Mexico Soccer: High flying start for Mexicans in Europe


Mexican internationals in Europe had  promising starts at their respective clubs this week.

Giovani Dos Santos, Hector Herrera, and Raul Jimenez all opened up thier European seasons with important victories, in Chmpions League, Europa League and the Spanish Super Cup.

It was a jubilant start for Mexican internationals abroad to a long and difficult European season, but to open up the season strong seems to always be a precursor of good things to come. Giovani Dos Santos got back to his scoring ways this week, scoring against Astana in thier 3-0 Europa League victory in Kazakhstan. Dos Santos, virtually picking up from where he left off will hope to replicate the dynamic prowess he had last season. A very important key to Dos Santos’s success this season will be his ability to avoid injury, if he can stay healthy then their will be great things to come from Dos Santos.

Hector Herrera, the tireless midfielder out of Rosarito Mexico scored his first career goal with Porto this week, in an important 1-0 Champions League victory over french club Lille. Herrera looks inspired and confident of his abilities. The World Cup has brought Herrera to life. That confidence he is feeling will hopefully be transmitted to more of his play at Porto.

The new Atletico Madrid boy Raul Jimenez saw minutes in the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid this past week. But it is evident that Jimenez will have to fight for a place up top against Mario Mandzukic and Raul Garcia. Jimenez will be forced to produce goals in the few minutes he gets from Diego Simeone. Still he had the privledge of sharing the triumph of obtaining the Spanish Super Cup in his first season in Europe. Now, he will surely be in search of more minutes at Madrid.