There's a big weekend coming up in the Primera Division. It's huge. It's so huge it should be called The Big Showdown Weekend ... or maybe The Giant Match Weekend. Ugh. I could really use the help of the fine people at ESPN who can manufacture one of those "catchy" names like Rivalry Week or Road Test Weekend. Maybe we could even go sponsored:
Regardless, it will be crucial for the teams atop the standings in the Primera Division. The top four teams are facing off this Saturday.
In the first big matchup of Super Saturday, Cruz Azul hosts Chivas of Guadalajara. Cruz Azul is coming off a big road win at Monterrey, while Chivas got stomped at home by Puebla. Cruz Azul is playing well, but I'm sure they still have a bitter taste in their mouths from their last home match. I know I do. Chivas played like garbage this weekend. They will be looking to rebound and are slightly dangerous when they are looking. Chivas are 5-0-2 coming off of a loss this calendar year. Aside from the implications for the standings, these are teams and fan bases that generally don't like each other. It will always be a big match.
In the second big game of Marquee Match Weekend, the Jaguares of Chiapas travel to UANL Tigres. With a +7 goal differential and only one loss on the season, Tigres are looking a little scary. Speaking of scary, Chiapas are scoring goals like the Ladybugs after Rodney Dangerfield got the cross dressing boy to play. I won't say too much more about the Jaguares for fear of influencing their play any further, but 10 goals in their last three games says enough. Actually, I think I've said too much already.
However these matches turn out, the nameless weekend will surely have some lasting effects.
The Altoids Lasting Effects Weekend. I'm sorry.