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

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Roberto Alvarado is still only 19 but is a leading light for Cruz Azul

Alvarado's progress is remarkable for his young age and it's paid off as he's a real rising star for the league's top team.
Alvarado's progress is remarkable for his young age and it's paid off as he's a real rising star for the league's top team.

When 19-year-old Roberto Alvarado signed for Cruz Azul from Necaxa last May, the general coverage surrounding the transfer gravitated towards the Irapuato native being brought in to help the club fulfill the Liga MX's new youngsters' rule.

For a club not really known for producing homegrown talents, signing Alvarado made sense. What better way to notch up the 765 minutes the Liga MX stipulates that players born in 1997 or before need to fulfill in accordance with the new rule than signing a player...

 By Eric Gomez

Liga MX Power Rankings: Cruz Azul still No. 1 as Toluca climbs into second

MEXICO CITY -- The quiet dominance of Toluca over Tijuana last Sunday should come as no surprise to those diligently watching Liga MX -- the Diablos Rojos made the Clausura 2018 championship final amid steady, if under-the-radar play.

After a rocky start, Hernan Cristante's team is nearing the top of Liga MX standings once again. Meanwhile Pumas, an early darling, has begun to plateau at a tough time: it's in for a tough two games this week, including a visit to the Estadio Azteca against rival...

Chivas shows some fight as Cruz Azul remains unstoppable

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...