Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Mexico's Club America battles on two fronts
by Paul Kennedy, May 9th, 2007 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  copa libertadores, mexico

MOST COMMENTED

It will be a busy week for Mexican giant Club America.

It began Tuesday night in Santiago, Chile, where the Eagles fell to Colo Colo, 2-1, in the second leg of their Libertadores Cup series but moved into the quarterfinals with a 4-2 aggregate win.

America returns home for two games in the quarterfinals of Mexico's Torneo Clausura. It plays at Atlas on Thursday night and hosts the Guadalajara club on Sunday.

The favorites are Pachuca and Guadalajara, which finished 1-2 in the overall standings during the regular season.

Pachuca is the winner of last year's Torneo Clausura and Mexico's hottest team. The Tuzos, who have won two regional titles (2006 Copa Sudamericana and 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup) in the last six months, face Santos, which rallied to beat San Luis, 2-0, in the second leg of their Repechaje series and advance, 2-1, on aggregate. American Edgar Castillo started the second game for Santos.

Guadalajara, which won the Torneo Apertura in December, opens its quarterfinal series against Tigres in Monterrey on Wednesday night. Chivas looks to become the first team to win the "doble corona" ("double crown"). No club has swept both halves of the Mexican championship since the split-season format was introduced in 1996.

Cruz Azul looks to end its streak of falling in the quarterfinals of the last three playoffs when it faces UAG. Tecos' presence in the playoffs gives Jalisco three teams -- Guadalajara, Atlas and UAG -- in the Liguilla for the first time in 14 years.

PLAYOFF SCHEDULE:
Quarterfinals, First Leg
Wednesday
Tigres vs. Guadalajara (TeleFutura, 7:30 pm ET)
UAG vs. Cruz Azul (Azteca America, 9:30 pm ET)
Thursday
Santos vs. Pachuca (Azteca America, 7 pm ET)
Atlas vs. Club America (TeleFutura, 9:30 pm ET)
Quarterfinals, Second Leg
Saturday
Cruz Azul vs. UAG (Azteca America, 6 pm ET)
Guadalajara vs. Tigres (TeleFutura, 9 pm ET)
Sunday
Club America vs. Atlas (TeleFutura, 6 pm ET)
Pachuca vs. Santos (Azteca America, 9 pm ET)



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Crowd Count: Seattle draws 64,358 fans, tops in MLS    
The crowd of 64,358 for Sunday's Seattle-Vancouver match at CenturyLink Field was the the largest of ...
U.S. national team vets coming and going    
U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann named the initial squad of 23 players who will ...
Klopas is first MLS coach to be fired this season    
Hours after Saturday's 2-1 loss to Toronto FC -- its third straight defeat -- the Montreal ...
Herzog names U.S. U-23 squad for England game     
U.S. U-23 national team coach Andi Herzog has named a 24-player squad for a Aug. 30-Sept. ...
No Giovani dos Santos in Mexico squad    
Just weeks after joining the LA Galaxy, Giovani dos Santos is out of the team under ...
USA and Mexico will split Rose Bowl tickets    
When the USA played Mexico in the 2011 Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl, the ...
What They're Saying: FIFA statement    
"The growth of football and the increased participation levels in the U.S. have been tremendous and ...
RSL promotes Waibel, moves Zarkos into soccer operations    
With the exit of general manager Garth Lagerwey to Seattle at the end of the 2014 ...
Chicago Fire completes Maloney transfer    
Scottish midfielder Shaun Maloney is headed back to England, ending one of the shorter Designated Player ...
Canada calls up nine MLS players to face Belize     
Forward Cyle Larin heads a list of nine MLS players chosen by Canada head coach Benito ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives