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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.