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 By Tom Marshall

Liga MX doing what it can to help in wake of devastating Mexico quake

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez react to Liga MX's response in wake of the recent earthquake in Mexico.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- The buzz around Mexico's Clasico Nacional usually begins days ahead of the actual game. Club America and Chivas fans, players and coaches all ratchet up the intensity. The domestic media laps it up.

The Clasico Nacional is the showcase event for Liga MX each season, by far its biggest game in terms of TV ratings, importance and resonance across the country.

Around 80,000 fans were expected for Saturday's match between the two in Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. The game was...

 By Tom Marshall

Ferretti leads the list of Liga MX managers to build a club from scratch

Ricardo Ferretti has been in the game for a long time but still knows how to get the job done.

Here is a theoretical scenario: Let's say you are the president of "Hidalgo United FC," a recent addition to Liga MX. The new season is not far away, but you've suddenly and unfortunately found yourself without a manager. 

The club needs stability initially but ambitious owners want titles in the longer term and would like to consolidate as one of Liga MX's best over the next 10 years. Money is there to invest in the squad and the youth system is starting to produce players. 

The new manager...

 By Nayib Moran

Resurgent Leon climb into the top 10, Pachuca slip all the way to 14th

Herculez Gomez and Alexis Nunes debate whether Cruz Azul are true contenders in Liga MX.

Even though Monterrey look unstoppable so far in the Apertura, there are teams like Morelia, Tijuana, Cruz Azul and Leon who are positively evolving as the season moves along. However, it remains to be seen if the four clubs mentioned will prolong their current hot streaks.

Here are Week 9's Liga MX Power Rankings:

1. MONTERREY  (no change)
Perhaps the only problem surrounding Monterrey, if there is any, is that they have missed four penalties this season. Players like Rogelio Funes...

 By Eric Gomez

As Monterrey coasts, Liga MX playoff race focuses on the middle of the pack

Cruz Azul's win puts it in fourth place and squarely among those in contention for the playoffs.

MEXICO CITY -- At the top of the Liga MX league table, Monterrey notched their seventh win of the season and widened the gap on Club America, who were only able to muster a draw in Tijuana on Friday night. At the other end, Puebla, Pumas and Atlas remain at the bottom with seven points; two of the three are also keeping an eye on the relegation table. 

And so, as the season moves forward, the jostling in the middle of the table will see the real race for playoff spot. After nine games, the...

Liga MX W2W4: Miguel Herrera returns to Tijuana with Club America

Herculez Gomez breaks down all you need to know for when Chivas clash with Pumas on Saturday night.
Herculez Gomez and Alexis Nunes debate whether Cruz Azul are true contenders in Liga MX.

The 2017 Apertura rolls on with a full slate of matches. Our writers look at some of the key storylines heading into an exciting weekend.

Herrera returns to Tijuana

America coach Miguel Herrera returns to Estadio Caliente on Friday in a match that pitting second (Las Aguilas) against third (Club Tijuana) in the 2017 Apertura table. The focus will be on Herrera, who will surely get a warm reception from Xolos fans considering he guided Tijuana to first place in the 2016 Apertura and 2017 Clausura...

 By Tom Marshall

Lobos BUAP's first-season struggles pose a problem for Liga MX to solve

Lobos BUAP started brightly in their debut Liga MX season but it's been downhill since then

The warning signs for Lobos BUAP were there before the 2017 Apertura season started. Back on June 5 in Cancun at the Liga MX draft, the coach of the Puebla-based university club Rafa Puente was already operating under a cloud of uncertainty.

For a start, the ambitious former soap opera actor and ESPN analyst admitted he hadn't signed a contract with the club he'd just guided to promotion. On top of that, the institution was waiting to seal a TV deal in order to free up finances to sign players ahead...