The CONCACAF Champions League group phase kicks off in August, where 24 team representing 11 countries are set to participate in the top-level competition.Defending champion Cruz Azul will debut in the first week, along with two-time defending La Liga MX championClub León.
Cruz Azul paid a heavy price for resting their best players in last Friday's Liga MX encounter against Morelia.
Morelia destroyed an understrength Cruz Azul side, 5-1 thanks to a pair of goals from Hector Mancilla. La Maquina had chosen to rest a number of their key players in advance of Wednesday's CONCACAF Champions League final against Toluca, though the league leaders still wouldn't have expected to be humiliated in such comprehensive fashion.
Sporting Kansas City announced Monday it has waived 23-year-old defender Mechack Jerome, freeing up a third roster spot.
The Haitian signed with Sporting KC in February 2013 and appeared in 16 matches, 12 of those coming in MLS play. Jerome also appeared in three CONCACAF Champions League matches â€” the most recent being the club's 5-1 loss to Cruz Azul on March 19 â€” and one Lamar Hunt U.
After beating them 1-0 in the first leg, MLS side Sporting KC thundered out of the CONCACAF Champions League last night by losing 5-1 against Cruz Azul in the second leg, with the Mexican side rubbing salt into the wound by scoring one of the finest team goals we've seen in a good long while their fifth and final goal of the evening.
KC headed into Estadio Azul with a 1-0 aggregate advantage against Cruz Azul, but were taken apart tonight by a much better Mexican team. Sporting held the lead heading into the break but were thoroughly embarrassed in the second half as they bowed out of the Champion's League.
KC suffered from the Galaxy's defensive disease at the beginning of the game as Joao Rojas cut inside on Josh Gardner, played the ball into the box to Mariano Pavone who turned Kevin Ellis and fired past Eric Kronberg.
Ok, here we go, folks. I'm missing Jeopardy for this, so it had better be good. I have to confess that before I had to go journalistically objective, Cruz Azul was my favorite team in Mexico growing up. I mean, Cle Kooiman! Who wouldn't love that squad? He was a local hero.
I have learned (actually... I have known for a while) that three Liga MX name brands are interested in Benny Feilhaber. One is Club América (no stranger to chasing Gringos) and I am fairly sure Cruz Azul (no stranger to chasing Feilhaber) are another. I would not get too excited thinking about the prospect, however, as I'm told Feilhaber is happy at Sporting KC and the club holds an option on him
Defenders: Paul Aguilar (América), Francisco Rodriguez (América), Diego Reyes (Porto), Hector Moreno (Espanyol), Rafael Marquez (León), Miguel Layún (America), Andres Guardado (Bayer Leverkusen), Carlos Salcido (UANL)
Midfield: Juan Carlos Medina (America), Carlos Pena (León), Luis Montes (León), Juan José Vázquez (León), Hector Herrera (Porto), Isaac Brizuela (Toluca), Marco Fabian (Cruz Azul)
Strikers: Oribe Peralta (Santos Laguna), Raul Jimenez (America), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United), Alan Pulido (UANL), Giovani dos Santos (Villarreal)
Out of the 23 players listed above, 35% of the team play for Club America or Leon.
Farfan without a club, McInerney scores again, and Langley has a great week.
After signing to a three-year deal with Cruz Azul just this December, Goal.com is reporting that Michael Farfan has already been released. Farfan played most of his games in that blue uniform with Cruz Azul Hidalgo, the club's reserve team.
Former Union midfielder comes on late for Cruz Azul, salvages tie for Los Cementaros.
Ex-Philadelphia Union midfielder Michael Farfan had a dream Liga MX debut on Saturday, coming on for Sergio Saucedo in the 79th minute and scoring the game-tying goal against Pachuca in stoppage time. Pachuca took a 2-0 lead in the 65th minute on a brace from Ecuadoran Enner Valencia.
Reigning champions Club Leon hope to become the first Liga MX team to win both the Apertura and Clausura championships in a single season, and their dreams remain on track after they beat league winners Cruz Azul on away goals following a 3-3 tie on aggregate.
The first game ended, 1-1, on Wednesday night when Jose Cardenas grabbed an equalizer after Mariano Pavone's early goal, meaning Cruz Azul held a slight advantage heading into this weekend's fixture.
Cruz Azul drew 2-2 with Pachuca in the Estadio Azul, after battling back from two goals down in dramatic fashion. The free-flowing and open game saw both sides rack up fifteen shots each, providing an engaging and entertaining spectacle for both sets of fans and the neutrals alike.
Club America slumped to their fourth home defeat of the season as league leaders Cruz Azul emerged from the Estadio Azteca as 2-1 winners on Saturday evening.
A fast paced game saw its opening goal just before the twenty minute mark. Mauro Formica beat America's Luis Gabriel Rey to Alejandro Castro's cross and he powerfully headed the ball past the helpless Moises Munoz.
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.
Vie 28 de Mar de 2014 Queretaro 2-1 Tijuana 19:30 hrs
Santos 2-1 UNAM 21:30 hrs
Sab 29 de Mar de 2014 Cruz Azul 1-3 Atlas 17:00 hrs
Veracruz 3-1 Pachuca 17:00 hrs
Monterrey 3-2 Atlante 19:00 hrs
Toluca 2-1 Tigres 19:00 hrs
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Los Rayados de Monterrey continuaron con su serie de encuentros amitosos camino al Apertura 2014 y en esta ocasión enfrentaron a Cruz Azul con el cual cayeron por marcador de dos goles a uno.
El Cotton Bowl se preparó para recibir a ambos equipos que buscarían probar sus cuadros buscando comenzar a tomar ritmo para llegar a tope al próximo torneo, en donde tanto "La Máquina" como "La Pandilla" buscarán ser de los equipos contendientes por el título.
MIAMI (miércoles 28 de mayo de 2014) -- El camino a la Copa Mundial de Clubes de la FIFA 2015 comenzó el miércoles en la noche, con el sorteo de la Liga de Campeones CONCACAF 2014/2015, el cual tuvo lugar en el Intercontinental Doral Miami. Los 24 equipos clasificados que competirán en la séptima edición del campeonato continental fueron sorteados en ocho grupos de tres.
TOLUCA, ESTADO DE MÉXICO (23/ABR/2014).- Un gol del argentino Mariano Pavone fue el talismán para que Cruz Azul ahuyentara los fantasmas de las derrotas en finales, al empatar el miércoles 1-1 ante el Toluca y coronarse en la Liga de Campeones de la Concacaf.
Con su coronación gracias al gol de visitante, Cruz Azul obtuvo su boleto para disputar la próxima edición del Mundial de Clubes.
Let's go, let's go! Well, actually, there's a bit of time to go yet, because it's still the second half of Toluca - Alajuelense. I lived in Alajuela for six months, so sorry, Toluca, go Alajuelense! Anyway, it's scoreless in that match.
Prediction for Xolos - Cruz Azul? I say 2-0, Joe Corona and Dario Benedetto score.