities. The emphasis is on the word "somewhat."
August 29, 2007 |
In a season where so much has gone wrong, it was pleasing to find that at least one player was smiling Tuesday in the Galaxy locker room. Israel "Izzy" Sesay, the 16-year-old forward from Sierra Leone, trained for the first time with his new team and was welcomed by none other than David Beckham. That alone was enough to have the teenager beaming from ear to ear. "Oh, man, he's been great so far," Sesay said. "He's really a nice guy. I went in the locker room and we just talked and stuff.
November 20, 2007 |
Whether it is football or futbol, uncertainty is the norm. The Mexican Soccer League has been just as unpredictable as college football this season. Mexico's first division soccer clubs begin their playoffs, known as la liguilla, on Wednesday. And two of its most celebrated teams, Pachuca and Club America, will miss the postseason, while Santos Laguna -- a team that barely avoided relegation to a lower division last season -- is seeded No. 1. At stake is the 2007-08 Apertura championship.
June 1, 2009 |
Pablo Barrera scored in the 18th minute of extra time Sunday to give Pumas their sixth Mexican championship, rallying the club to a 2-2 draw with tournament favorites Pachuca. Pumas won the first leg 1-0 Thursday on a Dante Lopez goal, and claimed the title with a two-game 3-2 aggregate score. Pachuca led 2-1 after regulation time.
July 13, 2008 |
vs. Pachuca C.F., 7, TeleFutura Site -- Home Depot Center. Radio -- 1330. Records -- Both teams 0-0-0 in SuperLiga tournament. Update -- Chivas, currently tied for first in the MLS Western Conference, will take on defending SuperLiga champion and Mexican league member Pachuca to open this year's tournament. "This competition is very important, with the participation of both countries," Chivas midfielder Paulo Nagamura said.
July 17, 2008 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Khano Smith scored on a penalty kick in the eighth minute of second-half stoppage time and the New England Revolution beat Pachuca, 1-0, Wednesday in a second-round SuperLiga match. New England is 2-0 in its two SuperLiga matches at home, and defending SuperLiga champion Pachuca is 1-1. Referee Walter Quesada awarded New England the penalty kick after a Pachuca hand-ball violation in the penalty box on a short-side right shot by the Revolution's Kheli Dube.