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Mexicans Abroad Round Up

El Principito and Tecatito shine in Europe

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Mexicans continue to shine playing abroad. Whether its in Spain, Holland or Portugal. This weekend was another example of that. Let’s dive in

Gio Dos Santos (Galaxy): Started and wore the captain’s armband. Made his first start with Jona in MLS. Unfortunately, the Galaxy went down a man and the attack struggled to get going. Whatever attack the Galaxy mustered, it went through Gio. He had 4 key passes and 4 shots.

Jona Dos Santos (Galaxy): Another start for the Barcelona product. The Galaxy midfield was overrun but he had a couple moments of magic.

He nearly started his MLS goal account but that pesky post got in the way.

Cubo Torres (Dynamo): Game postponed due to Hurricane Harvey.

Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad): Continued his role off the bench, came on in the 66th minute after Real Sociedad already had a 3-0 lead. Had a decent outing with 2 shots on target, 2 key passes, 1 dribble completed, and 18/18 overall in passing. The new LAFC signing might be coming off the bench for a while.

Hector Moreno (AS Roma): On the bench but did not see any minutes. His manager spoke before the game saying he was a little fatigued from the Confederations Cup and had nagging injuries. However, he is ready to see minutes now.

Raul Jimenez (Benfica): Another cameo appearance as Everton is allegedly negotiating for him as deadline day approaches. Came on for the last 21 minutes of the game and had 1 key pass with 1 shot on target.

Miguel Layun (Porto): Did not make the bench as rumors heated up about an impeding move to Espanyol.

Tecatito Corona (Porto): The only Mexican getting consistent minutes in Porto. He celebrated his return to El Tri with this golazo. He was subbed off at halftime after picking up a knock and a yellow card in the first half.

Hector Herrera (Porto): Came on for the last 10 minutes of the game. Had 1 key pass and 1 complete dribble. No transfer rumors for him either so we might see him coming off the bench for the rest of 2017.

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

Raul Gudino (Porto): Nothing new on his possible loan move to Vitesse.

Joao Maleck (Porto B/U19): Went the full 90 for the U19 squad and scored a goal in a 6-0 rout.

Antonio Briseno (CD Feirense): Did not make the squad for the game.

Hirving Lozano (PSV): Another game for Lozano, another goal. He missed out on another MOTM award but is still the highest rated player in the Eredivisie, per WhoScored. Lozano is tied for 2nd in the league in goals scored.

Uriel Antuna (FC Copenhagen): Made the bench but did not see any action.

Chicharito (West Ham): Another tough defeat for the Hammers and a frustrating game for Chicha. He played the full 90 but only had 25 touches, his keeper had 53 touches. West Ham’s midfield had trouble keeping possession, much less feeding the ball to their striker. His only 2 shots of the game were on target but West Ham could not muster much of an attack.

Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt): Did not make the bench but is recovered from his shoulder injury.

Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt): Injured

Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liege): Another rough outing for Memo and company. They go down 4-0. Enjoy this comedy of defense he has in front of him.

Omar Govea (Royal Mouscron): Started and went 87 minutes in his club’s draw versus KV Kortrijk.

Lalo Herrera (Rangers): Came on in the 61st minute and scored his first goal in Europe. Rangers would win 3-1.

Carlos Pena (Rangers): Also came off the bench and had 1 good chance in the game.

Estrella de la Semana

Andres Guardado (Real Betis): El Principito was doing Principito things. WhoScored gave him the MOTM award after he led Real Betis to a 2-1 victory over Celta with 2 assists. He finished the game with 4 key passes, 2 tackles, 4/5 long balls, and a WhoScored rating of 8.22.

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