Just took a look at the cover of Cancha, which mocked Club America for the 3-2 loss to last year’s MLS Cup winners. Head coach Miguel Herrera, who praised Atlanta’s level and the rise of MLS in his post-game remarks, wasn’t the only one left with a strong impression.
Papers in Mexico this morning are fun, roasting Club America for their #CampeonesCup loss to @ATLUTD & claiming they're the Liga MX team to lose to an MLS team in a final.— Matthew Doyle (@MattDoyle76) August 15, 2019
FWIW though, this is wrong – Toluca lost to D.C. United in the 1998 Champions Cup (forerunner to the CCL). pic.twitter.com/qqulx7NAj0
Other sport newspapers in Mexico didn’t quite take a dig at the Liga MX club, instead choosing to minimize the result. Record opted to highlight other stories, with the 3-2 scoreline barely visible.
Esto took a similar approach, instead putting former Atlanta coach Tata Martino on the cover. He’s now the coach of the Mexican national team.
Buenos días lectores 🙂— Esto en Línea (@estoenlinea) August 15, 2019
Aquí llega la portada de hoy 🗞
México de segunda, Gerardo Martino tuvo razón al decir que nuestro fútbol no es de calidad.
Visita https://t.co/8MC7FZJPni 📱💻 pic.twitter.com/thNfkXazLP
Over in the online universe, popular Mexican outlet Medio Tiempo didn't quite have it as top-of-the-page news, but had a whole carousel dedicated 'América's disaster' even into the mid-afternoon on Thursday.
As the rivalry heats up between MLS and Liga MX, the media is certainly taking notice. But one has to also wonder what treatment Club América would have received had they won?
Perhaps we’ll find out when the 2020 Campeones Cup comes around.