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Liga MX Preseason Brings Several Teams to the United States

Club America fans in San Francisco for a friendly match against Manchester City last July.
Club America fans in San Francisco for a friendly match against Manchester City last July.

With just over three weeks remaining until the opening of the 2012 Apertura, every Liga MX team is now fully immersed in preseason preparations. As part of their training, all teams will play several tune-up matches in anticipation of the new season. While most of these matches will take place in Mexico, several Liga MX teams will also be traveling to the United States to play in preseason friendlies over the next three weeks. The highest profile of these U.S.-based fixtures will be the Saturday, June 30th showdown between Club America and the Tijuana Xolos at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Other matches include Club America taking on Cruz Azul at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, as well as multiple games featuring at least one of last year's league finalists, Monterrey and Santos Laguna. Continue below to see a full listing of the Liga MX preseason matches that will be played in the United States.

June 27 -- Club America vs. Jaguares Chiapas, 7:30 pm at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California.

June 29 -- Monterrey (U20 squad) vs. Austin Aztex, 8:00 pm at Blossom Soccer Complex in San Antonio, Texas.

June 30 -- Club America vs. Tijuana Xolos, 7:30 pm at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.

June 30 -- Monterrey vs. San Luis, 9:30 pm at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio, Texas.

July 2 -- Monterrey (reserves) vs. Galveston Pirate SC, 7:00 pm at Kermit Courville Stadium in Galveston, Texas.

July 3 -- Monterrey vs. Santos Laguna, 8:30 pm at La Joya Stadium in La Joya, Texas.

July 7 -- Monterrey vs. Olimpia (Honduras), 8:00 pm at Robertson Stadium in Houston, Texas.

July 7 -- Club America vs. Pachuca, 8:00 pm at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

July 8 -- Santos Laguna vs. Club Leon, 5:00 pm at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

July 11 -- Club America vs. Cruz Azul, 8:00 pm at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.

July 15 -- Club America vs. Monarcas Morelia, 3:00 pm at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.