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 By Eric Gomez

Liga MX Power Rankings: Cruz Azul top despite slip; Monterrey and Morelia plunge

Elias Hernandez of Cruz Azul shows his frustration after the game.
Elias Hernandez of Cruz Azul shows his frustration after the defeat.

MEXICO -- After nine games, Cruz Azul's impressive unbeaten streak ended in the Apertura 2018, falling victim to one of the most frustrating and entertaining teams in the tournament: Necaxa.

Returning from international duty, the eight-time Liga MX champions are still in the driver's seat as the season moves into the second half, however, as they retain a three-point lead over Club America, Pumas and Santos Laguna -- all of whom won last weekend.

Here are the Power Rankings after Week 9.

1. CRUZ...

Chile's Diego Valdes apologises for eye gesture ahead of South Korea match

Diego Valdes made his senior international debut for Chile against the United States in 2015
Diego Valdes made his senior international debut for Chile against the United States in 2015.

Chile international Diego Valdes has apologised for creating a racism controversy in South Korea ahead of Tuesday's international friendly between the teams.

The midfielder appeared to make a derogatory gesture with his eyes while posing with a South Korean fan on Monday for a photograph that has been widely circulated by South Korean media.

"In relation to the photograph that has appeared on social media, it was never my intention to offend and I offer my apologies to anyone that could have been...

Morelia apologizes for coach Filadelfo Rangel's sexist remark

Liga MX club Morelia has issued an apology for its women's team's coach Filadelfo Rangel remarks after the side's 0-0 draw with Necaxa on Friday.

When explaining his team's failure to finish chances, Rangel suggested that it had to do with women being more "indecisive."

"It's because of indecision," said Rangel in the postgame press conference. "The indecision of women. It's like in life, they are more indecisive than men in taking decisions."

The comments sparked a backlash on social media and...

 By Tom Marshall

America's Cecilio Dominguez to miss start of season after horrific jaw fracture

Cecilio Dominguez is set to miss the start of the 2018 Apertura after breaking his jaw on Sunday.

Paraguay international Cecilio Dominguez suffered a horrific jaw break during Club America's 2-1 friendly victory over Morelia on Sunday in San Jose, California.

In an ugly scene, Morelia defender Emanuel Loeschbor lost balance and flew into Dominguez on the edge of the penalty area in the sixth minute, after Club America striker Roger Martinez seemed to shove the Morelia player.

Dominguez remained on the ground and the medical staff eventually stretchered the 23-year-old off the field and to hospital...


Seattle Sounders sign Peru forward Raul Ruidiaz as designated player

The Seattle Sounders completed the signing of Raul Ruidiaz on Friday, after the forward finished playing at the World Cup with Peru.

Ruidiaz's acquisition had been long anticipated, with the 27-year-old's previous club, Mexico's Morelia, announcing his departure to MLS two weeks ago. He will be able to make his MLS debut after the secondary transfer window opens on July 10..

Sources told ESPN Deportes this month that Morelia had accepted a transfer fee of $7.5 million -- quite large by MLS...