Given that Monterrey had yet to win an away game and was taking on first-placed Club Tijuana that had yet to lose at home, it was understandable that this column's prediction of a win for Los Rayados win last week was questioned.
Yet, Monterrey's eventual 4-3 win over Tijuana on Saturday shouldn't have been too surprising. The reality of the situation is that there were obvious signs ahead of the result that pointed to a potential Monterrey win.
Before the start of the Clausura, Monterrey...
In this week's installment of the Liga MX fan rant, I have decided to discuss two squads with two very different outcomes in their recent matches: Puebla and Monterrey. While Los Rayados have slowly started to pick up their form, La Franja have struggled and is looking like the most likely candidate to be relegated at the end of this season.
Let's take a quick look at these two teams and their highs -- and lows -- in the Clausura:
It's about time, Monterrey.
The thing about Los Rayados...
Carlos Barra, the 46-year-old Mexican manager of Monterrey, has been sacked. After almost a year at the helm of the club, the manager was officially let go by ownership after winning just one game with Monterrey this Clausura.
The poor form that Los Rayados have had is nothing new, and extends back to last year's Apertura. Monterrey only claimed two victories in their last 11 league and playoff games for the team last year and scored just twice in the four playoff matches.
With an underwhelming...