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Reports say Martino is still Mexico’s man; Did Garber confirm it?

Argentina v Bolivia: Group D - Copa America Centenario

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 14: Head coach Gerardo Martino of Argentina looks on against Bolivia during the 2016 Copa America Centenario Group D match at CenturyLink Field on June 14, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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It’s been no secret that Gerardo “Tata” Martino was probably going to leave Atlanta United after his second season in charge of the bunch.

So reports that he’s taking the Mexico men’s national team job are nothing new, but leave it to -- Ives Galarcep’s words not mine -- MLS commissioner Don Garber to basically confirm his hire.

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Assuming it all comes true, this is going to be the subplot of the USMNT-Mexico rivalry for some time. There’s little doubt Mexican is knee-deep in its golden generation compared to the USMNT, which is just reaching the potential of it with Christian Pulisic, Josh Sargent, Weston McKennie, and Tyler Adams.

After these quotes, it’s very difficult to believe Mexico’s next coach will anyone but the successful Argentina, Barcelona, and Paraguay boss.

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