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LigaMX Highlights- 2018 Clausura Week 2

LigaMX does us no favors with how they schedule games every week, with multiple games kicking off at the same time. Here are extended highlights of every game this weekend.

 

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Layun and HH Power Porto to Cup Semis

Miguel Layun got a surprise start for Porto in their Quarterfinal matchup with Moreirense. He got on the scoresheet but he was not the only Mexican to hit the back of the net…

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Chivas del Norte Podcast: S03E02

CDN crew gives you their thoughts on the Chivas/Toluca game, tries to break down the Alanis situation, previews the Cruz Azul game, and answers Twitter questions.

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Chivas del Norte Podcast is back

The boys are back and they are previewing the upcoming season. Can the Chivas return to the liguilla and add another star to their kit? Rigo, Varo and Flow weigh in.

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Chucky Lozano Stays Hot

Lozano has been on a tear the entire time he has been at PSV and today was no exception…

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Mexico’s 2018 World Cup Schedule

 

The draw is finally here and Mexico knows who it will face next summer. See below for El Tri’s schedule, including kickoff times.

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W2W4: Belgium vs Mexico

 

 

Mexico take on Belgium in Brussels on Friday. It’s a rare “away” game for El Tri who like to play their friendlies in the US. Some say friendlies don’t matter and to a certain extent that will always be the case since they’re not part of an official tournament but how you play in friendlies does matter. With that in mind, here are a couple of things I will be watching for in Friday’s friendly.

 

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TCK Podcast Episode 22: Mexicans Abroad Recap & Osorio’s Roster Decisions

 

After a long hiatus, The Colorful Kit Podcast has returned with a 2hr episode. Jon Arnold joined the pod for the first time and brought with him tons of CONCACAF knowledge. We covered a few different topics in depth and it was one of my favorite podcast episodes to be a part of.

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PorTri: Herrera and Reyes Shine for Porto

Early in the season, it was Tecatito Corona who was the only one of the Mexicans at Porto getting any playing time. Herrera and Layun were relegated to short substitution appearances. Diego Reyes never got off the bench but things are starting to change. Herrera and Reyes were big factors why Porto won 2-0, let’s dive into how that came to be.

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Osorio Names Squad for Belgium/Poland Friendlies. Any Surprises?

For the first time since November 2014, Mexico is on its way to Europe for a couple of friendlies. This time around it will be Belgium (FIFA rank: 5) and Poland (FIFA rank: 6). El Tri rarely leave the friendly and lucrative confines of the US for friendlies and this will present Osorio with a good chance to see his squad against top teams. The base for his 2018 squad should be clear but there are still spots up for grabs and it would be a good idea to give some players a chance to play. With the squad announced, let’s see if Osorio had any surprises up his sleeves….

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