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Facebook To Bring Fans More Liga MX

MONTERREY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 25: Andre Pierre Gignac of Tigres holds the champion trophy after the Final second leg match between Tigres UANL and America as part of the Torneo Apertura 2016 Liga MX at Universitario Stadium on December 25, 2016 in Monterrey, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
Facebook To Bring Fans More Liga MX

With the growing interest in the league, fans just got an exciting announcement that Facebook will be bringing live streamed Liga MX games to their website (a total of 46).

The very first match to be streamed will be none other than the Súper ClásicoClub América vs Chivas Guadalajara on Saturday, February 18.

 

partnership between Univision and Facebook will be responsible for bringing fans the games on the popular social media website. The games, however, will be in English. Something that many fans in the U.S. have been requesting for some time now, especially since Liga MX is one of the most watched leagues in the United States.

“We’re thrilled Univision is bringing Liga MX matches to Facebook,” said Dan Reed, the social media company’s head of global sports partnerships. “The move enables Facebook’s passionate community of soccer fans to watch, share, talk about and react to one of the sport’s most exciting leagues — all in one location.

“We are also committed to supporting Univision Deportes as it explores innovative ways to complement its television broadcasts. By delivering unique broadcasts via Facebook Live, Univision Deportes is able to further reach new audiences in a truly interactive and social manner.”

Liga MX may not have the top teams in the world, but it does offer a lot to viewers. Fans will often see teams in and out of playoff spots, meaning there isn’t a top-heavy dominance as in some other world leagues. Its rivalries (and, yes, there are quite a few) are some of the most entertaining in the world game. Moreover, the influx of new interest in the league has made it one to keep an eye on as it continues to grow.

This partnership to bring games, specifically to a United States audience, on the social media website is going to be massive. Those who love the game but not yet follow the league will have a chance to hear the games in their English, and have the games readily available.

And what better way than to kick it all off with the mother of all rivalries in the league?

This is going to be a lot of fun – For current fans, and for the soon-to-be converted Liga MX junkies…

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Bryan is a writer for TriReport and The Stoppage Time. He has been covering soccer since 2011, and is a Sport management and Communications graduate from Grand Canyon University.

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