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Relegated Veracruz to pay way back into Mexico's top flight - manager

As MLS and Liga MX mull a new tournament like the SuperLiga of the mid-2000s, Taylor Twellman says the time is right for a new competition.
MLS commissioner Don Garber and Liga MX president Enrique Bonilla speak of their hopes of bringing unity to the two leagues as they announce the Campeones Cup.

Veracruz's 2-0 loss to Liga MX leader Leon on Sunday condemned the team to relegation and brought tears to the eyes of young goalkeeper Sebastian Jurado on the final whistle.

But Los Tiburones Rojos are likely to remain in Mexico's top division, as long as the club pays 120 million Mexican pesos (just over $6 million) to keep its place in a league looking to expand from 18 to 19 teams for next season.

"[Club owner] Fidel [Kuri] has the money to pay, but the idea was to save the team from relegation...

Clasico victories highlight America's superiority over Chivas in Liga MX

Nicolas Castillo of America celebrates after scoring the first goal of his team
America have beaten Chivas twice to assert their authority.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Club America manager Miguel Herrera was reluctant to twist the knife after his team's comfortable 2-0 victory over Chivas in the Clasico Nacional on Saturday, but it would have been easy to do so.

The win, combined with Las Aguilas' 2-0 Copa MX quarterfinal victory last Wednesday, capped a nightmare week for Chivas. And Herrera, bringing his team to face Chivas in Guadalajara for the first time since winning title No. 13 last December, had the ammunition to rub in his team's...

Nico Castillo, Andres Ibarguen help Club America defeat Chivas Guadalajara in Clasico Nacional

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Andres Ibarguen was on target as Club America sealed a 2-0 win over Chivas Guadalajara in Saturday's Clasico Nacional.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- A goal in each half sealed a comfortable 2-0 victory for Club America over Chivas Guadalajara in Mexico's Clasico Nacional in front of 41,169 fans inside Estadio Akron.

Chilean international Nico Castillo opened the scoring in the third minute with a diving header, with Andres Ibarguen adding the second in the 50th in Liga MX's most important regular season game.

The victory was America's second over Chivas in four days, with Las Aguilas winning last Wednesday's Copa MX quarterfinal...

Liga MX W2W4: Leon's playoff chase, Mexico youth and the Clasico Nacional

Angel Mena celebrates after scoring in Leon's Liga MX match against Santos Laguna.
The giants of Liga MX are looking up at league leaders Leon as the Liguilla looms.

It's almost time for Week 11 of the 2019 Clausura. Before Liga MX returns with another set of matches, here are three things to watch out for:

Leon's momentum in the race for playoff qualification

How much longer can Leon maintain this run of form? With seven consecutive victories, Los Panzas Verdes have skyrocketed to the very top of the league table. Other powerhouses like Monterrey and Tigres now find themselves chasing the goal-hungry squad that has looked immaculate in the past several weeks.


Liga MX Power Rankings: Monterrey remain unbeaten but Leon at top

Even with his extensive managerial resume, ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno is unsure Tata Martino will be able to satisfy Mexico's high expectations.

MEXICO CITY -- Gerardo Martino has officially made his first selections as Mexico's national team manager. Though most of the attention will be given to the players plying their trade outside the country, there are plenty of names to watch from Liga MX for the upcoming matches against Chile and Paraguay. This week, we'll be taking a look at how many players each team contributed to Martino's list for this first go round, as well as whether there were any potential snubs.

Here are the Power Rankings...