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Liga MX Review: Chivas make a Clasico statement, Gignac again showcases his brilliance

Chivas have been one of Liga MX's most pleasant surprises, as Jose Cordozo's side currently sit fourth in the table.
Chivas have been one of Liga MX's most pleasant surprises, as Jose Cardozo's side currently sit fourth in the table.

Chivas make statement in Clasico Tapatio

The 2019 Clausura season initially kicked off with more questions than answers for Chivas. Under the unexciting leadership of manager Jose Cardozo, it was difficult to predict what the league giants would look like after making significant roster changes over the winter. Although there was potential for progress through some of the new faces -- notably Hiram Mier, Dieter Villalpando, Jesus Molina and Alexis Vega -- there were no guarantees of immediate success...

 By Tom Marshall

Diego Lainez, Jesus Angulo lead list of Mexican youngsters ready to break out in Liga MX

Jesus Angulo has been tabbed as one of the
Jesus Angulo has been tabbed as part of the next generation by Juan Carlos Osorio.

There had been pressure from the media and Mexican footballers' association on Liga MX to establish rules that force clubs to give youngsters more playing time. And it worked: For the 2018 Apertura, the league has added a regulation to ensure each club gives players, born in 1997 or before, at least 765 minutes of playing time during the regular season.

The rule comes in at an interesting time for the Mexican national team. El Tri will require a gradual generational change at some point between...

Mexico Hot List: Diego Reyes back in favor, Chicharito's struggles continue

Diego Reyes is enjoying a resurgence at Porto.
Diego Reyes has gotten himself back in favor at FC Porto.

After months of eager waiting, El Tri has now officially stepped into another World Cup year. The group stage is set, the schedules are out and all that's left to do for manager Juan Carlos Osorio is to properly prepare and select his roster for Russia 2018.

Although a number of squad positions appear to be secured, at least a handful of places are still up for grabs for El Tri. With little time left to make a case for themselves -- and a non-FIFA date friendly on the horizon against Bosnia and...


Liga MX Talking Points: Is the next 'Chicharito' currently in Liga MX?

Chivas de Guadalajara youth product and Mexico national team star Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez scored his 100th goal in Europe on Tuesday, Bayer Leverkusen's only tally in a 1-1 draw with Monaco in the Champions League. So, we found ourselves wondering: Is the next "Chicharito" currently playing in Mexico's domestic league? ESPN FC asked Tom Marshall, Nayib Moran and Cesar Hernandez to weigh in.

Capable of 100 goals in European football? No

If we are talking about the next great Mexican...