América suffered two frustrating losses this week: a wild match in Monterrey and a big injury to their roster. I began to think about América more critically. I asked myself a few questions: Is their roster deep enough to repeat as champions? Is Piojo full of himself?
I was upset when news broke of Carlos Salcedo returning to Mexico to play for Tigres. This could not be worse timing for me as a Mexican soccer fan still dealing with the disappointment of Diego Lainez choosing to sign with Real Betis instead of Ajax. But then I felt this weird feeling wash over me. It was guilt. I realized that my feelings of being hurt by these two decisions was ultimately selfish
Millions of Mexican soccer fans waited patiently all season for a classic match in the final. Sadly leg 1 didn’t deliver, but typically the second leg of the LigaMX finals provide the fireworks and memories to last a lifetime. At least that’s what we’re all hoping for. Here are my final keys to victory for each team for the 2018 Apertura Final!
The first leg of the Apertura Final left a lot to be desired. If I were a teacher, like my colleague Danny, and were able to grade this match I’d give the game a D-. It would have been an F but a few great diving stops by both goalies and the pushing and shoving after the whistle was blown gave us some excitement.
Estadio Azteca takes center stage for this final week of the 2018 Apertura Tournament. On Sunday night a champion will be crowned. Will it be Club América adding a 13th trophy to their case or will it be Cruz Azul’s time to win their first championship since 1997?
Estadio Azteca will be putting in some serious overtime this weekend, as it hosts yet another semi-final match between the visiting Pumas and Club América a day after Cruz Azul defeated Monterrey to advance to the 2018 Liga MX Apertura Final. Here are my keys to to victory if they hope to meet Cruz Azul in the finals next week.
Tonight Cruz Azul will look to use their home field advantage at Estadio Azteca to propel them to the final. They will need more than a raucous crowd to defeat the team from Monterrey. Here are my keys to victory for each team in the rubber match of this series.
Tonight Club América and Pumas face off in the first leg of a playoff version of El Clasico Capitalino. This fierce rivalry is intense in the regular season so naturally I’m expecting fireworks in the semi-final edition. Here are my keys to tonight’s matchup between the two inter-city teams.
Tonight the team known as La Maquina travel to Monterrey, Nuevo León to take on Los Rayados. Monterrey hopes to end Cruz Azul’s dream season early, and must get a big result tonight at Estadio BBVA Bancomer. Here are my keys to tonight’s matchup between the two titans of LigaMX
Funis Mori answered the criticism he received after the first leg with Santos (for missing clear-cut chances to score goals), and connected for a jaw-dropping bicycle kick goal that cemented him as the striker Los Rayados have desperately needed.