By DAN KARELL
It’s a short week for Club Tijuana, but it’s probably all for the best as they look to get over their most recent disappointment.
Leading 2-1 at Chivas last Sunday on the road, Xolos allowed the hosts to gain some momentum late in the game before Marco Fabian scored a stunning free kick to level the scoreline, keeping Xolos outside of the Liguilla (playoff) places.
Now, returning back to the friendly confines of the Estadio Caliente, Xolos face a difficult test against Mexico City club Cruz Azul, who will no doubt enter the match with some anger after failing to score in a defeat to Tigres UANL at home last week. The last time Club Tijuana and Cruz Azul met, it ended in a 5-0 victory to La Maquina last April.
Also in action this weekend in Liga MX’s Apertura, Club America look to bounce back after a loss against upstarts Chiapas, first-placed Morelia host Monterrey, and Toluca host Queretaro.
Here’s a full rundown of this weekend’s schedule in Liga MX, complete with TV listings:
8:30pm – Morelia vs. Monterrey – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America
10:30pm – Club Tijuana vs. Cruz Azul – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America
6pm – Club America vs. Chiapas – Univision Deportes
8pm – Atlante vs. Pumas UNAM – Univision Deportes
8pm – Pachuca vs. Santos Laguna – UniMas
8pm – Tigres UANL vs. Puebla – Univision Deportes 2
9:05pm – Club Leon vs. Chivas – Telemundo
10pm – Atlas vs. Veracruz – Univision Deportes 2
1pm – Toluca vs. Queretaro – Univision Deportes
Good luck to Xolos, I hope they pull the win. Sources are reporting Herculez Gomez will play w/ the U-20 team today and will likely play in the CONCACAF champions league next Thursday as well.