Category Archives: Liga MX

Apertura 2018 Liga MX Schedule Announced

The Apertura 2018 regular season will kick off on Friday, July 20, just five days after the conclusion of this summer’s World Cup.

The Apertura will get underway that Friday with Veracruz hosting Pumas UNAM, and the regular season will conclude on Sunday, November 25, with Lobos BUAP hosting Toluca.

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León Announces Plans for New Stadium

Jesús Martínez, the president of Grupo Pachuca, and Miguel Márquez, the governor of Guanajuato, announced plans for León’s new stadium with the slogan #UnLugarParaCreer, or A Place to Believe.

Martínez said, “It’s time to take this step forward, the construction of this new stadium should be a symbol of growth and unity. In the same way we have raised trophies, we are going to raise this house that will make us feel unity and belonging.”

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2018 Balón de Oro Voting Open

The candidates for the 2018 Liga MX Balón de Oro awards have been released and fans can have their say in the voting here.

Voting is open for the five “best player by position” awards as well as Best Coach, Rookie of the Year, and Goal of the Year.

The nominees were chosen by a panel of Mexican sports journalists at the end of the Apertura 2017 and Clausura 2018 seasons, with one nominee for each award for each season.

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Promotion/Relegation for the 2018-19 Liga MX Season

Promotion and relegation in Liga MX is no longer as straightforward as it used to be. Not every Ascenso MX team is eligible for promotion, while the relegated Liga MX team has the opportunity to remain in the first division.

The Ascenso MX champion will move up to Liga MX only if they meet the requirements, including economic stability and transparency, proper infrastructure, and the ability to field U-20, U-17, U-15, U-13, and Liga MX Femenil teams from their first season in Liga MX.

Should the Ascenso MX champion not be one of those certified for promotion, the Liga MX team that was relegated will have the option to stay in the first division for 120 million pesos (about $6.5 million U.S.), which will be distributed as follows:

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Liga MX in the 2018 World Cup

Mexico’s World Cup roster may have had the lowest-ever percentage of domestically-based players, but Liga MX will still boast 22 Russia-bound representatives.

Eleven Liga MX teams and one from Ascenso MX will be represented in the World Cup, where their players will suit up for seven different national teams: Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina, Panama, and Japan.

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Clausura 2018 Week 15: Where to Watch

Jornada 15 of the Liga MX Clausura 2018: 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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Clausura 2018 Week 14 Statistics

Toluca remained in first place with their 1-0 victory against Tigres UANL, while Lobos BUAP remained in last with their 1-0 loss to Cruz Azul.

That loss dropped the Licántropos into last place in the relegation table as Veracruz’s 0-1 victory against Chivas allowed the Tiburones Rojos to leapfrog Lobos, while relegation rivals Atlas drew and Querétaro lost.

Scores
Puebla 2-6 Pachuca
Tijuana 2-2 Atlas
Cruz Azul 1-0 Lobos BUAP
Monterrey 2-1 Pumas UNAM
León 2-3 Monarcas Morelia
Necaxa 1-1 América
Chivas de Guadalajara 0-1 Veracruz
Toluca 1-0 Tigres UANL
Santos Laguna 3-0 Querétaro

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Tijuana vs Atlas – Jornada 14 Recap and Highlights

Tijuana took a 2-0 lead but couldn’t hold it as Atlas came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Xolos winless in four while the Rojinegros are unbeaten in two but remain winless on the road this season.

The game started off well for the hosts, who took the lead in the 10th minute. Juan Lucero played in Miler Bolaños, who beat José Hernández to make it 1-0 for Tijuana.

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Puebla vs Pachuca – Jornada 14 Recap and Highlights

Pachuca took a step towards the playoff places with a comprehensive 2-6 away win against Puebla. The result snaps a four-game winless streak for the Tuzos, while the Poblanos have now lost four in a row.

Puebla had a few early chances, but Pachuca soon took control of the game. The visitors took the lead in the 22nd minute through Keisuke Honda, who received the ball in the box and fired past Moisés Muñoz to make it 0-1.  Continue reading

Clausura 2018 Week 14: Where to Watch

Jornada 14 of the Liga MX Clausura 2018: 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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