American Exports preview: Torres faces Corona in Pachuca
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Round four of matches in Mexico's Liga MX brings a game that US national team fans won't want to miss.
José Torres' Pachuca host Club Tijuana in the Estadio Hidalgo looking to build on last week's win against Querétaro, for which “el Gringo” was suspended (Saturday, 8 pm ET, TeleFutura).
For the Xolos, Joe Corona and Edgar Castillo could both start, with Greg Garza, Alejandro Guido and Stevie Rodriguez in the frame to be in the squad.
Straight after that game, Michael Orozco Fiscal's San Luis play Monterrey at home, looking for their first win of the season (Saturday, 10 pm ET, Univision Deportes).
Jonathan Bornstein was on the bench last week for Tigres UANL, but will be hoping for playing time when the Monterrey club plays Querétaro on Saturday (8 pm ET, Univision Deportes).
On Friday, Herculez Gomez comes back down to earth after last weekend's emotional return to Las Vegas to play Real Madrid. His Santos Laguna side travel to league leaders Club León (10:30 pm ET, Fox Deportes).
On Sunday, DaMarcus Beasley's Puebla take on Cruz Azul in the Estadio Cuauhtémoc on a little bit of a high after rescuing a point last weekend against Santos (1 pm ET, Azteca Deportes).
Down in the second division, Marco Vidal's Lobos BUAP play Celaya, Sonny Guadalajara and Isaac Acuña's Mérida face Pumas Morelos and Adrian Ruelas' Veracruz take on Estudiantes Tecos.
In Colombia's first division, it will be another big day for 21-year-old goalkeeper Kevin Piedrahita, who is set to start for Itaguí against Once Caldas.
Tom Marshall covers Americans playing in Latin America for MLSsoccer.com. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.