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Liga MX final: Leon book title showdown with Tigres

USMNT's Gregg Berhalter praises the Mexican federation for its success in CONCACAF and says the organization has set the benchmark for MLS and U.S. Soccer.

The Liga MX 2019 Clausura final is set. Here's how the matchups are shaking out:

Semifinals matchups: 

- (1) Leon def. (5) America (Leon advance)

- (2) Tigres def. (3) Monterrey (Tigres advance)

Final Matchup:

- (1) Leon vs. (2) Tigres

    - First Leg at Tigres: Thursday, May 23, 9:45 p.m. ET

    - Second Leg at Leon: Sunday, May 26, 9:06 p.m. ET


(1)  LEON def. (5) CLUB AMERICA (Leon advance)

First leg: America 0-1 Leon

Second leg: Leon 0-1 America

Note:...

Liga MX Power Rankings: Leon take top spot as regular season ends

With Club Tijuana's dismantling of Puebla at the Estadio Caliente last weekend, the playoff field is officially set. Leon's record-setting season will be put to the test against the aforementioned Xolos, who will treat the matchup as a rivalry game. Tigres squares off against Pachuca in a redux of several memorable postseason confrontations. Monterrey will take on a Necaxa team who just sold off their biggest star in Brian Fernandez. Finally, another postseason Clasico Joven: Cruz Azul gets a chance...

Liga MX W2W4: Herrera's up-and-down America play Clasico Joven; Boy debuts for Chivas

It's almost time for Week 14 of the 2019 Clausura! Before Liga MX returns with its latest set of highly anticipated games, here are three things to watch out for.

America plays Clasico Joven after up-and-down week

In recent days, we've seen two significantly contrasting moods from Club America manager Miguel Herrera.

Always wearing his heart on his sleeve, the manager pounded his fists last Saturday in a post-game press conference that followed a 3-2 Liga MX defeat by Tijuana. An infuriated...

Liga MX review: VAR at the forefront in Xolos' controversial win

Tijuana's 3-2 win over Club America on Saturday reached peak levels of Liga MX controversy and excitement.  The crowd in attendance at the Estadio Caliente were treated to a golazo in the first half for Club America, a late comeback for Xolos in the second half, a strange amount of stoppage time, questionable officiating, and of course, a fiery Miguel "Piojo" Herrera in a post-game press conference.

"You can't play football like that," the Club America manager said about the refereeing. Although...

Liga MX W2W4: League's top strikers face off in Leon vs. Necaxa and Chivas begin another new era

League-leading goal scorer Angel Mena of Leon will face off against Necaxa this weekend.

It's almost time for Week 13 of the 2019 Clausura! Before Liga MX returns with its latest set of highly anticipated games, here are three things to watch out for.

Leon-Necaxa tilt features top guns Mena, Fernandez

Aside from the fact that Leon vs. Necaxa is a match-up between two of the top five Liga MX squads, what will truly make this game appealing is the potential for plenty of goals from Angel Mena and Brian Fernandez. At the moment, both players are leading the Liga MX goalscoring charts....

Edson Alvarez growing in stature for Club America and Mexico; Leon nearing history

Once viewed as a centre-back, Edson Alvarez is flourishing in central midfield both with America and Mexico.
Once viewed as a centre-back, Edson Alvarez is flourishing in central midfield both with America and Mexico.

Tigres defender Carlos Salcedo made a point of calling out his Mexico teammate Edson Alvarez after his team had been defeated 3-0 by Club America on Saturday in Estadio Azteca.

Salcedo alleged that Alvarez had pulled his tongue out and made fun of Tigres goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman -- himself one of Liga MX's most colorful characters -- on the final whistle.

"Eight months ago he was crying, we all consoled him when he scored the own goal against Sweden [in the World Cup] and now he makes fun [of Tigres],"...