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Apertura 2017 Week 1: Where to Watch

Jornada 1 of the Liga MX Apertura 2017: Who’s playing who? When? And on what channel?

All the info you need to catch all the games you’re interested in.

All times Eastern, home team listed first.

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Tijuana vs Cruz Azul – Jornada 1 Recap and Highlights

Cruz Azul missed a penalty but still did enough to beat Tijuana, as they earned the first victory of the Apertura 2017 with a 0-2 away win against the Xolos.

La Máquina looked the better side from the start and they began to find chances early on. Julián Velázquez put his header on frame from a corner kick, but defender Damián Pérez made the clearance. Soon after that, Martín Cauteruccio had a shot from inside the box that was again cleared by the defense.

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Monarcas Morelia vs Monterrey – Jornada 1 Recap and Highlights

In the opening game of the Apertura 2017 season, Monarcas Morelia and Monterrey played out a 0-0 draw.

It took a little while for both teams to settle into the game, with few chances of note in the opening quarter-hour. Then the pace began to pick up; in the 25th minute, the visitors created a dangerous chance through Dorlan Pabón, who cut inside and shot from the edge of the box, only for Sebastián Sosa to make the save. Morelia responded moments later with a chance from Jefferson Cuero, but he couldn’t put his shot on target.

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Gold Cup: Mexico vs Honduras – Recap and Highlights

Mexico advanced to the semifinals of the 2017 Gold Cup with a 1-0 victory against Honduras in Thursday’s quarterfinal game. El Tri once again looked less than convincing, but they did enough to get past a Honduras side that needed a forfeit win to even make it out of the group stage.

Mexico made seven changes to the starting lineup that beat Curaçao in their last game, and the game started brightly for El Tri as they took the lead in just the fourth minute. Jesús Dueñas sent a low ball towards the back post, where Rodolfo Pizarro was waiting unmarked to send the ball home.

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Liga MX Referee Assignments: Apertura 2017 Week 1

The referees, assistant referees, and fourth officials for the 1st week of the Apertura 2017 Liga MX season.

Monarcas Morelia vs Monterrey
Referee: Marco Antonio Ortiz Nava
Assistant 1: Jimmy Acosta Montesinos
Assistant 2: Christian Kiabek Espinosa Zavala
Fourth Official: Miguel Ángel Chacón Viveros

Tijuana vs Cruz Azul
Referee: Roberto García Orozco
Assistant 1: José Luis Camargo Callado
Assistant 2: Alberto Morin Méndez
Fourth Official: Eduardo Galvan Basulto

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Pumas UNAM Presents New Jerseys for the Apertura 2017

Pumas UNAM has presented new home and away jerseys for the Apertura 2017 season, produced by Nike.

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Pending Sanctions for the Apertura 2017

The Disciplinary Committee has released the list of pending sanctions for the Apertura 2017 season, and six players, one assistant coach, and two physical trainers are set to be sidelined for at least the first game of the new season.

Monterrey will be without Neri Cardozo and trainer Carlos Kenny for Jornada 1, and without assistant coach Gustavo Lema for Jornadas 1 and 2.

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Gold Cup: Mexico vs Honduras – Where to Watch

The 2017 Gold Cup knockout rounds begin this week with the quarterfinals. On Thursday, Mexico will take on Honduras in Glendale, Arizona.

Mexico won Group C with victories over El Salvador and Curaçao and a draw against Jamaica, while Honduras finished third in Group A with a forfeit win against French Guiana, a draw against Canada, and a loss to Costa Rica.

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Campeón de Campeones: Tigres UANL vs Chivas de Guadalajara – Recap and Highlights

Tigres UANL claimed the “champion of champions” title with a 1-0 victory over Chivas de Guadalajara at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The game started off at a good pace and Tigres created the first chance of the game in the 6th minute, when André-Pierre Gignac found himself in good position but sent his soft shot into the hands of Rodolfo Cota.

Chivas, missing four players to the Gold Cup and another to injury, struggled to get anything going in attack, aside from a would-be goal by Michael Pérez in the 11th minute that was disallowed for offside. El Rebaño suffered a further setback in the 27th minute when both Oswaldo Alanís and José Juan Vázquez had to leave the field with injuries.

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Gold Cup: Curaçao vs Mexico – Recap and Highlights

It was a much more difficult game than Mexico was anticipating, but in the end El Tri walked away with a 2-0 victory against Curaçao, and with it, first place in Group C.

Mexico made 10 changes to the lineup that drew 0-0 with Jamaica on Thursday, with only Orbelin Pineda making a second consecutive start. Curaçao made five changes from their loss to El Salvador, and it was Curaçao who started the game off better.

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