The loss is a setback for first-year coach Frank de Boer and Atlanta, who have expectations in becoming the first MLS team to win the continental title since LA Galaxy did so in 2000.
It's no secret that Liga MX clubs have dominated North America's top club competition. Since the beginning of the "Champions League" era of the CONCACAF tournament in 2008, Mexican teams have amassed 10 titles in the 10 editions of the event. This year, four Liga MX teams will be tasked with making it 11 out of 11: Tigres, Santos Laguna, Monterrey and Toluca.
Ahead of the start of the Round of 16 in the CONCACAF Champions League, here's a quick guide to all four Liga MX clubs:
It's almost time for Week 4 of the 2019 Clausura! Before Liga MX futbol returns with another weekend of highly anticipated matches, here are three things to watch out for:
Chivas aiming for four wins in four
It is almost astonishing to see the immediate progress that Chivas have made in 2019. Last season, it took the team from Guadalajara nine matches to eventually slump to four victories. This season, they might be able to reach that tally in less than half the time.
Revived by a much-needed...
The Liga MX Apertura 2018 regular season has ended. Below are the semifinalists and finalists of the playoffs, known as the Liguilla.
FINAL MATCHUP (parentheses note seeding)
CLUB AMERICA (2) def. CRUZ AZUL (1)
Club America win championship on aggregate.
First Leg: Club America draw Cruz Azul, 0-0.
Second Leg: Club America def. Cruz Azul, 2-0.
Gustavo Alustiza scored in second-half injury time to complete Pumas' dramatic fightback against Tigres on Sunday to win its Liga MX Apertura playoff quarterfinal 4-3 on aggregate.
Thursday's first leg ended 2-1 in favor of Tigres, but rapid-fire goals from Pumas' Carlos Gonzalez and Felipe Mora, along with an own goal by UNAM keeper Alfredo Saldivar had the hosts leading 2-1 and the tie level at 3-3 on aggregate.
With the game looking like it was headed for extra time, Carlos Gonzalez beat...