A Copa Libertadores place is up for grabs as Chivas Guadalajara meet Veracruz in the 2016 edition of the SuperCopa MX. For both teams, preseason is over, and more than silverware, the chance to represent Mexico in South America's most prestigious club competition would be the perfect start to their official season.
Chivas, winners of the Apertura 2015 Copa MX, arrive to this game with high hopes. For coach Matias Almeyda, who won the Copa Libertadores as a player, it characterizes a real opportunity for Chivas to return to a competition that has brought their fans so much joy in the past. After a slow start to the 2016 Clausura, Almeyda persisted, and with the addition of several new players to the team, the hope now is Chivas has what it takes to compete in two fronts. Of course, first they have to win this game and the Tiburones Rojos present no easy task for Almeyda's men.
For Veracruz, opportunities like these are rare. The Tiburones Rojos won the 2016 Clausura Copa MX edition, and with a win, Veracruz would be reaching their first ever Copa Libertadores. Coach Pablo Marini took over Carlos Reinoso at the beginning of the season and a flurry of new players followed. While it may take some time for the team to adapt to Marini's style, the objective is clear, Veracruz want to make the Libertadores.
Match date/time: Sunday 6:00pm EST, 3:00pm local
Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
TV: Univision (US - Spanish), Univision Deportes Network (US- Spanish),
Streaming: fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription)