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Santos Laguna, Toluca linked by their owners

Liga MX
 By Eric Gomez

Chivas face huge risk in replacing Matias Almeyda with Jose Saturnino Cardozo

Jose Saturnino Cardozo is introduced as Chivas manager.
Jose Saturnino Cardozo was introduced as the next Chivas manager on Tuesday.

New Chivas coach Jose Saturnino Cardozo was presented on Tuesday, ending a tumultuous week for Mexico's most popular team in which their manager, sporting director and star player all exited.

"Whoever says he's not excited by coaching Chivas is telling a lie," said Cardozo, the former Paraguay international who scored more than 250 goals in Liga MX with Toluca. "I'm happy to be here, to have the possibility to coach a big club. We have a great fan base who will be expectant of what we can do."


Liga MX draft analysis: Rodolfo Pizarro, Omar Gonzalez starting fresh

This summer's Liga MX draft ultimately proved to be far more quiet than usual. Lost in the media frenzy surrounding the Mexican national team, Wednesday's event in Cancun was largely overlooked. The fact that only 55 transactions were made didn't exactly help either.

Nevertheless, there was no lack of intriguing and noteworthy moves that were either made or confirmed. While a squad such as Cruz Azul had already signed a number of key players before Wednesday, countless others were left chasing...

Liga MX Draft: the 10 most notable moves of the offseason

Rodolfo Pizarro immediately adds a deep scoring threat to Monterrey having left Chivas.

Editor's Note: this story was originally published for ESPN Mexico. Find the original here.

CANCUN, Mexico -- This week Liga MX celebrated its traditional draft, with clubs announcing transfers and signings. Here are some of the major moves.

Rodolfo Pizarro, FW, to Monterrey

Monterrey paid millions to obtain the services of the prized forward. Recently, ESPN reported Pizarro's transfer to Rayados, which became official on June 7.

Carlos Pena, MF, to Necaxa

Despite undergoing rehab for alcoholism,...

 By Eric Gomez

Club America again monitoring PSV striker Luuk de Jong as they look to bolster attack

Luuk de Jong has won three Eredivisie crowns with PSV but could his next challenge be Liga MX?
Luuk de Jong has accomplished everything in Holland, is he the next European international to move to Liga MX?

MEXICO CITY -- The potential signing of Dutch attacker Luuk de Jong for Club America has created plenty of intrigue among fans of the Liga MX squad. Following a trip to Mexico City by De Jong's father and manager, speculation has intensified.

Marco Timmer, a journalist for Voetbal International and a PSV beat reporter, interviewed De Jong last January, when the first wave of rumors placed the former Newcastle United striker with Club America.

"When I [talked to him], I confronted him with the interest...

 By Tom Marshall

Mexico will miss Nestor Araujo at World Cup but top defender will return

After Mexico's preliminary World Cup roster was announced, Herc Gomez talks about which players he wouldn't take to Russia.
Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez break down Mexico's 28-man preliminary roster for the World Cup and who might miss out on the trip to Russia.

TORREON, Mexico -- It's naturally a bitter disappointment whenever a player is forced to miss a World Cup due to injury, but the news on Wednesday that Nestor Araujo will not be part of Mexico's squad that travels to Russia was particularly cruel.

The 26-year-old center-back almost didn't make it as a pro and has gone through more ups and downs in his career than most seasoned veterans. As a teenager in Cruz Azul's youth system, Araujo was close to packing his bags and returning to his native...

 By Eric Gomez

Liga MX Apertura 2018 will be here soon: five big storylines

ESPN FC's Tom Marshall catches up with Jorge Villafana, who helped Santos win the Liga MX title two days after being robbed at gunpoint.

MEXICO CITY -- The transfer season is in full swing across Liga MX. Even while Toluca and Santos Laguna were deciding the Clausura 2018 title last week, the other 16 teams left licking their wounds were gearing up to contend for the next semester.

Big signings have already flooded Twitter timelines, and a lot of movement is expected in the coming weeks, before and after the World Cup. Already, storylines are presenting themselves that will engage fans ahead of the Apertura 2018.

Here are the...