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Ramos: Osorio's test will be team selection



 By Tom Marshall

Liga MX 10/8 rule has negative effect on Mexico national team

ESPN FC's Tom Marshall previews the upcoming Liga MX campaign and discusses the new 10/8 rule.

The Liga MX has been under almost constant fire since the 10/8 rule was announced in May, which limits the number of foreign-born players allowed in each matchday squad to 10 and reserves eight spots for Mexican nationals. In response, the league released a statement on Monday that was surely designed to at least partially calm the criticism.

"During the nine games in the opening round of the Apertura 2016 [this past weekend], the majority of clubs fielded players that were registered with the...

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Liga MX Talking Points: Which young Mexican star is ready for Europe?

Hernán Cristante debuts with a draw, taking on Toluca. Atlas playing with 10 men's at the 45 minute didn't manage to surpass the 1-1 result after leading the game.

With the European transfer window still open and rumours abound, the question on everyone's mind is which young Mexican star is ready to make a move to Europe? If not Hirving "Chucky" Lozano -- who could sign with Manchester United after the Olympics -- then who? ESPN FC asked Tom Marshall, Nayib Moran and Cesar Hernandez to weigh in after Week 1 of Apertura action.


It is a shame Chivas midfielder Orbelin Pineda won't be at the Olympics. The 20-year-old has...

Hirving Lozano stars while Carlos Pena, Cesar Montes and Javier Aquino falter

Hernán Cristante debuts with a draw, taking on Toluca. Atlas playing with 10 men's at the 45 minute didn't manage to surpass the 1-1 result after leading the game.

The Liga MX Apertura 2016 is now underway, which means soccer fans can once again watch their favorite Mexican players in action.

With Week 1 in the books, here are some of the best and worst performers.

Warming up

Hirving Lozano, FW, Pachuca

Why he's here: Lozano was the best player of Apertura Week 1. His presence was felt in a significant way on the weekend, as he struck twice and assisted another in a decisive 5-1 home win against Leon. "Chucky," 20, is well on his way to exceeding already...

 By Tom Marshall

Mexico-U.S. dual nationals unhappy with Liga MX's new 10/8 rule

ESPN FC's John Sutcliffe discusses Juan Carlos Osorio's future ahead of his meeting with the Mexican federation on Wednesday.
Club Tijuana's Greg Garza is one Mexican-American player affected by Liga MX's new 10/8 rule.

Club Tijuana's Greg Garza laughs about it, but he's not happy.

"I'm not a Mexican-American anymore," the Texas-born left-back told ESPN FC, tongue firmly in cheek. "I'm a foreigner now."

When the Liga MX Apertura 2016 gets underway this weekend, Garza won't be the only U.S.-born Mexican national to be counted as a foreigner in accordance with the league's new 10/8 rule, which limits the number of foreign-born players allowed in each matchday squad to 10.

Pachuca's Omar Gonzalez, Santos Laguna's...

 By Nayib Moran

Houston Dynamo's Erick Torres 'excited' by Mexico Olympic call-up

Torres' three goals in Olympic qualifying helped Mexico clinch a spot in Rio this summer.
Erick Torres has struggled since joining the Houston Dynamo, but he made a competitive Mexico Olympic squad.

Houston Dynamo striker Erick "Cubo" Torres has earned his spot in the Mexico Olympic squad set to compete in Rio de Janeiro, making him one of 15 under-23 players selected from a highly competitive pool. Torres learned of his call-up while on board a plane bound for Orlando ahead of his team's Friday night meeting with Orlando City SC.

Upon arriving in Florida, Torres spoke on the phone with ESPN regarding his inclusion in the final roster for the national team that will participate in...

 By Tom Marshall

Mexico's Olympic squad offers reason for optimism to repeat 2012 glory

Peralta vs Venezuela
Oribe Peralta's experience is one of the reasons he was brought in as an overage player for the Olympics.

Mexico Olympic coach Raul "Potro" Gutierrez named his squad Thursday to defend the 2012 gold medal next month in Rio, after an extensive selection process.

Here are five takes for a Mexico side set to open the tournament with a tough game against Germany on Aug. 4.

1. Three overage players fix deficiencies

Liga MX trio Oribe Peralta, Jorge Torres Nilo and Alfredo Talavera don't get the blood pumping and excitement flowing as overage selections to complement the 15 under-23 players. They are not...