U.S. Abroad: Gonzalez's Pachuca has edge in Liga MX final

Omar Gonzalez,who was passed over for a spot on the U.S. Copa Centenario team, started for Pachuca, which beat regular-season champion Monterrey, 1-0, at home in the first leg of Mexico's Torneo Clausura final.

Edgar Castillo did not play for Monterrey, hosts the second leg of the final Sunday at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer.

Argentine Franco Jara scored the only goal of the match in the 61st minute on a pass from 20-year-old Erick Gutierrez.

Omar Gonzalez, who forced keeper Jonathan Orozco into a save on his header in the first half, had a strong game for Los Tuzos, who held Monterrey without a shot on goal until the 86th minute.

1 comment about "U.S. Abroad: Gonzalez's Pachuca has edge in Liga MX final".
  1. Miguel Aviles, May 27, 2016 at 3:26 p.m.

    Very cautious game from Monterrey. The heavy rain did not help and Monterrey got away with a likely handball which could have made it 2-0 for Pachuca but at just 1-0, this series is still wide open. Monterrey, however, miss Carlos Sanchez, their midfield motor who Uruguay would not let stay for these finals.

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