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Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 8-14, 2017

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Mexican soccer continued to dominate American television as the Liguilla began this past week. Saturday’s match between Monterrey and Toluca drew 1.3 million viewers on Univision to make it the most-watched soccer match of the week. The following day, Chivas and Atlas drew 1.2 million viewers to become the most-watched game that day.

The SBI Show: Episode 273 (with special guest Joe Corona)

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MLS expansion, USMNT talk and Americans Abroad action are just some of the topics covered in the latest episode of The SBI Show.

Episode 273 of the SBI Show takes a closer look at MLS Week 5, and the league's failed bid for a CONCACAF Champions League title as host Ives Galarcep breaks down the eliminations of FC Dallas and Vancouver from the competition.

Report: MLS in negotiations with 'Chicharito' for 2018 move

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MLS teams have long pursued Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez, and it appears the league is making another go at signing the Mexico star.

ESPN is reporting that MLS is in negotiations with the Bayer Leverkusen star over a potential move to the league. The move would reportedly happen in the summer of 2018 following the expiration of Hernandez's deal with the German club.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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As playoff races continue to intensify, several MLS contenders take the field on Saturday looking to build some steam as the summer months push towards a close.

Headlining Saturday's MLS action is a clash between Western Conference contenders as the Colorado Rapids take on the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Liga MX

Report: Liga MX vs. MLS competition to be approved this month

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Liga MX and MLS teams could be playing each other a lot more in the near future.

According to ESPN, Atlas president Gustavo Guzman says that Liga MX owners may approve a new competition between the two leagues this month. Both leaguescurrently play in the CONCACAF Champions League, but sinceMexican clubs cannot participate in the Copa Libertadores anymore, there is a hunger for more meaningful games.

Tuesday Kickoff: Liga MX, Courtois, Can and more

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Following this past weekend's strike, Liga MX referees are set to return after a satisfying punishment was handed out to the players that caused the dispute by threatening officials.

Liga MX handed one-year suspensions toToluca's Enrique Triverio and Club America's Pablo Aguilar, ending the referee's strike that saw this past weekend's games postponed.

Liga MX matches canceled due to referee strike

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Several Americans were set to take the field in Liga MX play this weekend, but a sudden referee strike has caused a change of plans.

The Mexican league will not play this weekendafter the referees union said it would not provide its services for Week 10 of Liga MX play.

The strike was caused by a pair of incidents midweek which saw referees threatened by players.

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.

Alvarado, Club America set to face Torres' Tigres in Liga MX final

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Eighteen days after the conclusion of the Liga MX Apertura Liguilla semifinals, the first leg of the final kicks off on Thursday night at Estadio Azteca.

Ventura Alvarado and Club America arehunting for the club's record-extending 13th title over Luis Silva and Jose Torres' Tigres, who are looking to knock off Mexico's biggest club.

Liga MX open to working with MLS for cup competition

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Liga MX teams won't be taking part in the 2017 Copa Libertadoes, but the Mexican league's president already is setting his sights on a possible new competition.

Enrique Bonilla says that he would be open to the possibility of a new competition featuring MLS and Liga MX teams. MLS commissioner Don Garber previously said that he would "love" to create a new competition with Liga MX to replace the defunct SuperLiga, but concerns remain over potential scheduling.

Edgar Castillo out at least eight weeks with broken kneecap

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A U.S. Men's National Team defender is set for an extended absence after suffering an injury in training.

FullbackEdgar Castillo will miss at least eight weeks with a fractured kneecap, his club Monterrey announced on Thursday.

According to the team, Castillo was injured in training Sunday and did not travel to Haiti for Monterrey's CONCACAF Champions League win overDon Bosco FC on Wednesday.

New Liga MX rule affecting several American players

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Liga MX shook up itsleague with the introduction of a new limit on international players, and several Americanscan count themselves among those most affected by the new mandate.

The Mexican league changed itsinternational players limitthis summer with the introduction of a new rule that allows teams to have just 10 international players on their match day squads.

Mexico

Mexican legend Blanco fears for life, denies ordering assassination

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The life of Mexican legend Cuauhtemoc Blanco has taken a twisted turn.

Blanco, who is currently the mayor of Mexican town Cuernavaca, spoke out publicly on Tuesday to deny allegations that he ordered the assassination ofJuan Manuel García Bejarano, who was shot dead in April. Speaking at a city hall meeting, the former Chicago Firestar says he now fears for the safety of himself and his family.

Wednesday Kickoff: Mexico, Costa, Lacazette and more

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Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio stated one of his preferences for the national team while Atletico Madrid saw links to two strikers shut down.

Osorio says the national team would benefit from more players moving to Europe. (REPORT)

Diego Costa says he is open to a move to China while also adding that he attempted to seal a return to Atletico Madrid.

Friday Kickoff: Mexico, Atletico Madrid, Toure and more

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Mexican soccer headlines the news on Friday morning as a one of the world's top clubs joins the fray by investing in a Liga MX team.

Giovani dos Santos, Jesus "Tecatito" Corona, Marco Fabian and Hirving Lozano all missed out on Mexico's World Cup qualifying roster.

Report: Dos Santos set to miss Mexico's upcoming World Cup qualifiers

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Mexico will be without one of their stars forthe upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

According to Telemundo, Dos Santos will be missing the upcoming match against Costa Rica after being forced out at halftime of the LA Galaxy'smatch against the Portland Timbers due to a right leg injury.

Thursday Kickoff: Mexico, De Gea, Hart and more.

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While El Tri cruised to a win on Wednesday, top goalkeepers grabbed headlines over in Europe.

A header from Alan Pulido helped Mexico topple Iceland, 1-0, on Wednesday in Las Vegas. (REPORT)

David de Gea insists he is happy at Manchester United as reports continue to link him to Real Madrid.

Monday Kickoff: Messi, Mexico, Bolt and more

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A South American star is going to put off a contract extension for quite some time while Mexico is set for changes heading into the second match of the Hex.

Lionel Messi reportedly won't consider signing a contract extension with Barcelona until the expiration of his current deal. (REPORT)

Andres Guardado, Carlos Salcedo and Carlos Vela have left Mexico camp ahead of El Tri's clash with Panama.

Rafael Marquez fittingly ends Mexico's misery vs. USMNT in Columbus

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If there was ever going to be a player to end Mexico's nightmare in Columbus, Ohio, it was going to be Rafael Marquez of course.

An original member of theDos a Cerochronicles that began to be written in 2001, Marquez had suffered plenty in the quadrennial matchat Mapfre Stadium between Mexico and the U.

Marquez scores late winner to push Mexico past USMNT in Hex opener

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Mexico jumped out early, determined to avoid yet another Columbus Dos a Cero, but a second half push from the U.S. Men's National Team appeared to seala Hexagonal-opening draw. However, a late goal from a longtime El Tripest sealed a late win for the visitors on Friday night.

Bradley, Howard hoping to put politics aside ahead of USMNT-Mexico

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The game of soccer is generally trumpeted as a safe haven from the outside world. For 90 minutes, the trials and tribulations of the world around you simply don't matter. The game remains just that, a game, in the grand scheme of things. But to some people, soccer can represent so much more.

USMNT vs. Mexico: What to Watch For

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Collisions between the U.S. Men's National Team and Mexico are always unique. They're physical. They're emotional. They're intense.

On Friday, the USMNT and El Tri collide for the latest chapter of their rivalry in a match that should prove as a launching pad towards the 2018 World Cup.

Osorio opts for strong Mexico squad, but lineup decisions remain ahead of USMNT clash

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Mexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio is still somewhat new to the job, even if he has lasted quite a while by El Tri standards. Now over one full year into his Mexico tenure, Osorio is finally set to experience his first clash with the U.S. Men's National Team, and he isn't prepared to take any chances.

Galaxy's dos Santos in Mexico squad to face USMNT in Hex

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Giovani dos Santos returned from his Mexican National Team exile in October, and he has earned himself another call-up for Mexico's first two gamesin the Hex.

The LA Galaxy star was named to Juan Carlos Osorio's 25-man roster that will face the U.

Tuesday Kickoff: Mexico, Rodriguez, de Bruyne and more

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Mexico did just enough to slip past Panama on Tuesday night, while a European star could be healed in time to feature over the weekend.

An Oribe Peralta goal was enough to lead Mexico past Panama, 1-0. Giovani dos Santos assisted the finish.

Kevin de Bruyne has an outside chance of playing this Saturday against Everton as his hamstring injury has healed faster than expected.

Giovani dos Santos rejoins Mexican national team

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After an extended absence from the Mexican National Team, Gio dos Santos is back in the fold.

The LA Galaxy star joined several familiar faces brought in by head coach Juan Carlos Osorio after extended absences, with 'El Tri' set to play friendlies against Panama and New Zealand.

Chivas coach says Zendejas won't play for USMNT

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After recently joining Liga MX side Chivas Guadalajara, midfielder Alex Zendejas' time with the U.S. could be over at the international level.

Chivas head coachMatias Almeyda has stated that the 18-year-old will not play for the U.S. Men's National Team while he isat the Mexican side.

Osorio to remain in charge of Mexico despite Copa America 'failure'

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Juan Carlos Osorio watched helplessly from the bench as his team was thrashed, 7-0, by Chile in the Copa America quarterfinals. Now, the Mexico national team manager will be charged with pushing his team out fromthe wreckage of that defeat.

Mexico Football Federation general secretary Guillermo Cantu announced on Thursday that Osorio would remain the head coach ofthe national team.

Tijuana announces entire roster eligible for transfer

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Coming off of a 14th-place finish in Liga MX's Clausura season, which included just three wins in 17 matches, Club Tijuana could be making drastic changes this summer.

The club announced on Tuesdayvia press releasethat "all the players on the current roster are eligible for transfer."

LosXoloscurrently feature six Americans in the squad, including defenders Greg Garza and Michael Orozco, as well as young attacker Paul Arriola.

Giovani Dos Santos rejects Copa America call-up for Mexico

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A blazing hot start to the 2016 MLS season for LA Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos earned him a spot for Mexico ahead of next month's Copa America, however, the 27-year-old has reportedly declined the call-up.

According to El Tri head coach Juan Carlos Osorio, he and Dos Santos had a conversation regarding a roster spot, but the Galaxy attacker opted not to accept it.

European Soccer

Wednesday Kickoff: Ibrahimovic, Lozano, Man City and more

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One current star continues to hint at his future while a future star says he's ready for his big move.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says the Premier League is "begging me to stay" as his one-year deal nears its expiration. (REPORT)

Pachuca's Hirving Lozano says he is "prepared to get better and play in a more competitive league.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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The UEFA Champions League headlines a busy Tuesday, but it's far from the only competition boasting interesting matchups throughout the day.

Manchester City's clash with Monaco serves as the main event, as Pep Guardiola and co. look to push on in continental play. Bayer Leverkusen and Atletico Madrid collide in the day's other match as last year's runners-up look to start hot on the road.

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Club America faces Chivas in Copa MX semi-final on Univision Deportes

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Chivas travel to Azteca Stadium tonight to take on Club America in the semifinals of the Copa MX.

El Súper Clásico, the biggest rivalry in Mexican fútbol, will be shown live on Univision Deportes with the kickoff scheduled for 10pm ET.

The last time these two Mexican soccer giants met, Chivas won the match 3-0 in August.

Club America faces Chivas in Copa MX semi-final on Univision Deportes

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Chivas travel to Azteca Stadium tonight to take on Club America in the semifinals of the Copa MX.

El Súper Clásico, the biggest rivalry in Mexican fútbol, will be shown live on Univision Deportes with the kickoff scheduled for 10pm ET.

The last time these two Mexican soccer giants met, Chivas won the match 3-0 in August.

Red Bulls down Club America in friendly

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Following the team's loss against New York City FC, the New York Red Bulls opted to start a younger group on Wednesday night against Liga MX side Club America.

The Red Bulls came away with a 2-0 victory over Club America, with the home side gaining the lead after just three minutes.

Shaun Wright-Phillips gave the Red Bulls the early advantage after finishing a spectacular overhead effort from close range.

The Rest

Report: Galaxy target Jonathan dos Santos' father won't rule out move

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Jonathan dos Santos could be on the move this summer and there is much speculationas to where he may go.

The versatilemidfielder featured relevantly for Villarreal scoring three goals and collecting three assists across 44 appearances in all competitions. dos Santos is under contract untilJune 2019, accordingto the midfielder's father,a move away from the club isn't out of the question.

Paul Arriola and Joe Corona score goals in Club Tijuana romp

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The Liga MX Clausura home opener couldn't have gone much better for Club Tijuana, and the return to Estadio Caliente after a year away on loan could not have gone much better for Joe Corona.

The American midfielder scored a goal and helped set up another by drawing a dangerous free kick in Club Tijuana's 6-2 rout of Puebla on Friday night.

Erick 'Cubo' Torres injured, booed in Cruz Azul loss

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Erick 'Cubo' Torres has struggled mightily since the end of Chivas USA, and the young Mexican forward hit a new low on Tuesday night.

In Tuesday's 1-0 loss to Toluca, the Cruz Azul forward suffered an 81st minute injury after being the subjectof boos from supporters.

Pair of first half goals lead Mexico U-20s past MLS Homegrowns

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A familiar group of Mexico Under-20s proved too much to handle for MLS' Homegrown prospects.

Mexico winger Luis Marquez scored a pair of goals late in the first half to lead Mexico past the MLS Homegrowns, 2-0, on Wednesday night at Avaya Stadium.

NASL Ticker: Bravo, RailHawks, Steele and more

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A Mexican star has officially joined the NASL, while his new team earned a draw in a friendly with a major European club.

The Carolina RailHawks have signed former Mexican National Team star Omar Bravo. The 36-year-old forward is Chivas de Guadalajara's all-time leading scorer with 130 total goals.