GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Sometimes soccer has a strange way of coming back to bite you on the behind. Amid Chivas' current crisis, there's almost a sense of awkward poetic justice that Daniel Guzman comes to town with his Club Tijuana team to face the relegation-threatened side this Sunday in the Estadio Omnilife.
Guzman was once coach of Chivas. He was hired before current owner Jorge Vergara bought the club in 2002, but "El Travieso" became the first coach to be fired by the owner, after the...
Since the creation of the modern CONCACAF Champions League format in 2008, there have never been fewer than three Liga MX teams in the knockout championship round.
That pattern has been broken.
Both Leon and Cruz Azul failed to qualify for the next round, leaving Club America and Pachuca as the sole representatives of Liga MX. While many may see this as embarrassing, I believe it better indicates the strength that other CONCACAF nations have garnered in the past couple of years.
This is when the Liga MX starts to become more fun. Four games are left in the season, and there is only an eight-point difference between fourth and 13th place in the league table.
Plenty of squads outside of the top eight still have a fighting chance for a spot in the Liguilla, and those within it will need to maintain consistency.
Considering the weight of every match from here on out, here are my five must-watch games for Week 14 of the Liga MX Apertura:
1. Queretaro vs. Club America
Forward Oribe Peralta is still not Club America's leading goal scorer in Liga MX action this season, but his three goals in the past few days may indicate that he has found his scoring groove again, just in time for the Liguilla playoffs.
If so, an Aguilas team that was already formidable and topping the league table may run rampant in the playoffs, as well as do damage in other competitions.
Only one goal of the recent trio counted for league totals, but it may have been that tally by Peralta...