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Apertura 2018 Week 1: Where to Watch

Jornada 1 of the Liga MX Apertura 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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2018 Balón de Oro Awards

The Liga MX Balón de Oro awards were presented this Saturday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

In total, eleven awards were handed out to recognize outstanding performance in the Apertura 2017 and Clausura 2018 season.

The Best of the 2017-18 Season

Goal of the Year: Amaury Escoto (Lobos BUAP) for his bicycle kick against Chivas

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2018 Campeón de Campeones – Recap and Highlights

Tigres UANL earned a comprehensive 4-0 victory against Santos Laguna in the StubHub Center in Carson, California, to earn the title of Campéon de Campeones. The victory also qualifies Tigres for the new Campeones Cup, where they will face Major League Soccer’s reigning champion, Toronto FC, in September.

Santos Laguna, despite being somewhat diminished by injuries and absences, nevertheless started the game off well and the first half saw a dynamic game with opportunities at both ends. But shortly before halftime, the momentum swung firmly in Tigres’ favor.

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Pending Sanctions for the Apertura 2018

The Disciplinary Committee has published the list of players and coaching staff who have pending sanctions to serve at the start of the Apertura 2018 Liga MX season.

The following list shows the club with which the players and coaches received the suspension; if they have changed teams, they will serve the suspension with their new club.

Seven players and three assistant coaches have pending sanctions and will miss between one and two games at the start of the Apertura.

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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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