On the Brink: Week 2-3

Two weeks have now passed in this season and no further clarity has come to the relegation race. The apparent weakest squads heading in to the season have displayed the opposite. The teams known for mental fragility have toughed-out wins. The script is flipped from one week to the next.

One consistency is present. Liga MX officiating will be heard. The relegation race is not fortunate enough to escape the grasp of dodgy officiating that infects the entirety of the league. Two of our fearful foursome were directly impacted this week by some shady decisions from the arbitros.

On the Brink: Week 1-2

Relegation battles are inherently intriguing. Nothing gets teams and their fan bases truly locked-in like the potential of being asked to leave the league. The loss of top flight revenue is normally devastating to a club. One of the giants of Mexican soccer being thoroughly embroiled in this affair, makes for a relegation battle to remember. Chivas find themselves in a four-way fight to survive with Leones Negros, Veracruz, and Puebla. Even without the extra drama from Chivas, simply having four teams in this race easily makes for more interest at the bottom of the table than at the top.

Clausura 2015 Preview

After the long winter break, Mexican soccer is back! No longer will the scraps of minutes for Mexicans in Europe solely fill the void in our hearts. It's back and ... probably about the same as where we left it. Where we left it was with a complete debacle. The Apertura 2014 final was a mess but a significant mess. Club America took the reins alone at the top as the team with the most titles. We pick up with the usual mess of coaching swaps, massive player transfers and general changes of direction.

Sympathy for the Americanista

I like to imagine myself as someone with the capability for a fair share of empathy. I generally try to consider the feelings of others in life. It's just harder when those feelings are tied up in something that I find abhorrent. Thus, Americanistas (supporters of Club America) and I rarely see eye-to-eye.

Clarity in an Unclear World

With the completion of week fourteen in the Liga MX, just three weeks remain in the regular season. The Liguilla is beginning to take shape. The cream has risen to the top and the other stuff is left below feeling bitter and angry. With three remaining matches for the majority of the league there's a wide range of mathematical possibilities for the table's final resting place. However, a realistic look at the current standings reveals a fairly clear picture of where this thing is headed.

Competing for a Trophy:

Winners, Losers, and Lost: Week 4 - A14

Each week this column will look back at the results from the weekend in Liga MX. It will heap praise on the Big Winner, lament for the Big Loser, and ridicule something that appears to be Completely Lost based on the weekend's action.

The Big Winners: Veracruz

The Burrito Wrap - Jornada 3

The Burrito Wrap is back after a prolonged summer break- / relocation- / World Cup- induced holiday. A new season means a new format, and while we’ll continue to look at top stories off the pitch, we’ll also try and some variety to the column from week-to-week, meaning you'll get a veritable potluck of Burrito fillings.
 
So, without further ado, let’s get started…
 
New Players, Same Problems
 

Winners, Losers, and Lost: Week 3 - A14

Each week this column will look back at the results from the weekend in Liga MX. It will heap praise on the Big Winner, lament for the Big Loser, and ridicule something that appears to be Completely Lost based on the weekend's action.

The Big Winners: America

The Essence Remains

Eight years is not a particularly long title drought in most circumstances. Many long suffering franchises would scoff a simple eight year winning hiatus. Most circumstances aren't like those at Chivas.

Winners, Losers, and Lost: Week 2 - A14

Each week this column will look back at the results from the weekend in Liga MX. It will heap praise on the Big Winner, lament for the Big Loser, and ridicule something that appears to be Completely Lost based on the weekend's action.

The Big Winners: Chivas

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