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Mexicans Abroad Round Up

No true standouts this weekend but a few had solid games abroad

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You can subscribe to my Mexicans Abroad calendar here. Let me know if you have any suggestions on how to improve it. Let’s recap the weekend:

Jona Dos Santos (Galaxy): Club season is over

Gio Dos Santos (Galaxy): Club season is over

Cubo Torres (Dynamo): Saw 28 minutes of action in Houston’s season ending playoff loss to Seattle.

Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad): Came on in the 90th minute and had 3 touches.

Andres Guardado (Real Betis): A tough draw for Real Betis versus Las Palmas. Guardado was a bright spot with 1 key pass, shot on target, 3 blocked shots, and went 3 for 4 on long balls.

Hector Moreno (AS Roma): Made the bench but did not see any minutes.

Raul Jimenez (Benfica): Another short cameo (5 minutes) in what is amounting to a lost season for Raul.

Miguel Layun (Porto): Did not make the game day roster.

Tecatito Corona (Porto): Did not make the game day roster.

Hector Herrera (Porto): The only Mexican to see significant minutes in the Portuguese clasico. HH finished with a 7.48 WhoScored rating after an active game on the defensive end.

Diego Reyes (Porto): Made the bench but did not see any minutes.

Raul Gudino (Porto): Made the bench but did not see any minutes. Not sure what the point of his loan is if he can’t get on the field with the #1 being out with an injury.

Joao Maleck (Porto U19): The Santos product added another goal to his total over the weekend. He has 10 in 1,217 minutes (16 games) so far on the campaign. I fully expect Porto to exercise their buy option on his next Summer.

Paolo Medina (Benfica U19): Another 90 minute shift for him at right back over the weekend but the best part of his week happened on the practice field. He joined the first team for a few training sessions this week.

Antonio Briseno (CD Feirense): Pollo went all 90 minutes on last Monday in Feirense’s 3-1 loss to Braga. He had 2 interceptions, 3 tackles, and a blocked shot. Over the weekend, he did not come off the bench in Feirense’s 1-0 to Aves. It was his first time not getting minutes in a game since early October.

Hirving Lozano (PSV): Chucky played 85 minutes in PSV’s 1-0 victory over Sparta Rotterdam. They are 8 points ahead of second place AZ Alkmaar through 14 league games. Lozano did not get an assist or goal but did contribute 3 key passes and 4 successful dribbles.

Uriel Antuna (FC Groningen): Came off the bench for a 20 minute appearance, completed a dribble, a cross and 1 long ball. Still very raw.

Chicharito (West Ham): Still recovering from an injury but is set to return soon.

Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt): Undisputed starter for Frankfurt and that’s nice to see when many Mexicans are struggling to get minutes in Europe. Frankfurt are tied for 6th in the Bundesliga but fall to 8th after the tie breakers.

Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt): Training with the full squad as he returns from injury.

Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liege): Nearly stopped his second penalty in as many weeks. Ultimately, it snuck underneath his arm for a goal. The game ended 1-1.

Omar Govea (Royal Mouscron): The winless streak is now 10 for Mouscron. Govea played all 90 minutes and picked up a yellow in their draw over the weekend.

Lalo Herrera (Rangers): Had 2 appearances off the bench this week for Rangers totaling less than 10 minutes of action.

Carlos Pena (Rangers): Started mid-week and added a goal. He now has 5 on the season. That earned him a start this weekend as Rangers won their second game in a row. They have 4 wins and 1 loss in Gullit’s 5 league starts.