Univision recently announced that theyre going to stream 46 Liga MX matches, and this caused quite the stir - especially for people who love soccer but couldnt get into Liga MX because of the language barrier (Ill scold those of you who follow La Liga or watch the English Premier League on illegal Russian streams later). It was impossible to miss Jorge Campos on the pitch.

Tigres biggest rivalry is with Monterrey. Ricardo Pelez: He was tough, fast and had a superb header. These footballers have been key in Mexican football, thus they deserve special mention. He also represented Mexico in three World Cups (1978, 1986 and 1994); however, he only scored 29 goals, thus he sits seventh in the all-time scorers list. His leadership was one of his biggest assets. He shares the record as the highest scorer of the tournament with Ronaldinho (nine goals in two editions). He won seven championships with the club and was part of the squad known as Campeonsimo. 5) How would you compare the Mexican style of football to what we see in the U.S.?

Jared Borgetti played for Atlas, Santos Laguna, Dorados, Pachuca, Bolton Wanderers, Al-Ittihad, Cruz Azul, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Puebla, Morelia and Len. Monarcas Morelia - Playing in the central city of Morelia, this team has fallen on some hard luck lately but has always seemed to persevere. In 2006, they became the first CONCACAF Club team to win a COMNEBOL club tournament when it won the Copa Sudamericana. Chava Reyes is the top scorer of Chivas de Guadalajara with 122 goals. The club motto is Odiame Mas or Hate Me More. He signed for the Sounders in June 2018. is a global sports multi-platform and media company that operates with its own technology. The long distance shots were Galindo's specialty. Tiburones Rojos De Veracruz Nicknames: Los Tiburones Rojos (The Red Sharks), Los Tiburones (The Sharks) Location: Veracruz, Veracruz Stadium: Estadio Luis Pirata Fuentes Rivals: Puebla FC. Chiapas - Chiapas plays in Tuxtla Gutirrez in the south of Mexico, and is actually the second iteration of the club after the first moved to Quertaro to replace the recently relegated team there (think of todays Chiapas as Liga MXs Cleveland Browns). being unable to add to their already seven domestic titles. Within the year they won the 2012 Apertura and made it to the semifinals of the 2013 Copa Libertadores. Now that Liga MX will stream matches in English, you need to pick a team. Success, ability and lots of fans are some of the things they have in common, despite their role in the pitch. He had superb ball control and pass accuracy, combined with making good choices. Luis Hernndez played for Cruz Azul in his debut season (1991/1992); however, it was in 1995 when he proved his true capacity. What you need to know: The second team in Mexicos second city, Club Atlas is best known for only winning one title which happened in 1951, but having possibly the more loyal fan base in Mexico.

They also make up one half of Mexicos biggest rival with Chivas de Guadalajara, in what is known as "El Super Clsico. !d14IYXr*};@K\.&Zbe!T&I+TEjGR$730emab~#8f5i3!"Swj"9&lM)X-isS&B-YLg5J: @jcSrh` *,$KejYX{IZA55|&f|sD^__^#24fD9[Ha;Jd)$L&u 7J&s3KM;Yd\+1nRE4c3Dl I;rif::p#Un4>lB It was precisely from the left band that he created most of the plays; sometimes he finished them himself and in others he distributed the ball to the strikers. Former LA Galaxy center back Omar Gonzalez and Mexico National Team forward Hirving Chucky (pronounced CHOO-kee) Lozano are the clubs best known players. Club Tijuana Nicknames: Los Xolos Location: Tijuana, Baja California Stadium: Estadio Caliente. They also make up half of El Clsico Del Sur, or the Southern Clsico derby match with Veracruz. That said they do have a long history in Liga MX, having won the title twice. Lead by club legend Jose Cardozo as their head coach, they finished second overall in the table last year and in the semifinals in the playoffs last season. The Santos Laguna goalkeeperdubbed San Oswaldo because of his stunning savesis one of Mexico's most iconic footballers. The only team in the first division who has yet to make a final. 2) What is the Morelia area of Mexico known for? Monarcas Morelia Nicknames: La Monarquia (The Monarchy), Los Canarios (The Canaries) Location: Morelia, Michoacn Stadium: Estadio Morelos. Is it similar? Theyre one half of El Clsico Regiomontano with fellow Monterrey club Tigres in one of the most heated rivalries in Mexico. As you know, FC Buffalo is extremely proud to host Monarcas Morelia reserva for a Friday night match on Cinco de Mayo weekend, the first visit to Buffalo by a Mexican club in almost 90 years, as the Liga MX side visits Buffalo, Cleveland, and Kalamazoo. All eyes will be on Tigres this season, as they should be. No one is hotter entering the season than Andre-Pierre Gignac, the French international who has adapted well to Mexico. Benjamn Galindo was a smart midfielder. The striker, who plays for Manchester United, has proven to be on the right track to becoming one of the greatest. Juan Francisco Palencia: El Gatillero retired from football in 2011 after 22 years of success with Cruz Azul, Espanyol, Chivas, Chivas USA and UNAM. Ex-Portland Timbers left back Jorge Villafaa is a recognizable name for fans in the United States, and Ventura Alvarado is cap tied to the U.S. as well. Currently their most well known players are Alan Pulido and Eduardo Chofis Lpez, however they are perhaps better known for developing players such as former MLS striker Omar Bravo and Javier Chicharito Hernndez.

In recent times Los Tiburones have seen themselves go from relegation to promotion. He currently plays for Dorados de Sinaloa of the Ascenso MX (promotion league). Monarcas doesnt have a real rivalry with anyone.

VAVEL are among the federally registered trademarks of Etemenanki Technology, SL and may not be used by third parties without explicit permission. Two of those goals came at the 1994 and 1998 World Cups, both times in penalty kicks. They also have one of the best youth developments in the country and arethe team that produced legend Hugo Sanchez.

He is Mexico national team all-time scorer, with 46 goals. Surez is one of the toughest center-backs the country has seen. Theyre in the relegation battle entering this season as they sit third from the bottom of the relegation table. Every year in later summer/autumn the butterflies take off from the northern areas of the United States and Canada and migrate south, with millions ending up in the monarch butterfly biosphere reserve, which is a world heritage site in the state of Michoacan, of which Morelia is the capital. Monterrey - Only about two hours drive from the Texas border, Los Rayados (The Stripes) have historically been a very good team. 1)So what do Buffalo supporters need to know about Monarcas Morelia as a club? One of the cream of the crop Mexican coaches out there, and a team whos in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League. They do have one of the most powerful owners in Grupo Salinas, who also owns Atlas. Pueblas big rivalry is with Veracruz, who play in the Clsico Del Sur. What you need to know: One of Mexicos original clubs, Pachuca is one of Mexican soccers gems. Santos Laguna - Santos plays in the northern city of Torren and is one of the newer clubs in Liga MX, having been formed in 1983. Their biggest rivals are Ascenso MX club Atlante. p4 ECue,4S $"",,RYZ}7=R? La Tota was the first player to appear in five World Cups (1950, 1954, 1958, 1962 and 1966). After seven seasons with that club he left to Barcelona, but couldn't shine as he did in Mexico and returned quickly. listeners: [], Now they only have 17 games to try and stay in the first division. } He was the first Mexican to score in the Bundesliga. Its quite rare to see a Liga MX game in which one of the teams sits back and plays entirely on the counter-attack. El Tri will have a familiar look with its green jersey, but now displays a new crest on its chest. What you need to know: A club that has seen success in unparalleled manners. Puebla has only made the playoffs once since 2010, and as of this writing are in danger of being relegated. Mexican National Team goalkeeper Alfredo Tala Talavera and midfielder Rubens Sambueza are the players to pay attention to.

What you need to know: The most southern club in Mexico, in the most southern state of Mexico in Chiapas. Their biggest rivals are Club Amrica, who they play in the Clsico Capitalino, although they do share a rivalry with Cruz Azul as well. With UNAM he had his best moments, including 370 appearances and 103 goals. From the birria (stew) outside the stadiums to the color, the way fans mingle unlikely to happen in many European or South American countries and the passion that accompanies Mexicos number one sport, it something that sucks you in. The Soccer Hall of Fame is also in Puebla. While theyve won eleven only two have come in the last 25 years. Quertaro - Los Gallos Blancos (The White Roosters) play in the center-east of Mexico, and are one of the founders of the Ascenso MX. Im personally happy to be able to help more people get into the most watched league in the United States. Antonio Carbajal was placed 15th in the list of the best Goalkeepers of the Century, according to theIFFHS. Veracruz - Playing on the east coast of Mexico, Veracruz finds themselves in a familiar position - trying to stave off relegation. Ramrez was very fast and had a refined touch with the left foot. What you need to know: Another one of Mexicos better ran team in the last decade or so and one of their most recent successful teams as well. The first Mexican to win the UEFA Champions League is considered by many the best defender in the country's football history. To American eyes, there is perhaps no one better to tell us about a Liga MX club than Tom Marshall, ESPNFCs Englishman in Mexico with a remarkably deep understanding of Mexican soccer. He had a powerful right-foot shot. He is the second all-time scorer of El Tri, with 39 goals. No charge (function() { Morelia itself is a colonial city with lots of rose-colored buildings and a population of just under one million people. Also in 2011, Veracruz saw the team get disqualified from the second division after repeated failure of payment. El Emperador was capped 178 times and captained the squad for many years. Galindo played in Tampico Madero, Guadalajara, Santos Laguna, Cruz Azul and Pachuca. The club has been able to stave off relegation for a few years now - no small feat when taking into account that Mexico bases relegation upon the average of the last three seasons in the league. Known for being the only club to field only Mexican players, theyve produced some of Mexicos best players including darling Javier Chicharito Hernandez. They are second behind hated rival America for most titles at eleven. Hey, you. He stayed with Pumas for seven seasons and then moved to Atlante. He debuted when he was 17 years old with UNAM, the club where he scored more than in any other, with a total of 69 goals. Their main rivalis fellow Mexican City club, Club America, in the rivalry thats known as the Clsico Joven or The Juvenile Classic. ]. Atlas - One of two clubs playing in Guadalajara (Mexicos second largest city), Atlas is a workman-like team. Carlos Hermosillo is the Mexican footballer that has scored more goals in the local tournament and the second all-time. Chivas De Guadalajara Nicknames: Las Chivas (Goats), Las Chivas Rayadas (The Stripped Goats), El Rebano Sangrado (The Sacred Herd) Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco Stadium: Estadio Omnilife Rivals: Club America, Club Atlas. Snchez was fast, strong and knew where he needed to be in the exact moment. Los Diablos Rojos (The Red Devils) play in the recently renovated Estadio Nemesio Dez in downtown Toluca, and are led by 40 year old midfielder Sinha, who played in his 600th match with the club in the past week. Yeah, you. In the tournament, he had four goals, becoming Mexico's best scorer in World Cups and the first to score more than twice in the same edition. C.F. Playing in the city of Len, their best known players are United States National Team goalkeeper William Yarbrough, defender Ignacio Nacho Gonzalez, and Argentine striker Mauro Boselli. Their best known player is the ageless Rafa Mrquez, who at 38 still represents - and captains - Mexico. However, El Pirata would leave the country again. Between 1991 and 2000 he received121 caps with El Tri, becoming one of 10 players that have appeared the most with the national team. With Amrica, Monterrey, Cruz Azul, Necaxa, Atlante and Guadalajara he scored 279 times, 153 of those with Cruz Azul. Quertaro enjoys rivalries with Len and Atlas. They are one of the least popular and forgotten teams in Mexico and usually a mid-table team. Club America Nickname: Las Aguilas (The Eagles) Location: Mexico City, Mexico Stadium: Estadio Azteca Rivals: Chivas De Guadalajara, Cruz Azul, Pumas. The team has been set up to survive this season and stay in the top flight with many experienced and quality players, as well as head coach Enrique Meza,one of Mexicos most successful and experienced coaches in all of Mexico. Beto was El Tri's captain and he organized the team in ways that few players have done. ); Dorados De Sinaloa Nicknames: Los Dorados Location: Culiacan, Sinaloa Stadium: Estadio Banorte Rivals: Club Leon. Pachuca doesnt have any real rivalries. Current Seattle Sounders striker Raul Ruidiaz famously saved the club from relegation and went on to become a firm fan favorite. Head coach Ricardo LaVople is one of the most animated and well respected coaches in Mexico and lead Chiapas to a surprise fourth place finish last season to only lose to Tigres in the first round of the playoffs. They are also known as one of The Big Four of Mexicos teams along with Pumas, Chivas, and Cruz Azul. The latest in the sports world, emailed daily. Necaxa - Playing in Aguascalientes in central Mexico, Necaxa is back in Liga MX after several seasons in the Ascenso MX. One of the smallest fan bases in Mexico, theyre also one of the most loyal and one of the more difficult away fixtures for anyone on their calendars with games played on Sunday at noon in the middle of the Mexican heat. } They play in a brand new stadium (Estadio BBVA Bancomer, opened in 2015), however their old stadium had one of the best views of any stadium in the world. In 1938 he was part of the national team that secured the gold medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games held in Panama. Mexican media also like to hype up their matches with Pumas and Chivas as well. FC Buffalo is a soccer team based in Buffalo, NY. Leon made the playoffs last season again, and will look to battle for another spot in the top eight of the table. Not very flashy, theyve only won the league once - back in 1950-51, although in recent years theyve usually been in the middle of the table. Western Regional OTB and Batavia Downs Gaming, 2022 Season Tickets on sale; 2021 Closeout Gear on Sale now, FC Buffalo v. Monarcas Morelia Premier tickets, FC Buffalo is extremely proud to host Monarcas Morelia reserva, Tom Marshall, ESPNFCs Englishman in Mexico. Los Rayos (The Lightning Bolts) have won the Liga MX three times however, and upon their return made the playoffs during the 2016 Apertura. tj@E Veracruz does have some decent talent on the pitch, including Mexican forward Eduardo Lalo Herrera and Argentine forward Martn Bravo. Borgetti was a clever striker and especially accurate when it came to headers. Part of Mexicos national derby, El Super Clsico with Club America, and also part of Mexicos oldest rival with Club Atlas in El Clsico Tapatio. In recent years, Pachuca has produced some of Mexicos best young talent and isnot afraid to throw out the young guns. Veracruz biggest rivalry is El Clsico Del Sur with Puebla. In Mexico, Negrete played forUNAM, Monterrey, Atlante, Toros Neza and CF Acapulco. Luis de la Fuentedubbed Pirata because his father owned ships in which he used to spend his days as a childwas one of the first Mexican footballers to play abroad. window.mc4wp.listeners.push( Now though, it looks like things have settled in Queretaro with a finals appearance in the Clausura a year ago and they have Victor Manuel Vecetich as the head coach. Hugo was recognized by the IFFHS as CONCACAF's best Player of the Century and named in Real Madrids all-time greatest XI.

Oswaldo Snchez was named best goalkeeper of the 2005 Confederations Cup and the third bestgoalkeeperof the 2006 World Cup. Its always easier to follow a league when you have a team to root for, and I figured I would help you out in making a decision youll probably spend the rest of your life with. VAVEL is the go-to source to consult for its wide coverage of sport around the world. UANL Tigres - One of the most consistently good teams in Liga MX, Tigres got their start as a college club with the University of Nuevo Len. So here are the 18 teams currently in Liga MX with a reason why you should root for them. From Ocotln, Jalisco, Carlos Salcido is a tough left-back who has recently taken a more offensive role, due to his speed and strength. It will be hard to predict what Tijuana will product this year, but with Herrera at least you know it will be entertaining. Turn up early, tailgate, and join the party, rather than watching from the side! With the face. He signed with Sporting Clube de Portugal in 1986 and a year later he moved to Sporting de Gijn. They also find themselves in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League. Morelia is still in danger, so if you want to pick a club where you can really say you liked them back when they were bad, this might be your one. He is acharismatic coach who grew toworld fame, while leading Mexico in the 2014 World Cup before getting fired a year later, for punching a journalist. Antonio played the match against Wales in Sweden 1958; after a draw, Mexico secured its first point in a World Cup. UANM Pumas - Pumas are the third Mexico City club in Liga MX, and like Tigres got their start as a college club. What you need to know: One of Mexicos best ran clubs with one of Mexicos most loyal fan bases. Their best known players are USMNT defender Edgar Castillo and Argentina forward (and MLS Sueo winner) Rogelio Funes Mori, and their biggest rivals are UANL Tigres, who play about 20 minutes away from Monterrey. Snchez is 38 years old and has appeared in tournaments like FIFA World Cup qualifier (1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010), Copa Amrica (2004 and 2007), Confederations Cup (2001 and 2005), Gold Cup (2003 and 2007) and World Cup (2006). They are winners of seven domestic titles including winning back to back championships in the Apertura 13 and Clausura 14. They play in the historic Cuauhtmoc Stadium. With their iconic logo, Pumas has won seven Liga MX titles and four international titles in their history, and play at Estadio Olmpico - the site of the 1968 Summer Olympics. Other players to watch are Cape Verdean forward Djaniny and Uruguayan forward Jonathan Rodrguez. Its more usual to see two teams go out and attack each other. You like emails? It was in that team where he spent his best years, which resulted in 90 caps for the national team and 35 goalshe is the third best scorer of El Tri. Known historically as a team whos willing to buy and spend no matter what when it comes to winning, whether theyre Mexican players or foreign players. They also have finished runner up three times during that time as well. Pelez scored twice in the 1998 World Cup against South Korea and the Netherlands. The teams nickname is the Monarcas (monarch in English) butterfly. With El Tri, he played from 1934 to 1950, but never made it to a World Cup. event : evt, He shares the third place in the all-time Mexico topscorers table with Carlos Hermosillo. Later, he left to the United States and joined Chicago Fire for three seasons. Cuauhtmoc became a key player for El Tri in 1999 at the Confederations Cup, where he scored six times and received the Silver Ball and Silver Boot. })(); Copyright 2021 FC Buffalo. El Matador was called to the first team and played his first World Cup in 1998. Head coach Ricardo Ferretti is the longest tenured head coach in club soccer in Mexico. While winning Liga MX only four times, theyve gone on to win the CONCACAF Champions League three times in succession from 2010-11 to 2012-13. He was 17 years old when he came off of his first game with Necaxa. had one of the best views of any stadium in the world. So one of the first things you should do is pick a team to follow. Ramn Ramrez was an explosive attacking midfielder that showed his true potential with Chivas de Guadalajara, where he scored 26 times. Last year they lost in heart breaking fashion to Tigres in penaltiesin the finals. Len - La Fiera (The Beast) was only promoted back into Liga MX in 2012, however has a rich history in the top flight, having their names engraved on the Liga MX trophy seven times. They have a lot of fans on both sides of the border, and describe themselves as un equipo sin fronteras - a club without borders.

Their best known players are goalkeeper Alejandro Pikoln Palacios and Uruguayan forward Matas Britos. What you need to know: The most eastern team in Mexico is found on the coastal town of Veracruz, in the state under the same name. His flamboyant kits and his charisma were his special signature. The other club with an existing large English-language social media presence, Tijuana won their only Liga MX title in 2012. /Rttm%fH~ }iw:w Between 1991 and 1999, Luis Garca appeared in 79 games wearing El Tri's jersey and scored 29 times. }

Rafa won 12 titles in seven seasons with the Blaugrana before leaving the club to play for New York Red Bulls. Under the guidance of Ricardo Tuca Ferretti since 2010 (an eternity in Liga MX), Tigres has won three of their five titles and are the current Liga MX champions. They are the winningest club in Mexico with twelve domestic titles and six CONCACAF Champions Leaguetitles (formally known as CONCACAF Champions Cup). He played with Necaxa, Real Valladolid and Veracruz in between. Their best known player is midfielder Christian Hobbit Bermdez, and they dont have a real rivalry with any teams (although some fans are probably still upset at the original Jaguares moving to Quertaro). Pavel Pardo: After a long period without Mexicans abroad, El Beb was one of the first footballers that succeeded in Europe. Argentine goalkeeper Cristian Campestrini is one of the better players on the team. ^[p=jsh&!"D84fm:dm{:,0v]{laz.oBCDH9QH"`#! Theres always pressure on them to perform and it will be interesting to see if they can repeat the success of last year. The price? Only founded in 2007, Tijuana has raised through the ranks from the goals of the ambitious owners. Veracruz and Puebla have a rivalry known as El Clsico Del Sur. Santos has no real rivals. In 2013, Club La Piedad was bought out and relocated to Veracruz and the team was brought back to the coastal city. 3) How about the match day atmosphere in Mexico? In 1939 he left to Uruguay and played for Corrales, then he traveled to Argentina and joined Vlez Srsfield. Youngster Marcelo Flores has made his loan official; the MLS and NWSL are in full swing with Mexican internationals; signings, signings, and more signings! What you need to know: The last of the four of Mexicos Big Four Pumas is one of Mexicos most popular teams. 3CfB`2a*M>Y* f"?u60eS~Oo%t]z9UOuL~JW] Liga MX Femenil recap: 2022 Apertura, Week 2, Manchester City defeats America in spirited friendly match, Tigres handle business accordingly vs. Xolos; grab second consecutive 1-0 victory, Guadalajara announce Santiago Ormeo signing From Club Leon, Great goal gives Pumas first win of the season against Necaxa. Located in-between Mexico City and Guadalajara, Morelia did win the Copa MX in 2013 and finished runner-up in the 2017 Clausura. All Rights Reserved. callback: cb He scored 14 times with El Tri, including the qualifying goal for the 1962 tournament. Cuauhtmoc Blanco is one of the most controversial footballers that the country has had, but certainly one of the best. Over the last few seasons theyve surprised the league by making the playoffs. He also played for Los Angeles Galaxy, Cruz Azul, Chicago Fire, Tigres UANL and Puebla. Nicknames: Los Camoteros (The Sweet Potatoers) Location: Puebla, Puebla Stadium: Estadio Cuauhtmoc Rivals: Veracruz. Casarn was going through his best moment when a serious injury sidelined him; Necaxa fans were so angry that they burnt the Asturias' stadium. Former MLS forward Fabin Espndola plays for Necaxa, as does Chilean striker Edson Puch. window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { From 1995 to 2010, Blanco appeared in 121 games with Mexico national team and played in three World Cups, scoring three times. 7) What should we have asked that we didnt? Chivas Guadalajara - The Los Angeles Dodgers to Amricas New York Yankees, Chivas are inarguably one of Mexico - and the Western Hemispheres - best known teams. As Mexico gears up for the start of Liga MX's Clausura 2016 season, VAVEL USA introduces the 18 teams of Liga MX. One of Mexico's top scorers is Enrique Borja. He was a natural-born striker that went to Spain in 1992 to play for Atltico Madrid.

Borja is remembered for his unusual goals. The Peruvian netted 40 Liga MX goals in just 72 matches and featured at the World Cup in Russia. Former San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Rafael Baca is perhaps the most recognizable name on the team for MLS followers. If the green and white hoops are reminiscent of Scotlands Celtic, thats no accident - the club models itself on the Scottish giants both on the pitch and off, with their humanitarian outreach a large part of the clubs footprint. Club Leon Nicknames: Los Panzas Verdes (The green bellies), La Fiera (The wild beast), Los Esmeraldas (The Emeralds) Location: Leon Guanajuato Stadium: Estadio Nou Camp Rivals Irapuato FC, Union De Curidores, Dorados De Sinaloa. rj?O~~7G/$ ^M$UQ@A5:UXC=zuTv:_vZ_8jeU=UI*%|W) 0*?OR28T?P Since that time theyve lost five finals. We thank him for sharing some time with us today. Last season they finished in the top eight and in the playoffs. What you need to know: A winnerof only two titles, Puebla F.C. He played four seasons with the Red and Whites before moving to Real Madrid, where he spent seven years playing with some of the finest footballers. Claudio lifted three Gold Cups and a Confederations Cup. Chiapas FC Nicknames: Jaguares (Jaguars), Los Felinos (The Felines) Location: Gutierrez, Chiapas Stadium: Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna. Campos debuted as a striker, he scored 14 times in his first season with UNAM, later he earned the goalkeeper position. )JV7#[6Ti+3?B=Ha-y?y VHOfbQ%QG^d?pHdP:j1 SkoL[!74h)>Qhhe@cs,]8$\|Jl;3?t9wXF~mh6:mf5:)VY+ F/&>c,[\s|fK&IXZtYU&-t jU,|:=!jM He was a regular with El Tri, where he played from 1983 to 1997. Puebla F.C. Deportivo Toluca FC Nicknames: Los Diablos Rojos (Red Devils) Location: Toluca, Mexico Stadium: Nemesio Diez. The team has the most titles (12), plays in the biggest stadium (Estadio Azteca, where the Mexican National Team plays), and has some of the biggest stars in Miky Arroyo and Oribe Peralta. Carbajal is the only Mexican player that has received theFIFA Order of Merit. His performance in both tournaments was enough for PSV Eindhoven to sign him. All five of their titles have come in the last twenty years including their last one a year ago. Winners of only four domestic titles, three have come in the last twelve years and they also won three straight CONCACAF Champions League titles from 2011-2013. They make up the other half of El Clsico with Monterrey for the people of Monterrey. After a superb performance at the 1934 World Cup qualifier, de la Fuente signed with Racing de Santander; he played one season before returning to Mexico. What you need to know: One of Mexicos most historic and successful clubs. He scored six goals with El Tri and 53 with the clubs he played for. His ball touch is accurate and delicate, but he also knows how to score, as he has a super header. What you need to know: One of Mexicos Big Four and one of Mexicos four most popular teams. Theyre also favorites in the CONCACAF Champions league and have one of the best and deepest rosters. Snchez won the Pichichi award five times, four of them with Real Madrid, and helped the Merengues secure five La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey and three Supercopas de Espaa. Tolucas biggest rivals are Toros Neza in the Segunda Division (which is the third division in Mexico), and they play in the Clsico Mexiquense. The club also has players who hold both Mexican and American citizenship, including Joe Corona, Michael Orozco, Alejandro Guido, and Paul Arriola, and their biggest rivals are Len (although they share a bit of a friendly rivalry with MLS LA Galaxy). FMF State of Mind, for Mexican Soccer fans, Mexico NT 2022 World Cup kit features return of classic green home jersey. Puebla - Playing in the eponymous central Mexican city, Puebla has fallen on hard times lately. Theyre one half of Mexicos oldest rivalry with Chivas de Guadalajara. Club Atlas Nickname: Los Zorros (The Foxes) Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco Stadium: Estadio Jalisco Rivals: Chivas De Guadalajara.