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Toluca vs Chivas de Guadalajara – Semifinal First Leg Recap and Highlights

A pair of late goals saw Toluca and Chivas de Guadalajara draw 1-1 in the first leg of their Clausura 2017 semifinal series.

The Diablos Rojos started the game off well as they looked to make their home-field advantage count. Rubens Sambueza, Gabriel Hauche, and Pablo Barrientos looked dangerous up top, and Toluca persistently kept the ball in Guadalajara’s defensive third.

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León vs Puebla – Jornada 15 Recap and Highlights

León extended their unbeaten streak to five games with a 1-0 victory over Puebla. The result keeps the Poblanos winless on the road in four and rooted to the bottom of the league table.

Puebla could have mathematically guaranteed their safety in the relegation fight with a win tonight; instead, they will now have to wait and see what happens in Veracruz’s game on Sunday. León, meanwhile, was looking to continue their climb up the table as they make a last push for a playoff spot.

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Clausura 2017 Relegation Watch: Three Games Remaining

With three games left to play in the Clausura 2017 season, there are four teams still mathematically involved in the relegation fight: Veracruz, Monarcas Morelia, Jaguares de Chiapas, and Puebla.

Current relegation standings:

# Team Points Games Average
15 Puebla 118 99 1.1919
16 Monarcas Morelia 112 99 1.1313
17 Jaguares de Chiapas 112 99 1.1313
18 Veracruz 111 99 1.1212

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Disciplinary Report: Clausura 2017 Week 11

The Disciplinary Committee has suspended five players and one coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 11 games.

Miguel Herrera, coach of Tijuana, will be sidelined for the Xolos’ next two games. Herrera was given a one-game suspension for constantly protesting the referee crew’s decisions and another for a lack of respect towards the match officials.

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Liga MX Referees On Strike

Reportedly feeling that Pablo Aguilar and Enrique Triverio were insufficiently punished for their actions in the Copa MX this week, the Liga MX referees have gone on strike and refused to officiate this weekend’s scheduled Jornada 10 games.

The decision to strike came shortly before Veracruz vs Puebla was scheduled to kick off. That game was postponed, then marred by tragedy as Puebla assistant coach Aníbal Ruíz collapsed and died of a heart attack.

Liga MX later announced that the entire slate of Jornada 10 games, set to be played between March 10th and 12th, has been postponed after the referees “unilaterally refused” to participate.

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Disciplinary Committee Rulings

The Disciplinary Committee has completed its investigations into Rubens Sambueza, Andrés Andrade, Pablo Aguilar, and Enrique Triverio, with three of the four facing long suspensions.

Sambueza and Andrade were involved in plays in Jornada 9 that resulted in serious injury to their opponents (Isaác Brizuela and Renato Ibarra, respectively). For causing harm to an opponent, Sambueza was given an eight-game suspension, which will end his season unless Toluca reaches the playoffs.

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Clausura 2017 Week 7 Statistics

standings and statisticsToluca remained in first place with their 1-2 win against Monarcas Morelia, while León dropped into last with their 2-2 draw with Santos Laguna.

Both Monterrey and Santos Laguna remained unbeaten, while there are no winless teams remaining after Puebla earned their first victory of the season.

In the relegation fight, Morelia remained last in the Tabla de Cociente after their loss to Toluca, while relegation rivals Jaguares de Chiapas and Veracruz also lost and Puebla won.

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Copa MX Referee Assignments: Clausura 2017 Week 4

copa corona mxThe referees, assistant referees, and fourth officials for the fourth week of the Clausura 2017 Copa Corona MX.

Puebla vs Mineros de Zacatecas
Referee: Diego Montaño Robles
Assistant 1: José Ibrahim Martínez Chavarría
Assistant 2: Alfredo David Riveroll Ribbon
Fourth Official: Óscar Mejía García

Toluca vs Veracruz
Referee: Roberto Rios Jácome
Assistant 1: Javier Santacruz Romo
Assistant 2: Enedina Caudillo Gómez
Fourth Official: Eduardo Galvan Basulto

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International Friendly: Mexico vs Iceland – Recap and Highlights

el triMexico extended their unbeaten streak to seven games with a 1-0 victory against Iceland in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. The friendly – which set an attendance record for soccer in Las Vegas – served both teams as preparation for World Cup qualifying, which resumes in March.

El Tri took the lead in the 20th minute, when Alan Pulido met a Giovano dos Santos set piece with a header to make it 1-0. It was Pulido’s first international goal since 2014 and it would eventually prove to be the game-winner.

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Clausura 2017 Week 4 Preview: Sunday’s Games

liga mxPumas UNAM vs Necaxa – 1:00 PM – Univision / Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM (4th) beat León 0-1 last weekend with a last-second goal to give them back-to-back wins. The universitarios will now look to make it three in a row when they return home to the Estadio Olímpico Universitario. Pumas haven’t scored many goals this season – just one per game – but their defense has posted two consecutive shutouts to make those goals stand up. Pumas will look to continue that good defensive record here while also becoming a bit more prolific in attack.

As for Necaxa (13th), the Rayos beat Pachuca 1-0 last weekend to give them their first win of the season. Necaxa has yet to win on the road, and they had decidedly mixed results on their travels last season, with just two victories from nine games. Goalscoring is also a concern for the Rayos as they’ve managed just one goal in their three league games to date. They did score in midweek, though, as they drew 1-1 with Jaguares in the Copa MX.

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