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Mexicans abroad: Hector Herrera wins Europeo of the Week after red-hot form at Porto

Herrera, right, was exceptional in both games this week as Porto advanced in the Portuguese Cup and remained top of the league.

More than ever before, some of the top names in Mexican soccer are playing for clubs abroad. With several key figures playing week in and week out in a number of top European leagues, keeping track of all the high-profile stars can at times be daunting.

In order to help keep tabs on those across the Atlantic, we've created a weekly award that will be given to the most outstanding player. Along with a few honorable mentions --- and a "dishonorable mention" prize --- here are the noteworthy performances...

Like Messi, size shouldn't hinder Real Betis' Diego Lainez - Rafa Marquez

After reaching the summit with Club America, is a move to a European club up next for Diego Lainez?
Diego Lainez joined Real Betis last week.

Former Barcelona defender Rafa Marquez is backing fellow Mexican Diego Lainez to succeed at Real Betis despite his slight frame, questioning whether Lionel Messi's size has been an impediment to the Argentine.

Lainez signed for Betis from Club America last weekend and a lot is expected from a player projected to be a future El Tri star.

"We've got to give him time and be patient," the 39-year-old Marquez said in an interview with ESPN. "Height? Ask Leo Messi, I don't think [it's an issue]. Without...

Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo to join Tigres from Eintracht Frankfurt - sources

Carlos Salcedo is considered a key player for Mexico in the upcoming World Cup cycle.

Mexico international Carlos Salcedo has agreed a move to Liga MX side Tigres from Eintracht Frankfurt, according to ESPN Mexico sources and multiple reports.

Salcedo is expected to travel to Mexico to sign a deal with Ricardo Ferretti's team in what is a surprise transfer given the defender has been a regular for Eintracht Frankfurt when available.

The 25-year-old center-back was part of Tigres' youth system but left for Real Salt Lake in 2012 in search of more first-team opportunities.

Salcedo...

Mexico youngster Diego Lainez: Real Betis was 'best decision' for me

Diego Lainez is ready to play for Real Betis as early as this Thursday's Copa del Rey game against Real Sociedad, stated the 18-year-old Mexican forward in his presentation at the Spanish club on Tuesday.

Lainez arrived to Seville on Saturday, passed his medical examinations on Sunday, before training for the first time with his teammates on Monday. Now he is hoping to complete a momentous week with minutes against La Real in the round-of-16 cup clash.

"I...