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Club América vs. Cruz Azul suspended following Mexico City earthquake

Rafael Hernandez

Club América was set to host cross-town rivals Cruz Azul in a Copa MX edition of the Clásico Joven at Estadio Azteca this evening; but Mother Nature had other ideas as Mexico City was rocked by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake this afternoon. The massive earthquake’s power was felt all across Mexico City and some of the surrounding municipalities. Shortly after the earthquake, images and videos of the destruction began to spread across social medial platforms like wildfire. Office buildings, apartment complexes, schools, general infrastructure, and even the historic Estadio Azteca were shown as having been damaged. In response to the devastation, President Peña Nieto declared a state of emergency and announced that emergency PlanMX had been activated.

About thirty minutes after the first affects of the earthquake were felt, Copa MX officials announced (via press release) that the highly anticipated round of 16 matchup between the two capital city sides had been suspended as a result of the Estadio Azteca sustaining structural damage. In the press release, it was stated that Copa MX officials would release information about the future date of the fixture within the coming days. No other information about the rescheduling of the match is known at this time.

The thoughts, prayers, and condolences of all the writers and staff at FMF State of Mind are with those who have been affected by this terrible natural disaster in Mexico City.