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Javier Lopez of Chivas celebrates after scoring.
Javier Lopez scored twice in Chivas' win over Veracruz.

As Friday night's game between Veracruz and Chivas kicked off, fans of the Mexican game waded into what will be one of the most intense stretches of action the Apertura will offer. Starting with last weekend and ending next Sunday night, fans will have the chance to devour a grand total of 27 matches, with games on every day except Monday and Thursday.

Teams might have been prompted then to ease into the insanity and preserve their energy -- they did not. Across the weekend, 23 goals were scored...

Liga MX W2W4: Veracruz drama cure for crisis-ridden Chivas?

Veracruz drama cure for crisis-ridden Chivas?

If one Liga MX club earned more ridiculousness points in the headlines stakes than Chivas' sponsor-filled news conference this week, it was Veracruz, with Guillermo Vazquez resigning and the lid being lifted on the "double contracts" that exist at the club.

On Friday, the two sides square off at Estadio Luis "Pirata" Fuente. Veracruz's incoming coach Juvenal Olmos will be taking charge for the first time, 11 years since his last coaching job, with the...

Rubio Rubin Q&A: Tijuana player talks decision to move to Liga MX, representing the U.S.

The ESPN FC crew weigh the pros and cons of Juan Carlos Osorio potentially becoming U.S. head coach, after stepping down from the Mexico job.

After spending a few years abroad in the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway, Rubio Rubin made headlines in February when it was announced that the American would sign with Liga MX's Club Tijuana.

Since making the move to Mexico, the 22-year-old attacker from Oregon has quickly became a key rotational player for Xolos manager Diego Cocca. Following eight Liga MX appearances in the 2018 Clausura, and a full summer preseason, Rubin is now set to have more of an impactful role for Tijuana in the next...

Problems at Veracruz tarnishing the reputation of Liga MX

Guillermo Vazquez
Former Veracruz boss Guillermo Vazquez holds his head in his hands.

There are plenty of good people working in Liga MX and Mexican football, striving for its improvement. It's not all a wasp nest of conspiracies, television companies wielding influence and backroom deals, as it is sometimes portrayed.

But then there is Veracruz's Fidel Kuri, a poster boy for the ills of the Mexican game, who pops his head up now and then to remind everyone that there is still so much to do.

The Veracruz and Kuri show often seems to go beyond even the storylines of TV drama "Club...

It's early, but Cruz Azul appears to be in the midst of redefining itself

New-look Cruz Azul were impressive against Puebla and will look to make it two from two vs. Chivas.
It's barely four weeks into the season, but Cruz Azul already has a different feel to it.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The season's first four games don't provide enough of a sample size to make a definitive judgment on Cruz Azul's season, but they can offer hints that a once-insecure team with a habit of falling apart at the wrong time is turning things around. A valiant away draw at Tijuana's always-difficult pitch, earned with only 10 men from the 22nd minute on, made it clear that Cruz Azul is ready to move on from its recent period of uncertainty.

Any conclusions at this point would be...

 By Eric Gomez

Liga MX Power Rankings: Cruz Azul stays top, Toluca jumps into top five

MEXICO CITY -- The race at the top of Liga MX is tightening after four weeks of play. Club America soundly defeated Monterrey at the Azteca and took its place in the league table. Cruz Azul and Pumas were unable to continue their perfect starts, drawing against Tijuana and Pachuca respectively.

Moving into Week 5, seven teams are in striking distance for a potential first-place spot at the end of the weekend. Here are the Power Rankings after the most recent week of play:

1. CRUZ AZUL

Record:...