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 Torneo Clausura 2012
Pique
Posted: Apr 17 2012, 04:48 PM


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Estudiantes Tecos have been in the first division since the 1975-76 season and were champions in 1993-94, their one and only title. it won't be easy but I do hope they can recover and gain promotion back to the top level soon.


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chacal
Posted: Apr 18 2012, 04:49 PM


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Ignacio Ambriz stepped down as Chivas coach after their embarrassing 5-0 loss to Deportivo Quito in the Copa Libertadores. Eliminated in group play in the Libertadores and out of contention for the liguilla in league play this is rebuilding time at Chivas and it will have to be done with a new coach. I think Vergara will have to open the checkbook and buy a few experienced Mexican players to go along with all of the young players developing at Chivas.
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Sergio
Posted: Apr 19 2012, 05:18 PM


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Apparently Chivas' "adviser" Johan Cruyff will play a role in selecting their next coach. If so then it is likely it will be a European coaching Chivas next season. Until then former Chivas midfielder Alberto Coyote will coach the club.

Santos-Tigres and Monterrey-Pachuca scheduled for this weekend would ordinarily be excellent games but with both Santos and Monterrey eying the CONCACAF Champions League, both likely will play with many reserves this weekend as they have each already assured themselves a spot in the liguilla.


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Pique
Posted: Apr 21 2012, 10:49 PM


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John Van't Schip a former Ajax player and assistant coach is the choice as Chivas' new coach.

Santos was expected to rest players vs Tigres but instead played mostly starters and hammered Tigres 3-0. Important wins for both Tijuana and Cruz Azul as they try and make the liguilla. And Atlas won the Guadalajara derby vs Chivas 1-0.


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Dr. Z
Posted: Apr 22 2012, 08:36 PM


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3 out of 4 from Tijuana, Pachuca, Cruz Azul and Jaguares will qualify. These are the points with goal difference in parentheses for the four clubs:

Tijuana 27 points (+7)
Pachuca 25 (+5)
Cruz Azul 24 (+8)
Jaguares 24 (+5)

And this is who each of these clubs will play next weekend on the final matchday:
Tijuana-UNAM
Pachuca-Guadalajara
America-Cruz Azul
Jaguares-Morelia


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chacal
Posted: Apr 26 2012, 10:52 PM


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Televisa have sold San Luis to a group of private investors so Televisa now only owns America and 2nd division Necaxa. TV Azteca, it's entertainment rival remains owners of two clubs as well, Morelia and Jaguares.

A big weekend ahead with those final liguilla spots at stake. Cruz Azul have a difficult task ahead playing the "clasico joven" against America, a club who are finishing the season well. Cruz Azul must equal or better the result of Jaguares in order to ensure qualification. With Jaguares playing their "TV Azteca brothers" from Morelia, who are already qualified, I would not be surprised to see a Jaguares win, so Cruz Azul will need to defeat America if they are to qualify.
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Posted: Apr 28 2012, 11:54 PM


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As chacal expected Jaguares did defeat their "brothers" from Morelia 1-0 which puts pressure on Cruz Azul to beat America on Sunday if they wish to edge Jaguares out for a spot in the liguilla. Pachuca did make it after they won 3-1 against a Chivas team playing out the season until their expected rebuilding for next season. Monterrey defeated Atlante with 2 goals from Humberto Suazo. Santos defeated Atlas 3-1 to move into first place, for now and Puebla with the surprise of the day, defeating Tigres 2-1, the first home defeat for Tigres in a year. The loss pushed Tigres down to 5th in the table and no matter what happens on Sunday, one liguilla quarterfinal is already known, Morelia-Tigres. The remaining matchups depend on the Tijuana-UNAM and America-Cruz Azul results. Tijuana need a tie to advance to the liguilla while America-Cruz Azul will have some things at stake, an America triumph will make them superlideres and eliminate Cruz Azul who must win now in order to qualify.

Estudiantes Tecos played their final match in the Primera Division, for now at least, and drew 1-1 with Queretaro. They will be relegated and will be replaced by one of Correcaminos (the Apertura champions in the 2nd division) or Lobos BUAP or Leon who play for the Clausura 2012 title.


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Posted: Apr 29 2012, 08:03 PM


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Both of Sunday's games effecting the liguilla ended tied, America 2-2 Cruz Azul and Tijuana 1-1 UNAM. Toluca did defeat San Luis 2-1 and after the match San Luis' coach Sergio Bueno stepped down.

A thrilling game at the Azteca which America probably should have won, Christian Benitez scored twice but also missed a potential game winning penalty. Cruz Azul came from 2-0 back to tie it on a headed goal by defender Jair Pereira and a goal by Emanuel Villa after combining with Omar Bravo. America also had Chema Cardenas save a Bravo shot which was going in with a bicycle kick. At the end Cruz Azul were upset about a late penalty which they felt should have been given, a penalty which if it had been given and converted would have qualified them for the liguilla. As it is they are out and Jaguares in and after the game, America's coach Miguel herrera got into it with Cruz Azul's physical preparator. America assistant coach Santiago Banos also was involved too as were various other seconds. To his credit Cruz Azul coach Enrique Meza helped break up the pushing and shoving.

So on to the liguilla and these are the matchups:

[1]Santos-[8]Jaguares
[2]Monterrey-[7]Tijuana
[3]America- [6]Pachuca
[4]Morelia - [5]Tigres

Some good mathcups, especially Morelia-Tigres and America-Pachuca. I think top seeded Santos and 2nd seeded Monterrey are the favorites for the title but America and whoever emerges from Morelia-Tigres each are also capable of winning too under the right circumstances.


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Posted: May 1 2012, 05:49 PM


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Well Cruz Azul were screwed over big time by the referee at the end of the game vs America. Obviously it is disapointing to miss out on the liguilla, especially with a squad as talented as Cruz Azul's but not making the liguilla has an added benefit as it will enable the team to fully concentrate on the Copa Libertadores, beginning tonight at home versus Libertad. Otherwise the team would have been playing 2 games during the week, one in the Libertadores another in the liguilla, another on the weekend and possibly 2 more next week. That would be a killer schedule. Instead now they can fully focus on the Libertadores (one game per week) and there is the opportunity for the cementeros to do well in this competition.

As for the liguilla, Santos and Monterrey do remain my favorites too but I would not count out Tigres who can defend better than any other club in the league. That potentially could be decisive in the home and away liguilla.
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Posted: May 3 2012, 02:19 PM


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Quarterfinal, first leg results:
Pachuca 1-3 America
Tijuana 1-2 Monterrey

Convincing road wins for both America and Monterrey on Wednesday as each cemented their favorite status in their respective series. Tijuana were fortunate they sored a late goal to make it closer and Monterrey ahd what looked alegitimate goal by Humberto Suazo called back for an inexistent offside. Still a convincing win for the rayados who will need to lose by 2 goals at home in order not to advance.

America will require a 3 goal defeat at home not to advance after they crushed Pachuca. I hate to say this but America have been playing pretty well lately an mght be the one team capable of preventing a santos-Monterrey final.

Tonight Santos travel to Chiapas to play Jaguares while Tigres host Morelia in what looks like the best of the quarterfinal matchups.


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Pique
Posted: May 4 2012, 11:22 AM


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The remaining first leg quarterfinal games
Jaguares 3-4 Santos
Tigres 1-0 Morelia

A thrilling game between Jaguares and Santos won with an added time goal by Darwin Quintero of Santos who faked his defender out then blew past him with his great speed. It was a night for Colombians beside Quintero too as Jaguares got one goal from his compatriot Luis Gabriel Rey and 2 from the unstoppable Jackson Martinez. That guy is a tank!

But Santos got a goal from Oribe Peralta and two beautiful goals from outside the penalty area by Daniel Luduena, the player we all wondered why he did not play enough in the two legs of the CONCACAF Final against Monterrey.

Should be a good 2nd leg with Santos obviously favored but jaguares have shown they can score goals on Santos and they have a puncher's chance in Torreon in the 2nd leg.

In the other game last night Tigres became the only home team to win a first leg game in these 1/4 finals. Hector Mancilla with the finish to give Tigres the win in front of another enthusiastic crowd. Morelia go home with a good chance to win this though as their attack will have the chance for goals at home. But Tigres can defend well and are opportunistic. no surprise then that the 4 vs 5 matchup is turning out to be the best quarterfinal.


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chacal
Posted: May 6 2012, 08:06 PM


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No surprises at all in the 2nd leg matches,

America 0-1 Pachuca (America 3-2 overall)
Monterrey 2-2 Tijuana (Monterrey 4-3 overall)
Santos 2-1 Jaguares (Santos 6-4 overall)
Morelia 1-4 Tigres (Tigres 5-1 overall)

Morelia-Tigres was a tight 0-0 game for over an hour then Tigres scored and it opened the game up with Tigres eventually winning 4-1. Neither America or Monterrey were at their best at home after sewing up their series in leg 1. Santos went behind early but quickly got a goal back and won comfortably.

The excellent semifinal series will be:

Santos-Tigres
Monterrey-America
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Posted: May 7 2012, 11:18 PM


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The excellent semifinal series will be:

Santos-Tigres
Monterrey-America


These are some interesting matchups, a rerun of last year's final, won by Tigres against Santos plus the current two time CONCACAF champions Monterrey vs America. Ex America player Angel Reyna, now with Monterrey was foolishly sent off last weekend in the quarterfinal 2nd leg so he will miss Wednesday's opening leg of the semifinal. That is not an insignificant absence for Monterrey.


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Posted: May 9 2012, 10:37 PM


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0-0 in leg 1 between America and Monterrey at the Azteca. Monterrey looked more like city rivals Tigres in their defensive approach to this game and they sat back and defended well against America. The Aguilas had the better of play but had trouble piercing Monterrey's backline or goalie Jonathan orozco. A good result for the higher seed Monterrey who just needs a tie in leg 2 on Saturday at home to advance to the final.

In the 2nd division, Leon defeated Lobos BUAP, the 2nd club from the city of Puebla, to win the Clausura championship. Leon are now playing Correcaminos the Apertura champions for the right to replace Estudiantes Tecos next season in the first division. In leg 1 played in Correcaminos' home of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas; Correcaminos won 2-1 but a late Leon goal puts them in reasonably good shape to win the promotion playoff this weekend. It has been sometime since Leon, a former league champion, have been in the first division.


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Posted: May 10 2012, 08:20 AM


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Monterrey were uncharacteristically defensive last night but it worked as they got that scoreless tie at the Azteca. At home Monterrey will be favored as they are very hard to beat and in orer to advance they just need to not lose to America. Monterrey double teamed the dangerous Christian Benitez last night but you would expect in leg 2 that he will have more space to operate as Monterrey won't be as defensive at home.


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