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Skillful sub Guardado earns 9/10 in Mexico's win over Canada

That's now two wins in two Gold Cup matches for Mexico manager Gerardo "Tata" Martino. El Tri had an impressive performance with a 3-1 victory over Canada on Wednesday night, only days after a 7-0 thrashing of Cuba in their opener. With a spot nearly secured in the knockout round of the tournament, Mexico has one remaining match in the group stage against Martinique this Sunday.

Ahead of the close of the group stage, here are a few takeaways and player ratings from Mexico's recent win.

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Mexico duty 'makes you tired mentally' - Guardado

USMNT's Gregg Berhalter praises the Mexican federation for its success in CONCACAF and says the organization has set the benchmark for MLS and U.S. Soccer.

Andres Guardado became the winningest player in the history of Mexico's national team after El Tri's 3-2 win over Ecuador on Sunday, but admitted playing for the side for 14 years has not been easy.

The 32-year-old Real Betis midfielder racked up his 88th victory in a Mexico shirt since his 2005 debut, although he said it's taken a strain on him.

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"As much as it is a source of pride to be in the national team, after going...

Dos Santos, Guardado 8/10 as Mexico keeps rolling

Andres Guardado joins his teammates in celebrating as Mexico remain undefeated under manager Gerardo Martino.

That's now four wins in four games for new Mexico manager Gerardo "Tata" Martino. Following Sunday night's 3-2 victory over Ecuador, the Argentine has remained undefeated in the lead up to this summer's 2019 Gold Cup.

Ahead of the CONCACAF tournament, here are some takeaways and player ratings from the most recent El Tri result.

Positives

It's all about that chemistry. For a team that has had to deal with absences and injury problems, Mexico once again looked like a highly organized and cohesive...

Step up! Guardado demands change in Mexico

ESPN FC's Ale Moreno breaks down Carlos Vela's rocky relationship with the Mexico national team after announcing he won't play in the 2019 Gold Cup.
USMNT's Gregg Berhalter praises the Mexican federation for its success in CONCACAF and says the organization has set the benchmark for MLS and U.S. Soccer.

Mexico captain Andres Guardado wants club owners and directors in the country to change their vision for the long-term benefit of the national team.

The Real Betis midfielder slammed the way the game is run in Mexico and wants Liga MX clubs to focus more on giving younger players more opportunities.

"There are a lot of things that go on in Mexico that don't go on in any other places in the world, and then we hope the national team or Mexican football makes that step up," said Guardado in an interview...

Guardado: Mexico's 'golden' era fell short of World Cup objectives

USMNT's Gregg Berhalter praises the Mexican federation for its success in CONCACAF and says the organization has set the benchmark for MLS and U.S. Soccer.

Mexico team captain Andres Guardado believes that the country's "Golden Generation" left a lot to be desired after falling one step short of the quarterfinal stage in each of the last four World Cups.

In an interview with ESPN Mexico, the Real Betis midfielder, 32, said he can see the end of the line for his generation of players, which includes El Tri all-time leading scorer in Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez (aged 30), goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (33) and Carlos Vela (30). 

"You can call it...

Mexico stars Lainez, Guardado to play U.S. friendlies with Real Betis

Guardado will travel to the United States with Betis for a pair of spring friendlies.

Fans of Mexico national team players Diego Lainez and Andres Guardado will have a chance to see them in action when Real Betis play two matches in the United States this spring, the first against DC United on May 22 at Audi Field and the second three days later against Chattanooga FC in Tennessee's Finley Stadium.

Real Betis confirmed the matches on Thursday as part of their postseason.

"This is part of our continued international expansion, which includes increasing Real Betis' presence beyond...