Liga MX

Omar Gonzalez Gets Torched As Pachuca Is Knocked Out Of The Club World Cup

In continuing the theme of 2017 being a sh*t year for U.S. soccer, the lone American at the Club World Cup was at fault for the goal that knocked Mexico’s Pachuca out of the competition on Tuesday at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in the UAE. Gremio’s Everton turned Omar Gonzalez inside out before curling in a wonderful shot to give the Brazilian side a 1-0 victory in extra time.

Gonzalez apparently thought he was still playing for the USMNT, perhaps against Trinidad and Tobago. 

Hablaliga MX: The Top 10 Players In Liga MX

This week we’ll be going over 10 players who have impressed most in Liga MX this season. Let's get right to it:

1. Aviles Hurtado

The best player on the best team. Simple as that.

2. Mauro Boselli Boselli

He is almost certainly going to win the golden boot again this season, and Leon are looking like favorites for a playoff spot.

3. Enner Valencia

The former West Ham man leads Tigres’ attack, the most dangerous in Liga MX

The Reason Liga MX Splits Its Season Into Apertura And Clausura

To the Eurocentric soccer fan, the competition format for Liga MX is alien, weird and perhaps even unnatural. The Mexican soccer league has two tournaments (the Apertura and Clausura) per season, each with its own playoffs (la liguilla). Two champions are crowned each season. It’s all a bit confusing to outsiders — and even some Liga MX fans. 

Why does Liga MX use the Apertura and Clausura split-season format? Forgive us if this sounds a bit cynical, but as with most things in sports, it’s mostly about money.

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