Liga MX Round 1: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

It seems like the Apertura season only ended a few days ago, but today marks the official start of the 2014 Liga MX Clausura season.

On December 15, Club Leon were crowned Liga MX champions with a resounding victory at Estadio Azteca, but they’ll have their hands full with trying to hold on to the title during the Clausura season. Everyone from Cruz Azul and Morelia to Chivas and Club America improved in the offseason.

With Miguel Herrera becoming the full time boss of El Tri, former Club Tijuana head coach Antonio Mohamed steps into Estadio Azteca hoping to lead his squad to a third straight final, while Xolos believe that former Venezuela National Team boss Cesar Farias can build off of Mohamed’s accomplishments from one year ago.

Heading into an action packed first weekend, two matches right off the bat to watch will be Morelia vs. Queretaro and America vs. Tigres UANL. Morelia took already what was a stacked team and added to it with Arevalo Rios, Felipe Baloy, and Duvier Riascos, among others, while Tigres look to send a shockwave throughout Mexico with a positive result at America.

Here’s a full rundown of this weekend’s schedule in Liga MX, complete with TV listings:

FRIDAY

8:30pm – Morelia vs. Querétaro – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America

10:30pm – Santos Laguna vs. Chivas de Guadalajara – Univision Deportes

SATURDAY

6pm – Club America vs. Tigres UANL – Univision

8pm – Monterrey vs. Cruz Azul – UniMas

8pm – Pachuca vs. Toluca – Univision Deportes

10pm – Atlas vs. Club Tijuana – Univision Deportes

10pm – Chiapas vs. Veracruz – Univision Deportes 2

SUNDAY

1pm – Pumas vs. Puebla – Univision

6pm – Atlante vs. Club Leon – Univision Deportes

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6 Responses to Liga MX Round 1: A Look Ahead

  1. MLSfan says:

    Leon will win the Clausura as well.

    • AristotleTimVickery says:

      But the real question is, will the clausura have many of those memorable Mexican soccer fights that rule youtube? Thats one of the biggest reasons I watch. Liga MX does soccer fights like no other league.

  2. Bean says:

    America v Tigres is an excellent match up. I really hope that the play is not too bad coming off of the break.

  3. Ron says:

    Does Liga MX even have an off-season?

    • Better Ron says:

      It does. There’s always ~2 month break between clausuras so it seems that the league never has an off-season since the majority of leagues have a 3-month break between seasons.

  4. Bean says:

    Club America were unstoppable at home. 3-0 against the always dangerous Tigres. Good start for El Turco and the Eagles.