Dorados de Sinaloa coach Maradona played with Martino at Newell's Old Boys and was impressed with El Tri's 3-1 victory over Chile on Friday.
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Mexico began a new era with solid debuts from Gerardo 'Tata' Martino on the bench and midfielder Carlos Rodriguez on the pitch.
Goals by Raul Jimenez, Hector Moreno, and Hirving Lozano ensured 'Tata' Martino's first win as Mexico manager in a 3-1 result over Chile.
Gerardo 'Tata' Martino's debut as Mexico boss was a good one thanks to stellar performances from his attacking third, namely Rodolfo Pizarro.
Mexico head coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino admits that Raul Jimenez and Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez are unlikely to play together for El Tri.
The buzz for Tata Martino's debut and the return of Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is tempered by some off-field issues for this Mexico squad.
Is MLS becoming a league of choice for Mexico's biggest names? The signs suggest it's an increasingly attractive destination for El Tri's stars.
Corona pulled out of the Mexico squad citing an ankle injury he has been playing through, but Martino wanted him in Southern California anyway.
Mexico's top three forwards all got on the scoresheet this past weekend in Europe but it was two-goal hero Javier Hernandez who earned top honors.
The Gerardo Martino era in charge of Mexico begins definitively this week. Tom Marshall raises five questions that El Tri needs to answer in camp.
Mexico stars Diego Lainez and Andres Guardado will play two matches in the United States this spring as part of Real Betis' postseason schedule.
Javier Hernandez is back for Mexico, but MLS-based players Carlos Vela and Marco Fabian will not take part in El Tri's upcoming friendlies.
Raul Jimenez's stellar season continues and reached a personal milestone with his goal at Chelsea. He wins again our Europeo of the Week award.
Gerardo Martino's first real Mexico national team squad will be out this week. Naturally, there is plenty of speculation on who will make it.
U.S. boach Gregg Berhalter is monitoring Efrain Alvarez, the 16-year-old midfielder who had an assist in his LA Galaxy debut last weekend.
PSV's 'Chucky' Lozano said he doesn't think MLS is a career step down from Europe, though he admitted his hypothetical return would be to Liga MX.
It was the usual suspects when it came to Mexicans abroad this week, as Wolves' Raul Jimenez and West Ham's Javier Hernandez impressed again.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes that 16-year-old Mexican forward Efrain Alvarez is ready to make an impact in MLS this season.
Mexican winger Uriel Antuna, on loan with the LA Galaxy from Manchester City, said he has lofty goals for the upcoming MLS season.
In a week where Mexicans all across Europe found their names on the scoresheet, Hirving Lozano earned top honors with a key late goal for PSV.
Union midfielder Marco Fabian says he has not yet spoken with Mexico boss Gerardo "Tata" Martino but hopes to "once things get settled."
It was a good week for Mexico's Porto contingent as Jesus Corona & Hector Herrera impressed, while a 2012 gold medal winner's career hit a new low.
Speaking to the Athletes Council at the USSF's Annual General Meeting, president Cordeiro appeared to indicate the Gold Cup's future is uncertain.