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MEXICAN LIGA MX

2017/2018 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
6 Atlas 4 1 3 13
7 Santos 2 6 0 12
8 Queretaro 3 3 2 12
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Brazil court requests Pele's son's arrest for trafficking

 

A Brazil court is seeking the arrest of Pele's son.

A Brazilian court has requested the arrest of Pele's son, Edson Cholbi do Nascimento, for association to drug trafficking and money laundering. 

Edinho, as the son of the former footballer is known, has yet to be arrested after Friday's ruling.

The Sao Paulo state court decided that Edinho's previous sentence of 33 years in jail should be reduced to 12 years.

Edinho played for years as a goalkeeper at Santos, his father's former club. He retired in 1999.

The former goalkeeper was sentenced...

Neymar loses appeal, will stand trial on corruption charges for Barcelona move

From a curling free-kick against Celtic to a picture-perfect finish in the 2015 final, relive Neymar's top five UCL goals.
Now just 27 Brazil goals off of Pele's 77, Gabriele Marcotti and Alison Bender discuss how Neymar can still improve.
Barcelona's Luis Enrique says it's important that the players hear supportive fans, not jeers and whistles.
The FC crew break down Barcelona's dismal showing against Leganes, and discuss their fans booing the team and Luis Enrique.
A late PK for Barca saw them grab three points at the death thanks to a brace from Lionel Messi after a lacklustre showing.
Luis Enrique says Barcelona's 4-0 loss at PSG will be in his head day and night until the two sides meet again.

Neymar has lost his final appeal and will stand trial on corruption charges related to his transfer to Barcelona four years ago.

Barcelona, Brazilian club Santos and the company run by Neymar's parents also lost their appeals and will stand trial after a complaint brought by Brazilian investment group DIS.

The group says it was entitled to 40 percent of the transfer fee Barcelona paid Santos for Neymar but received a smaller compensation because part of the fee was concealed by those involved.

Prosecutors...

 By Tom Marshall

Meet the 18-year-old Texas-born defender hoping to make it in Liga MX

Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Salazar sift through the latest action in Yanks Abroad.
Fergerson knew that moving from Texas to Mexico would prove challenging, but it didn't stop him from pursuing his dream.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- The life of a young soccer player is filled with challenges. Getting spotted and then signing at a professional club is difficult enough, but ask any seasoned pro and they'll tell you that is really only the start. The push to constantly show improvement, catch the coach's eye, break into the team and then consolidate yourself follow on the conveyor belt of tests.

In the early stages of that process is 18-year-old Midland, Texas, native Brooks Fergerson, who clearly isn't...

Santos Laguna's Jorge Villafana added to U.S. squad ahead of friendlies

Ian Darke, Herculez Gomez and Taylor Twellman preview the USMNT's match with Serbia and upcoming CONCACAF qualifying.
Sebastian Salazar, Kasey Keller and Herculez Gomez evaluate expectations for the U.S. in Bruce Arena's second term.
Ian Darke and Taylor Twellman discuss some of the questions and underlying tensions that may be surrounding the USMNT and Bruce Arena.

CARSON, Calif. -- Santos Laguna left-back Jorge Villafana has been added to the U.S. roster for its training camp ahead of this weekend's friendly against Serbia.

The 27-year-old has never played for the national team. He was with Chivas USA from 2007-13 and Portland from 2014-15.

Villafana's addition was announced on Wednesday.

Twenty-nine players are in camp ahead of Sunday's game in San Diego, the first for the U.S. since Bruce Arena returned for his second stint as coach after replacing Jurgen...

 By Nayib Moran

Liga MX W2W4: Apertura final rematch, Chivas-Xolos headline Week 3

After an epic Apertura final in December, Tigres and America renew acquaintances in the Clausura.

MEXICO CITY -- Last season's thrilling final between America and Tigres will have another take, but this time around what's at stake is a first win in the 2017 Clausura for both clubs. 

Here's five things to watch for this weekend in Liga MX:

1. Apertura final rematch not lacking intensity

According to Club America's manager Ricardo La Volpe, America was the superior side throughout the 210 minutes played against Tigres in December's two-legged 2016 Apertura final, however in the end...