Liga MX

Rafa Marquez Sanctioned By U.S. Government For Alleged Ties To Drug Traffickers

Mexico international Rafa Marquez has been sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department due to alleged ties to Mexican drug traffickers. Specifically, Marquez is alleged to have ties to the "Flores DTO," a drug trafficking organization led by Raul Flores Hernandez.

Watch This Chivas Defender’s Absolutely Ridiculous Goal Line Save

Last night’s match between Chivas U-20s and MLS Homegrowns was a stage for young players to strut their stuff. This Chivas defender certainly understood that. Watch him lay it all out in style with an incredible scorpion goal line save. 

| The scorpion clearance from a Chivas u20 defender v the MLS homegrown team. pic.twitter.com/AK7qGyuTsI

— Footy Scouted (@FootyScouted) August 2, 2017

Liga MX Starts Today, Rejoice!

Liga MX returns tonight. At 8:00 p.m. EST Morelia will play Monterrey, and at 10:00 p.m. EST Tijuana will play Cruz Azul. These matches will kick off the 2017 Apertura, and we could not be more excited.

Liga MX is consistently one of the most entertaining leagues in the world, and is underrated in terms of quality. It's fun, good soccer mixed with fights and foghorns and all manner of craziness soccer fans have come to expect fron other soccer fans. Liga MX is also the most-watched soccer league in the USA, surpassing MLS and even the English Premier League.

Watch Rodolfo Cota Stop An Andre-Pierre Gignac Breakaway With Gamesmanship

Tigres defeated Chivas 1-0 Sunday in a battle between last season's Clausura and Apertura winners to become Campeon De Campeones, but Chivas goalkeeper Rodolfo Cota didn't make it easy. The 30-year-old, facing a breakaway from star Tigres striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, resorted to gamesmanship. And it worked.

Club America And Pumas Played The Least-Friendly Friendly In California

Everybody who watches Liga MX knows how insane it is, mostly because of how passionate the fans are. Orange County, California got a taste of said insanity when a charity match between Club America and Pumas had to be abandoned at halftime because a fan brawl spilled onto the field. Really.

3 Things Liga MX Is Doing That MLS Can’t Figure Out

I love soccer. I can’t get enough of it. So this is always a bittersweet time of year. Domestic leagues are coming to an end. Cup competitions are finishing up. In fact, many of Europe’s top leagues had been settled for the past few weeks and lacked final-day drama. So in order to get my fix of intense, competitive league football, I turned my attention to Mexico and the Liga MX Liguilla playoffs. 

And I fell in love. 

Chivas Capture First Liga MX Title Since 2006 With Victory Over Tigres

It had been over 10 years since Chivas last captured a Liga MX title, but the final 20 minutes of the 2017 Liga MX Clausura Final must’ve seemed an even longer period for supporters in Guadalajara. 

Much like the first leg, Chivas built a 2-0 lead behind goals from Alan Pulido and Jose Vazquez only to surrender a late goal to Ismael Sosa in the 87th. With the likes of Andre-Pierre Gignac, Jurgen Damm, Javier Aquino and Jesus Duenas desperately searching for a Tigres equalizer, long-suffering fans of Mexico’s most popular team were made to sweat over the match’s final minutes.

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