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Mexico players keen on Gerardo Martino's potential hiring as next boss

CORDOBA, Argentina -- Mexico's players appear keen on Gerardo "Tata" Martino becoming the squad's new permanent head coach, with reports that he is set to sign next month when he leaves Atlanta United.

Martino said on Friday that he had "nothing new to say" to the reports linking him to the job, but MLS commissioner Don Garber appeared to let it slip on Thursday that the Argentine would be joining Mexico.

"I only know the rumors in the news and on social networks, I don't know [Martino] personally,...

Ricardo Ferretti: Mexico has a lot of work to do after Argentina loss

CORDOBA, Mexico -- Mexico's interim coach Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti wasn't impressed with his team's performance in the team's 2-0 loss to Argentina on Friday, hinting that the incoming full-time manager has much work to do with the younger group of players.

Ramiro Funes Mori and an own goal from Isaac Brizuela handed Argentina a comfortable win, although Mexico had two early chances to take the lead, with Raul Jimenez hitting the crossbar and Marco Fabian spawning a one-on-one with goalkeeper Agustin...

Guillermo Ochoa 7/10 but Mexico's midfield shows little creativity

There was very little to celebrate for Mexico on Friday night.

In the first of two November friendlies set against Argentina, El Tri trudged to a 2-0 loss in Cordoba's Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes. Following the defeat, Mexico will now make a trip west to Mendoza for another game against La Albiceleste on November 20th.

Positives

It's difficult to find positives in a match that seriously lacked energy from Mexico. That said, goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was a bright light in a dreary evening for...

Mexico struggles in Argentina loss; Paulo Dybala's drought continues

CORDOBA, Argentina -- A goal from Ramiro Funes Mori and an own goal from Isaac Brizuela secured a 2-0 win for Argentina against Mexico on Friday in Estadio Mario Kempes in the first of two games between the sides this international break.

Here are three talking points:

1. Mexico forced to adapt in rare road match

Mexico interim boss Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti has regularly been talking up the need for the Mexican national team to play these kinds of more difficult away games. But as the "Mexican" wave...

Argentina beat Mexico on Ramiro Funes Mori's header, Isaac Brizuela's gaffe

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Ramiro Funes Mori headed in a first-half goal as Argentina beat Mexico 2-0 on Friday.

A first-half header from defender Ramiro Funes Mori and a second-half own goal from substitute Isaac Brizuela gave Argentina a 2-0 win over Mexico in a friendly in Cordoba on Friday.

The Villareal centre-half opened the scoring a minute before half time when he got his head to a Paulo Dybala free kick as Mexican defenders stood back and watched.

Then Brizuela, who had replaced Miguel Layun only three minutes earlier, put through his own net eight minutes from time to seal a deserved win for the...