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Jorge Vergara Dies at Age 64

Jorge Vergara, the owner of Chivas de Guadalajara, died of a heart attack this Friday at age 64. Vergara’s son, Amaury, announced the death in a statement to the Los Angeles Times.

Vergara took control of Chivas in 2002 and saw Guadalajara earn the Apertura 2006 and Clausura 2017 league titles, as well as the Apertura 2015 and Clausura 2017 Copa MX and the 2016 SuperCopa MX titles in domestic competitions; Chivas also won the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League.

Vergara helped restore Chivas – one of the Mexican league’s founding teams and one of only two that have never been relegated – to their former glory as one of the most successful teams in league history, but he also had a mercurial and impatient side that saw him make frequent coaching changes – 28 in his 17 years as owner.

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CONCACAF Nations League: Panama vs Mexico – Recap & Highlights

CONCACAF Nations League logoMexico remained perfect in the group stage of the 2019 CONCACAF Nations League with a 0-3 away win against Panama. The result guarantees a spot for El Tri in the tournament semifinals.

Mexico had an early scare when Alberto Quintero got free on the right and sent a dangerous low cross in for Gabriel Torres, but Memo Ochoa as able to make the save to keep it 0-0 in the 4th minute. Torres felt he was fouled by César Montes on the play, but the referee was content to wave play on and there is no VAR in the Nations League.

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CONCACAF Nations League: Panama vs Mexico – Where to Watch

CONCACAF Nations League logoThe CONCACAF Nations League continues this month, and Mexico has games on both match days. First up, El Tri will travel to Panama to take on the Cañaleros in what will be the hosts’ final game of the group stage.

In their meeting in October in Mexico City, El Tri earned a 3-1 victory against the Panamanians to take sole possession of first place in Group B. As it stands, Mexico has six points from two games, while Panama and Bermuda both have three points from three games.

Mexico will look to keep their winning streak alive, while Panama will look to guarantee qualification to the 2021 Gold Cup with a positive result on home soil.

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Disciplinary Report: Apertura 2019 Week 18

Banner image of a red card and yellow card with the caption DISCIPLINARY REPORTThe Disciplinary Committee has suspended four players and one physical trainer in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 18 games.

Tijuana will be missing two players for their final regular season game, as Jordan Silva was given a one-game suspension for denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity, and Miler Bolaños was suspended for yellow-card accumulation after receiving his fifth caution of the season.

Walter Gael Sandoval of Chivas de Guadalajara and Franco Jara of Pachuca were suspended one game for receiving two yellow cards in the same match

Finally, Gustavo Alejandro Leombruno, Puebla’s physical trainer, was given a one-game suspension for entering the field of play to confront the referee crew.

Apertura 2019 Week 18 Standings & Statistics

Santos Laguna remained in first place – and guaranteed they’ll finish the season there – with their 3-1 win against Cruz Azul, while Veracruz remained in last with their 0-5 loss to América.

Necaxa, América, León, Tigres UANL, and Querétaro joined Santos Laguna on the list of teams qualified for the playoffs, while Monarcas Morelia, Monterrey, Tijuana, Pumas UNAM, Pachuca, and Chivas de Guadalajara are all in the running for the final two Liguilla spots.

In the relegation fight, Veracruz remained in last place in the Tabla de Cociente with their loss, while relegation rivals San Luis and Querétaro also lost, FC Juárez drew, and Chivas de Guadalajara won.

Monarcas Morelia 3-2 Puebla
Veracruz 0-5 América
Tijuana 0-4 Monterrey
Atlético San Luis 0-2 Necaxa
Tigres UANL 0-0 Pachuca
Chivas de Guadalajara 3-2 Querétaro
León 4-0 Toluca
Pumas UNAM 1-1 FC Juárez
Santos Laguna 3-1 Cruz Azul

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Tigres UANL vs Pachuca – Jornada 18 Recap & Highlights

Despite numerous chances at both ends, neither Tigres UANL nor Pachuca could find the breakthrough as this one finished 0-0. The result puts Pachuca’s playoff hopes in jeopardy, while Tigres were already assured a spot in the upcoming Liguilla.

The goalkeepers were the stars of the game, with both Nahuel Guzmán and Rodrigo Rey making impressive stops to preserve their respective clean sheets. Tigres had the majority of possession in the first half, but Pachuca – who needed the win more urgently – kept the pressure on and had a chance or two on the break.

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Tijuana vs Monterrey – Jornada 18 Recap & Highlights

Monterrey beat 10-man Tijuana 0-4 away to keep their playoff hopes alive while complicating Tijuana’s. The result keeps the Rayados unbeaten in four while the Xolos have now lost two in a row.

The game changed in the 21st minute, when, after VAR review, Jordan Silva was red-carded for a foul on Rogelio Funes Mori in the box. Not only were Tijuana down to 10, but they were facing a penalty kick. Nicolas Sánchez put away the spot kick to make it 0-1 for Monterrey.

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Veracruz vs América – Jornada 18 Recap & Highlights

América locked up their spot in the playoffs in their final regular season game – they have a bye next week – with a 0-5 thumping of Veracruz. The result gives the Águilas three wins in their last four, while the Tiburones Rojos are winless in two.

The visitors were the better team from the beginning and it didn’t take long for their dominance to pay off. The usually assured Sebastián Jurado gifted them the opening goal in the 18th minute, when he came out to punch away a corner and missed the contact; the ball fell to Bruno Valdez, who put it away to make it 0-1.

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Monarcas Morelia vs Puebla – Jornada 18 Recap & Highlights

Monarcas Morelia took a huge step toward clinching a playoff berth with a 3-2 victory against Puebla. The result keeps the Monarquía unbeaten in five, while the Poblanos are now winless in six.

The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead immediately following kickoff. Just 29 seconds into the game, Miguel Ángel Sansores finished off a low cross at the top of the six-yard box to make it 1-0 for Morelia with the fifth-fastest goal in league history.

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Apertura 2019 Week 18: Where to Watch

Jornada 18 of the Liga MX Apertura 2019: 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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