A Family Affair: The Idiosyncratic Eight Liga MX Liguilla Teams

Family gatherings are special for many reasons. Time away from those you hold dear can be tough. The times when everyone can come together are some of our most treasured moments. It's also a time to remember that insanity abounds. The peculiarities of family know no bounds.

The Liguilla is in many ways a coming together of a diverse bunch. These eight characters now meet again to decide one victor. How exactly it is going to go down is anyone's guess, but it will surely be entertaining.

Your Liga MX Jornada 17 Primer

With one week remaining in the Liga MX regular season, much has yet to be determined. Only three teams have guaranteed themselves a spot in the Liguilla (Cruz Azul, Toluca, and Pumas). This leaves the remaining five playoff places open to a shockingly still eligible eleven teams.

Burrito Wrap - 14th April

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Two games left and the playoff race is as tight as ever while at the other end the relegation battle is concluded early. Welcome to the Burrito Wrap.
 
Plucky Atlante should fear for the future…
 
So, my prediction from a couple of weeks ago was wrong. Just as it seemed Atlante had hit an unlikely run of excellent form they suffered an end of season collapse and will now play in the Ascenso MX in the 2014-15 season.
 

Cruz Azul v. Xolos: Breaking Down the CCL Semifinal

One half of the Concacaf Champions League final is now complete. Toluca defeated Alajuelense in the two-legged semifinal match-up by a 3-0 aggregate. The Liga MX club now awaits their Mexican rival to decide which team will win the title and have the chance to represent Concacaf in the Club World Cup. Whom exactly that will be will be determined on Wednesday night in Estadio Azul.

The Burrito Wrap - 7th April

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After a one week break The Burrito Wrap returns to analyse some of the leading stories off the pitch. 
 
Green for El Tri…
 
Those who watched the weekend’s games will have noticed that the Nike-sponsored America, Atlas, Xolos and Pachuca all played in green in support of El Tri at the World Cup (interestingly Monterrey also have their kits made by Nike but didn’t play in green, maybe a reader can shed some light on the reason why?).
 

Mexico Reimagined

The Mexican national team is in trouble. They have chosen a path that is fraught with peril. This is not a road less traveled type of situation here. There will be no fringe benefits; this won't make them tougher. El Tri are headed down the path of the bad ending in a Choose Your Own Adventure book. It's going to get ugly, and unlike the reading of those literary relics, there are no re-dos. El Tri have made their bed ...

The Burrito Wrap - 25th March

Gloves

Tortilla time! The Burrito Wrap is back, looking at CONCACAF, Puebla and a spot of deja vu.

 

The Burrito Wrap - 18th March

Liguilla Tickets

With six weeks of the regular season left, this week’s Burrito Wrap assesses some issues at the top and bottom of the division.

 

Relegation Battle Spoilt By Rules…

 

With just six games left to play the relegation battle is going down to the wire. Atlas took a valuable three points off Veracruz on Saturday and Atlante shipped five in the capital. Having now seen a stream of remarkable results over the last few weeks it now looks like it’s going to be one of the tightest battles in recent memory.

 

So what’s wrong?

 

The Burrito Wrap - 11th March

El Tri fan

After last week’s draw with Nigeria and with less than 100 days until Mexico kick-off their World Cup campaign against Cameroon, this week’s Burrito Wrap takes the chance to look at some stories surrounding El Tri.

 

Player Passion…

 

I thought the friendly against Nigeria was a great game. Normally I’m not a massive fan of international friendlies, but the game showed why they still have an important role on the fixture list.

 

Concacaf Champions League: The Mexican Three

Now that the knockout rounds of the Concacaf Champions League are finally here, we get to see some intriguing Liga MX-MLS match-ups. For those unfamiliar with what these MLS teams are up against, here’s a brief look into the three Liga MX teams visiting the states for the first legs this week.



San Jose / Toluca

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