Category Archives: Liga de Ascenso

C17 Ascenso MX Quarterfinals Set

The Clausura 2017 Ascenso MX season has wrapped up and the Liguilla begins this week, with eight teams competing for the league title and the spot in the promotion playoff that comes with it.

Apertura 2016 champions Dorados de Sinaloa have qualified for the postseason again, and should they win this season’s championship as well they will earn automatic promotion to Liga MX. Otherwise, they will face this season’s winner in the promotion playoff.

The match-ups and schedule are as follows; all times Eastern, home team listed first.

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Dorados de Sinaloa Win Apertura 2016 Ascenso MX

Dorados de Sinaloa beat Atlante 1-0 in Sunday’s second leg to win the Apertura 2016 Ascenso MX title with a 4-2 aggregate victory. The victory gives Dorados not just a league title, but a ticket to next year’s promotion playoff for a spot in Liga MX – and if Dorados win the Clausura 2017 title as well, they would gain automatic promotion to the first division.

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A16 Ascenso MX Quarterfinal First Leg Results

liga de ascensoThe first legs of the Apertura 2016 Ascenso MX quarterfinals saw two lower seeds earn victories. All four series, however, are separated by no more than a goal, leaving everyone still in it ahead of this weekend’s decisive second legs.

Alebrijes de Oaxaca 2-1 Celaya
The visitors took the lead in the 33rd minute through Abraham Isaí Riestra, whose header found the back of the net. But Alebrijes fought back in the second half with a 49th minute equalizer from Diego Martínez. Then, in the 69th minute, Lucero Álvarez scored from the penalty spot to give 8th-seeded Oaxaca the 2-1 victory.

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Liga MX in the Copa América Centenario

COPA_America_Centenario_2016_emblem_fc_cmykThe 2016 Copa América Centenario is just days away, and 34 Mexico-based players will be participating: 33 from Liga MX and one from Ascenso MX.

The 34 players come from 14 clubs and will be representing 10 countries. Mexico, of course, is the most-represented national team with 14 players; Paraguay is the second-most represented nation with four.

In terms of club representation, Tigres UANL has five players in this summer’s competition, while América, Atlas, and Monterrey have four apiece. Mineros de Zacatecas is the lone Ascenso MX side represented, with Roberto Nurse (Panama).

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Necaxa vs FC Júarez – Promotion Playoff First Leg Recap and Highlights

liga de ascensoNecaxa took the advantage in the 2016 Promotion Playoff with a 1-0 victory over FC Juárez in Saturday’s first leg.

The hosts had the first chance to open the scoring in the 11th minute, when Michel García’s shot from within the box beat the keeper but was cleared off the line by Héctor Morales.

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Ascenso MX 2016 Promotion Playoff Set

liga de ascensoThe winners of the Apertura 2015 and Clausura 2016 Ascenso MX campaigns will now face off in the Final por el Ascenso, the Promotion Playoff, for a spot in Liga MX.

FC Juárez won the Apertura title with a 3-1 aggregate victory over Atlante, while Necaxa took the Clausura title with a 2-0 aggregate victory over Mineros de Zacatecas.  Continue reading

Necaxa vs Mineros de Zacatecas – Final Second Leg Recap and Highlights

Mineros de Zacatecas vs Necaxa – Final First Leg Recap and Highlights

liga de ascensoNecaxa took the advantage in the first leg of the Clausura 2016 Ascenso MX Gran Final with a 0-2 away win against Mineros de Zacatecas.

The hosts started the game off well, taking possession and finding early chances, but they weren’t able to put them away. Raúl Enríquez had the first good opportunity in the 7th minute with his header, but Yosgart Gutiérrez scooped it up. Later, Roberto Nurse tried his luck but also couldn’t break through.  Continue reading

Ascenso MX Clausura 2016 Gran Final Set

Necaxa and Mineros de Zacatecas will face off in the Ascenso MX Gran Final to become Clausura 2016 champions and earn a spot in the promotion playoff against FC Juárez, the Apertura 2015 champions.

Second-seeded Necaxa defeated Atlante 5-3 on aggregate in the semifinals to reach this game, while sixth-seeded Mineros de Zacatecas upset superlíder Leones Negros 2-3 on aggregate to join them.

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Leones Negros vs Mineros de Zacatecas – Semifinal Second Leg Recap and Highlights

liga de ascensoMineros de Zacatecas defeated superlíder Leones Negros 1-2 (2-3 aggregate) to advance to the Ascenso MX Clausura 2016 final, where they will face Necaxa.

A 1-1 draw in the first leg made today’s game a winner-takes-all affair. The visitors struck first, with Roberto Nurse giving Mineros the 0-1 lead in the 30th minute. However, the Universidad de Guadalajara tied the game moments later through Jorge Mora, whose solo play ended in a goal.  Continue reading