By TRAVIS CLARK
Three Americans playing in Mexico will have to impress a new coach in the coming weeks, with Pachuca manager Guillermo Rivarola quitting his post in the wake of a 4-1 loss to Cruz Azul.
Pachuca had struggled during their past two games, losing heavily to Cruz Azul the past weekend after getting beat 3-0 at the hands of Santos Laguna. Prior to that, they had managed four points in their first two games of the season, though the club does sit just a point behind Club America, in third place of Group 2 in the Apertura. Rivarola departs after just over a year in charge of Pachuca, guiding them to a CONCACAF Champions League trophy this spring.
His departure means Herculez Gomez, Jose Torres and Marco Vidal will look to impress and earn playing time under a new manager.
Here are a few other stories for today:
GIL MAKES LOAN MOVE
U.S. youth international Luis Gil, acquired this season by Real Salt Lake, was loaned to USSF D-2 side A.C. St. Louis on Friday in an effort to get the talented 16-year-old more playing time. He made just one appearance for Salt Lake this year, coming in as a substitute against D.C. United during a U.S. Open Cup play-in match back on June 2. He debuted for St. Louis over the weekend as his new side lost 1-0 to the Portland Timbers.
NO LIVERPOOL APPEAL ON COLE RED CARD
Joe Cole's disastrous Liverpool debut lasted just under 45 minutes, and the midfielder won't start another Premier League match again for the next three games. Liverpool decided to not file an appeal for Cole's red card, awarded when he was adjudged to have made a reckless challenge on Arsenal central defender Laurent Koscielny close to halftime. Cole will miss games against Manchester City, West Brom and Birmingham, though is likely to feature in Liverpool's Europa League match this Thursday.
ENGLAND WANT BRITISH SUCCESSOR FOR CAPELLO
Even though their current manager has two years left on his current deal, the English FA have already indicated that they want Fabio Capello's successor to be British. No successor is being lined up at the moment, but Capello has come under scrutiny in the press for his recent handling of David Beckham's international future. The Italian is under contract through Euro 2012.
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