Are you ready for some futbol?? Today marks the start of the new season in Mexico, which kicks off with a Friday night doubleheader taking place at opposite ends of the country. The Liga MX 2012 Apertura begins with Jaguares hosting Tigres in Tuxtla Gutierrez, followed by the Xolos taking on Puebla in Tijuana. Saturday matches include a big-time clash in Monterrey between the Rayados and Club America, Cruz Azul taking on Morelia in Mexico City, and defending champions Santos hosting Atlas. The opening weekend concludes on Sunday with Chivas traveling to Toluca, followed that evening by a high-profile managerial showdown between Ricardo La Volpe and Hugo Sanchez in Cancun. Kickoff times and U.S. television listings for all of the opening round matches can be found below. You can also access in-depth team previews by clicking on any of the team name links.
(Note: All times listed are Eastern)
Friday, July 20
Saturday, July 21
Sunday, July 22