#AskCesar is back!
If you want to take part in next week’s article, just keep an eye on my Twitter account every Thursday when I ask you to send me your questions. I select three for a video preview and then answer the rest right here.
Let’s see what he have this week!
Looking at west ham first game vs Man U, it looks like chicha is gonna work harder this season do u thinkit can affect him with El Tri
— Jair Martinez (@Juicyj0510) August 17, 2017
It’s tough to really figure out how his season will be off just one game, but in that match, it was obvious that Chicharito needed to be very efficient with his limited opportunities. It also looked like he was left by himself at times up top. Hard to judge off one match, especially one against Manchester United, but I think we will have to wait and see before we make assumptions on how it could impact his playing with El Tri.
Are you predicting any surprises in the upcoming convocatoria? A player being left out or a surprise call-up? Or will it be the expected 23?
— IMendoza (@IselaMR42) August 17, 2017
Not sure if this is really surprising, but I’m thinking we will see the return of Paul Aguilar in the call-up. As for other unexpected names, I think there’s a decent chance that we might see Jesus Isijara, Luis Fuentes and Javier Guemez given a call-up. I don’t think they are starting material, but it would be cool to see them train with El Tri.
Many football careers have ended due to back surgery. Should we be more alarmed regarding Marco Fabian's situation?
— Jiminy (@Voice_of_Jiminy) August 17, 2017
I’m obviously no doctor, so I don’t really know about what it could truly mean, but it’s clearly a serious one if he is out for at least four months after his surgery. Recently, Zague also talked about the severity of a similar injury and how it had a massive negative impact in his career. Let’s wait and see until early 2018.
Favorite Mexican soccer related gif? https://t.co/pNxGYNTs38
— TCK GIFs (@TCKgifs) August 18, 2017
Anything involving Gio’s 2011 Gold Cup goal. That or the one with Blanco back in 2014 during his Puebla days when he does the hip turn. Hip turn? I’m not even sure how to properly describe it but it’s glorious.
if Donald Trump was a LigaMX team which one would it be??? Bonus: what team would be Bernie Sanders??? #AskCesar ???
— Solidaridad✊ (@joeltena) August 18, 2017
Trump isn’t worthy of being associated with a Liga MX team. I wouldn’t dare connect a Liga MX squad to him! As for Bernie, I think he would be Pachuca or Santos Laguna. After the election, Hillary would be Cruz Azul?
Do you play fantasy football?
— Fernando Monteon (@fernando_monteo) August 18, 2017
As in NFL football? Sounds fun but I don’t want to get sucked into something else that would take a massive amount of my free time haha. I did join an online fantasy league for the EPL season, but I can already tell that I’ll ignore my squad in about a week or two.
Any surprise call ups for this upcoming WCQ'S #AskCesar
— Gio Duarte ?? (@Gio_Duarte16) August 18, 2017
Yeah, as mentioned beforehand, I think Paul Aguilar has a good chance of returning. I also think a few names like Guemez, Isijara and Fuentes should be given a try as well.
I'm the only one who doesn't like the Chicharito move to West Ham. He should of stay in Germany this season & then transfer
— Bonez (@Bad2thebonezz) August 18, 2017
If it meant him playing with Bayer Leverkusen for another season, I would prefer the move to West Ham. He isn’t playing Champions League in either situation so why not play in a more competitive league? It might be difficult, but I’m a fan of him getting regular minutes in the EPL ahead of the World Cup.
Can Xolos turn it around?
— Jack Kelly (@ActualJackKelly) August 18, 2017
I think so. They have the right coach and players to make it into the top eight, it might just take some time in order for it to happen. After all of the praise I heard beforehand, I’m hoping Xolos are patient with manager Eduardo Coudet. Also, after recently scoring his first goal, I’m thinking Gustavo Bou will start taking charge in the attack.
Since Arsenal is now your favorite EPL team, how do you think they'll do this season? ?
— Amelia Lopez (@AztecaAmeliaaa) August 17, 2017
Let the record show that I have no favorite EPL team and that Amy is doing her best to get me to like Arsenal. Stop spreading lies! #FakeNews
How did you get your start in Soccer and how did you get your dream job at ESPN FC?
— michelle sanchez (@Mmichelle___S) August 18, 2017
I had such a weird route. I studied psychology at UC Santa Cruz and was planning on becoming a social worker. Up until late 2015, most of my income was from my job as a counselor at a group home for at-risk youth.
During that entire time, I was blogging on the side fairly regularly about Mexican soccer. It was all for fun because I didn’t really have anyone in Santa Cruz that liked Liga MX or El Tri as much as I did. I never intended for it to go anywhere. I wrote for small soccer websites for free until somebody from ESPN approached me back in 2014.
I was balancing out my counselor work with writing but then decided that I wanted to try soccer writing full-time. In early 2016, I decided to move to San Diego so I could cover Xolos and Liga MX matches. Since then, I haven’t looked back.
Long-story short, I don’t know how I got here haha.
Do you want to join my NFL pick'em league!?
— Daniel (@Agu11ar) August 18, 2017
Thanks for the invite, but I would make a fool of myself. I haven’t watched a full NFL game in years! Maybe I’ll try to get into it this season…
Thoughts on the joint ?? ?? ?? World Cup bid?
— Ivan H. III (@i_h_3) August 18, 2017
Feels like a slap in the face for Mexico, but the United States could also host the entire tournament by itself if it really wanted to. From what I’ve heard, it looked like the U.S. was going it alone until somebody from the FMF wanted to join in on the World Cup bid. So maybe with that perspective, it’s somewhat good that Mexico will be able to host a small portion of the matches? I don’t know, I’m still somewhat bothered by it.
America is looking good. Is a double (league and cup) a possibility this year?
— Ajagbe Adewole (@ajagbeadewole) August 17, 2017
There’s always a chance for something like that in Liga MX, but I think it’s highly unlikely. In comparison to another squad like Tigres or Monterrey, America just doesn’t have the same kind of depth in the roster. I wouldn’t be surprised if they won one of those, but I think in doing so it will take plenty of energy away from the other competition.
Name 1 mex manager who you think is overrated and 1 who is underrated. Mine overrated=Javier Aguirre, underrated=Guillermo Vazquez
— Maestro Barragan (@Boywhogoeswest) August 17, 2017
Overrated = Miguel Herrera
Underrated = Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre
Here's a 2 for 1:
1) What's your plans for #FIFA18 pro clubs? ?
2) what does one have to do to get a follow from the great Cesar? ?
— Ivan Pineda (@IvanPineda83) August 17, 2017
1: I’ll be joining the Hoppy Hour FC for a second season in a row. My team is terrible but I think we found a few good options to help lead us to glory. I’ll be sporting the “Bad Hombre” name on my jersey for another season as well.
2: Just followed you!