El Salvador will host Mexico this Friday as CONCACAF World Cup qualifying continues with the final two matchdays of the fourth round. Mexico has already qualified for the fifth and final Hexagonal round as the first place finisher in Group A, while El Salvador is on the brink of mathematical elimination.
El Salvador is currently last in Group A with two points, trailing Honduras and Canada who both have four. La Selecta must beat Mexico to remain in contention.
Tigres UANL have been interested in Caen’s Andy Delort since July, and with the transfer window closing they are trying to seal the deal. The club shared photos of Delort undergoing a physical with the club on social media.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended two players and upheld a red card appeal in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 7 games.
León appealed the red card given to Efraín Velarde, who was cleared to participate in La Fiera’s next match. They will be without Carlos Guzmán, however, who was suspended one game for serious foul play.
With León sitting in last place seven weeks into the season, Club León has parted ways with Luis Fernando Tena.
After analyzing the team’s current performance and results, “we have made the decision to end the working relationship with Professor Luis Fernando Tena and his technical staff,” the club wrote in a press release.
Tena took over in January of this year after Juan Antonio Pizzi left to coach the Chilean national team. Under Tena, León finished the Clausura 2016 in third place and advanced to the semifinals of the Liguilla.
A spate of injuries has resulted in three changes to Mexico’s roster for World Cup qualifiers against El Salvador and Honduras. El Tri will visit El Salvador on September 2nd and then host Honduras on September 6th.
Paul Aguilar suffered a left hip injury that will keep the Club América player out; he was replaced by Orbelín Pineda of Chivas de Guadalajara.
A stoppage-time goal gave Santos Laguna the 1-0 win over eight-man León. The victory is the Laguneros’ first of the season, while León remains winless on the road.
Both Santos and León had scored just three goals each going into this game, but both created several chances to open the scoring here. Agustín Marchesín did well to keep out a dangerous header from Diego Novaretti, and then at the other end William Yarbrough had to make a kick-save to keep Santos from taking the lead.
In a game interrupted by a weather delay, Puebla defeated Jaguares de Chiapas 0-3. The victory keeps the Poblanos unbeaten in two, while Jaguares’ winless streak has now reached four games.
Puebla, looking for their first road win of the season, opened the scoring on the half-hour mark. David Toledo drove to the endline and then sent the ball to the back post, where Matías Alustiza was waiting unmarked to make it 0-1.
A 90th-minute goal snatched a point for Toluca as the Diablos Rojos drew 2-2 with Monarcas Morelia. The result keeps Toluca unbeaten in four but winless in three, while Morelia are now unbeaten in six.
Raúl Ruidíaz took another step towards the top of the individual goalscoring charts when he opened the scoring in the 18th minute in the Estadio Alberto Chivo Córdoba. The Peruvian got into the box, drew out Alfredo Talavera, and saw his effort deflect in off the unfortunate Paulo da Silva to make it 0-1 fo the visitors.