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Mexico: Notes On Liga MX, U-17, And More

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MONTERREY, MEXICO - APRIL 29: Lucas Zelarayan of Tigres celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 16th round match between Tigres UANL and Tijuana as part of the Torneo Clausura 2017 Liga MX at Universitario Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Monterrey, Mexico. (Photo by Azael Rodriguez/LatinContent/Getty Images)

It’s time again for the Mexico wrap up from the past week/weekend. There’s a lot of storylines building in Liga MX, the U17 rebounded after their loss to USA, and there’s now a very interesting development from a young Mexican over in Germany.

Take a look at everything you may have missed…

Mexico blasts past Jamaica to secure to advance in U17 World Cup qualifying


After losing a tough one to their rivals USAMexico bounced back against Jamaica in a 5-1 blasting. The win was crucial for securing second place and advancing to the next stage of the U17 qualifying in the CONCACAF region. The format is a bit odd compared to years past, as six teams advance to a new round, but in another group of three each. Mexico has been paired with Panama and Costa Rica.

Mexico needs to win the next match against Panama to qualify for India 2017. However, that’s not good enough for El Tri, as they could find themselves in a revenge match in the final against USA if they take advantage and stay focused over the next two matches.

Liga MX lining up an action-packed final week of the season

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One of the reasons Liga MX is catching steam with non-Mexicans is because of the wild race to the playoffs, and we all have seen what happens once the playoffs come around. As of now, here’s how 7-13 looks in the standings (8 teams make the playoffs).

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  • 7: Club América (24 points)
  • 8: Tigres (22 points)*
  • 9: Morelia (21 points)
  • 10: Pachuca (21 points)
  • 11: Veracruz (21 points)
  • 12: Club León (20 points)
  • 13: Necaxa (20 points)

*Final playoff spot

As we can see, the final week is going to be, simply put, insane. We have teams on the very edge of playoff qualification, while some others who look in the clear are actually not safe in any sense of the word.

Here are the matches every fan should keep an eye on this Saturday…

  • Tigres vs Querétaro
  • Club León vs Cruz Azul
  • Club América vs Pachuca
  • Necaxa vs Chivas
  • Monterrey vs Morelia
  • Tijuana vs Veracruz

Adrián Goransch confirms interest in representing Mexico


Only a few weeks ago, I wrote an article on Mexico’s top U20 prospects around the world. One of them was Adrían Goransch of Wolfsburg U19. At the time of the article, there was no confirmation if Adrián would represent Mexico in the future, although being born in Mexico. Yet, in a recent interview, Adrián did indeed confirm he has major interest in representing El Tri.

This is great news for Mexico fans, because not only is he shining for the U19 of Wolfsburg, but there has been talks he will be getting first team action in the upcoming season.

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