Santos Laguna confirmed via press release that they will be playing a friendly against Tigres in Houston, Texas on Friday, October 7. From the press release:
Los Guerreros are heading back to the United States for the ninth time since 2015 and the seventh time this year alone, with each trip usually containing some sort of charity work as well as a match. In February they conducted a clinic with the LA Galaxy in Carson, California for local youths. In June, Santos hosted a clinic for refugee youths at a high school in Kansas City, Missouri before playing Pachuca in a friendly. They also hosted a clinic with Sporting Kansas City, then returned to Utah to host another youth clinic with Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake and their USL affiliate Real Monarchs. They also worked with the United Way and Boys and Girls Club of Dallas and started the Cumplido Sueños fan initiative in San Antonio in June as well.
The last time Santos was in Houston was 2015, when they played both Chivas and the host Houston Dynamo in the Dynamo Charities Cup. The friendlies and clinics were part of the “Building a Better Houston” initiative, led by the Houston Dynamo.
Santos has had a bit of a rocky season thus far, mutually terminating the contract of Pako Ayestarán and replacing him with José Manuel Chepo de la Torre. They currently sit in 16th place in the Liga MX table with 5 points from 7 games. Tigres on the other hand is sitting in third place in the table, just three points behind Tijuana for the lead.