Jesus Manuel Corona is on the rise.
The 21 year-old made his national team debut for Mexico two weeks ago vs. Netherlands and immediately had an impact on the team. The winger assisted Carlos Vela's second goal of the game after being on the field for just one minute. He later received his first start for Mexico against Belarus a few days later and impressed many with his pace and audacious dribbling on the pitch.
Corona has continued to maintain that momentum and once again had a standout performance...
Call it fate or misfortune, but Mexico was placed in Group A with host Chile in the 2014 Copa America draw on Monday evening.
This will now be the second time in a row that El Tri face the hosts in a major tournament of the group stage, after having to take on Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
2015 Copa America Draw
Group A: 1. Chile 2. Mexico 3. Ecuador 4. Bolivia
Group B: 1. Argentina 2. Uruguay 3. Paraguay 4. Jamaica
Group C: 1. Brazil 2. Colombia 3. Peru 4. Venezuela
Along with Chile, Mexico also have Ecuador and Bolivia as opponents in the first round of the Copa America. Although it would be easy to complain about taking on the host, one must also consider the fact...
It took Carlos Vela a little over seven minutes to score against the Netherlands with a curled left-foot shot and highlight what Mexico had been missing during the Real Sociedad player's self-imposed exile from international soccer.
Some fans and pundits may never be fully satisfied or forgive the way the 25-year-old was allowed to walk back into El Tri, but no one who has watched him over the past couple of years in Spain can seriously dispute that he will improve Mexico's attack and the side...