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Relegated Veracruz to pay way back into Mexico's top flight - manager

As MLS and Liga MX mull a new tournament like the SuperLiga of the mid-2000s, Taylor Twellman says the time is right for a new competition.
MLS commissioner Don Garber and Liga MX president Enrique Bonilla speak of their hopes of bringing unity to the two leagues as they announce the Campeones Cup.

Veracruz's 2-0 loss to Liga MX leader Leon on Sunday condemned the team to relegation and brought tears to the eyes of young goalkeeper Sebastian Jurado on the final whistle.

But Los Tiburones Rojos are likely to remain in Mexico's top division, as long as the club pays 120 million Mexican pesos (just over $6 million) to keep its place in a league looking to expand from 18 to 19 teams for next season.

"[Club owner] Fidel [Kuri] has the money to pay, but the idea was to save the team from relegation...

Liga MX to audit Veracruz finances; owner says 'nothing to hide'

Liga MX said Friday that it will conduct an audit of Veracruz's financial records, one day after Mexico's tax authorities announced its own probe into the use of alleged "double contracts" in the league.

"Double contracts" are when a player or employee signs one contract to register with the federation as an official document and then has another on the side directly with the club or separate entity.

In a statement relased Friday, the league said it has asked auditors Ernst & Young to review the...

Authorities to probe Liga MX clubs, players on alleged 'double contracts'

Mexico's Tax Administration Service (SAT) is set to investigate Liga MX clubs and players for the alleged existence of "double contracts."

"Double contracts" are when a player or employee signs one contract to register with the federation as an official document and then has another on the side directly with the club or separate entity.

There have been regular accusations of the existence of such contracts in Mexico, but the issue was blown open when Guillermo Vazquez accused Veracruz of using the...

Ex-Veracruz manager Guillermo Vazquez blames Liga MX 'double contracts' for resignation

Guillermo Vazquez has blamed his resignation as Veracruz manager on Monday on the existence of "double contracts" in Liga MX and claims the club owes him money.

"Double contracts" are when a player or employee signs one contract to register with the federation as an official document and then has another on the side directly with the club or separate entity. There have been regular accusations of the existence of such contracts in Mexico.

Vazquez has suggested his contractual situation was abnormal,...

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Violence in stands mars Liga MX match between Veracruz and Tigres

A Liga MX soccer match between Veracruz and Tigres UANL was marred by violence when fans from both sides confronted each other in the stands of Veracruz's Luis 'Pirata' Fuente stadium.

Tigres players on the pitch motioned to their fans to leave the stadium following full time.

A visibly irate club manager Ricardo 'Tuca' Ferretti had to be held by back star player Andre-Pierre Gignac after getting into a shoving and shouting match with a police officer on the pitch.

Fans pelted the field with objects...