Tijuana Xolos Week 5 Copa MX Recap: Xolos Defeat Correcaminos UAT 1-0

February 22, 2017

  The Tijuana Xolos traveled to Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas to face Correcaminos UAT at the Estadio Marte R. Gomez in the Copa Corona MX this Tuesday, February 21. This was the second time the Xolitzcuintles faced the Correcaminos in the competition, the first game being a 2-1 victory for Club Tijuana at the Estadio Caliente. Miguel Herrera went with an interesting lineup for the match, considering the game was of…


Tijuana Xolos Week 6 Recap: “The Luck of a Goalkeeper” & Missed Opportunities

February 11, 2017

The Tijuana Xolos suffered their second defeat of the season on Friday, February 10, when they fell by a score of 2-1 against Necaxa in front of a sold-out crowd at the Estadio Caliente. Miguel Herrera went with a box-standard 4-4-2 formation in the game with the absence of Michael Orozco in the lineup. Gibran Lajud was in net. The defense was made up of Juan Carlos Nunez, Juan Carlos…


Xolos’ Yasser Corona Released from Hospital

February 10, 2017

Tijuana Xolos’ defender, Yasser Corona, has made progress since his injury and has been released from the hospital. Corona suffered a severe cervical injury when he crashed into Correcaminos’ player, Eduardo Juarez, in a Copa Corona MX match between the Xolos and Correcaminos UAT on January 31. The injury required cervical spine surgery, and it has been a steady recovering process since then. The Mexican defender has received plenty of…


Tijuana Xolos Week 3 Copa MX Recap: Xolos Finish Game With Eight Men but Win 2-1

February 1, 2017

The Tijuana Xolos finally achieved their first three points of the Copa Corona MX this Tuesday, January 31, as they beat second division side, Correcaminos UAT 2-1 in Tijuana. The win was far from easy in this clash between the two border cities of Tijuana and Tamaulipas. The Xolos used this battle for charity, as they raised 13 tons of grains to help people in need. Tickets to the game…


My Experience Covering a Tijuana Xolos Match for EVT

January 29, 2017

Last night I had a great experience covering a Mexican Soccer match for the first time in my career. Through the years I have heard many things about the atmosphere at “estadio caliente”, and yesterday I finally got a taste of it firsthand. I arrived early in order to get to the press box on time. All team personnel were helpful and kind, and I wish to thank them for…


Tijuana Xolos Week 4 Recap: Xolos get “Unjust” Win Against Cruz Azul

January 28, 2017

  The game of soccer can be the most unfair sport of all. You can have all of the possession in the world, more shots than your opponent, and play much better, only to lose the game by just one goal. Cruz Azul’s manager, Paco Jemez, described their defeat in Tijuana as “unjust”. This arguably is accurate, but the important thing is that Miguel Herrera and the Xolos secured the…


Tijuana Xolos Week 4 Preview: Xolos Play Cruz Azul at Estadio Caliente

January 27, 2017

Game: Tijuana Xolos vs Cruz Azul When: Friday Jan. 27 Time: 7:00 P.M. PST Where: Estadio Caliente TV: Azteca America   The Tijuana Xolos will have a tough task in week 4 of the Liga MX Clasura 2017 as they will take on one of the ‘big four’ of Mexican soccer in Cruz Azul. Both teams are completely distinct from the Apertura 2016 tournament. The Xolos are minus Dayro Moreno…


Tijuana Xolos Week 3 Recap: Americans Play Key Role In Tijuana Xolos’ 1-0 Win Against Chivas

January 22, 2017

The Tijuana Xolos have not dominated another club in their short history like they have against Chivas de Guadalajara. The team which has existed for over 100 years (Chivas) has still not been able to defeat the team that has only existed for less than a decade (Xolos), since 2011.The streak continued for the Xolos on Saturday night, when they beat Guadalajara by the score of 1-0. Tijuana’s manager, Miguel…


Tijuana Xolos Week 3 Preview: Xolos Take On Chivas Away From Home

January 21, 2017

Game: Chivas de Guadalajara vs Tijuana Xolos When: Saturday Jan. 21 Time: 7:06 P.M. PST Where: Estadio Chivas TV: Univision Deportes Tijuana Xolos The Xolos have yet to face a true task this season. In the Liga MX, they have faced, arguably, two of the worst sides in the competition in Monarcas Morelia and Puebla F.C. In their Copa MX debut last Tuesday, Tijuana fell 1-0, to second division side,…


Tijuana Xolos Copa MX Week One Recap: Sonora Upsets Tijuana 1-0 In Lackluster Match

January 18, 2017

The Tijuana Xolos started off their Copa Corona MX campaign in the worst way possible by falling 1-0 against second division team, Cimarrones of Sonora. The Xolos also had a pessimistic game and merited the loss, not like in their week one Liga MX game against Morelia. Head coach Miguel Herrera was serving a suspension and was coaching the game from the stands, giving orders to the assistant coach via…


Tijuana Xolos Copa MX Week One Preview: Xolos Take On Second Division Team Away From Home

January 16, 2017

  Game: Cimarrones de Sonora vs Tijuana Xolos When: Tuesday Jan. 17 Time: 7:00 P.M. PST Where: Estadio Heroe de Nacozari TV: ESPN Deportes   The group stage of the Copa MX is set to start this Tuesday as the Tijuana Xolos will take on Cimarrones of Sonora from the Liga de Ascenso, or second division. The Xolos find themselves in group one of the Copa MX and are heavy…


Tijuana Xolos Week 2 Preview: Xolos Home Opener Against Puebla F.C.

January 12, 2017

  Game: Tijuana Xolos vs Puebla F.C. When: Friday Jan.13 Time: 7 P.M. PST Where: Estadio Caliente TV: Azteca America   Soccer is back in the border city of Tijuana, as the Xolos play their first home game of the Clausura 2017 season on Friday. The Xolos are set to take on the struggling Puebla F.C. who, just like the Monarcas Morelia, are fighting for redemption this season. The match…