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How to fix the Copa MX

Mexican Copa MX
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Guadalajara wins 3-1 on Penalty Kicks.
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 By Tom Marshall

Rafa Marquez: Atlas DNA similar to that of Barcelona

ESPN's John Sutcliffe sits down with Rafa Marquez to reflect on his first four World Cups and opens up on the U.S. Treasury investigation.

New Atlas sporting president Rafa Marquez wants his club to follow the Barcelona model.

Marquez was formally presented in his new position at his first club Atlas on Tuesday, just weeks after the 39-year-old captained Mexico at his fifth World Cup.

"I'm thankful for the trust placed in me," said Marquez in a news conference. "I'm starting a new stage with the team in which I took my first steps [as a pro] and in which I finished my career.

"It's a team I love and there is a lot of responsibility.

"We'll...

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New Copa MX rule seeks more opportunities for players under 20

The 13th edition of the Copa MX, which has been played twice per year since it was restored in 2012, kicks off Tuesday and will see the debut of the 19/11 rule that requires participating clubs to consistently use players under 20 -- an unprecedented step in the history of the national championship.

The rule, which calls for 180 combined minutes per match from players under 20, is the biggest change to the tournament, which was restored for the Apertura 2012 season.

If Copa MX was considered a platform...

 By Tom Marshall

Tuca Ferretti denies Mexico interest as Tigres retain Campeon de Campeones trophy

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez assess Mexico's World Cup after a last 16 exit and discuss why Liga MX could be a hindrance on El Tri's future.

Tigres coach Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti vowed to continue at the club, even if the Mexico job becomes available, after his team defeated Santos Laguna 4-0 in Los Angeles on Sunday to win its third straight Campeon de Campeones trophy.

El Tri manager Juan Carlos Osorio's future is still unknown and Ferretti's name has already been mentioned as a possible replacement due to his experience and success in the Mexican game.

But Ferretti said he would be unlikely to accept the job.

"They've asked me that...

 By Tom Marshall

Matias Almeyda: I wouldn't refuse job offer to manage Mexico or Argentina

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez assess Mexico's World Cup after a last 16 exit and discuss why Liga MX could be a hindrance on El Tri's future.

Matias Almeyda would not turn down the chance to manage Mexico or his native Argentina, should the opportunity arise in the coming weeks.

The 44-year-old former River Plate player and manager left Liga MX side Chivas last month after a successful period in charge culminated in winning the CONCACAF Champions league back in April.

Almeyda has continued living in Guadalajara since departing the club and would likely be one of the options should Juan Carlos Osorio's contract with El Tri not be renewed.

"Today...

 By Tom Marshall

America's Cecilio Dominguez to miss start of season after horrific jaw fracture

Cecilio Dominguez is set to miss the start of the 2018 Apertura after breaking his jaw on Sunday.

Paraguay international Cecilio Dominguez suffered a horrific jaw break during Club America's 2-1 friendly victory over Morelia on Sunday in San Jose, California.

In an ugly scene, Morelia defender Emanuel Loeschbor lost balance and flew into Dominguez on the edge of the penalty area in the sixth minute, after Club America striker Roger Martinez seemed to shove the Morelia player.

Dominguez remained on the ground and the medical staff eventually stretchered the 23-year-old off the field and to hospital...