Liga MX

Israel Reyes tumbled to the ground after this Rodolfo Rotondi tackle attempt, drawing the penalty that would determine the Liga MX final in favor of América

Controversial call allows América to claim back-to-back championships

Thomas Buckley
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All eyes on Estadio Azteca as América wrestles Cruz Azul for CL24 hardware

Stalemate! Cruz Azul and América battle to 1-1 draw in first leg of final

América faces crosstown rivals Cruz Azul as it chases back-to-back titles

Exhausted Cruz Azul players embrace after the second-seeded Cementeros survived a frantic final 20 minutes to eliminate Monterrey and advance to the Liga MX finals where they'll face No. 1 seed América.

Cruz Azul makes it dramatic, but survives late frantic blitz from Monterrey

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América will get a chance to defend its Liga MX title after defeating Guadalajara 1-0 on Sunday night in Estadio Azteca.

América edges Guadalajara and will get a chance to defend its title

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Cruz Azul's Rodolfo Rotondi pumps his fist after scoring his team's only goal against Monterrey in their Liga MX semifinal. The Cementeros will take a 1-0 advantage into Sunday's second leg at home.

Resilient Cruz Azul withstand intense second-half pressure to claim 1-0 win

Thomas Buckley
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Guillermo Ochoa (left) and Keylor Navas chat after a World Cup qualifier in 2022. It's possible the two goalkeepers could be playing in Liga MX next season.

Liga MX Notebook: Rumors and speculation on the goalie front

Thomas Buckley
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Alan Mozo and the physical Chivas defense kept the defending Liga MX champs in check all night. Guadalajara and América played to a scoreless draw in the first leg of their semifinal series on Wednesday.

First leg of semifinal 'Super Clásico' ends scoreless as Chivas extend shutout streak

Thomas Buckley
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América and Guadalajara will meet in a postseason "Super Clásico" with top-seeded América aiming to defend its Liga MX title.

Postseason 'Super Clásico': América has overall lead, but Chivas won last two

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Tigres coach Robert Siboldi (left) greets Cruz Azul coach Martín Anselmi before their Liga MX contest on Feb. 17. The Cementeros defeated the Tigres 1-0.

Clausura 2024 Notebook: Odds and ends on the coaching front

Thomas Buckley
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Alexis Gutiérrez (No. 14) watches his left-footed volley zip past Pumas goalie Julio González (in green). The goal helped Cruz Azul secure a 4-2 aggregate victory over UNAM in their Liga MX quarterfinal series Sunday at Estadio Azul.

América, Chivas set up 'Super' semifinal pairing; Cruz Azul, Monterrey move on, too

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Cruz Azul players celebrate after scoring against UNAM in their Liga MX quarterfinal series. The Cementeros won 2-0.

Liguilla: Monterrey, Cruz Azul take leads in respective cross-town quarterfinals

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Pachuca's Jorge Berlanga can only watch as América captain Henry Martín heads home the tying goal just before halftime in the first leg of their Liga MX quarterfinal series.

Profligate Pachuca squanders early opportunities, settles for draw against champs

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Although Guadalajara had trouble creating offense, the Chivas shut down Toluca, the top offense in Liga MX, to escape with a 1-0 win in the first leg of their quarterfinal series.

Liguilla Clausura 2024: Guadalajara heads to Toluca with slim 1-0 advantage

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América will have to find a way around Pachuca's Carlos Moreno if the Aguilas are to repeat as Liga MX champions.

Can defending champs overcome playoff bogeyman, off-field distractions?

Thomas Buckley
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Pachuca midfielder Nelson Deossa (center) earned a penalty kick after being tripped up by Necaxa defender Alexis Peña. Salomón Rondón connected from the spot to give the Tuzos a 2-0 lead.

Weary Pachuca advances to quarterfinals after surviving rugged test from Necaxa

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Miguel Herrera was sent packing by Tijuana after a disappointing Clausura 2024 season in which the Xolos finished 16th in the Liga MX table.

Liga MX Notebook: Of dismissals, an arrival and FIFA sanctions

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Necaxa goalie Ezequiel Unsain got his foot on this Pablo Barrera penalty kick, knocking it up and off the crossbar to give the Rayos a shootout win over Querétaro and a spot in the final Liga MX Play-In Tournament elimination game against Pachuca.

Shorthanded Pumas survive in Pachuca; Necaxa advances to elimination match

Thomas Buckley
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Monterrey players react after being eliminated from the Concacaf Champions Cup following a 3-1 loss to MLS side Columbus Crew. The slumping Rayados must now focus on their Liga MX playoff chances.

Monterrey suffers humbling defeat at hands of MLS champs Columbus Crew

Thomas Buckley
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Pachuca's Salomón Rondón (left) and América's Igor Lichnovsky battle for possession during the Concacaf Champions Cup semifinal series won by Pachuca.

Pachuca clips América's wings, advances to sixth Champions Cup final

Thomas Buckley
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Atlas couldn't slow down the in-form Roberto Alvarado (right) and "Piojo" led Guadalajara to a 1-0 win over Atlas, boosting the Chivas into fifth place and a first-round bye in the Liga MX playoffs.

Chivas' five-game win streak earns first-round bye; León slinks into offseason

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Guadalalajara and Tigres know that if they lose their respective season finales they could wind up participating in the Liga MX Play-In Tournament. The Chivas visit Atlas in a "Clásico Tapatío" while Tigres host Tijuana.

Tigres, Pachuca and Chivas battling for favorable seeding in season finales

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América and UNAM play their season finales tonight, the former aiming to wrap up the No. 1 seed throughout the Liga MX playoffs, the latter hoping to qualify for the tournament with a win at Querétaro.

Champs visit Puebla with top playoff seed on line; Pumas in search of qualification

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Jacen Russell-Rowe (foreground) celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal for Columbus in the Crew's Concacaf Champions Cup semifinal match against Liga MX powerhouse Monterrey.

'Cucho,' Russell-Rowe lead Columbus to first-leg victory over visiting Monterrey

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Pachuca and América played to a stalemate in a Concacaf Champions Cup semifinal match at Estadio Azteca Tuesday night. The two Liga MX clubs will play the decisive second leg next week.

Champions Cup semifinals: Poised Pachuca keeps América in check

Thomas Buckley
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Liga MX clubs Pachuca and América will meet for the first time ever in Concacaf competition when they face off at Estadio Azteca tonight in the first leg of their Concacaf Champions Cup semifinal series.

Champions Cup semifinals: Three Liga MX sides in scramble to reach finals

Thomas Buckley
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Leo Suárez (center) is mobbed by teammates after his goal put UNAM ahead of América, helping the Pumas defeat the defending Liga MX champs in a Matchday 16 contest.

Pumas claim Mexico City bragging rights with win in 'Clásico Capitalino'

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