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Liga MX W2W4: Mexican youngsters out to make mark

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W2W4: Liga MX's best on display as Cruz Azul host Tigres

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MEXICAN LIGA BBVA BANCOMER

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
2 Cruz Azul 3 1 0 10
3 América 3 0 1 9
4 Santos 3 0 1 9
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America looks to rebound

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Liga MX W2W4: Mexican youngsters out to make their mark; Pachuca aim to topple Pumas

Club America's Diego Lainez will be just one of several promising youngsters on display this weekend across Liga MX.
Club America's Diego Lainez will be just one of several promising youngsters on display this weekend across Liga MX.

Three weeks into this Apertura, the Liga MX table and its storylines are taking shape. Our Liga MX writers Tom Marshall and Cesar Hernandez each pick a theme or matchup to watch for this weekend.

Mexican youngsters out to make mark

Whether the new youngster rule for the 2018 Apertura has anything to do with more young players getting chances this season is up for debate, but what isn't is that youngsters have been making an impact this season.

And with the World Cup blues slowly fading, this...

Club America's Diego Lainez showing why he's Mexico's next great young talent

Diego Lainez's two goals vs. Pachuca were the latest example of his unlimited potential.
Diego Lainez's two goals vs. Pachuca announced his presence on the Liga MX stage.

Diego Lainez is the type of player you can recall the time and place you saw him play live for the very first time.

The ball seems to be glued to his left foot when he dribbles, the opposition players smell danger and approach, often leaving space for teammates, and there is a grace about him that few players possess. He invites the spectator to imagine when he's on the ball, both in the immediate sense of where a play will end up, as well as just how high the 18-year-old's ceiling could be.

Lainez's...

Liga MX W2W4: Best will be on display as Cruz Azul host Tigres; Pachuca aim to rebound

With two weeks down, the Liga MX table is starting to take shape. With some of the league's biggest clubs struggling it is time to right the ship for some while others hope to continue the momentum of their positive starts. Our Liga MX writers Tom Marshall, Eric Gomez and Cesar Hernandez each pick out a matchup to watch for this weekend.

Liga MX's best on display as Cruz Azul host Tigres

Without a doubt, the biggest Liga MX match from Week 3 is Cruz Azul vs Tigres. With six points apiece, both sides...

Manchester United score late to earn draw with Liga MX's Club America

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PHOENIX -- Manchester United allayed Jose Mourinho's fears about how difficult they might find their tour of the United States by earning a 1-1 draw against Club America on their opening night.

The Mexican side, further along in their summer preparation with the league season due to start on Sunday, took the lead through Henry Martin in the second half before Juan Mata got the equaliser after a terrific cross from 18-year-old debutant Tahith Chong.

Mason Greenwood, 16, also came on in the second...

Cruz Azul, America to play on new turf at Azteca Stadium

 

MEXICO CITY -- The field at Azteca Stadium has been resurfaced in time for the new season to begin for its two tenants, Cruz Azul and America.

Earlier this summer, the old grass was removed and replaced by a newer, more resilient turf. Cruz Azul will play for the first time on the new surface when they open their Mexican Liga Bancomer season Saturday against Puebla.

Cruz Azul and America will both play on new turf at Azteca Stadium this season.
Cruz Azul and America will both play on new turf at Azteca Stadium this season.

Led by manager Pedro Caixinha, the club initiated and paid for the field renovation. Their practice fields were also resurfaced...