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World Cup Qualifying: Mexico vs Costa Rica – Recap and Highlights

In their first home game of the Hex, Mexico beat Costa Rica 2-0 to move into first place in the standings. The result keeps El Tri unbeaten in this round of qualifying, while the Ticos suffered their first loss.

The game started perfectly for Mexico, with Javier Hernández giving the hosts the lead in just the 7th minute. Chicharito chipped Keylor Navas after receiving a through ball from Carlos Vela to make it 1-0; the goal, his 46th for the national team, ties him with Jared Borgetti as Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer.

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World Cup Qualifying: Mexico’s Starting Lineup vs Costa Rica

For Mexico’s first home game of the Hexagonal, Juan Carlos Osorio looks to have chosen a 4-3-3 formation to face Costa Rica.

Memo Ochoa gets the nod in goal for the second straight qualifier, and there are six other repeats from the starting eleven that faced Panama back in November.

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Disciplinary Committee Investigates Novaretti

The Disciplinary Committee has opened an investigation into Diego Novaretti of León following the club’s friendly game against Santos Laguna on March 22nd.

In the friendly, held in Toyota Park in Chicago during Liga MX’s international break, Novaretti pushed referee Rosendo Bermúdez and was promptly red-carded.

León lost the game 4-0.

Based on Article 83, Paragraph 1 of the Regulations for Sanctions, the Disciplinary Committee has indefinitely suspended Novaretti while the investigation Continue reading

Juan Antonio Luna New Coach of Veracruz

Veracruz has announced that Juan Antonio Luna has been named head coach of the Tiburones Rojos for the remainder of the Clausura 2017 season. He will be joined by assistant coach Cristóbal Ortega.

OFFICIAL – As of this moment Juan A. Luna is coach and Cristóbal Ortega will be his assistant

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World Cup Qualifying: Mexico vs Costa Rica – Where to Watch

Mexico will host their first home game of the Hex when they face Costa Rica in the Estadio Azteca this Friday.

El Tri is currently in second place in the standings with four points, following a victory against the U.S. and a draw with Panama, while Costa Rica tops the table with six points after wins against Trinidad and Tobago and the U.S.

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Guardado Out of March Qualifiers, Moreno in Doubt

Andrés Guardado has been ruled out of Mexico’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago.

The PSV Eindhoven midfielder has a right leg complaint that will keep him off the field; however, he will remain with El Tri to begin treatment and rehab for the injury.

In addition, Guardado’s club teammate Héctor Moreno is a doubt with a muscular complaint.

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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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Clausura 2017 Week 11 Statistics

Chivas de Guadalajara remained in first place with their 2-0 victory against Veracruz, while León remained last with their 2-3 loss to Toluca.

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

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Puebla vs Monarcas Morelia – Jornada 11 Recap and Highlights

In this relegation six-pointer, a last-minute goal gave Monarcas Morelia the 0-1 away win against Puebla. The result is a second straight victory for Morelia and keeps them unbeaten in three, while Puebla has now lost two in a row.

Neither team wanted to lose this game far more than either one wanted to win it. Play was decidedly cautious for long stretches of the game, and goal-scoring chances didn’t begin to appear in earnest until the second half.

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Pumas UNAM vs América – Jornada 11 Recap and Highlights

América let a two-goal lead slip, but a late goal by Cecilio Domínguez gave the Águilas a 2-3 victory against Pumas UNAM. The result keeps América unbeaten in three while Pumas suffered their first home loss of the season.

The universitarios started the game off better as they looked to take advantage of América’s absentees, as well as the forced substitution of the injured Miguel Samudio. In the 18th minute, they nearly opened the scoring when Jesús Gallardo found an open Nicolás Castillo, but he couldn’t put his shot on frame.

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