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Alex Zendejas, Club America win Clausura title

Sunday night marked another trophy lift for American attacker Alex Zendejas.

Zendejas and Club America lifted the Liga MX Clausura title on Sunday after defeating Cruz Azul on away goals following a 2-2 aggregate scoreline. Henry Martin’s 78th minute penalty kick goal on Sunday proved to be the deciding goal after the teams played out a 2-1 first leg last week.

Zendejas, 26, logged 90 minutes from his right midfield position, continuing to be a key starter for Club America. Despite not getting on the stat-sheet in either leg, Zendejas was one of the top performers for Club America this season.

He scored 14 goals and registered eight assists in 50 appearances across all competitions. Zendejas tallied four goals and three assists during the Clausura campaign.

Overall, he’s totaled 10+ goals or more in each of the last two campaigns for Club America.

Zendejas will now enter a summer break after not being named to the U.S. men’s national team’s June roster for matches against Colombia and Brazil.

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  1. He’s a champion! Campeone de Liga MX. He had a big koolaid smile during the trophy ceremony. Congratulations to him & the club. He had a helluva season. I hope he’s one of those players that GB doesn’t value only to get called up & ball out for the USMNT. Copa

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    • You’d have to believe he’d be an injury replacement should one of the attackers go down. The rest of his competition for that role should be Olympic bound. Although selfishly I’d rather Diego Luna replaces the injured player and wins the golden boat earning a move to a big European club. But let’s be honest that’s pretty unlikely.

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      • I heard McBride on Call It What You Want pod. He was pretty down on Zendajas. Basically that he’s good in CA’s system but he comes into US camp and has trouble understanding what he’s supposed to be doing for the US. Brian has been gone for awhile but he was really low on Zendajas.

  2. Feel for Zendejas. Has had a good season. Unfortunately his poor Gold Cup showing has diminished him a bit with the USMNT. The guy is playing for arguably the best team in North America and can’t crack the USMNT.

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    • He was called in October and November but didn’t see the field. It’s hard when your competition is Pulisic, Weah, Malick, Aaronson, and Reyna. Throw in Haji playing on the wing too now and there just aren’t a lot of minutes there if everyone is healthy. Add that you’ve got young guys like Paredes and Yow in tougher leagues and guys like Luna in MLS and …

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      • JR

        You just wait. A few injuries here and there and suddenly………………….
        He just needs to stay ready.

      • Mr. Vac and JR, I’m with you on this one.
        needs to stay ready, you never know, and he’s hungry.
        he didn’t finish before in the uni, did a lot of other things that work tho.
        if he’s matured past his yips in the uni in front of goal, not for club but for country, a big if that personally I’d like to see answered, he’s a great asset then imho. lots of competition but he’s good too

  3. Your should get your facts straight.
    I quote from the ESPN article on the same America victory over Cruz Azul:
    “The Michoacan native [Malagón, goal keeper] stood tall in net over the weekend with five highlight-worthy saves in a 1-0 win over Cruz Azul that secured a second consecutive title for Club América. With the trophy clinched after the 2-1 aggregate victory, and Malagón keeping the crosstown rivals scoreless in the second leg, the Mexico City giants extended their record tally of Liga MX trophies to 15.”
    Cruz Azul and America tied 1-1 in the first leg at Cruz Azul. America won the return leg at Estadio Azteca [aka: “el coloso de Santa Ursula”], 1-0 on a Henry Martin penalty, winning the Clausura Championship by a combined aggregate score of 2-1.
    For the record.

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