Mexican teams find second home in United States

How popular is the United States as a preseason destination for Mexican clubs? Thirteen of 18 Liga MX clubs have spent time in the United States this summer. Nine will play on Wednesday, including Club America, which will face MLS's New York Red Bulls. New Jersey is one of 11 states visited by Mexican clubs.

With the Liga MX set to kick off the weekend of July 8-10, teams will wrap up preseason play this weekend. The big match will be Guadalajara-Veracruz at StubHub Center in Carson, California, for the Super Copa MX title and a berth in the 2017 Libertadores Cup.

Most of the matches have been between Liga MX clubs, but they have also been hosted by NASL and USL teams. Indy Eleven won the "Clash of Champions" as the spring NASL winner edged Pachuca, Mexico's Torneo Clausura winner, 1-0.

Liga MX clubs in USA:
TUESDAY, JUNE 21

Pachuca 1 Santos 1, in Kansas City, Kan.

THURSDAY, JUNE 23
Tijuana 2 Santos 1, in Sandy, Utah (6,006)

SATURDAY, JUNE 25
Minnesota United 2 Leon 4, in Minneapolis, Minn. (18,505)
Atlas 1 Guadalajara 0, in Bridgeview, Ill. (15,000)

SUNDAY, JUNE 26
Indy Eleven 1 Pachuca 0, in Indianapolis, Ind. (6,055)

TUESDAY, JUNE 28
OKC Energy FC 0 Guadalajara 1, in Oklahoma City, Okla. (6,687)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29
Tijuana 2 Cruz Azul 1, in Los Angeles

THURSDAY, JUNE 30
Club America 2 Pachuca 0, in Denver

SATURDAY, JULY 2
Santos 2 UNAM 1, Copa Socio MX,  in San Jose
Guadalajara 1 Morelia 1, in Commerce City, Colo.

SUNDAY, JULY 3
Cruz Azul 2 Monterrey 1, Copa Socio MX, in Houston
Leon 1 Club America 1, in Chicago

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6
NY Red Bulls vs. Club America, Harrison, N.J.
Cruz Azul vs. Santos, Copa Socio MX, in Dallas
Monterrey vs. UNAM, Copa Socio MX, in Dallas
Leon vs. Juarez, in El Paso, Texas
Morelia vs. Tijuana, in Yuma, Arizona

SATURDAY, JULY 9
Leon vs. Morelia, in Austin, Texas
Club America vs. Santos, in San Antonio, Texas

SUNDAY, JULY 10
Veracruz vs. Guadalajara, Super Copa MX, in Carson, Calif.
Pachuca vs. Tigres, in Carson, Calif.

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