League Features

5 players to watch in the Apertura

Some of El Tri's budding young stars and fringe players will have every chance to play their way into the Mexico setup this year, while one foreign arrival has a chance to become one of the league's biggest stars.

Who's the Apertura favorite?

Club America are the reigning champions and likely to make Liguilla again, but they're certainly not the favorites to capture the title.

5 big questions for the Apertura

Welcome back, fall-spring schedule professional club football! Liga MX kicks off on Friday, and we have 5 big questions that we want answered.

Liga MX Draft: Winners and Losers

Analysis of the completed Liga MX Draft. Who are the big winners?

Márquez and Castillo bring Questions to Leon

Will Rafael Márquez and Nery Castillo prove to be smart offseason signings for Leon?

Tijuana and Leon: Up and Coming Alive

What lessons can other lower division teams learn from the recent success of Tijuana and Leon in Mexico's top division?

Carlos Fierro: The Young Player to Follow in Liga MX

The 17-year-old phenom Carlos Fierro got the start for Chivas in the team's Apertura opener against Toluca. Keep your eye on the young Chivas player this season, as he may represent the future of Mexican futbol.

Santos Laguna, 2012 Apertura Preview: Back For More

No team has won back-to-back championships in Mexico in fifteen seasons. With their loaded roster returning for the Apertura season, Santos Laguna look to be excellent bets to break this streak.

Tigres UANL, 2012 Apertura Preview: A Model of Consistency

WIth three straight top 5 finishes in the league standings, Tigres UANL are a model of consistency. Hector Mancilla is gone, but Tuca Ferretti still has more than enough talent on his roster to make another run at the Liga MX championship.

Monterrey, 2012 Apertura Preview: Rayados Navigate Heavy Schedule

A year ago in the 2011 Apertura season, Monterrey missed out on the liguilla due to CONCACAF Champions League and Club World Cup distractions. This time around the team should be more adept at handling the challenges of competing on multiple fronts.


Club America, 2012 Apertura Preview: Aguilas Eye Title Number 11

After a big-time turnaround last season, manager Miguel Herrera and star striker Christian Benitez are confident they can lead Club America to the Liga MX Apertura 2012 title.

Morelia, 2012 Apertura Preview: Monarcas Rebuild on the Fly

After leading the team to three straight Liguilla appearances, Tomas Boy is out as manager in Morelia. Can the new-look Monarcas squad fight its way back into the playoffs during the upcoming Apertura 2012 season?

Cruz Azul, 2012 Apertura Preview: Stick to the Script

With a finish outside of Liguilla qualification last season, change at Cruz Azul was definitely needed. Now with a new manager and new acquisitions, including Pablo Barrera, can the Azul return to the ranks of championship contenders?

Toluca, 2012 Apertura Preview: Red Devil Restoration

After a series of highly disappointing seasons, Toluca looks to Enrique Meza to right the ship. But with the loss of star striker Ivan Alonso, the rebuilding job may be a difficult one.

Chivas Guadalajara, 2012 Apertura Preview: High Expectations

With an overhaul of club management, including the arrival of Johan Cryuff and new manager John Van’t Schip, Chivas Guadalajara look to turn things around in the Apertura 2012 season.

Pumas UNAM, 2012 Apertura Preview: Back on the Prowl

With a new coach, as well as high-profile new additions like Emmanuel Villa and Luis Garcia, Pumas should greatly improve on last season's disastrous finish.

Pachuca, 2012 Apertura Preview: Tuzos Back in Title Hunt

With big time moves like hiring Hugo Sanchez as manager and bringing Nery Castillo back to Mexico, Pachuca has made it clear that they are looking to return to the league's upper echelon.

Club Tijuana, 2012 Apertura Preview: Xolos Look to Reach New Heights

Tijuana fans are riding high after last season's Liguilla appearance. With that success comes increased expectations, though. Can the Xolos surpass last season's 7th place finish and make a deeper playoff run this year?

Jaguares Chiapas, 2012 Apertura Preview: Who Needs Defense?

Jaguares Chiapas are coming off back-to-back Liguilla appearances. The loss of Jackson Martinez, along with some lingering defensive concerns, may put a third straight trip to the playoffs this season just out of reach.

Atlante, 2012 Apertura Preview: La Volpe Takes the Reins

Can legendary manager Ricardo La Volpe lead los Potros to the promised land? A preview of Atlante heading into the Apertura 2012 season.

Puebla, 2012 Apertura Preview: Offseason Moves Bring Renewed Hope

With several shrewd offseason moves, Puebla looks to improve on last season's disappointing 12th place finish.

Club Leon, 2012 Apertura Preview: Return to the Primera

Club Leon comes back to Mexico's top division for the Apertura 2012 season. WIth loads of offseason moves, does the team have enough talent to make a run at the Liguilla?

Queretaro, 2012 Apertura Preview: Running from Relegation

Queretaro will be battling relegation from the Liga MX all year long. Are the team's offseason moves heading into the Apertura 2012 season enough to give the fans hope?

Club Atlas, 2012 Apertura Preview: Mancilla, Vuoso Look to Spark Offensive Turnaround

With new arrivals such as Hector Mancilla and Vicente Vuoso joining the squad, can Atlas produce the needed turnaround in scoring production?

San Luis, 2012 Apertura Preview: New Ownership, New Outlook

San Luis FC bring new ownership to the 2012 Apertura. Will the changes in club management lead to significant improvements on last season's highly disappointing finish?

New Liga MX Brings Rebirth Of Mexico's Domestic Cup Competition

The newly-branded Liga MX brings with it the return of the domestic cup competition in Mexico. Will the Copa Mexico prove to be a success?

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