December 23, 1999 |
No one would have blamed Cruz Azul of Mexico City had it shown up flat and a bit lethargic for its match against Chivas of Guadalajara on Wednesday night at the Coliseum. Cruz Azul was, after all, coming off a frustrating and heartbreaking loss in the Mexican first-division winter season title match three days earlier. It took Cruz Azul just 30 seconds to beat back that theory. That's when forward Mauro G. Camoranessi beat Chivas goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez for the game's first goal.
January 12, 2009 |
Chivas is on its way to the Copa Libertadores soccer tournament for the fourth time in five years. But the team that shows up next month in Argentina for its first-round game probably won't resemble the one that squeaked past Morelia in a shootout in Sunday's Interliga final in front of a sellout crowd at the Home Depot Center. That's because the Guadalajara team is scheduled to begin play in the 50th Copa on Feb.
May 7, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - Nineteen people were killed and 36 injured Tuesday morning when a gas tanker truck crashed and exploded, damaging dozens of homes in the densely populated Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec, according to authorities and news reports. The accident occurred about 5:30 a.m. on a highway connecting the Mexican capital with Pachuca. [For the record, 12:42 p.m., May 7: An earlier version of this post incorrectly gave the name of this city as Pachuco. ] Photos showed cars and trucks on fire.
April 16, 2002 |
Javier Aguirre, Mexico's World Cup soccer coach, has sprung a couple of surprises by naming former Galaxy players Jorge Campos and Luis Hernandez to what is tentatively Mexico's Cup roster. Aguirre was to have announced the actual roster Monday but instead named a 23-player squad last week for Wednesday's warmup game against Bulgaria at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Those players, Aguirre said, will make up his World Cup team unless something goes wrong.
September 20, 2002 |
The Galaxy's Carlos Ruiz has been in a season-long battle with New England's Taylor Twellman for Major League Soccer's scoring title, a feat that could go a long way toward deciding the league's most valuable player. And before the final weekend of the regular season, Twellman (49 points on 22 goals and five assists in 27 games) is ahead of Ruiz (47 points on 23 goals and one assist in 25 games).
January 2, 2005 |
Soccer's first event of 2005 at the Home Depot Center will be a doubleheader tonight featuring four teams from Mexico's first division playing in the InterLiga tournament. The eight-team tournament, also being played in San Jose, Phoenix, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston, will qualify one team directly to the annual Copa Libertadores and send another to a playoff with a yet-to-be determined Peruvian team for a place in South America's premier club competition.
August 14, 1996 |
The Los Angeles Galaxy takes a break from Major League Soccer play tonight to face an opponent with considerably stronger credentials than, say, the Columbus Crew or the Colorado Rapids. In a 7:30 game at the Rose Bowl, the Galaxy plays two-time defending Mexican League champion Necaxa in the second of three international games on the Galaxy schedule. While meaningless in terms of result, the game does offer the MLS team a way to gauge itself against an established professional club.
January 17, 2001 |
Adam Frye has an unknown benefactor in Mexico City. That person--possibly Club America Coach Alfio Basile--decided that striker Luis Hernandez would not be made available to the Galaxy for the CONCACAF Champions Cup that started Tuesday night. The reason given was that Hernandez had pulled a muscle in his rib cage. No one at the Galaxy buys that excuse. They believe Club America is being uncooperative over the player the two teams share.
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September 4, 1990 |
On May 30, 1975, Lynn Mueller, 21, returned home from an evening church service in Ventura and called her husband. Two hours later, he found her stabbed to death, her head nearly severed from her body. On Dec. 3, 1987, Pedro Pachuca received an emergency phone call at 6 a.m. telling him his younger brother had been injured in a car accident. As Pachuca, 34, rushed out the door of his Santa Paula house, he was shot in the face and chest and instantly killed. On Sept.
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August 12, 1993 |
Two people were shot to death and another was seriously wounded in El Monte by at least one of two youths riding a 10-speed bicycle, authorities said Wednesday. The violence began when Rafael Michael Torres, 28, was shot at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday in front of 11533 Medina Court after he yelled out his gang name to two youths approaching on a bicycle, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigators said.