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Miguel Herrera's wild celebrations are the real Liga MX final MVPs

Club America has won a record 13th Liga MX championship -- but team boss Miguel Herrera's signature intense celebrations are the true MVPs.

Herrera became a meme-in-the-making back in 2014 when he was in charge of Mexico at the World Cup in Brazil -- and his wild facial expressions and super-charged fist pumps haven't let up since.

Sunday's win over Cruz Azul saw him jump for joy in championship form.

 

While Cruz Azul fans (or those of only 12-time league winner Chivas) may not like seeing...

America's Edson Alvarez, Diego Lainez among Liga MX final's top performers

Club America has won the 2018 Apertura title. Following another Liga MX trophy for Las Aguilas, let's take a look back at the best individual performances from last week's battle for the championship between Cruz Azul and Club America.

Here's the Liga MX best XI from both legs of the final.

GK: Agustin Marchesin (Club America)

Were it not for his costly mistake on Sunday night's second leg, Cruz Azul's Jesus Corona would be the one winning this award. Nonetheless, in his place with two shutouts...

Club America achieve historic 13th title as Cruz Azul curse continues

MEXICO CITY -- Edson Alvarez netted two second half goals as Club America defeated Cruz Azul 2-0 on Sunday to win the Liga MX 2018 Apertura inside Estadio Azteca.

The teams had tied 0-0 in Thursday's first leg.

Here are three quick thoughts:

1. Alvarez etches name in history as America claim title No. 13

This was Edson Alvarez's night in Estadio Azteca. When other more experienced heads around him couldn't get a grip and stick the ball into the back of the net, it was the 21-year-old who struck...

America and Cruz Azul's Apertura first-leg battle sets stage for dramatic finale on Sunday

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico City rivals Club America and Cruz Azul tied 0-0 in Estadio Azteca on Thursday in the first leg of the Liga MX's 2018 Apertura final. The second leg will be in the same venue on Sunday. Here are three thoughts from the match.

1. Marchesin comes up big for Club America

The story of the 2018 Apertura title may only have a maximum of 120 minutes left to go, but there will be more twists and turns than we saw on Thursday.

Perhaps the main lesson from the first leg of this final...

What you need to know about 2018 Liga MX Apertura finalists Club America

Club America has 12 league titles, a record equaled only by Chivas. The Mexico City side seeks to make it a lucky 13 against Cruz Azul.

With Club America set take on Cruz Azul in the final of the 2018 Liga MX Apertura, Eric Gomez breaks down Las Aguilas.

MEXICO CITY -- Only a few weeks ago, the thought of Club America making the final (and in such a convincing fashion) was somewhat of a pipe dream. Despite the overall solidity of their regular campaign, fans were unimpressed by the team's lack of a killer forward, its general inability to beat top teams and Miguel Herrera's tendency to drop back after grabbing a lead.

However, the...

What you need to know about 2018 Liga MX Apertura finalists Cruz Azul

Pedro Caixinha
Cruz Azul coach Pedro Caixinha hopes to break the club's 21-year league title drought against city rivals Club America.

With Cruz Azul set take on Club America in the final of the 2018 Liga MX Apertura, Tom Marshall takes a look at how La Maquina line up.

Players to watch

Cruz Azul's charge to the final hasn't been defined by one outstanding star player. It's been more of a collective effort born out of self-sacrifice and buying into Pedro Caixinha's playing style and idea.

That said, Cruz Azul's spine has been absolutely crucial. Goalkeeper Jesus Corona, center-back Pablo Aguilar, central midfielder Ivan Marcone...