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Americans Abroad Wednesday Preview: Torres, Kitchen, Villafana and more

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Cup action takes centerstage on Wednesday as several Americans look to lead their team in tournaments both international and domestic.

With the return of the CONCACAF Champions League, Jose Torres and Tigres face off with fellow Liga MX side Pumas in the first leg of the tournament's quarterfinals.

Guzan in goal for Middlesbrough in FA Cup

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Brad Guzan was in goal for Middlesbrough's FA Cup win and Perry Kitchen had an assist for Hearts in the Scottish Premier League.

Guzan in goal for Middlesbrough in FA Cup

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Brad Guzan was in goal for Middlesbrough's FA Cup win and Perry Kitchen had an assist for Hearts in the Scottish Premier League.

Goal for Arriola, assist for Johnson

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Paul Arriola scored for Tijuana in Liga MX and Fabian Johnson subbed on and picked up an assist for Gladbach.

Americans Abroad Saturday Rewind: Arriola, Johnson, Wooten and more

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Paul Arriola and Tijuana continue to dominate the start of the Liga MX campaign while two other Americans contributed directly to goals in Saturday wins.

Arriola scored Tijuana's fourth and final goal in a 4-2 defeat of William Yarbrough on Saturday night. The victory sees Tijuana seal their fourth win in five games as they stay atop the Liga MX table through the first weekend of February.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Preview: Corona, Williams, Bornstein and more

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While Liga MX sides continue to navigate the Copa MX group stages, English action takes centerstage in Europe.

Copa MX action is headlined by the group of Americans at Tijuana, who collide with Correcaminos. Entering Tuesday, Xolos sit last in their group following an opening match loss, but the recent good form of Paul Arriola, Michael Orozco and Joe Corona has helped lift the club to the top of the league table.

Q&A with Jonathan Bornstein

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We talk with USMNT player Jonathan Bornstein about his decision to play in Liga MX, his success with Queretaro, and his National Team future.

Hyndman Man of the Match in Rangers win

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Emerson Hyndman made his first game in the Scottish Premier League count, scoring for Rangers in the USMNT players abroad roundup.

Assist for Hyndman, Bundesliga returns

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Emerson Hyndman subbed on and picked up an assist in his first game for Rangers while the 2016-17 Bundesliga season resumed.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Payne, Corona, Gonzalez and more

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Liga MX saw the best of this weekend's Americans abroad, but a young fullback stole the show with an unlikely goal in the Eredivisie.

U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team fullback Desevio Payne scored a goal in Groningen's 4-1 thrashing of Heracles. The goal came in Payne's first start in over a year, as the fullback has battled injuries while featuring more prominently for the club's reserves since returning.

Major League Soccer

Liga MX vs MLS in the Champions League

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Liga MX gets the better of MLS in the CONCACAF Champions League season after season. Will that change in the final edition of the current format?

Liga MX vs MLS in the Champions League

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Liga MX gets the better of MLS in the CONCACAF Champions League season after season. Will that change in the final edition of the current format?

New CONCACAF Champions League format eliminates group stage

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How the Seattle Sounders fit still in isn't entirely clear.

Starting in the Summer of 2017, the CONCACAF Champions League will contain 31 teams in a new format of dual tournaments. The first tournament will be contested between 16 clubs from the Caribbean and Central America. That winner will enter the second phase of the new CCL in 2018 competing against MLS, Liga MX and a selection of other CONCACAF clubs in a straight knockout tournament starting in February 2018 and ending in May of that year.

CONCACAF announces revamped Champions League

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The process of naming a new continental club champion in North America has changed drastically. CONCACAF announced a new Champions League format on Monday to align with the schedules of the top domestic leagues on the continent.

Starting in August, the new Champions League will feature 31 teams and it will only have a home-and-away knockout format.

soccer tv

Soccer TV: Burnley vs Lincoln City

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It's the Sixth Round of the 2016-17 FA Cup on the soccer TV schedule with two non-league clubs still in contention.

Soccer TV: Liverpool vs Spurs

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The Premier League on NBC takes us to Anfield on Saturday with 5th-place Liverpool hosting 2nd-place Spurs. There are plenty of other options from the Premier League over the weekend along with the Edinburgh derby on Sunday on GolTV.

Liverpool vs Spurs on Saturday at 12:30pm on NBC. Spurs is hanging on in 2nd-place in the Premier League a point ahead of 3rd-place Manchester City and two points above 4th-place Arsenal.

Soccer TV: Spurs vs Middlesbrough

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Spurs plays Middlesbrough on NBC on Saturday and the Cup of Nations final is on Sunday on the weekend soccer TV schedule.

Soccer TV: Manchester City vs Spurs

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Manchester City has a new signing and a big stage in the United States, playing 2nd-place Spurs on NBC on the weekend soccer TV schedule.

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Liverpool

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Manchester United tries to extend their Premier League win streak hosting 2nd-place Liverpool on the weekend soccer TV schedule.

Univision

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 7-13, 2017

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Mexico’s 1-0 win against Iceland last week was the second most-watched friendly in the United States in the past 12 months. The broadcast fell just 40,000 viewers short of last October’s 1.6 million for the match between Mexico and New Zealand in Nashville, Tennessee. The United States also played New Zealand three days later in front of a TV audience of over 1.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 7-13, 2017

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Mexico’s 1-0 win against Iceland last week was the second most-watched friendly in the United States in the past 12 months. The broadcast fell just 40,000 viewers short of last October’s 1.6 million for the match between Mexico and New Zealand in Nashville, Tennessee. The United States also played New Zealand three days later in front of a TV audience of over 1.

Major Link Soccer: Liga MX to air on Facebook

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Univision will air matches in English in the US only.

Seattle

Former Sounder and Charleston Battery midfielder Michael Azira's foundation, which raises money for children in rural Uganda, is having a fundraiser for the rest of February.

MLS

RSL Soapbox ranked which MLS teams their fans should hate the least; not surprisingly, the Sounders are pretty far down.

Liga MX English-language broadcasts to debut on MLS Live from Univision Deportes

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In big news for soccer fans in the United States, Univision Deportes will begin broadcasting English-language commentaries of Liga MX games on Facebook Live.

The top-flight Liga MX is already the most popular soccer league in the United States. However, up until now (other than a failed attempt from ESPN), matches haven’t been available as English-language commentaries in the United States.

Univision announces deal to broadcast Liga MX on Facebook

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Liga MX, Univision and Facebook have combined to announce a historic broadcast deal.

Univision announced on Monday that select Liga MX matches will be broadcast in English live on Facebook. The deal begins on Saturday, February 18th, and continues throughout the 2017 season.

In total, Univisionwill stream 46 matches, including playoff matches, live on Facebook.

Liga MX continues to generate monster viewing numbers on US TV

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Last weekend was another huge weekend for Liga MX on US television as the two most popular clubs in Mexico —Club América and Chivas de Guadalajara —featured on the Univision network Saturday night.

Over 1.7 million people watched as Club América fell to Tigres by a score of 4-2.

Following that match, 1.

Liga MX continues to generate monster viewing numbers on US TV

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Last weekend was another huge weekend for Liga MX on US television as the two most popular clubs in Mexico —Club América and Chivas de Guadalajara —featured on the Univision network Saturday night.

Over 1.7 million people watched as Club América fell to Tigres by a score of 4-2.

Following that match, 1.

Univision Deportes scores most-viewed Liga MX match ever in Saturday night timeslot

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Univision Deportes' broadcast of the Monterrey against Guadalajara game reached 1.5 million viewers last weekend, making it the most-watched Liga MX match ever in the 8-10pm ET timeslot.

The Liga MX Clausura game was featured on Sabado Futbolero, Univision Deportes' popular Saturday night sports broadcast, aired on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Univision Deportes scores most-viewed Liga MX match ever in Saturday night timeslot

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Univision Deportes' broadcast of the Monterrey against Guadalajara game reached 1.5 million viewers last weekend, making it the most-watched Liga MX match ever in the 8-10pm ET timeslot.

The Liga MX Clausura game was featured on Sabado Futbolero, Univision Deportes' popular Saturday night sports broadcast, aired on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for January 2-9, 2017

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Univision's coverage of the first round of the Liga MX Clasura averaged 883,000 viewers, up 16% from 760,000 in the opening round of the 2016 Apertura. Viewership peaked Saturday night with the most-viewed soccer match last week as nearly 1.6 million tuned into Univision's coverage of the match between Chivas and Pumas.

Mexico

FAIL: Club America Midfielder Javier Guemez Attempts To Pull Off ‘Blanco Bounce’, Promptly Concedes Throw-In (Video)

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Having begun his career there before going on to make almost 400 appearances in blue and cream, Cuauhtemoc Blanco breathes rarefied air when it comes to Club America.

The grizzled veteran even returned to make one last commemorative appearance for America last season before finally bowing out of professional football at the age of 44.

Liga MX: Club Pachuca Confirm Pitch-Invading Dog Has Already Found New Home

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ClubPachuca have confirmed that the stray dog that interrupted their recent Liga MX game with Chiapas has found a new home.

The canine interloper came bounding out onto the pitch in the second half of the match, bringing play to a stopfor several minutes before being led away by stewards.

Liga MX: Pachuca Match Interrupted Twice After Pitch Invaded By Cat And Dog (Photos & Video)

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In unprecedented scenes, Sunday's Liga MX gamebetween Pachuca and Chiapas was interrupted by not one, but two animal interlopers.

It all began just after the hour mark when a playful canine came bounding onto the pitch to say hello to everybody before being ledback from whence he came by the stewards.

2016/17 Kits & Jerseys

Toluca FC 100th Anniversary Under Armour Jersey

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Ten-time Mexican Primera División champions Deportivo Toluca Fútbol Club celebrated their 100th Anniversary on February 12th, 2017. To commemorate the occasionLos Diablos Rojos (The Red Devils) technical sponsor Under Armour Mexico has designed and launch the Toluca Centennial jersey. The jersey uses the same Under Armour design as Toluca's 2016/17 red home kit.

Pumas de la UNAM 2017 Nike Third Jersey

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In-form Liga MX club Pumas de la UNAM recently unveiled their 2017 third jersey technical partner Nike México. Worn during the team's 1-0 win over Cruz Azul last Sunday, the latest Pumas change kit features Nike's Vapor with AeroSwift design that is currently being used for all of the sportswear firm's major club and federation [.

Tigres UANL 2017 adidas Third Jersey

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adidas Tigres UANL have officially presented the defending Liga MX champions' 2017 third kit. The jersey celebrate the club'sApertura 2016 title. French international André-Pierre Gignac, Hugo Ayala and Manuel Viniegra modeledclub's first shirt to include a fifth golden star above its crest at its launch.

Club América 2017 Nike Third Jersey

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Nike México today revealed the Club América 2017 third kit under the theme "Ilumina El Juego" (Light Up The Game). Las Águilas (The Eagles) new change jersey uses several tones of green. The color was chosen by the club since it combines the yellow and blue of their crest. The yellow is used forClub América's [.

South America

Copa Libertadores schedule in US for 3rd Preliminary Round (Feb 15-23, 2017)

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The Copa Libertadores, South America’s top club competition, enters its 3rd Preliminary Round this week. FOX Sports hold the English and Spanish-language rights in the US and have shown the matches from the previous 2 Preliminary Rounds exclusively on their streaming service FOX Soccer 2GO.

Copa Libertadores schedule in US for 3rd Preliminary Round (Feb 15-23, 2017)

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The Copa Libertadores, South America’s top club competition, enters its 3rd Preliminary Round this week. FOX Sports hold the English and Spanish-language rights in the US and have shown the matches from the previous 2 Preliminary Rounds exclusively on their streaming service FOX Soccer 2GO.

The Rest

Selling Liga MX in English

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Starting on Saturday, Liga MX will be available in English on Facebook Live in its latest attempt to expand its already large audience.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for January 10-16, 2017

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Liga MX ratings remained strong last week as 1.5 million tuned in to watch Univision's broadcast of Monterrey take on Chivas de Guadalajara, making it the most-watched Liga MX match ever in the 8-10pm ET timeslot. The most-watched game in the 8-10pm ET timeslot of the 2016 Clasura also featured Monterrey as they took on Club America in front of an audience of 1.