True to their name, Mexican side Club Leon have appointed a fearsome new mascot: an actual, real-life lion.
Three cubs were recently born at Leon Zoo, one of which -- Sambu -- was named after Leon's new signing, midfielder Rubens Sambueza.
As well as his 34-year-old namesake, Sambu has also joined the club as their new official mascot.
Sambu was sworn in at an unveiling ceremony that saw the youngster sign up as a club member -- using a paw print, naturally.
While critics maintain that he's still...
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico City rivals Club America and Cruz Azul tied 0-0 in Estadio Azteca on Thursday in the first leg of the Liga MX's 2018 Apertura final. The second leg will be in the same venue on Sunday. Here are three thoughts from the match.
1. Marchesin comes up big for Club America
The story of the 2018 Apertura title may only have a maximum of 120 minutes left to go, but there will be more twists and turns than we saw on Thursday.
Perhaps the main lesson from the first leg of this final...
America and Cruz Azul played to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the Liga MX Apertura final at Estadio Azteca on Thursday night.
The two teams felt eachother out in slow-paced first half that finished in a goalless draw, with Cruz Azul coming closest to scoring early on when Julio Dominguez forced a fine save from Club America keeper Agustin Marchesin.
America, which last won the Liga MX title in the 2014 Apertura, nearly had its first at the start of the second half, but Mateus Uribe's shot from...
After winning the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League in April, things have gone downhill for Chivas.
Despite the unexpected success on the international stage, Los Rojiblancos were struggling at home in Liga MX. Less than a week after lifting the CCL trophy, Chivas stumbled to a 2-0 loss in their final match of the 2018 Clausura, thereby securing 17th place in the league table.
Painful changes soon followed over the summer.
Matias Almeyda, a much-loved manager who had at one point revived the...