Liga MX

Separation Anxiety

This season started with the normalcy one would expect in recent years. Many teams looked good. There was a hint of resurgence from some. There were the dregs of the league performing justly. And the power of the league resided in Monterrey.

Rayados, under the leadership of Antonio Mohamed, looked to be back in the driver's seat in the league. Their form had been growing for a few seasons. Their acquisition of big time South American talent was paying off. Mohammed imposed his physical nature and defensive organization on a squad that had lost its way. Rayados were again Rayados.

The Case for La Franja

When considering contenders for the next Liga MX title, it's safe to start with the usuals. For as much craziness, disguised under the parity label, as this league presents, title challenges and eventual trophies normally end up in the hands of the power teams.

Sin Cenicienta

Obscured and ignored before ascending to great heights, the story is as old as time. The little one rises up against the odds and assumes a place among the elite.

In sports, we love the Cinderella story. It’s like pulling for the underdog, but so much more. To be a true Cinderella, it must be one that truly has no reason to aspire to greatness. Their victory should seem preposterous.  

Forward Thinking for Week Ten

Week ten presents plenty of interest in Liga MX. Nothing quite as fascinating as what’s been going on in the Ascenso, but still pretty good.

 

Look Out For This: El Clasico

Weekly Snark Predictions for Week Six

Friday, August 21:

 

Queretaro vs Cruz Azul: I’m going to start my weekend with this. Watch out for that first step, it’s a doozy. Gallos 2-1 Cruz Azul

Tijuana vs Tigres: Can we somehow get a Gignac strolling down Avenida Revolucion video short? This is really all I’d ever want to see. Xolos 1-1 Tigres

 

Saturday, August 22:

 

The One-Liner Week Three Previews

Week Three is here and so are some bad jokes.

The One-Liner Week Two Previews

Some things will happen this week in Liga MX. I probably won't get to them here.

Foreseen Jornada Seventeen

The final weekend of the Liga MX season has arrived.  Serious musical chair action awaits as five open Liguilla seats remain as ten teams meander in a melodic march. The first aid kit will be needed as five teams end up bruised and battered on the floor. This trial by combat will certainly result in some heads (coaches) being chopped off but the real carnage will be in a different battle all together.

On the Brink: The Final Two

The end is upon us. Two teams remain in the relegation fight with just two weeks remaining. Chivas and Veracruz long ago excused themselves from this battle and recently mathematically confirmed their safety. Puebla has found themselves on the bottom for some time. Their fight can't be questioned; their quality is highly questionable. Puebla continue to drop chances for attainable points. With two games left, their fate is truly on a razor's edge.

On the Brink: Week 11-12

Another week ... another crushing loss for Puebla.

Puebla looked to be poised for a fight with a first minute goal in the Estadio Olimpico. That fight died a slow death over the course of the remaining 89 minutes. Pumas slowly gained control of the match and took the 2-1 victory. Puebla's second consecutive loss ensured them bottom of the relegation table status. They remain the heavy favorite to be relegated at this point.

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