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Liga MX Week 7: Where to Watch

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Who’s playing who? When? And on what channel? All the info you need to catch all the games you’re interested in.

All times Eastern, home team listed first.

Friday, August 29
Querétaro vs Monterrey – 8:30 PM – Azteca America / ESPN Deportes
Tijuana vs Leones Negros – 10:30 PM – Azteca America / ESPN Deportes

Saturday, August 30
Puebla vs Monarcas Morelia – 6:00 PM – Azteca America
América vs Pumas UNAM – 6:00 PM – Univision / Univision Deportes
Tigres UANL vs Jaguares de Chiapas – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
León vs Pachuca – 9:06 PM – Telemundo
Atlas vs Santos Laguna – 10:00 PM – Univision Deportes

Sunday, August 31
Toluca vs Veracruz – 1:00 PM – Univision / Univision Deportes
Chivas de Guadalajara vs Cruz Azul – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes / Unimás

William Yarbrough Breaks Finger in Loss to Pachuca

Logo LeonLeón’s goalkeeper William Yarbrough had to leave Saturday night’s game against Pachuca just before halftime after suffering an injury to his right hand. He tried to play on but it quickly became evident that he was unable to continue. The injury occurred when a free kick from Dieter Villalpando hit the crossbar and struck Yarbrough’s hand on the rebound.

The keeper was taken to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a fracture to his right ring finger. León confirmed the injury on their Twitter account and stated that Yarbrough will have surgery on his finger.

No time table has been set yet for his recovery, but he is likely to be out of action for at least three or four weeks.

León vs Pachuca – Jornada 7

leon pachuca1León fell 1-2 to Pachuca in Jornada 7 action in a game that was one disaster after another from La Fiera’s perspective. Not only did they suffer their fifth loss of the season, but they lost two players to injury and had Nacho González red-carded, all within the first half. Despite the win, Pachuca won’t be overly pleased either, as the Tuzos lost control of the game in the second half and had Jorge Hernández red-carded in stoppage time.

The game started out quite chippy and ill-tempered, with referee Paul Delgadillo handing out seven yellows and a red in the opening 45 minutes, and, although those numbers may seem high, he could easily have carded at least three more players.

Along with the referee, the medical staff were also kept busy in this one, beginning with a bloody head injury suffered by Miguel Herrera within the opening ten minutes of the game.

The first goal came in the 22nd minute in somewhat controversial fashion. León’s Juan Carlos Pineda had gone down on the field, but the Tuzos had possession and continued to play. Pineda got back up as Pachuca mounted an attack, which culminated in Hirving Lozano scoring a golazo from outside the box to give the visitors the 0-1 lead.

Several León players immediately began remonstrating with Pachuca players, as they felt the Tuzos should have played the ball out when Pineda went down. Juan Ignacio González and Aquivaldo Mosquera were both carded in the aftermath of the goal, which would come back to haunt González as he picked up his second yellow and the subsequent red ten minutes later.

Things continued to go downhill for La Fiera after the red card, as Lozano added a second goal for Pachuca in the 37th minute with another good finish. Gustavo Matosas was then forced to use his third substitution before halftime when goalkeeper William Yarbrough suffered an injury to his right hand and was unable to continue (Pineda had previously left the game injured, and then Matosas had made a tactical change due to the red card).

Pachuca’s dominance disappeared in the second half and the game got sloppy. Perhaps suffering from overconfidence – up a man and up two goals – the Tuzos came out of the locker room with little energy, allowing León to get back into the game. Carlos Peña reduced the deficit in the 57th minute, making it 1-2 with a low, driven shot from the edge of the box, but even that failed to bring Pachuca to life.

León came close to equalizing on more than one occasion and didn’t look at all as if they were playing a man down, but it was just not their night. The game finished 10 vs 10 after Jorge Hernández picked up a straight red in stoppage time for an elbow on José Juan Vázquez.

With the 1-2 win, Pachuca reaches 12 points while León remains on six.

Highlights

Lineups

León: William Yarbrough (Christian Martínez 45′), Juan Carlos Pineda (Arturo Ortiz 26′), Jonny Magallón, Juan Ignacio González, Elías Hernández, Wanderley de Jesús, Juan José Vázquez, Carlos Peña, José María Cárdenas, Miguel Sabah (Jackson Caicedo 37′), Mauro Boselli.

Pachuca: Óscar Pérez, Rodolfo Pizarro, Miguel Herrera (Hugo Rodríguez 46′), Aquivaldo Mosquera, Daniel Arreola, Walter Ayoví, Erick Gutiérrez, Jorge Hernández, Hirving Lozano, Dieter Villalpando (Diego de Buen 72′), Matías Alustiza (Ariel Nahuelpán 63′). 

Tigres UANL vs Jaguares de Chiapas – Jornada 7

tigres jaguaresTigres UANL fell 0-2 to Jaguares de Chiapas on Saturday night, a disappointing result especially coming as it did after a 5-1 away win last weekend. In stark contrast to last week’s performance, Tigres looked toothless and short on ideas in the Volcán.

It was the visiting Jaguares that had the better of play and the better chances, although they weren’t able to score until the second half. The first warning came in the 24th minute through Matías Vuoso, who met a cross from Emiliano Armenteros but was unable to put his header on frame. Armenteros was involved in both of Jaguares’ goals, the first of which came when he sent in a cross for Bruno Pereira Pires, who headed the ball past an onrushing Nahuel Guzmán to make it 0-1 in the 48th minute.

Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti made two substitutions almost immediately in an effort to give his team some life and get them back into the game, but Marco Ruben and “Gringo” Torres were unable to provide the desired effect.

Tigres spent the majority of the second half sending aimless crosses into the box when they managed to get forward, but as Jaguares were still ahead by only one goal, UANL threw everyone forward in search of a stoppage time equalizer, with even goalkeeper Nahuel Guzmán coming up for a corner kick.

That gamble backfired, however, as Jaguares cleared the corner and sprang into a rapid counterattack, which ended with Emiliano Armenteros scoring in the 93rd minute to seal Chiapas’s win.

With the 0-2 win, Jaguares reach 11 points while Tigres remain on nine.

Highlights

Lineups

Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Jesús Dueñas, Juninho, Hugo Ayala, Jorge Torres Nilo, Damián Álvarez (José Francisco Torres 53′), Egidio Arévalo, Joffre Guerrón (Marco Ruben 53′), Édgar Gerardo Lugo (Sergio García 69′), Guido Pizarro, Emanuel Villa.

Jaguares: Óscar Jiménez, Bruno Pereira Pires, Javier Muñoz Mustafá, Édgar Dueñas, Luis Rodríguez, Andrés Andrade (Julio Nava 82′), Luis Pérez, Emiliano Armenteros, William Paredes, Franco Arizala (Diego de la Torre 76′), Vícente Matías Vuoso (Isáac Díaz 74′). 

América vs Pumas UNAM – Jornada 7

america pumasA week after they lost their winning streak, América lost their unbeaten streak as well after suffering a 0-1 home loss to Pumas UNAM in the Clásico Capitalino. It had looked like the Águilas were heading for a second consecutive scoreless draw until Dante López scored for Pumas in the 88th minute.

The universitarios are looking revitalized under Guillermo Vázquez, with four points from the two games “Memo” has coached, in stark contrast to the four-game losing streak they endured under José Luis Trejo. On the other hand, América were shut-out for a second straight game after scoring 13 goals in their first five. The departure of Raúl Jiménez has certainly had an effect on the Águilas, as did the absence of Rubens Sambueza tonight.

América was the favorite going into this game, and controlled play for long stretches, but Michael Arroyo, Oribe Peralta, and Luis Gabriel Rey were wasteful with their chances. That kept the game scoreless and set the table for Pumas to shock the crowd in the Azteca late on.

In the 88th minute, Dante López shot from outside the area, and América defender Paolo Goltz deflected the ball. Unfortunately for him, that deflection carried the ball over the helpless Moisés Muñoz and into the back of the net.

With the 0-1 win, Pumas reaches seven points while América remains on 16.

Highlights

Lineups

América: Moisés Muñoz, Paul Aguilar, Paolo Goltz, Pablo Aguilar, Miguel Layún, Moisés Velasco (Juan Carlos Valenzuela 47′), Osvaldo Martínez (Martín Zúñiga 82′), Jesús Molina, Michael Arroyo, Oribe Peralta, Luis Gabriel Rey (Luis Mendoza 63′). 

Pumas: Alejandro Palacios, Josecarlos Van Rankin, Marco Antonio Palacios, Darío Verón, Luis Fernando Fuentes, Javier Cortés (Ismael Sosa 72′), David Cabrera, Daniel Ludueña (Matías Britos 81′), Leandro Augusto (Martín Romagnoli 68′), Dante López, Eduardo Herrera. 

Puebla vs Monarcas Morelia – Jornada 7

puebla moreliaJosé Luis Sánchez Solá got a win in his debut as Puebla’s head coach, while Monarcas Morelia’s nightmare season continues. La Monarquía suffered their fifth defeat of the season and have yet to register a win in the Apertura 2014, while Puebla picked up an invaluable three points in their quest to avoid relegation.

The home team opened the scoring in the 22nd minute through Wilberto Cosme. Luis Noriega had stolen the ball in midfield and sent a pass into space for the forward to run on to, and Cosme sent his shot past Carlos Felipe Rodríguez to give Puebla the 1-0 lead.

Morelia was able to respond to going behind, and not only tied the game but went on to take the lead before halftime. Martín Alaniz got Morelia back on level footing in the 37th minute when he sent a right-footed shot past Alfredo Fraustro from inside the six-yard box. Puebla barely had time to adjust to the new scoreline before it changed again, with Miguel Ángel Sansores scoring the go-ahead goal moments later with a header.

But Morelia, so unused to having the lead this season, was unable to protect it. They were ahead for twenty minutes before Puebla equalized through Francisco Acuña in the 58th minute. Acuña sent a powerful shot into the upper right corner of Rodríguez’s goal to make it 2-2, and much like Morelia had scored two goals in as many minutes in the first half, Puebla quickly went on to take the lead after the equalizer.

Wilberto Cosme completed his brace in the 60th minute, assisted by Acuña, to restore Puebla’s advantage. Morelia were unable to react to going behind again, while Puebla came close to extending their lead on two or three occasions. The game got somewhat bad-tempered near the end, with referee Óscar Macías having to break up a few incidents of pushing and shoving, but it never got out of hand.

With the 3-2 win, Puebla reaches eight points while Morelia remains on two.

Highlights

Lineups

Puebla: Alfredo Frausto, Óscar Rojas, Michael Orozco, Ricardo Esqueda, Mauricio Romero, Luis Noriega, Gerardo Espinoza, Francisco Acuña (Uriel Álvarez 78′), Saúl Villalobos (Luis Loroña 45′), Cuauhtémoc Blanco (Juan Carlos Cacho 74′), Wilberto Cosme.

Morelia: Carlos Felipe Rodríguez, Carlos Guzmán, Joel Huiqui, Carlos Morales, Luis Cardozo, Christian Váldez, Jorge Zárate (Hamilton Pereira 59′), Erick Aguirre (Víctor Guajardo 72′), Miguel Ángel Sansores (Óscar Fernández 79′), David Depetris, Martín Alaniz. 

Tijuana vs Leones Negros – Jornada 7

tijuana leones negrosTijuana and Leones Negros played to a 1-1 draw, a result that doesn’t particularly help either team, in a game that was rather lacking in quality.

The most notable incident in the opening twenty minutes was a nasty clash of heads between Tijuana’s Joe Corona and Leones’ Óscar Vera that left both players bloody and dazed (they were both able to continue after medical attention).

There was one moment of absolute brilliance in the game, and that came in the 24th minute. Juan Arango hit a 30-yard shot that sailed over the head of U. de G. goalkeeper Humberto Hernández, hit the underside of the crossbar, and bounced down into the net. With that golazo, the Xolos took the 1-0 lead.

The celebratory mood in the Estadio Caliente was dimmed seven minutes later, though, when Darío Benedetto had to leave the game injured.

Around the half-hour mark, Leones Negros began to put together some chances, with Fidel Martínez and William Ferreira testing Cirilo Saucedo, but neither could get past the Tijuana keeper.

It was more of the same in the second half, until the 77th minute. Fidel Martínez stuck a dagger in his former team when he finished off a pass from Andrés Ríos to tie the game at 1-1. Neither team was able to go on to find a winning goal.

With the 1-1 draw, Tijuana reaches seven points while Leones Negros reach five.

Highlights

Lineups

Tijuana: Carlos Saucedo, Israel Jiménez, Hernán Darío Pellerano, Richard Ruiz (Paul Arriola 72′), Joe Corona, Dayro Moreno (Alfredo Moreno 84′), Javier Güemez, Juan Arango, Juan Carlos Núñez, Gregory Garza, Darío Benedetto (Henry Martin 33′).

Leones Negros: Humberto Hernández, José Wenceslao Díaz, Héctor Reynoso, Félix Araujo, Marcelo Alatorre (Efrén Mendoza 72′), Diego Campos, Marc Crosas, Luis Fernando Télles, Óscar Vera, Fidel Martínez (Josué Castillejos 84′), William Ferreira (Andrés Ríos 46′).

Querétaro vs Monterrey – Jornada 7

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Monterrey defeated Querétaro in the opening game of Jornada 7 in a game that was interrupted by a power outage in the Estadio Corregidora. The lights went out suddenly in the 66th minute and they didn’t come back on for nearly 40 minutes, with play resuming in the 103rd minute.

The two teams had exchanged chances throughout the first half, and it was when Querétaro was on the verge of opening the scoring that Monterrey executed a perfect counterattack to take the lead. Juan de Dios Ibarra, filling in in goal for the injured Jonathan Orozco, made a great save in the 39th minute, which led to a corner kick for the Gallos Blancos. From the corner kick, Dionicio Escalante’s effort hit the crossbar, and unfortunately for the home side, the rebound off the bar fell perfectly for a Monterrey counter.

With nearly all of the Gallos up for the corner kick, Dorlan Pabón was able to run into space, and the only one able to keep up with him was his teammate Humberto Suazo. Pabón played the ball across the box for Suazo, who sent it past Édgar Hernández in the 41st minute.

In the second half, Querétaro took control of the ball and dictated the pace of the game, but continued to miss the chances they created. Then the lights went out, and the long pause in play interrupted the rhythm of the game. In the end, the Gallos were unable to find an equalizer after the game resumed.

With the 0-1 win, Monterrey reaches 16 points while Querétaro remains on 10.

Highlights

Lineups

Querétaro: Édgar Hernández, George Corral, Miguel Ángel Martínez, Dionicio Escalante, Emilio López (Orbelín Pineda 65′), Mario Osuna (Amaury Escoto 116′), William da Silva, Ángel Sepúlveda (Ricardo da Silva 46′), Danilinho, Sinha, Camilo Sanvezzo.

Monterrey: Juan de Dios Ibarra, Efraín Juárez, Hiram Mier, John Medina, Efraín Velarde, Humberto Suazo (Joaquín Alonso Hernández 109′), Jesús Zavala, Severo Meza, Neri Cardozo, Lucas Silva (Juan Rodrigo Rojas 62′), Dorlan Pabón (Cándido Ramírez 102′).

Carlos Salcido Announces His International Retirement

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Although he was named to Miguel Herrera’s 22-man roster for September friendlies against Chile and Bolivia, defender Carlos Salcido has decided to put an end to his international career.

The 34-year-old Chivas de Guadalajara player said he wanted to retire of his own volition, rather than wait for the call-ups to simply stop coming.

He made his first appearance for “El Tri” in 2004 and amassed more than 120 caps with the Mexican national team. Salcido played in three World Cups, won Olympic gold, and captured a Gold Cup title with his country.

Humberto Hernández Fined for Comments

Logo LeonesLeones Negros goalkeeper Humberto “Gansito” Hernández was investigated by the Disciplinary Committee for comments he made regarding refereeing in Liga MX. After Universidad de Guadalajara’s loss to Atlas on August 16th, Hernández stated that his team had suffered all season due to refereeing errors (Atlas won the game with a penalty kick).

The Disciplinary Committee fined Hernández slightly more than 134,000 pesos (about $10,268 U.S.) for his declarations, which he has apologized for.

Liga MX Referee Assignments: Apertura Week 7

The referees, assistant referees, and fourth officials for the seventh week of the Apertura 2014 Liga MX season.

Querétaro vs Monterrey
Referee: Jorge Antonio Pérez Durán
Assistant 1: Salvador Rodríguez Gorrocino
Assistant 2: Javier Santacruz Romo
Fourth Official: Eduardo Galvan Basulto

Tijuana vs Leones Negros
Referee: Luis Enrique Santander Aguirre
Assistant 1: Mario Jesús López Carrillo
Assistant 2: José Santana Martínez
Fourth Official: Ricardo Arrelano Nieves

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