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  1. April 15/16: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    SUNDAY, APRIL 15 TELEVISION MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION Cruz Azul at Toluca Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 9:55 a.m. Disappointing campaigns for the Cementeros (4-4-6) and Diablos Rojos (5-6-3), who both sit three points off the top eight with t...

    Blog | April 15, 2012
  2. MEXICO: Kickoff to the Clausura

    Scott French

    Mexico's Clausura, the second-half championship, kicks off in the Primera Division on Friday night, with Club Tijuana visiting Morelia. The Xolos went unbeaten in their last eight games in the fall Clausura and hope that prods them up the table in t...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  3. MEXICO: Tigres make a statement

    Scott French

    The best team in Mexican soccer this year, even without a trophy to show for it, has been UANL Tigres, which under Brazilian coach Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti has conceded just 18 goals while posting a 16-3-11 mark in regular-season action since the Prim...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  4. MEXICO: Top teams fit for ties

    Scott French

    No change in the Mexico's Primera Division standings this week after all the big showdowns ended in draws. Four of nine games in the 10th "jornada" in the fall Apertura finished at 1-1, including meetings between first-place Jaguares and fourth-pl...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  5. MEXICO: Jaguares on top?!? Believe it

    Scott French

    That's not a misprint atop Mexico's Primera Division standings. Unfancied Jaguares, the Chiapas club that dropped 12 of 17 games and finished last during the spring Clausura, is, indeed, No. 1. A 5-3 triumph Saturday over visiting America, with Ed...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  6. MEXICO: Monterrey pays tribute in win

    Scott French

    Monterrey paid tribute to those who lost their lives in last week's brazen drug-cartel attack on a casino in the city, organizing a white-out for its Mexican Primera Division showdown with Santos Laguna. The Rayados, playing just two...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  7. MEXICO: Tijuana hits the big time

    Scott French

    Mexico's Primera Division kicks off the first of its twin 2011-12 seasons Friday night, and fans in this region have a new dog to cheer for. Literally. The Xoloitzcuintles of Club Tijuana, who take their name and mascot from semi-mythical Aztec ho...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  8. MEXICO: Palencia's strike won't hold up

    Scott French

    Former Chivas USA striker Francisco "Paco" Palencia has scored plenty of goals in 17 years as a pro, but his blast Thursday night might have been the biggest. For at least five minutes. Palencia, 38, rifled a shot to the upper-left corner to give ...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  9. MEXICO: Pumas, Morelia win at home

    Scott French

    Pumas UNAM and Morelia took care of business at home Sunday, posting emphatic victories to advance to the Primera Division's Clausura final. Pumas overcame a slow start, with goalkeeper Alejandro Palacios making three huge saves in the first 23 minu...

    Blog | May 15, 2011
  10. Keeper errors drive Cruz Azul, Chivas

    Scott French

    A bad night for goalkeepers leaves Cruz Azul on the verge of its sixth final in four years and keeps Guadalajara alive after first legs in the Mexican Primera Division's spring Clausura semifinals. Cruz Azul, seeking its first Mexican title since ...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  11. MEXICO: Chivas advances, America doesn't

    Scott French

    Guadalajara fans are celebrating this weekend: Their heroes knocked off the top seed in the Mexican Primera Division's playoffs, and hated rival America is out. Mexico City's Cruz Azul and Pumas UNAM, and Morelia, a favorite in Santa Ana, also adv...

    Blog | May 08, 2011
  12. MEXICO: Top seeds fall in first legs

    Scott French

    UANL Tigres and Pumas UNAM dominated the Mexican Primera Division's winter/spring Clausura tournament. Both will need miracles to remain in contention for the title. Top-seeded Tigres and No. 2 Pumas were stomped in playoff openers this week, both d...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  13. MEXICO: Loaded field for liguilla

    Scott French

    The best surprise might have been no surprise, with the big boys, mostly, nudging out the pretenders and has-beens for the last of eight postseason berths in the Mexican Primera Division's spring championship. The result is an open liguilla, with an...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  14. MEXICO: Battle for last berths is on

    Scott French

    Three of the eight playoff berths have been taken, and the fight for the final five is heating up as the Mexican Primera Division heads into its penultimate weekend of the regular season, with a dozen teams still in contention, but only eight of them...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  15. MEXICO: Upsets tighten Clausura race

    Scott French

    The top three sides in the overall table plus the top two teams in Group B were beaten over the weekend, a flurry upsets tightening the standings and rewarding Guadalajara for its first back-to-back victories since the full season began last summer. ...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  16. MEXICO: The Clausura, so far

    Scott French

    Mexico's Primera Division, like most leagues around the globe (but not Major League Soccer), is taking this weekend off for FIFA's international fixture dates. El Tricolores, with 13 of 23 players from Mexico's top league and the rest from MLS (Rafa...

    Blog | March 25, 2011