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Veracruz players give up two goals while protesting unpaid wages

Veracruz players protested unpaid wages by refusing to play for the first 4 minutes and 20 seconds of Friday's 3-1 Liga MX home loss against Tigres, giving up two early goals in the process.

Tigres' players joined the protest for the first 60 seconds, but then began to play after goalkeeper Sebastian Jurado kicked the ball away and ceded possession.

Tigres' Eduardo Vargas kicked the ball into an empty net at 1:39, and Andre-Pierre Gignac added the second past motionless goalkeeper Jurado at 3:55....

Dorados match against Atlante cancelled due to gunfire in city

A wave of violence in the northwestern Mexican city of Culiacan caused the second division game between Diego Maradona's former club Dorados de Sinaloa and Atlante to be cancelled on Thursday.

The Ascenso MX game was due to be played at Estadio Banorte in the evening, but after a gunfight broke out in the city Thursday afternoon, league authorities swiftly postponed the match.

"The [game] won't be played today due to security concerns in the city of Culiacan," read the league's statement. "We'll...

Liga MX club Veracruz players set to go on strike, miss Friday's match against Tigres

Veracruz players are threatening to strike over unpaid wages.

Players from Liga MX's last-placed side Veracruz are vowing to boycott Friday's game against Tigres due to unpaid wages stretching back months, it was confirmed on Wednesday.

The Liga MX club is without a league win in 39 games and the ownership has had problems paying wages, leading the players to take action.

"Footballers from the Tiburones Rojos del Veracruz have agreed not to play the next fixture of the 2019 Apertura against Tigres, a decision supported emphatically by the Mexican Footballers...

Mexico's Jose Juan Macias making most of Nations League chances

Jose Juan Macias is making his case to be Mexico's next center-forward.

MEXICO CITY -- Who will be the anointed one to step up and challenge 28-year-old Raul Jimenez and 31-year-old Javier Hernandez in the center-forward position for the Mexico national team moving forward?

It's been a question circling El Tri for at least a few years, but it now has a tentative answer: all signs point to Jose Juan Macias.

And if that sounds like hype or ladening unwanted pressure on a 20-year-old striker who has only started 33 games in Liga MX, the difference is that Macias has...