Liga MX Confirms Jornada 11 Will Be Played as Scheduled

After federal, state, and municipal authorities determined that the games could be played safely, Liga MX has confirmed that the league will resume this Tuesday with the Jornada 11 games.

Eight of the games will be played as originally scheduled, with just one change. Cruz Azul vs Pachuca, which was to be held on Tuesday in the Estadio Azul, required a change of venue as determined by the Mexico City authorities. The game will now be hosted by Pachuca in the Estadio Hidalgo on Wednesday.

The complete slate of Jornada 11 games is as follows; all times Eastern, home team listed first:

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Luna Out, Cardozo In at Veracruz

With Veracruz sitting 11th in the league table – but last in the relegation standings – the Tiburones Rojos have parted ways with Juan Antonio Luna and replaced him with José Saturnino Cardozo.

José Cardozo takes over as coach of @ClubTiburones

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Liga MX Jornada 10 Postponed

After the devastating earthquake that struck central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, Liga MX has postponed this weekend’s Jornada 10 games.

In addition, Ascenso MX, Liga MX Femenil, and the U-20, U-17, and U-15 weekend games have all been postponed as well.

The decision was made after communication with local, state, and federal authorities, as well as to show solidarity with those affected by the quake. In announcing the postponements, Liga MX called on fans to contribute to donation centers and the Red Cross. Many Liga MX teams have turned their stadiums into collection points for bottled water, canned goods, and other needed supplies.

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Copa MX Round of 16 Postponed

Following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, Liga MX has postponed the Copa MX Round of Sixteen.

It was first announced that the América/Cruz Azul game would need to be rescheduled. Then Liga MX announced that the entire slate of matches, originally set to be played between Tuesday, September 19, and Thursday, September 21, would be rescheduled.

The new dates and times for the Round of Sixteen will be announced in the next few days.

Update: The games have been rescheduled for October 24-25.

“Chepo” de la Torre Out at Santos Laguna

Santos Laguna announced the departure of head coach José Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre in a brief press release. The announcement comes after the Laguneros’ 2-1 loss to Cruz Azul in Jornada 9 play.

Chepo leaves with Santos sitting 15th in the table with a 1-5-3 record and eight points.

The club thanked Chepo for his commitment, professionalism, and effort, and wished him success in future projects.

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Disciplinary Report: Apertura 2017 Week 9

The Disciplinary Committee has fined a club, suspended six players, and opened an investigation into another in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 9 games.

The standout suspension goes to Julio César Furch of Santos Laguna, who was given a two-game suspension for violent conduct.

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Copa MX Round of 16: Where to Watch

The knockout rounds of the Apertura 2017 Copa Corona MX begin this Tuesday with the round of sixteen.

These games are single-elimination at the home of the higher seed. Should regulation end in a draw, the game will advance directly to penalty kicks (no extra time will be played).

All times Eastern, home team listed first.

UPDATE: After Tuesday’s earthquake, the Round of 16 has been postponed

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Veracruz vs Lobos BUAP – Jornada 9 Recap and Highlights

Lobos BUAP snapped a five-game winless streak with a 0-1 away win against Veracruz. The result is a second straight defeat for the Tiburones Rojos, who dropped into last place in the relegation standings with the loss.

With both teams heavily involved in the relegation fight, there was a lot at stake for both sides. Nevertheless, there were few chances of note in the first half. Daniel Villalva looked the most dangerous for Veracruz while Emanuel Herrera had the best chance for the licántropos shortly before halftime.

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Toluca vs Querétaro – Jornada 9 Recap and Highlights

Toluca scored three times in five minutes as they earned a 3-2 victory against Querétaro. The result keeps the Diablos Rojos unbeaten at home this season while the Gallos Blancos are winless in five.

Toluca started off attacking from the opening whistle and they had their first good chance in just the 3rd minute. From a corner kick, Fernando Uribe put the ball on frame, only to be denied by Tiago Volpi. Two minutes later, Alexis Canelo had a good shot go wide.

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Femenil Apertura 2017 Week 8 Statistics

Liga MX Femenil – Apertura 2017 – Week 8

Scores
Cruz Azul 0-1 Toluca
Atlas 1-1 Chivas de Guadalajara
Necaxa 2-2 Monterrey
León 5-2 Santos Laguna
Tijuana vs América
Veracruz 0-1 Monarcas Morelia
Pumas UNAM 1-1 Pachuca
Tigres UANL 4-0 Querétaro

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