Thursday, March 28, 2013
Mexican Soccer Results (from weekend of March 15-17)
This week, virtually all super leagues were on hiatus for the week as the national teams played either friendlies or World Cup qualifiers.
Team USA tied Mexico 0-0 in a World Cup qualifier played this week in Mexico.
Most of the Mexican league games for the week we are profiling ended in ties.
But, there were some exceptions.
These games included Pachua's 2-1 win over Puebla. For most of the match, Puebla, based in Mexico's fourth largest city of the same name, was winning thanks to a goal from Mexican national Diego De Buen (27th minute). But, two literal last minute goals from both Angel Reyna (90th min.; pic. here) and Dario Carreno (90th min.) for Pachua changed that.
Santos Laguna, which will face the Seattle Sounders from the MLS (American soccer league) in the CONACAF Cup, beat out Atlas 2-1. Santos Laguna trailer much of the second half due to a goal from Omar Bravo for Atlas (64th min). But, Santos Laguna won with goals from Mexican national Rodolfo Salinas (79th min.) and Colombian futboler Darwin Quintero (89th min).
Monterrey which tied Tijuana 2-2 will also face an MLS in the Los Angeles Galaxy in the next round of the CONACAF Cup; that particular game will be on April 2nd and televised in the United States on the Fox Soccer Channel.
Here are the scores:
Chiapas 1 Moreila 1, tie
UANL Tigres 1 Guadalajar 1, tie
America 1 San Luis Potosi 1, tie
Pachua 2 Puebla 1
Queretoro 1 Toluca 0
Santos Laguna 2 Atlas 1
Cruz Azul 3 Atlante 0
Tijuana 2 Monterrey 2
Pumas 0 Club Leon 0
(The other image in this entry is of the Mexican wrestling legend Santos)