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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Javier Hernandez eager to return to action in two weeks

While Chicharito has fit in quite well at Bayer Leverkusen, is it possible he seeks a move away from the Bundesliga side?

Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has confirmed he will return to action in two weeks after breaking his hand.

The Mexico international fell down the stairs in his home last week, but said on Twitter that the surgery was "perfect."

"Thank God the surgery went perfect," Hernandez said. "Now I have to work hard so that in approximately two weeks I can be back on the field, which I am desperate for!"

 By Tom Marshall

Giovani dos Santos, Carlos Vela left out of Mexico squad for qualifiers

Giovani dos Santos sits down with SportsCenter's Diana Russini to talk about his move to MLS and his absence from El Tri.

Los Angeles Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos and Real Sociedad's Carlos Vela have been left out of coach Juan Carlos Osorio's first Mexico squad since El Tri crashed out of the Copa America with a 7-0 loss to Chile at the quarterfinal stage.

Dos Santos and Vela missed out on the summer tournament and are once again sidelined, even with strikers Javier Hernandez and Oribe Peralta both missing the World Cup qualifying games against El Salvador away (Sept. 3) and Honduras at home (Sept. 7) due to injury.

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez out for two weeks with fractured hand

While Chicharito has fit in quite well at Bayer Leverkusen, is it possible he seeks a move away from the Bundesliga side?

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez will miss Bayer Leverkusen's first match of the new Bundesliga season and is a major doubt for Mexico's upcoming World Cup qualifiers after fracturing his hand in a fall at home.

Chicharito, 28, provided a crucial goal and one assist in Leverkusen's 2-1 win at minnows SC Hauenstein in their DFB Pokal tie at the weekend. He was set to start at Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday, but is instead now facing two weeks on the sidelines.

The Mexico striker is now also likely...

 By Tom Marshall

Liga MX title for Atlas worth more than Champions League - Rafa Marquez

ESPN FC's Tom Marshall previews the upcoming Liga MX campaign and discusses the new 10/8 rule.
Rafa Marquez with Atlas
Rafa Marquez would give up one of his two Champions League titles to see Atlas lift the Liga MX trophy.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- What is worth more -- winning a UEFA Champions League medal with Barcelona, or lifting the Liga MX trophy with Atlas?

For most players, it would be an easy decision, but Atlas and Mexico captain Rafa Marquez says he would give up one of the Champions league titles he won with the Azulgrana in 2006 and 2009 to end Los Rojinegros' 65-year trophy drought.

"A Champions [League] for a title with Atlas?" said Marquez in an event to celebrate the club's 100th anniversary in Guadalajara....

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Mexico federation backs Juan Carlos Osorio to coach World Cup qualifying

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno assesses the reasons behind Mexico and Argentina's failure at the Olympics.

Mexico Football Federation general secretary Guillermo Cantu has given national team coach Juan Carlos Osorio the federation's backing for the upcoming CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches in September.

Osorio has not spoken since Mexico failed to advance past the group stage in Rio to defend their 2012 Olympic gold medal. 

Cantu classified Mexico's dismal performance in Brazil as "a failure" but told reporters at the airport in Brasilia that there are no plans to sack Osorio.

"He is firm...