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W2W4: Toluca a test for Tigres' attack

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2017/2018 Season

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Liga MX W2W4: Tigres' home streak will be put to the test against Toluca

To become a playoff contender, Rafael Puente and Lobos BUAP must find a way to defeat Cruz Azul on Saturday.

Ahead of this weekend's action, ESPN FC's Liga MX writers Tom Marshall, Nayib Moran and Eric Gomez look ahead to some of the league's biggest matchups and storylines.

Lobos BUAP vs. Cruz Azul

This game pits the two most intriguing sides so far this Apertura and two managers in Rafael Puente and Paco Jemez who don't have a reverse gear.

A total of 45 goals -- 20 for and 25 against -- have been scored in games involving Lobos BUAP so far this season, a full five more than next-highest Pachuca.


Santiago Garcia joins Toluca on free transfer from Werder Bremen

Santiago Garcia has left Werder Bremen after four years in Germany.

Left-back Santiago Garcia has joined Liga MX club Toluca on a free transfer from Bundesliga side Werder Bremen.

The 28-year-old leaves the Weserstadion after 99 competitive appearances in four years after joining from Palermo in 2013.

But club and player failed to reach an agreement to continue their relationship beyond the 2016-17 season in May, when sporting director Frank Baumann said contract talks broke down.

"I am bit disappointed with the offer," Garcia said at the time, after Bremen only...

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ESPN FC's Liga MX Clausura Playoff Awards: MVP, unsung hero and more

The guys discuss their top three Mexico players of all time, the best MLS rivalries and the controversial Liga MX final.

The 2017 Clausura has come and gone, with Chivas crowned champions for the first time since 2006. We've laid out the good, the bad and the ugly of the season and named our best and most disappointing XIs. Now, our experts Tom Marshall, Nayib Moran, Cesar Hernandez and Eric Gomez make their picks for most valuable player, unsung hero and more. Have your say and vote below!

Most valuable player

Alan Pulido (left) or Rodolfo Cota (right)? Who was the MVP of the 2017 Clausura playoffs?

Alan Pulido, FW, Chivas

This is a difficult one because Chivas' championship victory was all about...

 By Tom Marshall

Chivas edge Toluca, Tigres down Tijuana to book Liga MX final spots

Herculez Gomez joins the Nacion ESPN crew to answer some of football's burning questions and see whether or not fans agree.
Edwin Hernandez & Oswaldo Alanis
Edwin Hernandez and Oswaldo Alanis celebrate after Nestor Calderon's goal sent Chivas 1-0 up against Tolcua.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- All-Mexican team Chivas will face reigning Liga MX champion Tigres in its first league final in just over 10 years, following Sunday's 1-1 draw against Toluca on Sunday.

The semifinal series finished 2-2 after 180 minutes, but Chivas went through to the 2017 Clausura final due to their higher standing in the regular season.

Tigres defeated...

 By Tom Marshall

Chivas' nerves, Tigres' dominance bear watching in Clausura semifinals

Chivas fans are sensing that their team is good enough to win a title for the first time in more than 10 years.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- By the end of the weekend, the Liga MX 2017 Clausura finalists will be known, with both semifinal second legs taking place on Sunday.

Chivas meet Toluca in Estadio Chivas with everything in the balance following Thursday's 1-1 first-leg draw, while Tigres take what should be a commanding 2-0 lead into Club Tijuana's Estadio Caliente.

Can Chivas hold their nerve?

There is a wave of nervous enthusiasm bordering on anxiety in Guadalajara. The club is a bona-fide giant, and...