Tag Archives: Liga MX

On the Mark: Why It’s Called ‘Soccer’ in the United States

By MARK LORENZANA There has been a lot of soccer news lately. Two columns ago, I wrote about a particularly bad stretch for Mexican soccer: how the Mexican Women’s National Soccer Team went winless in the recently concluded CONCACAF W championship despite hosting the tournament here in Mexico, about how Mexico’s U-20 National Men’s Soccer Team suffered a shocking defeat

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On the Mark: Mexico’s U-20 Team Eliminated by Guatemala

By MARK LORENZANA The United States, Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala will be the four representatives at the 2023 Under-20 World Cup of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) in Indonesia. Mexico’s U-20 team will be left off that list after it suffered a shocking defeat to underdog Guatemala on Thursday, June 30, at

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On the Mark: Mavericks and Doncic Fan Looks Back Fondly

By MARK LORENZANA The good news: The Dallas Mavericks have reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2022 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs after defeating their first-round opponent, the gutsy but outgunned Utah Jazz, in six games. The bad news: As of this writing, they are currently down two games to none against their second-round opponent, the Phoenix Suns, after

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Liga MX Salary Caps Could Stifle Competition

By ALEJANDRO ENVILA FISHER Exemplary, legally solid and irrefutable, the financial sanctions imposed by the Federal Economic Competition Commission (Cofece) on Mexican soccer clubs for having imposed a salary cap (also hunger) on women who play professionally in the Liga MX could end up exploding in the Cofece’s face and eventually lead to the disappearance of the country’s fledgling women’s

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Liga MX Hit With 177 Million Peso Sanction

By KELIN DILLON A total of 17 teams from Liga MX, Mexico’s top football division, were hit with sanctions of 177.6 million pesos by the Federal Economic Competition Commission (Cofece) for alleged monopolistic practices and putting a salary cap on the league’s women’s vision. The clubs sanctioned include América, Pachuca, Mazatlán, Guadalajara, Santos Laguna, Tigres, Toluca, Pumas, Monterrey, Necaxa, Atlante

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Mexico’s Azteca Stadium Set to Reopen

XINHUA Mexico’s Azteca Soccer Stadium, the stage for the 1970 and 1986 FIFA World Cup finals, is set to reopen to the public after a 14-month shutdown due to the covid-19 pandemic. The 88,000-capacity venue will host the Liga MX quarterfinals featuring tenants Club America and Tijuana against yet-to-be-determined opponents on May 15 and 16. “It is with great pleasure

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