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3dIvan Canada, ESPN Mexico writer

Queretaro's Ruiz, 17, finds self in sudden spotlight

In a matter of months, Queretaro's 17-year-old phenom has gone from playing U-17 to a starting spot in Liga MX and an international cap for Mexico.

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6dRene Tovar, ESPN Mexico

Ten observations from Maradona's debut in Mexico

Diego Maradona returned to football management with an emphatic 4-1 victory as Dorados de Sinaloa thumped visiting Cafetaleros. Here's what we saw.

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6dReuters

Maradona wins first match as Dorados manager

A hat trick from Vinicio Angulo helped get Diego Maradona's managerial career in Mexico off to the perfect start as Dorados beat Tapachula 4-1.

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7dIan Holyman

Ochoa on failed Napoli move: Not my fault

Mexico international Guillermo Ochoa insists his botched move to Napoli fell through over problems elsewhere, rather than his own qualities.

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7dTom Marshall

Mexico prepares for Maradona's 'crazy' debut

Ahead of Diego Maradona's Dorados coaching debut, his new boss insists "sometimes it is the crazy ones that open the path that the wise follow."

Mexico stars shine for PSV in 7-0 rout (1:58)
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10dTom Marshall

Is Ferretti the right coach for Mexico?

One thing is clear: Ricardo Ferretti dances to a different beat and wouldn't suddenly get flustered because he's the Mexico national team manager.

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11dTom Marshall

Tigres exec: No word from Mexico over Ferretti

Tigres' president said Mexico officials haven't approached the club over Ricardo Ferretti taking over El Tri on a permament basis.

McBride: The U.S. won the mental battle vs. Mexico (3:25)
All access US vs. Mexico from Nashville (1:28)
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12dTom Marshall

Mexico lost focus after Miazga mocked Lainez

Matt Miazga mocking Diego Lainez's height took the headlines, but Mexico need Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti to mold its new generation.

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12dJeff Carlisle

U.S. boss hails 'beast' Adams in win vs. Mexico

U.S. caretaker manager Dave Sarachan singled out Tyler Adams as "a beast" and "a winner" for his game-winning performance vs. Mexico on Tuesday.

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12dCesar Hernandez

Lainez 8/10 but missed chances doom Mexico

Mexico showed glimpses of an efficient attack against the U.S. but failure to capitalize on key chances doomed El Tri on Tuesday.

United States 1-0 Mexico: Adams answers the call (1:58)
Adams' first international goal puts U.S. ahead (1:17)
Mexico's Zaldivar sent off for challenge on Trapp (1:03)
Steffen makes reflex save on Mexico's Alvarez (0:36)

RankingsFIFA World Cup

Goal Difference-3Tied-23rd
Goals Scored3Tied-17th
Assists2Tied-17th
Goals Conceded6Tied-19th