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Apertura 2017 Copa MX Week 6: Where to Watch

The group stage of the Apertura 2017 Copa Corona MX wraps up this week with the sixth round of games.

Current standings can be found here; the winner of each group and the seven best runners-up will advance to the Round of Sixteen.

All times Eastern, home team listed first.

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Apertura 2017 Copa MX Week 5: Where to Watch

The Apertura 2017 Copa Corona MX continues this week with the fifth round of group-stage games.

Current standings can be found here.

All times Eastern, home team listed first.

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A17 Copa MX Week 4 Review: Wednesday’s Games

Necaxa 4-0 Mineros de Zacatecas (Group 9)
Necaxa remained unbeaten in the Copa MX with a comprehensive 4-0 win against Mineros de Zacatecas. The result leaves Mineros winless in the competition. The Rayos took an early lead and never looked back, with Martín Barragán finishing off a low cross from Daniel Álvarez in the third minute to make it 1-0. Then, in the 7th minute, Necaxa earned a penalty kick after Víctor Dávila was fouled in the box. Barragán took and converted the spot kick to make it 2-0.

Mineros tried to overcome the early deficit, but the chances did not go their way. The visitors had a golden opportunity to get back into the game with a penalty of their own, but Roberto Nurse saw his PK saved by Aarón Fernández. Then in the second half, Necaxa put the game completely out of reach. Dávila scored a volley to make it 3-0 and then Dieter Villalpando scored direct from a free kick to make it 4-0 in the 74th.

With the 4-0 win, Necaxa reaches seven points while Mineros still have zero.

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A17 Copa MX Week 4 Review: Tuesday’s Games

Celaya 0-1 Monterrey (Group 2)
Monterrey remained unbeaten in the Copa MX with a 0-1 away win against Celaya. The result leaves Celaya winless in this competition. The game started out evenly, with possession shared and few clear chances at either end. In the 36th minute, Ángel Reyna came close to opening the scoring for the hosts, but he was denied by the post.

The pace picked up a bit in the second half, and Monterrey began to look the better side, particularly once Rogelio Funes Mori, Dorlan Pabón, and Carlos Sánchez were subbed on. In the 71st minute, the Rayados took the lead after Funes Mori finished off a rebound from close range to make it 0-1.

With the 0-1 win, Monterrey reaches seven points while Celaya still has one.

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Apertura 2017 Copa MX Week 1: Where to Watch

The Apertura 2017 Copa Corona MX kicks off this week with the first round of group-stage games.

All times Eastern, home team listed first.

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Gold Cup: Curaçao vs Mexico – Recap and Highlights

It was a much more difficult game than Mexico was anticipating, but in the end El Tri walked away with a 2-0 victory against Curaçao, and with it, first place in Group C.

Mexico made 10 changes to the lineup that drew 0-0 with Jamaica on Thursday, with only Orbelin Pineda making a second consecutive start. Curaçao made five changes from their loss to El Salvador, and it was Curaçao who started the game off better.

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Gold Cup: Curaçao vs Mexico – Where to Watch

The group stage of the 2017 Gold Cup closes out on Sunday with Mexico facing minnows Curaçao. Mexico tops the table with four points, while Curaçao is propping up Group C with no points – and no goals.

With Jamaica and El Salvador playing the first game of this double header, Mexico will know exactly what result they need to win the group from the start.

The group winner will face a third place team in the quarterfinals, while the runner-up will take on the Group A runner-up.

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Gold Cup: Mexico vs Jamaica – Recap and Highlights

Mexico and Jamaica both took another step closer to the quarterfinals with a 0-0 draw in this Group C game. This rematch of the 2015 Gold Cup final was not nearly as exciting as the original, with neither team able to break the deadlock in Denver.

Rotation was again the name of the game for El Tri, with Moisés Muñoz, Jesús Molina, Erick Torres, and Orbelín Pineda all joining the starting XI. The best chance of the first half fell for “Cubo” Torres, whose header hit the post in the 23rd minute with goalkeeper Andre Blake beaten.

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Gold Cup: Mexico vs Jamaica – Where to Watch

Group C action continues this Thursday, with Mexico facing Jamaica in Denver, Colorado.

El Tri opened their 2017 Gold Cup campaign with a 3-1 victory against El Salvador, while the Reggae Boys also started off with a win as they beat minnows Curaçao 2-0.

These two are the favorites to advance out of Group C and both will be looking to collect another three points in this one.

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Gold Cup: Mexico vs El Salvador – Recap and Highlights

After some early shakiness, Mexico rallied for an ultimately comfortable 3-1 win against El Salvador as they opened their 2017 Gold Cup campaign with a victory.

El Salvador had the better of the run of play at the start, but a set piece gave Mexico the early lead. In the 8th minute, Hedgardo Marín scored his first goal for El Tri when he headed home a free kick from Elías Hernández at the back post.

The 1-0 lead lasted just two minutes, however, before Nelson Bonilla leveled the score with his low shot from inside the box.

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