There are matchups and storylines galore in Liga MX this weekend, but all eyes will be up north for the Clasico Regio between Monterrey and Tigres.
It was a rough start to numerous European-based Mexican stars in the first week of Champions League and Europe League group stage action.
The Campeones Cup on Wednesday between Tigres and Toronto FC showed the potential of partnership between Liga MX and MLS -- but not without flaws.
Mexico has two strong strikers in Javier Hernandez and Raul Jimenez. But after that, who will emerge to lead the attack for the 2022 World Cup?
Tigres boss Ricardo Ferretti said he wants to enjoy Wednesday's win before thinking about a crucial Liga MX clash against Monterrey.
It was a classic Tigres performance: "Tuca" Ferretti's side did its homework and then went to work winning the Campeones Cup in Toronto.
Liga MX side Tigres UANL picked up another trophy and got the best of defending MLS champions Toronto FC in the inaugural Campeones Cup.
Ahead of Wednesday's inaugural Campeones Cup, Tigres coach Ricardo Ferretti said that Toronto FC would be among the best in Liga MX.
The U.S. international said Tuesday he likes what MLS is doing to catch up to the quality of Liga MX.
Toronto and Tigres are representing MLS and Liga MX as champions in the Campeones Cup, but their domestic forms have been anything but title-worthy.
A hat trick from Vinicio Angulo helped get Diego Maradona's managerial career in Mexico off to the perfect start as Dorados beat Tapachula 4-1.
Cruz Azul, America and Pumas are on top of Liga MX. ESPN FC delves into that and the other biggest talking points of the weekend of action.
After nine games, Cruz Azul's impressive unbeaten streak ended in the Apertura 2018, while Monterrey and Morelia slipped down the rankings.
Ahead of Diego Maradona's Dorados coaching debut, his new boss insists "sometimes it is the crazy ones that open the path that the wise follow."
One thing is clear: Ricardo Ferretti dances to a different beat and wouldn't suddenly get flustered because he's the Mexico national team manager.
The second half of Liga MX's Apertura kicks off this weekend. Julio Furch's form for Santos Laguna and a potential upset is what we are watching.
Tigres' president said Mexico officials haven't approached the club over Ricardo Ferretti taking over El Tri on a permament basis.
Diego Maradona took a trip to Guatemala to obtain his work visa that allows him to be a coach in Mexico.
Matt Miazga mocking Diego Lainez's height took the headlines, but Mexico need Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti to mold its new generation.
Mexico striker Angel Zaldivar was critical at U.S. defender Matt Miazaga and his apparent gesture toward teammate Diego Lainez.
Tempers flared briefly after U.S. defender Matt Miazga, at 6-foot-4, teased Lainez about his height. But afterward the young Mexican brushed it off.
Mexico showed glimpses of an efficient attack against the U.S. but failure to capitalize on key chances doomed El Tri on Tuesday.
The match provided glimpses of both sides' futures and perhaps the resurgence of a once-heated rivalry.
Mexico's interim coach Ricardo Ferretti appeared to leave the door at least slightly open to taking over El Tri on a permanent basis.
Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona says he has left his off-the-pitch issues behind and is ready to work hard for second-tier club Dorados.