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.
August 15, 2007 |
Rafael Marquez Lugo beat goalkeeper Pat Onstead into the left side of the net to lead Pachuca to a 4-3 victory Tuesday on penalty kicks over the Houston Dynamo in the semifinals of the SuperLiga at Houston. The teams had tied, 2-2, after 90 minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of overtime before the clinching kick.
August 1, 2007
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Rafael Marquez Lugo scored on a header in the 62nd minute off a pass from Christian Gimenez, and Miguel Calero made several brilliant saves as Pachuca beat Chivas de Guadalajara, 1-0, on Tuesday night and advanced to the SuperLiga semifinals. Calero made two big stops on Gonzalo Pineda in the first eight minutes of the second half, then watched as Jesus Padilla sent a shot that just missed. Calero needed to make only one more tough save after the goal.
July 29, 2007 |
Christian Gimenez scored on a penalty kick in the 87th minute to help CF Pachuca tie FC Dallas, 1-1, Saturday night in the teams' second game of SuperLiga 2007 Group A play. The Mexican club was awarded the penalty kick after midfielder Adrian Serioux was called for holding Damian Alvarez inside the penalty box. Dallas has two points after tying both of its games; Pachuca got its first point of SuperLiga 2007 and is 0-1-1.
July 25, 2007 |
Don't write off the Galaxy just yet. Struggling in Major League Soccer play, ousted from the U.S. Open Cup by the unheralded Richmond Kickers and beaten by Tigres of Mexico and Chelsea of England in friendly games, the Galaxy rebounded in style Tuesday night at the Home Depot Center.
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.
December 19, 2003 |
Late-game substitutes in soccer matches are expected to provide fresh legs and an infusion of enthusiasm with the hope of influencing the outcome. Adolfo Bautista of Pachuca did more than that when he entered his team's first-leg game in the Mexican league Apertura championship against UNL Tigres.