Due to the fact that FutMexNation’s Twitter account is still down (sad trombone), there will be no video preview this week. So with that out of the way, let’s get #AskCesar started!
Why aren't you following me yet?
— Pablo C. Jacobo (@pjacobosports) June 22, 2017
I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m following you!
Okay, okay, I lied, I followed you after you sent me this Tweet.
#AskCesar Any preseason friendlies that particularly catch your eye or no?
— Eugene Rupinski (@GolazodelGringo) June 23, 2017
I’m really interested in Porto and Juventus playing against Mexican teams next month. Technically, it’s called the “Super Copa Tecate,” but we all know they are friendlies. Porto will face Cruz Azul (July 17th) and Chivas (July 19th), while Juventus will take on Monterrey (July 18th) and Tigres (July 19th).
Biggest mexican star that ever was and ever will be… Hugo Sanchez, Toro Valenzuela, or Julio Cesar Chavez?
— Soccer Nurds (@soccernurds) June 22, 2017
That’s a tough question. It’s close between JC Chavez and Hugo, but I’ll go with Hugo Sanchez. Don’t agree though that he is the greatest Mexican star there will ever be.
JCO stats are astonishing, 19W, 5D & 2L. The W vs New Zealand was extremely pitifully.Should we expect to suffer like that in WC? #AskCesar
— Kari (@KariTorres_7) June 22, 2017
I don’t Mexico will suffer during the next World Cup. Not saying that El Tri will be champions or make it to the final, but there is a decent core of talented players that have the capabilities to do well in 2018. I have faith in JCO…for now.
What attacking trio should Mexico use up top for the rest of the tournament?
— Lucas (@Goalnaldo) June 22, 2017
After his last game, I would like to see Aquino given the start. I’ll go with a front three of Aquino, Chicharito and Vela.
Do you see Gignac going to the MLS?
— Mariano Villa (@marianovillajr) June 23, 2017
I don’t think so. Despite his anger after the recent final against Chivas, I think he genuinely still loves Tigres and Mexico. If he does leave, it wouldn’t be anytime soon. He still has a contract with Tigres and the team would likely want some serious $$$ for the player.
Who do you think is more useful for Mexico, Jona or HH? (Tough question)
— Andres Mendoza (@Andres_3m) June 22, 2017
Good question! I’ll go with Jona. His work-rate and intelligent play creation are on another level. He might end up being Mexico’s best player of the tournament.
How do I explain to mis amigas no-futboleras that just because Chicha has scored the most goals and is the most well known. He is not
— Nayeli Rodriguez (@NayeliRlovely) June 22, 2017
necessarily the best player? Unless you think he is ??
— Nayeli Rodriguez (@NayeliRlovely) June 22, 2017
If we are talking about talent here, Carlos Vela is at the very top. Just show them or anyone highlights of his goals and tricks. At his best, there are few defenders in the world who can stop his runs or dangerous passes.
What are the possibilities of chivas getting vela or chicha in years to come?
— Duran (@47sinz) June 22, 2017
I believe both are destined for MLS first and would then maybe end their careers in Liga MX. There’s a very good chance that Chicharito eventually makes his way back to Chivas. As for Vela, I know he said he would be open to a move, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he stays in the United States after an inevitable move to MLS.
Why is osorio our national team coach? What did we do to deserve this?
— Jorge cortez (@CortezCortez818) June 22, 2017
Because we wanted Bielsa and that didn’t work out so we got the next best option that was willing to work with Mexico.
Any rumors of Mexicans going abroad?
— Guro Dragon (@guro_dragon) June 23, 2017
Nothing significant recently, but I would be interested to see what major news might emerge after the Gold Cup. Plenty of promising names that will get more attention through a strong performance next month for El Tri.
When was the most inappropriate time you farted?
— Joely Quest (@JoelyAceves) June 22, 2017
Movie night with a group of friends back in college. Completely accidental and I cringe when I think about it. I tried to play it cool but who tries to play it cool after farting?! What was I thinking.
On a scale of 1-10, how awesome is the intern for TMSS and FMN?
— Amelia Lopez (@AztecaAmeliaaa) June 22, 2017
10 10 10 10 10 10 10
How do you get baby rabbits out of a deep basement window well?
— David Smith (@unicodavidsmith) June 23, 2017
With a baby rabbit ladder? A baby rabbit helicopter rescue team?
#AskCesar Mexico Vs Portugal Final?? Assuming Mexico faces Germany.
— tore ?? (@chuibernal) June 23, 2017
I say a Mexico vs Germany final! Mexico beats Chile in the semis.
Is jurgen damm overrated?
— Eric (@ericsalgado987) June 22, 2017
I don’t know. Every time I start to build up serious criticism against him he provides an extraordinary game. If he can work on his decision-making, he would be an extraordinary player.
If Osorio would've lost to New Zealand, you think it would've gotten him fire? Losing 7-0 and to NZ in 1 yr seems ridiculous no? #AskCesar
— Diego Ravelo (@Diego_Gignac10) June 22, 2017
I don’t think so. I think that would take a loss to Russia tomorrow and a poor performance in the Gold Cup. Even then, he has been thriving in World Cup qualifying.
Any rumors or rumble on any other Mexican players leaving to Europe? #AskCesar
— Gio Duarte ?? (@Gio_Duarte16) June 22, 2017
Nothing concrete recently, but as mentioned beforehand, let’s wait and see what names might begin emerging during and after the Gold Cup.
With 2 very good strikers, fullback as the biggest weakness, why shouldn't El Tri play two up front and three centerbacks? 3-5-2
— Santos Baltimore (@LagunerosBMore) June 22, 2017
I know it was a backup roster, but a 3-5-2 is very close to what JCO used against New Zealand. Honestly, I think El Tri would do fine in a 4-3-3 with Luis Reyes and Miguel Layun as the left and right-back. I’m still hesitant about a three-man backline against a strong squad.
If Mexico were able to replace Salcedo, who would you replace him with?
— Jesus Espinosa (@jesnse) June 22, 2017
I would immediately bring in Jesus Molina or Gallito. Not sure why Molina wasn’t at least given a spot on the bench for Osorio.
Which team has played the best so far in this tournament?
— Maestro Barragan (@Boywhogoeswest) June 22, 2017
It’s a very close call between Chile and Germany. I’ll go with Chile because I was slightly more impressed with the national team in the recent 1-1 draw against the Germans.
How many Cups will Germany win in the next 52 years…
— Jovana A. Sanchez (@JovanaASanchez3) June 22, 2017
Many more than Mexico.
Thoughts on the Lakers draft tonight? Or Warriors? I forget which team you support…
— Raul (@_Bones) June 23, 2017
No one must know that I support both teams. Imagine how embarrassing that woul— oops…
what should I watch on Netflix? #askCesar
— Flo Hernandez (@therealFLO) June 23, 2017
Hasan Minhaj’s stand-up special. Watch it now! I feel like a lot of us Latinx could relate to some of his stories.
What has been your best mistake?
— Ivan Pineda (@IvanPineda83) June 23, 2017
Every excellent pass I make in FIFA during co-op matches.
Friend: Dude, incredible through ball!
Me: I…meant to do that.
— Daniel (@Agu11ar) June 23, 2017
Naw, he’s not a starter, but he’s not done. I see him as an exciting option off of the bench, if needed.
What do you think of Lavar Ball?
— Edwin Garcia (@EdwinGarcia88) June 23, 2017
I like basketball but I don’t follow his situation enough to know what’s going on. He seems like a jerk?
What do you believe the next move, if any, should be for Jurgen Damm? #AskCesar
— no (@AsistenciaSuave) June 23, 2017
I would like to see him improve his technical game with a mid-table team in Germany. The big question, unfortunately, is if any team will be willing to spend plenty of $$$ for the agile winger.
Which Liga MX team has made th best offseason move so far?
— Zacharías Eduardo (@fronterizafut) June 23, 2017
I know Monterrey fans are waiting for a massive move, but bringing in Aviles Hurtado is huge. If he can work well with the rest of that attack, Los Rayados are going to be unstoppable.
#AskCesar After the two games, what's your ideal starting 11 against Russia? In case of 4-3-3, with Aquino and Vela, Jimenez or Chich as ST?
— Lil Hat-Trick (@MexicanSoccer9) June 23, 2017
In a situation where Hector Moreno is (hopefully) healthy, I would go with this 4-3-3:
Return to Santa Cruz.
— Jesus Guillermo (@jesusguillermo) June 23, 2017
I can’t afford it! Maybe I should convince ESPN to give me a lucrative deal to cover the San Jose Earthquakes haha.
How do is the VAR technology changing the game? Is it beneficial for the sport?
— Areli (@are_eh_lee) June 23, 2017
Some serious growing pains at the moment, but I think VAR benefits soccer by reviewing crucial moments of the game. I’m glad it’s being tested out and I’m hoping that all of the quirks and odd situations will be ironed out by the time next summer rolls around.
Should Jimenez be a starter over Chicharo now? #AskCesar
— dcasill (@DanielCas1407) June 23, 2017
I don’t think so. Chicharito still deserves a starting role. That said, if the striker is struggling to find the back of the net, Jimenez must be one of the first subs that Osorio should consider early on in the second half.