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No Carlos Vela and Chicharito? No problem for El Tri

ESPN FC's Ale Moreno breaks down Carlos Vela's rocky relationship with the Mexico national team after announcing he won't play in the 2019 Gold Cup.
USMNT's Gregg Berhalter praises the Mexican federation for its success in CONCACAF and says the organization has set the benchmark for MLS and U.S. Soccer.

Even without a number of absent big stars, Mexico stepped up on Wednesday night with an impressive 3-1 win over Venezuela.

Goals from Roberto Alvarado, Rodolfo Pizarro and Andres Guardado helped El Tri take charge and entertain the 50,000+ in attendance at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium. With three victories in three games for Mexico in 2019, new manager Gerardo "Tata" Martino and his men will now have plenty of confidence ahead of their next friendly this Sunday against Ecuador.

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Mexico Hot List: Galaxy's Jonathan Dos Santos steals show; Betis' Lainez shows youth

Jonathan Dos Santos of Mexico celebrates after scoring the first goal of the game against Paraguay.
Jonathan Dos Santos of Mexico celebrates after scoring the first goal of the game against Paraguay.

The beginning of a new managerial era for the Mexican national team represents a new chance for El Tri to gain relevance. With Gerardo "Tata" Martino now at the helm -- and adamant that global respect for the national team is paramount -- several of Mexico's top names had an invaluable opportunity to showcase their talents in the latest international break.

Following the recent victories over Chile and Paraguay, here is the latest Mexico hot list.

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Carlos Rodriguez, MF, Monterrey

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Liga MX draft analysis: Rodolfo Pizarro, Omar Gonzalez starting fresh

This summer's Liga MX draft ultimately proved to be far more quiet than usual. Lost in the media frenzy surrounding the Mexican national team, Wednesday's event in Cancun was largely overlooked. The fact that only 55 transactions were made didn't exactly help either.

Nevertheless, there was no lack of intriguing and noteworthy moves that were either made or confirmed. While a squad such as Cruz Azul had already signed a number of key players before Wednesday, countless others were left chasing...

Liga MX Draft: the 10 most notable moves of the offseason

Rodolfo Pizarro immediately adds a deep scoring threat to Monterrey having left Chivas.

Editor's Note: this story was originally published for ESPN Mexico. Find the original here.

CANCUN, Mexico -- This week Liga MX celebrated its traditional draft, with clubs announcing transfers and signings. Here are some of the major moves.

Rodolfo Pizarro, FW, to Monterrey

Monterrey paid millions to obtain the services of the prized forward. Recently, ESPN reported Pizarro's transfer to Rayados, which became official on June 7.

Carlos Pena, MF, to Necaxa

Despite undergoing rehab for alcoholism,...

 By Tom Marshall

Chivas has offers in Europe and Mexico for striker Rodolfo Pizarro - sporting director

Rodolfo Pizarro
Chivas has two offers on the table for Rodolfo Pizarro, according to the club's sporting director.

Chivas forward Rodolfo Pizarro may not have made Mexico's World Cup squad, but the 24-year-old looks set to move on from Liga MX this summer.

Pizarro helped Chivas to the 2017 Clausura Liga MX title and the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League and while rumors have swirled about him leaving, there are now two offers on the table that the Guadalajara club appear to be happy with.

"There is an offer from a European club and an offer as well from a Mexican club, offers that I would say are impossible to...

 By Tom Marshall

Ajax interested in Mexico and Chivas forward Rodolfo Pizarro

Dutch giants Ajax are interested in Mexico and Chivas forward Rodolfo Pizarro, according to ESPN Mexico, with the player admitting last week that he has a number of teams in Europe chasing him.

"There are a lot of teams interested, above all in Europe, and I'm analyzing what I'm going to do, what's best and where I will be happy," Pizarro, 24, told reporters in Guadalajara.

Pizarro signed for Chivas from Pachuca in December 2016 for a transfer fee reported to be upwards of $15 million, which was...