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 By Tom Marshall

Networks come together for Liga MX games in natural disaster relief effort

Major sports networks in the United States will simulcast five Liga MX games over Tuesday and Wednesday to support those affected by natural disasters in recent weeks.

ESPN will join forces with Azteca America, Fox and Univision Deportes to broadcast simultaneously in Spanish and English using commentators from the different networks.

The games will be shown on ESPN Deportes in Spanish and on ESPNEWS in English.

The "United for Each Other" campaign -- Unidos por los Nuestros -- will encourage donations to the American Red Cross to go towards relief efforts in Mexico, Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the rest of the Caribbean.

Mexico suffered a magnitude 7.1 earthquake on Sept. 19 that killed over 300 people in Mexico City and the states of Morelos, Puebla, Estado de Mexico, Guerrero and Oaxaca.

Copa MX and Liga MX games were postponed in its wake, and the midweek matches will be the first in Mexico top flight since the earthquake struck.

The Mexican soccer community has been helping the relief effort, with clubs, players, coaches and fans donating vital resources and some joining the thousands of volunteers aiding the rescue and clean-up operation.

Messages of support have come from all over the sporting world, including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Reigning champions Chivas will kick off the simulcast on Tuesday with their home game against Lobos BUAP at 8 p.m. ET, with Pachuca then hosting Cruz Azul, followed by Club Tijuana against Tigres.

Cruz Azul was due to play Pachuca at home in Estadio Azul in Mexico City, but the game was moved to Estadio Hidalgo because of the ongoing situation in Mexico's capital.

On Wednesday Leon plays Club America at 8 p.m. ET followed by Monterrey against Santos Laguna.

Tom Marshall covers Liga MX and the Mexican national team for ESPN FC. Twitter: @MexicoWorldCup.

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