Featured Matches
Previous
Arsenal
Besiktas
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Athletic Bilbao
Napoli
ESPNDeportes 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Bayer Leverkusen
FC Copenhagen
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 2
Game Details
Aston Villa
Leyton Orient
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Birmingham City
Sunderland
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Stoke City
Portsmouth
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Burton Albion
Queens Park Rangers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Arsenal
Besiktas
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Athletic Bilbao
Napoli
ESPNDeportes 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Bayer Leverkusen
FC Copenhagen
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 2
Game Details
Ludogorets Razgrad
Steaua Bucuresti
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 1
Game Details
Malmo FF
SV Salzburg
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 2
Game Details
Aston Villa
Leyton Orient
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Birmingham City
Sunderland
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Bradford City
Leeds United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Burton Albion
Queens Park Rangers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Stoke City
Portsmouth
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Los Angeles Galaxy
DC United
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
León
Herediano
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Municipal
Pachuca
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Cobresal
General Díaz
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 2
Game Details
Independiente del Valle
Trujillanos
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 0
Game Details
Libertad
Nacional Potosí
11:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 1
Game Details
River Plate
Universidad Católica
11:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 0
Game Details
Atlético Nacional
Deportivo La Guaira
2:00 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Alianza Lima
Barcelona
2:00 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 3
Game Details
Atletico Rafaela
Newell's Old Boys
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Rosario Central
Godoy Cruz de Mendoza
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
River Plate
Defensa y Justicia
10:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Estudiantes La Plata
Boca Juniors
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Irapuato
U.A.N.L
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Morelia
Celaya
ESPNDeportes 12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Oaxaca
Chiapas
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Atlas
Mineros de Zacatecas
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Correcaminos
Santos
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
UNAM
Mérida
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Zacatepec
Guadalajara
ESPNDeportes 2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
América RN
Atletico Paranaense
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Cruzeiro
Santa Rita
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Botafogo
Ceará
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Bragantino
Corinthians
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Coritiba FBC
Flamengo
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Palmeiras
Atlético MG
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
LDU Quito
Deportivo Quito
12:15 AM GMT
Game Details
FC Seoul
Pohang Steelers
0
0
LIVE 23'
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Guangzhou Evergrande
Western Sydney Wanderers
12:00 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 1
Game Details
Amazulu
Bloem Celtic
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Mamelodi Sundowns
Orlando Pirates
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Pretoria Univ
Free State Stars
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Silver Stars
Kaizer Chiefs
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
SuperSport United
Mpumalanga Black Aces
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Saprissa
Santos
Postp
Game Details
Carmelita
Club Sport Uruguay
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Cartagines
Perez Zeledon
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Antigua
Marquense
9:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Petapa
Coatepeque
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Vida
Marathon
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next

Faitelson: The other Raúl in Madrid

Liga MX Aug 13, 2014
Read

Rafa Márquez: Architect of his utopias

Mexico Aug 7, 2014
Read

Marquez makes another Euro run

Mexico Aug 5, 2014
Read

Rumors continue for Mexicans abroad

Mexico Jul 29, 2014
Read

Hernandez: Mexicans performing abroad

Mexico Jul 22, 2014
Read

Mexico: New beginnings

Team Assessment Jul 1, 2014
Read

El Tri have come a long way

Mexico Jul 1, 2014
Read
 Posted by Andrea Canales
Jun 16, 2014

Herrera's social media savvy a plus

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera seems like an unlikely candidate to be the World Cup king of selfies and social media in general. Portly and diminutive, he doesn't have the former player credentials or the golden locks of U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, but there are solid reasons why Herrera has around 500,000 followers on Twitter, 130,000 more than Klinsmann.

- Marshall: Mexico doesn't fear Brazil
- Hernandez: Five key issues for Mexico
- Report: Mexico stunned by fans' support

Despite his involvement in the world's biggest tournament and facing enormous pressure from an entire country to bring glory to Mexico, Herrera has fun on social media platforms. He has tweeted photos of fans wearing masks of his visage in full-throated yelling mode. He sent holiday greetings to everyone for Father's Day and regularly updates his account with selfies taken with players or fans.

Herrera also turns his social media addiction into something good, helping to publicize certain causes, such as that of a young fan needing a double-lung transplant.

There's even a competitive element to Herrera's messages to the public, since he has come out in support of a bet between the official Twitter accounts of Mexico and Brazil over which will have more followers before the match between the two on Tuesday. So far, Brazil is losing, so Herrera's direct involvement could be having an effect on the outcome.

Herrera doesn't just promote good will and friendly wagers on social media, however. He is a bit revolutionary in being the rare coach to serve up actual sporting information directly to the public. Lineups are put up for the world to see, and so far they have matched what Herrera has put out on the field.

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera's confident off-field persona has inspired belief among fans of El Tri.
Mexico coach Miguel Herrera's confident off-field persona has inspired belief among fans of El Tri.

There's a method to Herrera's social media madness, though. Mexico, both as a team and a country, was in a funk after a poor showing in 2013. Herrera's actions not only shook up the establishment but also inspired a new confidence and belief. His views are unfiltered by news agencies or other media, so it's more of a direct line to the man himself.

After all, if Herrera isn't afraid of Mexico's opponents knowing whom they will face in advance, why shouldn't supporters and players alike trust the coach's bravado that El Tri can take on any team without fear?

Cynics will argue that Herrera is a public relations master, promoting himself as much as his team. Of course, but that's partly because it's clear that Herrera is so invested in El Tri that he considers promoting himself and the squad one and the same.

It's like Herrera is Santa Claus and Mexico at the 2014 World Cup is Christmas. They are inextricably linked.

On Twitter, Herrera's profile picture has him posing holding a toy version of the tournament mascot, Fuleco. The background picture is the World Cup trophy itself, sitting in a stadium with the tournament soccer ball, the Brazuca. It's a visual that sends a strong message about what Herrera, and Mexico, is focused on right now.