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La Liga MX: Chiapas FC holds America, eagles still undefeated

Chiapas held America to a scoreless draw.
Chiapas held America to a scoreless draw.

Club America could not extend their winning streak in the Apertura 2014 to six games at the Victor Manuel Reyna Stadium in Tuxtla-Gutierrez, Mexico. Chiapas FC held America to a 0-0. In an interesting twist, America Coach Antonio “Turco” Mohamed sent a squad with many youth players.

Despite the lower experience from the Mexico City side, the youth system players held their ground and controlled possession of the ball for the majority of the game. On the other side of the pitch was a team of well-known veterans in La Liga MX. With players like Vicente Matias Vuoso, Luis Perez and Franco Arizala, Chiapas appeared as a stronger team on paper.

There were several near misses for both teams, but neither was able to break the net. The eagles will travel to Guatemala this week to take on Comunicaciones in CONCACAF Champions League action. America adds a point to their cause reaching 16 in six games. America will remain as the top dog in the league since Atlas fell 3-1 to Pachuca earlier in the day.

The worries continue for Chivas de Guadalajara as they managed another draw. This time the goats ended with a 0-0 against Veracruz FC at the Luis "Pirata" Fuente Stadium. Chivas scored their first point in La Liga MX since July 27, 2014 in a 1-0 over Pumas UNAM. Chivas moved up one step to 14th on the table, but still in relegation danger.

CF Monterrey defeated Puebla FC with a minimal score of 1-0 at the Tecnologico Stadium in Monterrey, Mexico. La Pandilla wins their third game of the season. Monterrey reaches 13 points and moves into the third position on the league table.

Cruz Azul won their second game of the season with a 2-1 over Queretaro FC at the Azul Stadium. La maquina cementera maintained control of the game to take a much needed victory. The Azulinos reached 8 points and moved into the 8th position on the league table.

Friday’s games:

Monarcas Morelia 1, Tigres UANL 5

Club Santos Laguna 3, Toluca FC 0

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