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Queretaro's Ruiz, 17, finds self in sudden spotlight

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Clasico Regio headlines W2W4 in Liga MX

Liga MX Bancomer
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Campeones Cup has potential but a few key flaws

Campeones Cup
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Liga MX W2W4: Furch saving Santos, Necaxa eye upset

Liga MX Bancomer
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U.S. vs. Mexico: Has the rivalry lost some bite?

U.S. vs. Mexico
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W2W4: U.S. must get more creative vs. Mexico

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W2W4: Gonzalez, young core get taste of old rivalry

Mexico
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Clasico Regio loses its innocence as violence overshadows Tigres vs. Monterrey

Much debate will follow the tragic events of Sunday night after the Clasico Regio. How can fans and authorities ensure it doesn't happen again?
Much debate will follow the tragic events of Sunday night after the Clasico Regio. How can fans and authorities ensure that doesn't happen again?

"We all lost."

The bright yellow letters on the front page of one Mexican sports daily aptly summed up the sentiments after Sunday's Clasico Regio. It wasn't aimed at the scrappy 0-0 tie between derby rivals Tigres and Monterrey, but instead, it referred to the chilling scene ahead of the game.

This piece should be about the game itself, but Sunday evening was the moment the Clasico Regio arguably lost its innocence. The most heralded, organic and high-quality rivalry in all of Mexican football...

 By Eric Gomez

Liga MX Power Rankings: Cruz Azul still on top as Santos Laguna dips

Before we get to this week's Power Rankings, we would be remiss to omit mention of the violence that overshadowed Sunday's Tigres vs. Monterrey match.

Such scenes taint our enjoyment of the game, and this latest incident leaves Liga MX -- once again -- at a crossroads. It simply must act; ignorance is not viable. No fan, regardless of affiliation, should have to fear for his or her safety.

With that, here are the Power Rankings for Week 10:

1. CRUZ AZUL

Record: 7W-2D-1L
Week 9 ranking: 1

The...

Queretaro teen Marcel Ruiz handles sudden spotlight, keeps focus on Qatar

Marcel Ruiz patterns his style after Barcelona's Andres Iniesta.

QUERETARO, Mexico -- Marcel Ruiz enters the interview room at the Mexican federation's facilities with apprehension. It's a new experience for him. His eyes reveal feelings of uncertainty over the questions to come, over how he'll handle more than three interviews in less than 15 minutes. He's never been through anything like this.

"It's easier to be on the pitch," said Queretaro's newest sensation, who at just 17 already had his first stint with Mexico's senior team a couple of weeks ago after...

Liga MX W2W4: Clasico Regio, Chivas-Queretaro full of implications

With the 2018-19 Liga MX Apertura just past the midway point, the race to solidify a playoff position is set to heat up. Just eight points separate first place Cruz Azul and 13th place Tijuana, so it is sure to be another sprint to the finish in Mexico. Here are three things our Liga MX correspondents are watching for from the league this weekend.

Monterrey rivals battle in the Clasico Regio

The Clasico Regio headlines this weekend's games in Liga MX, with Tigres hosting Monterrey in the 117th...

Mexicans Abroad: Barcelona give rude awakening to PSV's Hirving Lozano

With the UEFA Champions League and Europa League now underway, a number of Mexico's most prominent players have had the opportunity to gain highly valuable minutes during the recent mid-week matches. In case you missed any of the games, here's a quick rundown on how each of the players fared in the European competitions.

Hirving Lozano -- PSV Eindhoven (UEFA Champions League)

On Tuesday, Lozano and his teammates took a 4-0 hammering by Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League. Away at the Camp Nou,...

Tigres' win over Toronto FC shows both Campeones Cup's potential and flaws

The first ever Campeones Cup is in the books, after Tigres' 3-1 win over Toronto FC on Wednesday night. But after a week in which no one quite knew what to expect from this meeting of champions of Major League Soccer and Liga MX, or just how much the trophy meant to the teams and leagues participating, Jeff Carlisle and Tom Marshall spoke to those who participated about the Campeones Cup's place in the North American game.

Toronto FC: right game, wrong time

There is plenty that is weighing heavy...