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Leagues Cup triumph huge for Cruz Azul, but tournament still a work in progress

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno says a merger between MLS and Liga MX will not work because of the huge structural differences of the sport in the United States.

LAS VEGAS -- The announced attendance at the inaugural Leagues Cup final between Cruz Azul and Tigres UANL was 20,132, or just over half of Sam Boyd Stadium's 40,000 capacity. The tally was fitting given that half-measures defined the first edition of the tournament.

While word of the creation of the Leagues Cup first leaked out in February, it wasn't until late May that the teams were finalized. The venue for Wednesday's final, which mostly serves as the home for UNLV's college football team, wasn't...

Portuguese coach Caixinha leaves Cruz Azul

Former Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has become the fourth manager to leave a Liga MX club over the early weeks of the Apertura.
Former Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has become the fourth manager to leave a Liga MX club since the beginning of the Apertura.

Cruz Azul head coach Pedro Caixinha has agreed to part ways with the club, bringing the Portuguese manager's 18-month stint in the Liga MX  to an end, a club statement confirmed on Monday.

Cruz Azul are 11th in Liga MX having tied 1-1 against Chivas at home on Saturday. Caixinha had indicated after the match that he was already planning for upcoming games, including the Leagues Cup final in Las Vegas against Tigres on Sept. 18.

The club will now be look for a new manager in the international...

Club America has more followers than NFL giants

The top four sides in Mexico enjoy a massive following on social media platforms.

Mexican side Club America has more followers on social media than NFL's most popular team Dallas Cowboys.

Las Aguilas have 15.9 million over Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, compared to the 15.3 of "America's Team."

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While the average NFL franchise has a higher number of social media followers (5.7m) than the average Liga MX club (3.7m), Mexico's "big four" -- Chivas, Club America, Pumas and Cruz Azul -- would all be inside the top half of the 32 NFL franchises in...