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Atlas vs FC Juárez – Jornada 1 Recap and Highlights

A deluge delayed kickoff by close to an hour, but the game eventually went ahead and Atlas emerged the victors with a 1-0 win against FC Juárez.

The conditions left the field sloppy and, as is typical for the first game of the season, play was somewhat disjointed. The Bravos had the better of it in the opening minutes, but Atlas soon took control.

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Puebla vs Tijuana – Jornada 1 Recap and Highlights

Puebla’s Apertura 2019 season got off to a disappointing start as they fell 1-3 at home to Tijuana after having taken the lead.

The Poblanos were looking to make their home field advantage count and they had a promising start. In the 14th minute, Lucas Cavallini took the ball down the center and played in Christian Tabó on the right; he rounded the onrushing goalkeeper and sent the ball into the net to make it 1-0 for the hosts.

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Pending Sanctions for the Apertura 2019

A new season means a clean slate, but a few players still have unserved suspensions to be dealt with.

The Disciplinary Committee report that Andrés Mosquera, Víctor Velázquez, Vladimir Loroña, and Rodrigo Noya all have one-game suspensions earned at the end of the Clausura 2019 season to be served.

On the other hand, Atlético San Luis will have Nicolás Ibáñez available for the start of the Apertura 2019 as his suspension was earned while playing in Ascenso MX before the club earned promotion; suspensions do not carry over from one league or competition to another, but rather must be served in the competition in which they were earned.

Voit Releases Official Match Ball for the Apertura 2019

Voit has introduced a new match ball for Liga MX, Liga MX Femenil, Ascenso MX, and the Copa MX, which will be used during the Apertura 2019 seasons: the LOXUS.

The new protagonist of #LigaBBVA #Voit #JuegoDeDioses

The LOXUS, inspired by the ancient Mayan text of Popul Vuh, features a blue colorway with designs inspired by the Mayan calendar, and is being promoted with the slogan “Game of Gods”.

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2019 Campeón de Campeones – Recap and Highlights

It went all the way to penalty kicks, but in the end América won the 2019 Campeón de Campeones title with a 6-5 shootout victory against Tigres UANL.

The game started out with both teams battling for control; play was concentrated in midfield and there were few goal-scoring chances of note. Tigres had a promising-looking attack in the 12th minute, but as Lucas Zelarayán prepared to shoot, Bruno Valdez sent the ball out for a corner.

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2019 SuperCopa MX – Recap and Highlights

Cruz Azul won the 2019 SuperCopa MX with an emphatic 4-0 victory against last year’s victor, Necaxa.

La Máquina looked dangerous from the beginning, with their first good chance coming in the 3rd minute; on the counterattack, Roberto Alvarado found Édgar Méndez, but his shot went over the bar. Then, in the 17th minute, Yosimar Yotún forced a good save out of Hugo González as Cruz Azul continued to look for the opener.

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2019 SuperCopa and Campeón de Campeones: Where to Watch

The annual SuperCopa MX and Campeón de Campeones doubleheader will take place this Sunday at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The SuperCopa MX will open the doubleheader, with Cruz Azul, the winners of the Apertura 2018 Copa MX, against Necaxa, the 2018 SuperCopa champion. Necaxa earned their spot because the Clausura 2019 Copa MX winner, América, is playing in the Campeón de Campeones game.

América earned a spot in the “champion of champions” game by winning the Apertura 2018 league title; they will face the Clausura 2019 winners, Tigres UANL, in the second game of the doubleheader.

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Mexico Wins 8th Gold Cup Title

Mexico continued their dominance of CONCACAF on Sunday night as they beat the U.S. 1-0 to become the 2019 Gold Cup champions. That gives El Tri their record-setting 8th Gold Cup title and marks the fifth time they’ve beat the U.S. in the final in six meetings there.

The U.S. had a pair of great chances in the opening 10 minutes, with Christian Pulisic and Jozy Altidore combining well, but Guillermo Ochoa stopped Pulisic and Altidore couldn’t get his attempt on frame.

Mexico needed some time to get into the game but they created a few chances of their own as the half wore on. The game went to halftime goalless, but in the second 45 the game tilted decisively in Mexico’s favor.

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Gold Cup: Mexico vs United States – Where to Watch

The 2019 Gold Cup concludes this Sunday with a marquee final, as Mexico and the United States renew their rivalry with a trophy on the line.

Mexico holds the record for Gold Cup titles with seven, but the US would match that mark with a victory in this one. The US are also the reigning champions after beating Jamaica 2-1 in the 2017 edition.

On the other hand, these two have faced each other five times in Gold Cup finals, with Mexico winning the title four of those times, including 2011, which is the last time both CONCACAF giants made the final.

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Gold Cup: Mexico vs Haiti – Recap and Highlights

It took 120 minutes and an extremely dubious penalty, but in the end Mexico eked out a 1-0 victory against Haiti in their 2019 Gold Cup semifinal.

The Haitians had been the surprise of the tournament with an upset victory against Costa Rica in the group stage and an epic come-from-behind 3-2 victory against Canada in the quarterfinals, but their Cinderella story couldn’t stretch to getting them to the final.

Mexico dominated possession form the opening whistle – with 76% of it in the first half – but Haitian goalkeeper Jhony Placide was in fine form to keep El Tri off the board. His best save of the half came against Raúl Jiménez, when he made a diving stop to keep out the header.

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