It is going to be another weekend packed of futbol (and binge watching season 2 of Stranger Things). Here are some links to get you by.
- LigaMX is heading into the home stretch of its schedule and the battle for the last 2 liguilla spots will be tough. 7th place and 12th place in the table are separated by 4 points. Steve Graff lets you know when and where to catch all the LigaMX action this weekend.
- Jason Marquitz answers everyone’s burning questions about El Tri. He makes a lot of level headed points and is something you should read if you support El Tri.
- How did a tiny Swiss company secure valuable World Cup TV rights? Spoiler Alert: Grupo Televisa is involved and it feels pretty shady
- Remember when Valencia was the hipster club of Europe? The club hit a bad patch but seem to be returning to their former self. Good read by Luis Miguel Echegaray.
- Speaking of Spain, the Catalan parliament declared its independence. This could have far reaching effects into La Liga and the Spanish national team. Definitely something to keep your eye on.
- Juan Carlos Osorio coaching the USMNT? Not exactly but some within the US Soccer circles have reached out to Osorio. Tom Marshall reports that JCO is happy coaching El Tri and could easily extend his contract with the FMF.
- Plenty of Mexicans Abroad will be in action this weekend. For kickoff times, check out the calendar. I’m keeping my eye on Porto vs Boavista to see if Tecatito keeps his form going and if Herrera stays in the starting 11 with the captain’s armband.
- Some Mexicans are struggling in Europe but that list does not include Hirving Lozano. The Pachuca product is averaging a goal every 85 minutes (league + cup).
Chucky's rockin' it… #ElTriEng
— Nate Abaurrea (@NateAbaurrea) October 26, 2017
What are you watching this weekend?