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2019/2020 Season

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Surprises Chivas, Lobos BUAP look to remain unbeaten; winless Cruz Azul seek first win

After a couple of poor campaigns, Chivas have somewhat surprisingly started the 2018-19 Clausura very brightly.

It's almost time for Week 3 of the 2019 Clausura! Before Liga MX futbol returns with another weekend of highly anticipated matches, here are three things to watch out for:

The three 'perfect' teams at the top of the league table

It's far too early in the season to begin making serious conclusions. In a competition that is well-known for surprise results and constant upsets by smaller clubs, positions in the league table can change dramatically with little to no warning. All that said, three...

Cruz Azul has trebled Chivas' spending, and results suggest it's paying off

Orbelin Pineda dribbles the ball during Cruz Azul's Liga MX match against Puebla.
Orbelin Pineda was Cruz Azul's biggest signing ahead of the Clausura.

To overhaul the squad last season and come out on top over rivals Chivas, Cruz Azul made the decision to invest three times the amount of money, resulting in the Mexico City squad gaining the upper hand on its Pacific coast rivals in Liga MX.

Specifically, Cruz Azul has invested just over $45 million in the past two half-year tournaments. Some 14 players in total have arrived; 11 via acquisitions and three on loans. This change in transfer policy is in large part due to the arrival of Ricardo...

Liga MX W2W4: America kick off title defense without Diego Lainez

It's Week 2 of matches in the Liga MX's 2019 Clausura, at least for most teams. Here's what to watch for in Mexico this weekend:

America makes season debut vs. Atlas

After being granted a break in the first round of matches of the Clausura, Club America's title defense will begin on Friday night against Atlas in Estadio Jalisco, with the sale of Diego Lainez to Real Betis still fresh and the squad incomplete.

The celebrations from winning title number 13 back on Dec. 16 have barely finished for Las...

Ivan Marcone set to move from Cruz Azul to Boca Juniors - source

Ivan Marcone was key in helping Cruz Azul reach the 2018 Apertura final.

Cruz Azul midfielder Ivan Marcone is set to complete a transfer to Argentine giant Boca Juniors, a source close to the negotiations told ESPN Mexico.

The 28-year-old former Independiente player was key in helping Cruz Azul reach the 2018 Apertura final last season and win the Copa MX. The transfer fee is close to $8 million, according to the source.

Marcone will be pushing for a place in Lionel Scaloni's Argentina squad at next summer's Copa America in Brazil, and his absence in Pedro Caxinha's...

Liga MX predictions: Chivas back to playoffs, Cruz Azul to fall short again

MEXICO CITY -- On the eve of the new Liga MX season kicking off, what to make of the flurry of transfer moves and coaching changes made after Club America cemented their thirteenth league title? How will clubs like Pumas, Cruz Azul and Chivas rebound after very different disappointments ended their respective seasons? Here are five things to expect in the Clausura 2019: 

1. Chivas will return to the playoffs

Even after a disappointing Apertura and the loss of a few key players in the winter...