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Club América 2014/15 Nike Home and Away Jerseys

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Liga MX giants Club América have released their Nike home and away jerseys for theApertura [...]

Club América Clausura 2014 Nike “Mexico” Jersey

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All of Nike's Liga MX teams will wear kits in the colors of the Mexican [...]

Liga MX Round 3: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

It's only the third week of the Liga MX Clausura and we've arrived at the season's most anticipated matchup.

For the first time since hoisting the Apertura title high into the Mexico City sky, Club Leon return to Estadio Azteca to face Club America, less than a month after Leon dismantled America on the way to winning their first title since 1992.

Liga MX Round 2: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

While week one was lacking in big-time matches, week two brings a number of must-see games for Liga MX fans to keep an eye on.

Leading the bunch are perennial top teams Cruz Azul and Santos Laguna facing off, with both La Maquina and Los Guerreros looking for their first win of the Clausura campaign.

Club América Clausura 2014 Nike Third Jersey

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Liga MX title contenders Club de Fútbol América (usually called Club América) have released a [...]

Club America or Chivas?

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With a win over Leon in the Apertura final, Club America could cap a year where they pass rivals Chivas as the biggest team in Mexico. Read More

Liga MX Playoffs – Semifinal Round: A Look Back

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By DAN KARELL

For the second consecutive Liga MX half-season, Club America will be competing for a final.

Las Aguilas will meet arguably the next best team in Mexico, Club Leon, in the Apertura playoffs final, which will be decided over two matches, starting on Tuesday and finishing on Saturday.

Liga MX playoffs – quarterfinal round: A Look Ahead

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By MARC SERBER

Club America enter the Liga MX Apertura playoffs with the league's best record, but ten players from their side are just returning from New Zealand, after having to go to the other side of the world to help Mexico qualify for the World Cup.

Staring down the barrel at Club America in their Liguilla quarterfinal match-up is a Tigres UANL side that pipped Chiapas to the final playoff spot on goal differential, but are not to be taken lightly.

Liga MX Round 16: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

Only two weeks remain in the Liga MX Apertura season before the playoffs begin, and the race to make the playoffs is closer than ever.

The top eight teams in the standings qualify for the Liguilla, or the Apertura postseason, but the difference between sixth-place Morelia and 12th-place Club Tijuana is just six points.

Liga MX Round 15: A Look Back

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By MARC SERBER

Club America continued its dominance of the Apertura with a 3-1 victory over Puebla. A victory for the visitors would have put them just one point out of the playoff spots but there was nothing DaMarcus Beasley or Michael Orozco could do about Rubens Sambueza.

Liga MX Round 13: A Look Back

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By DAN KARELL

Sitting outside of the playoff spaces, Club Tijuana earned a much-needed victory to keep their chances of defending their Apertura title alive.

Fidel Martinez arrived at the far post just in time to tap home the only goal of the match as Xolos defeated Queretaro, 1-0, at Estadio Caliente on Friday evening.

Club América 2013/14 Nike Away Jersey

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Nike has released the 2013/14 away jersey of reigning Mexican champions Club de Fútbol América [...]

Liga MX Round 10: A Look Back

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By DAN KARELL

There's a new leader in Liga MX.

After ten rounds, no team is undefeated, as Club America suffered their first loss of the season to Santos Laguna on Friday evening. The result allowed Morelia to leap-frog the Mexico City club into first place, following a 1-0 victory against floundering Pumas UNAM.

Liga MX Round 8: A Look Back

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By DAN KARELL

Home or away, clear or rainy skies, it doesn't seem to matter to Club America. They just keep on winning.

In the Clasico Capitalino on Monday night, taking place in the pouring rain of Mexico City, America routed Pumas UNAM on the road, 4-1, keeping their undefeated record so far in the 2013 Apertura season in Liga MX.

Liga MX Round 8: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

With three matches between teams in the upper half of the Liga MX table on tap this weekend, there's sure to be plenty of movers when round eight is all set and done.

One point separates the first-place squad Club America from the seventh-placed team Veracruz, and within that spectrum sees an epic battle set for Friday at the Estadio Corona in Torreon.

Liga MX Round 6: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

Club America are one of five clubs still unbeaten after five rounds in the Liga MX Apertura campaign, but with only three matches played this season it might not be the most impressive feat.

Regardless, the Eagles will take on their toughest challenge yet when they visit Pachuca for a prime-time match on Saturday.

Liga MX Round 4: A Look Back

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By DAN KARELL

With heavy hearts and a mind on the recent death of Christian "Chucho" Benitez, Club America came out firing on all cylinders in just their second match of the Apertura season.

After a moving tribute to the fallen former America star, the hosts pounced on an opportunity in the 27th minute.

Liga MX A Look Ahead: Round 4

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By DAN KARELL

It's been a busy opening to the 2013 Liga MX Apertura season, but the team that's surprisingly jumped to the top of the table is Veracruz.

The promoted club, who last year were located in La Piedad, have received some massive contributions from Angel Reyna.

Club América 2013/14 Nike Home Jersey

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Recently crowned Mexican champions Club de Fútbol América (commonly called Club América or Club America) [...]

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Liga MX Round 14: A Look Ahead

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By DANIEL PRICE

After Wednesday evening's thrilling 2-2 draw between Mexico and the USA, players return to their clubs this weekend to compete in Week 14 of the Liga MX. There are just four games remaining, and the battle for both playoff places and top flight survival appears to be going to the wire.

CCL: Group Stage, Round 6 Roundup

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Six goals in four games makes Raúl Nava the current top scorer in CCL. (photo: futballtotal.com.mx)

OTF's Austin Fido gives his view on CCL's group stage denouement...

Now we have a tournament. The last round of group play brought two genuine upsets (Adiós América; happy trails, Houston) and a heavy defeat for a scarcely motivated LA Galaxy reserve team.

CCL: Group Stage, Round 5 Roundup

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Herculez Gomez's hat trick for Tijuana may have set up a CCL quarterfinal against Kansas City. (photo: commons.wikimedia.org)

In his latest review of CONCACAF Champions League group play, OTF's Austin Fido is getting excited about a potential Clasico de Campeones...

It's rare for any single club to have an undisputed claim to being the "best" from its respective nation.

CCL: Group Stage Preview, Part 1

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No actual footballs were harmed in the making of this trophy. (photo: mlssoccer.com)

CONCACAF Champions League is coming! Before the group stage kicks off on August 6th, OTF's Austin Fido brings the first installment of a two-part appraisal of ALL the teams involved...

Last year's innovation of three teams per group continues in the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League.

Liga MX Week 1: A look ahead

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By DAN KARELL

On May 26, Club America completed their thrilling comeback over Cruz Azul to win the Liga MX Clausura crown. Nearly two months later, the newly re-branded Liga Bancomer MX is ready to restart with the coming Apertura campaign.

Starting on Friday evening with the opening match between Queretaro and Monarcas, the 2013/2014 Liga MX season will be underway.

Club America Goalkeeper Moises Muñoz Scores Fantastic Injury Time Goal

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It seems as if late goals and heroic endings have become popular after Watford's Troy Deeney scored one of the most epic counter-attacks in football history. This week, however, the drama moved to Mexico and Mexico City in particular as Cruz Azul and Club America battled for the Mexican Championship.

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Liga MX Round 8: A Look Back

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By DANIEL PRICE

Daniel Luduena scored a brace as Pumas UNAM beat Club America 3-1 in the Clasico Capitalino.

The Argentinian opened the scoring in the seventh minute with a well-taken goal. Javier Cortez drifted in from the right-wing and laid a perfectly weighted pass into the path of Luduena, who used his instep to bend a shot past Munoz in the America net.

Liga MX Round 1: A Look Back

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By DAN KARELL

Round one of the 2014 Liga MX Clausura has come and gone, and not much has changed from the Apertura campaign.

Club America opened a lead at the top of the league table with a dominating 3-0 victory at home in Antonio Mohamed's club debut, while Queretaro and Toluca each recorded wins as well.

Herrera selects fully domestic-based squad for El Tri matches with New Zealand

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By DAN KARELL

If Mexico qualifies for the World Cup, they'll do it without their European-based stars.

On Friday evening, Mexico National Team head coach Miguel Herrera announced his 23-man squad for the World Cup playoff matches against New Zealand, featuring only domestic-based players including 10 players from Herrera's club side, Club America.

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CCL: Group Stage, Round 4 Roundup

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Raul Nava: CCL top scorer and student of Thierry Henry's goal celebrations (photo: mediotiempo.com)

OTF's Austin Fido recaps the latest round of CONCACAF Champions League action, and offers a prediction for the knockout rounds...

After four rounds of CONCACAF Champions League group matches, the dream of four MLS clubs joining four Liga MX sides in the quarterfinals is alive and well.

CCL: Group Stage, Round 1 Round-Up

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Pablo Herrera: top scorer in CCL after one round of matches.(photo: nacion.com)

The first round of CCL group stages has concluded. OTF's Austin Fido brings you a summary of what happened, and what's next...

Cartaginés midfielder Pablo Herrera isn't the sort of man you would rely on to get three goals in a season, let alone three in a match.

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Monday Kickoff: Former Club America forward Benitez dies; Bale wants Real Madrid move; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Just weeks after completing a transfer to Qatar, former Club America forward Christian Benitez has passed away.

The Ecuadorian international's death was confirmed by the Qatari club that recently acquired him, El Jaish, as well as the Ecuadorian Football Federation, though the causes of his death are unknown.

Former Birmingham Striker Christian ‘Chucho’ Benitez Dies, Aged 27

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Former Birmingham City and Club America striker Christian Benitez has died, aged 27.

The Ecuadorian, nicknamed 'Chucho,' played on loan at Birmingham City during the 2009-10 season when the club was in the Premier League. Benitez made an immediate impression in the league with his strong, physical style and incredible dribbling skills.

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Dear Sherjill MacDonald: We Don’t Want You Either

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MacSelfie: He doesn't want to stay because he's #Bored, but he's got a new apartment. What else is wrong with this picture?

Sherjill MacDonald "doesn't really care anymore" whether he plays or not. Well isn't that special. Guess what? The OTF Roundtable cares a lot...

On July 10, 2013, Sherjill MacDonald, who had amassed zero goals and one assist in thirteen 2013 MLS appearances, told Seth Gruen of the Chicago Sun-Times:

"At this point, if I play, I play.

Prime Your Fire Pump: Bye Week Special

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Dilly Duka gets work done during the Fire reserves' 2-1 win over FC Dallas reserves on Wednesday. (photo: chicago-fire.com)

OTF Editor Scott Fenwick brings you commentary, analysis, and the Fire week in review...

It's a bye week, so I won't waste too many words bemoaning the Fire's futility during the first quarter of the 2013 MLS season.

The Rest

Liverpool Step Up Miguel Layun Interest

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Liverpool are in hot pursuit of Mexico left-back Miguel Layun, according to Mexican newspaper Fichajes.
The 26-year old - who currently plays his football at Club America - has been another player who has shone on the World Cup stage following a string of impressive performances for Mexico in Brazil.

Club America Third Shirt for 2014 Season: Leaked [PHOTOS]

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Photos of Club America's third shirt for 2014 have been leaked on the Internet.

The Liga MX side will be wearing a two-tone blue shirt for the 2014 season as their third shirt featuring a design from Nike where half of the shirt is blue, and the other half is sky blue.

The shirt features the typical sponsor logos from Club America, as well as a rounded collar.

Former Birmingham City Striker Christian ‘Chucho’ Benitez Dies Aged Just 27

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By Chris Wright

Terrible news has broken this afternoon that former Birmingham City striker and Ecuador international Christian Benitez has died at the tragically young age of 27.

'Chucho', who spent time on loan at St Andrews in 2008/09, had recently joined Qatari clubEl Jaish Sport Club, who posted the following statement on their website:

"The club would like to offer its sincere condolences to the family of the player.

Club America defeat Fire 3-2 in friendly match

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A sellout crowd of 20,042 at Toyota Park saw Liga MX champion Club America defeat the Fire 3-2 in a pretty entertaining affair as these mid-season international friendlies go. A wide open first half ended in a 1-1 score after Daniel Paladini put the Fire ahead initially with a pretty chest trap and volley following a pass from Maicon Santos in the 19th minute.

Club America Goalkeeper Moises Muñoz Scores Fantastic Injury Time Goal

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It seems as if late goals and heroic endings have become popular after Watford's Troy Deeney scored one of the most epic counter-attacks in football history. This week, however, the drama moved to Mexico and Mexico City in particular as Cruz Azul and Club America battled for the Mexican Championship.