In a matter of months, Queretaro's 17-year-old phenom has gone from playing U-17 to a starting spot in Liga MX and an international cap for Mexico.
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It was a rough start to numerous European-based Mexican stars in the first week of Champions League and Europe League group stage action.
Mexico has two strong strikers in Javier Hernandez and Raul Jimenez. But after that, who will emerge to lead the attack for the 2022 World Cup?
Diego Maradona returned to football management with an emphatic 4-1 victory as Dorados de Sinaloa thumped visiting Cafetaleros. Here's what we saw.
A hat trick from Vinicio Angulo helped get Diego Maradona's managerial career in Mexico off to the perfect start as Dorados beat Tapachula 4-1.
Mexico international Guillermo Ochoa insists his botched move to Napoli fell through over problems elsewhere, rather than his own qualities.
Ahead of Diego Maradona's Dorados coaching debut, his new boss insists "sometimes it is the crazy ones that open the path that the wise follow."
One thing is clear: Ricardo Ferretti dances to a different beat and wouldn't suddenly get flustered because he's the Mexico national team manager.
Tigres' president said Mexico officials haven't approached the club over Ricardo Ferretti taking over El Tri on a permament basis.
Matt Miazga mocking Diego Lainez's height took the headlines, but Mexico need Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti to mold its new generation.
Mexico striker Angel Zaldivar was critical at U.S. defender Matt Miazaga and his apparent gesture toward teammate Diego Lainez.
U.S. caretaker manager Dave Sarachan singled out Tyler Adams as "a beast" and "a winner" for his game-winning performance vs. Mexico on Tuesday.
Tempers flared briefly after U.S. defender Matt Miazga, at 6-foot-4, teased Lainez about his height. But afterward the young Mexican brushed it off.
Mexico showed glimpses of an efficient attack against the U.S. but failure to capitalize on key chances doomed El Tri on Tuesday.
The U.S.'s and Mexico's next generations brought the passion like Diego Lainez, but Tyler Adams' second-half goal gave the hosts a 1-0 win.
The match provided glimpses of both sides' futures and perhaps the resurgence of a once-heated rivalry.
Only three players in the United States' starting lineup have senior-side experience against Mexico.