Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
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
Torres leads U.S. corps in Liga MX
MLSsoccer.com, July 19th, 2012 1:32PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mexico

MOST COMMENTED

The Mexican league, now known as the Liga MX, kicks off on Friday and Tom Marshall expects some U.S. players to play key roles for their teams.

Pachuca brought in a host of expensive names, leaving question marks around Texan Jose Torres' role in new head coach Hugo Sanchez's project. But Sanchez started “el Gringo” throughout the preseason, and Torres looks set to be given the chance to make a central midfield spot his own.

Current champion Santos Laguna has only added a couple of players to an already deep squad. That means prolific goalscorer Herculez Gomez embarks on his sixth season in Mexico fighting for his starting place against the likes of Christian Suárez, Candido Ramírez, Gerardo Lugo and Darwin Quintero. A lot is expected from 30-year-old winger DaMarcus Beasley by struggling Puebla.

Just over the border in Tijuana, the Xolos' band of U.S. players -- Joe Corona, Alejandro Guido, Edgar Castillo and Greg Garza -- has been getting preseason minutes and the club again looks set to steal the limelight for Americans down south. Michael Orozco Fiscal's San Luis was sold over the summer, but the former Philadelphia Union center back's team will likely struggle again this season, with only a handful of new signings brought in. Jonathan Bornstein hopes for playing time as Tigres UANL challenges for the title again.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Cavs weather storm to down VCU    
No. 5 Virginia won its fourth straight game against VCU, but thanks to Penn transfer Sam ...
Ferdinand: Moyes' Tactics 'Embarrassing'    
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand launched a scathing attack on former coach David Moyes in ...
Critic Apologizes to Saints Fans     
Southampton, many critics' pick to be relegated this season after selling so many players during the ...
Inter Crushes Sassuolo, 7-0, Again    
Inter Milan made up for its disappointing 0-0 draw away to Torino on the opening day ...
Simeone Hails Atleti 'Strength'    
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed his team's "strength" as the defending La Liga champ beat ...
Reports: Hamburg Coach Running Out of Time     
The German press claimed that Hamburg SV coach Mirko Slomka is running out of time, as ...
AC Milan Goes Top Following Nine-Goal Thriller     
AC Milan climbed to the top of the Serie A standings on Sunday following a thrilling ...
Wenger: Wilshere Back to His Best    
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger said that Jack Wilshere is finally back to his best following the ...
Calderon: Ronaldo Could Seek Man United Return    
ESPN reports that former Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon believes Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Manchester ...
Freshmen show off talents in 'fantastic' Big Ten showdown    
No. 8 Wisconsin won a battle of unbeaten Big Ten teams when the Badgers defeated No. ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives