Why is Mexico struggling to find the net?

first_imgMexico Mexico struggling to score but managed easy World Cup qualifying run Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 2 years ago 01:07 10/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Javier Chicharito Hernandez Oribe Peralta Mexico YURI CORTEZ Mexico WC Qualification CONCACAF Honduras v Mexico Honduras World Cup EL Tri have been able to create frequent chances during the Hexagonal round but still managed to lock down a spot in Russian next summer Mexico is cruising in World Cup qualification and averages more than 1.5 goals per game over the nine matches played so far. A win in San Pedro Sula would mark this as the most successful Hexagonal round ever, topping Costa Rica’s 23 points prior to the 2002 tournament. The strongest part of the team is the attack. That much was obvious in Russia where El Tri found the back of the net in each of their Confederations Cup contests but struggled to keep opponents from doing the same. Even coming off a win in which it scored three goals, though, the Mexico national team has something basic to work on up front — finishing.Maybe it’s not even an issue. When El Tri have faced teams that look to play a more active brand of soccer — that is to say teams that don’t sit back and bunker like many opponents they meet in CONCACAF — they have found goals. The Confederations Cup and both matches against Costa Rica during the Hex are evidence of that. But in CONCACAF it’s become a script that repeats itself with Mexico controlling the contest, creating chances from the back or on the wings, and ultimately failing to find the back of the net. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “It’s become a theme we’ve discussed and mentioned in previous news conferences that the team has consistency and is efficient getting into the final third, but we’re lacking efficiency, most of all, in trying to finish our chances to score the first time,” Mexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio said after Friday’s 3-1 victory over Trinidad and Tobago.It’s a bit of a puzzle how a team with so many players noted for their finishing is struggling to kill off chances.Javier Chicharito Hernandez MexicoJavier “Chicharito” Hernandez is known for his abilities in the box, with many of his struggles at the club level put down to a lack of service or this season playing out wide instead of outside the box. His goal Friday against Trinidad and Tobago was his second of the Hex and third of thie World Cup qualification cycle. Watch Hernandez play with Mexico, and you’ll see he’s responsible for more than simply knocking the ball into the goal. The 29-year-old regularly drops back to receive the ball from the center backs near the center circle.Still, the country’s all-time leading scorer is undoubtedly the best finisher Mexico has and needs to be more effective in front of goal. It’s not only Chicharito having trouble though. Javier Aquino had two opportunities in front of the Soca Warriors’ goal and sent both off target. Javier “Tecatito” Corona had five efforts, seeing two saved by goalkeeper Adrian Foncette. Oribe Peralta only has seen 154 minutes this cycle but hasn’t found the back of the net.Un buen torito para arrancar la práctica #PasiónyOrgullo pic.twitter.com/oZ8JN5vLEo — Selección Nacional (@miseleccionmx) October 9, 2017 Finishing is tough to solve because it’s often down to individuals, and not just individuals but individuals in certain situations. Osorio hinted that it’s something Mexico would be working on during Sunday’s hour-long session and Monday’s training before the team travels to Honduras. He’ll hope his individual players get things right with one more qualification challenge coming.Even with his back against the wall, Honduras coach Jorge Luis Pinto is unlikely to modify his defensive tactics. That means Tuesday will be another test of Mexico’s bunker-busting abilities. So far in the Hex, Osorio’s men have shown they can get through a stern defense. It’s finding the last touch that has been difficult at times. So far, finishing isn’t something that has bitten Mexico, but it is an area where Osorio will want to apply plenty of polish to make sure it’s not an issue this summer.last_img read more

Delhi BJP says enrolled 9 lakh new members

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi BJP has enrolled over nine lakh new members even before the official month-long membership campaign concludes on August 11, party leaders said on Saturday. The nationwide drive has received great success and Delhi BJP is a frontrunner, said Kuljeet Chahal, Delhi BJP general secretary and in-charge of the campaign in the city. “We have enlisted over nine lakh new members so far and we will easily achieve the target of making 10 lakh new members in view of assembly polls in Delhi,” Chahal said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder The membership campaign was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi on the birth anniversary of party ideologue Syama Prasad Mookerjee, on June 6. In Delhi, the campaign was launched with fanfare at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium by senior party leader and national in-charge of the campaign Shivraj Singh Chauhan on June 7. The month-long campaign in Delhi will conclude on August 11. The party will hold special drives next week to enrol more members by setting up desks at malls, educational institutions and temples in the city, said Delhi’s co in-charge of the campaign Harsh Malhotra. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings “On Monday evening our Mahila Morcha will carry out the campaign at malls in the city. Our SC Morcha workers will set up desks outside prominent temples on Tuesday morning and the youth wing activists will enrol new members outside colleges in the city on Wednesday,” he said. Delhi BJP leaders hoped to boost the party’s membership by 57 per cent as people were showing “much interest”. Former national general secretary (organisation) Ramlal had urged Delhi unit leaders to boost membership by 57 per cent, the vote share of party in the city in Lok Sabha elections. Currently, Delhi BJP has around 26 lakh registered members out of which over 14 lakh are duly verified, party leaders said.last_img read more

Walter Gardiner new CEO of NIB

first_img Bahamas NIB Manager remanded, charged with extortion Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:ceo, colin heartwell, NIB, Walter Gardiner Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Sept 2015 – Walter Gardiner has officially been appointed as the CEO of the National Insurance Board in TCI; taking on the post after Colin Heartwell resigned this past April.In a recent Cabinet meeting, Gardiner was approved as CEO of the National Insurance Board.Gardiner formerly held the post of Deputy Directory of Operations, where he worked on the PR front. The new CEO says he believes that “the National Insurance Scheme legislation today is undoubtedly the best piece of social protection legislation ever implemented in the TCI.”According to Gardiner, over 1,400 people are a part of the long-term payouts, in the pensioner’s category – they get around $9 million of the monies distributed per year. Overall NIB is reported to pay out $12 million annually, with some $200 million in reserves and collections from the workers in the country announced at $25 million dollars per annum. Bahamas Police denies suspect hide out in TCI Recommended for you CEO goes on Maternity Leave; now Shorrell Dames is reportinglast_img read more