And so the MLS vs Liga MX debate sparks up again. Just about everything concerning soccer in the USA is being questioned since the USMNT got eliminated from the 2018 World Cup. The critiques involve everything from the USMNT team to more administrative issues like who should manage the national side after last week’s catastrophe and why. As would be expected, also the MLS is now being targeted for criticism.
Club America vs. Chivas is always the biggest date on the Liga MX calendar. Originally postponed after Mexico City was hit by an earthquake, El Superclasico was finally played Wednesday.
Club América will host arch rivals Chivas de Guadalajara at Estadio Azteca with the two teams looking at very different scenarios. Twelve weeks into the Apertura 2017, champions Chivas de Guadalajara have absolutely no chance of making it to the Liguilla, the playoff round featuring the best eight teams of Liga MX.
After winning a much-desired title last season, “El rebaño sagrado” seemingly opted to sit in the armchair. With only five more matches to be played, Chivas occupies the 16th place in the table, followed only by Puebla and Pumas UNAM.
Cruz Azul and Club América share a history of passionate rivalry, epic clashes, dramatic finals and … fear? Fear has been an interesting feature between the two clubs ever since former Cruz Azul player Miguel Sabah stated he feared playing against “Las Águilas” back in 2008.
We all know breakups can be tough. One day everything is hunky-dory, next thing you know your sweet heart leaves you and you're faced with running into them in public.
So what do you do? Greet them naturally? Pretend you don’t see them? Stare at them, tears in your eyes, for 90 minutes? Club America opted to kick their ex-star in the face.
That’s right. Former Club America star Rubens Sambueza was wildly kicked in the face by his compatriot Guido Rodriguez.
With Liga MX resuming play following the devastating Central Mexico earthquake, Club America visited Leon on Wednesday looking to gather the three points that would help solidify their place near the top of the table.
Things were looking up for Las Aguilas as they took the lead in the 53rd minute with a header from Pablo Aguilar.
Newly promoted Lobos BUAP continued their impressive form in the Apertura with a 2-1 victory over Guadalajara at the Estadio Chivas on Tuesday night. Luis Advincula gave the visitors the lead before Rodolfo Pizarro equalized for Chivas early in the second half. The home side dominated possession but the match-winner arrived in the 85th minute in spectacular fashion courtesy of Lobos attacker Amaury Escoto.
Liga MX matches scheduled for this weekend (the Superclásico between América and Guadalajara included), have now officially been postponed.
Earlier this week, the Copa MX Round of 16 matches were also postponed as a precautionary measure.
Rafa Márquez has rejoined Atlas after a month’s separation. Early in August, Márquez’s name was featured on a Specially Designated Nationals list by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
In that report, Márquez was accused of using several of his businesses as fronts for a drug trafficking organization lead by Raúl Flores Fernández.
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City Tuesday. Reports of several collapsed buildings around the city have been confirmed by the authorities, and the Copa MX Round of 16 match between Club América and Cruz Azul scheduled for Tuesday night at the Estadio Azteca was postponed.
Here are some images featuring the Estadio Azteca after the quake.