Mexico: Similarities and contrasts between the Olympic Tri and the Gold Cup


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Mexico: Similarities and contrasts between the Olympic Tri and the Gold Cup

In different latitudes and against different rivals, the Mexican players divided into two teams provided the best they could do on the field

The Mexican teams participating in the Tokyo 2020 Gold Cup and Olympic Games were on track to achieve the goal of being crowned.

The players had different performances in each of the teams and before this a comparison of what was done by different footballers in the two matches is presented.

Ochoa vs Talavera

The goalkeepers were indisputable starters with El Tri. Alfredo Talavera highlighted because in the first phase of the Gold Cup he kept his cabin at zero in the matches against Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala and El Salvador. In the quarterfinals the trend continued with Honduras 3-0. He received two annotations: one from Canada and one from the US with which he lost the tournament.

Guillermo Ochoa was one of the reinforcements of the Olympic Tricolor, he stayed in the goal throughout the tournament, but ended up receiving two annotations in the first round, three in the quarterfinals against South Korea and could not help the team advance in the final, after Mexico lost to Brazil on penalties.


Luis Rodríguez vs Jorge Sánchez

The Tigres defender has become a starter in Gerardo Martino’s scheme, he collaborates with his arrivals on the right side, while Jorge Sánchez had a good performance in the Olympic Games.

Sánchez is a young man who stands out for his work on the pitch, but he could not be in all the matches, because he lost one due to accumulation of cards, but he won the title and will try to help to get the bronze medal .


Carlos Salcedo vs Johan Vasquez

The Tigres defender did not consolidate his title in the Gold Cup, due to failures he had on the pitch, for which he was replaced by Gerardo Martino and ended up on the bench in the final of the Gold Cup against the United States. His place was taken by Néstor Araujo.

Johan Vásquez stood out for his performance with the Olympic Tri and became a starting element, although he could not be in the match against South Africa due to a red card against Japan; He is one of the helmsman’s favorites.


Hector Moreno vs César Montes

The experience of Moreno, now a member of Rayados, stands out in the national team and made a pair with Néstor Araujo in the final of the Gold Cup, in which he could not help them achieve the victory.

César Montes played his second Olympic Games and stood out by becoming a benchmark for Mexico, which will now fight to collaborate to obtain the bronze medal against Japan.


Jesus Gallardo vs Erick Aguirre

The two elements of Rayados were relevant players on the left side in the Gold Cup and Tokyo 2020, Gallardo being one of Gerardo Martino’s darlings who was in with the Tri Mayor in search of the championship, although they stayed in the attempt.

Aguirre is an element that arrived at a good level at Tokyo 2020, although he was injured against Japan and this prevented him from having greater participation with the team led by Jaime Lozano, who determined to give Vladimir Loroña a chance.


Edson Álvarez vs Carlos Rodríguez

Álvarez is one of the fundamental pieces for the Tri de Martino, who in the midfield has stood out for his performance so that the team has a better performance and in the Gold Cup he did a good job.

Carlos Rodríguez had a regular performance with the Olympic Tri, he collaborated with the team, but could not be against South Korea, due to a red card against South Africa.

Jonathan Dos Santos vs Luis Romo

The Cruz Azul player came to the Mexican Olympic team at a good moment, with which he achieved continuity and became a relevant element in the scheme of Jaime Lozano’s team.

Jonathan Dos Santos had ups and downs in the Gold Cup, in which he was present in the semifinal against Canada, despite the fact that his father Geraldo Francisco Dos Santos “Zizinho” had passed away the day before, and then he was also in the final against the United States.

Héctor Herrera vs Sebastián Córdova

The Atlético de Madrid player is one of the top players in the senior team, who stood out with his performance in midfield and scored at the last minute the goal against Canada that gave the Tricolor a pass to the final of the Gold Cup.

Córdova also stood out with the Mexican team in Tokyo 2020, after he has so far had three annotations and has forged himself as a relevant element in offensive contribution to the team.


Orbelín Pineda vs Alexis Vega

Both players achieved a good performance with the respective teams in the Gold Cup and Tokyo 2020, but Pineda stood out for his scoring ability that allowed him to score three goals, against Guatemala, Honduras and Canada.

Alexis Vega has also stood out with his offensive contribution, with his arrivals from the side in the Olympic Tri, with which he has two goals in Tokyo 2020: against France and another against South Africa.

Jesus Corona vs Uriel Antuna

The Porto player is one of the best elements of the Tri Mayor and is characterized by his skill and imbalance on the sides, a key piece for Gerardo Martino. But in the final he could not overcome the defensive sector of the United States that in the end took the victory.

Antuna has been characterized with the Olympic team by offensive collaboration, he was present with a goal in the game in which Mexico beat France and appeared as a starter in other commitments. There is still one more to fulfill for the representative and will only have to wait if the helmsman contemplates it in the line-up.


Funes Mori vs Henry Martín

The Rayados striker reached the Gold Cup in search of meeting expectations as a naturalized Mexican player. He collaborated with three annotations during the contest, in which El Tri finally lost the final.

Henry Martín has also stood out with the Olympic Tri by scoring three annotations and responded as one of the reinforcements that Jaime Lozano led.


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