Sunday, February 22, 2009

Panchito bags two

Francisco Mendoza scored two goals for Tapatio on Saturday in a 2-2 draw for Chivas' second-division side.

Mendoza combined with Jesus Padilla on the first goal as Mendoza fed Padilla who returned the ball to Panchito, who slid and knocked the ball into goal. In the 89th minute, with Tapatio down 2-1 and with 10 men on the field, Mendoza fired a shot from some 15 yards past the opposing goalkeeper after a brief scramble inside the box.

Panchito might see more action for the first team on Wednesday as Chivas will play a Copa Libertadores match at home.

5 comments:

East River said...

I am just shocked that guy actually remembered how to score:-)!! Good for him but does he really accept going back to Chivas only to be put on the 2nd division team? Think he ever felt that he was in no man's land while at Chivas USA?

L.B. said...

I think he is just happy to be back home and with Chivas in any capacity to be honest.

Anonymous said...

no one really serious thought panchito was going to jump from mls to the mexican first division... tapatio sounds about right for panchito to settle and show he can play with the big boys...

Anonymous said...

Oh yes we do. There are players formerly like Ramon Nunez and Daniel Hernedez who play in the Mexican 1st division neither had to play in the 2nd division to show they belong in the Mexician 1st division. DC's Emilio was scouted about a year ago by a Mexican team but United refused to transfer him. If those two mention above can make it on Mexican 1st division teams Pachito should not settle for less either. The problem is the kid does not score. He had no goals last year for Chivas USA and when they did have him playing Winger only he still did score often. So its not a big shock that he has been placed down there.

Anonymous said...

uh, emilio did go from primera a to the mls... he has never played in the mexican first division... i don't think of him as an mls "product" -- as lb lb labelled panchito...