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Santos Laguna excel as Liga MX's 'big four' trip up

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno says a merger between MLS and Liga MX will not work because of the huge structural differences of the sport in the United States.

Week 10 of games in the 2019 Apertura in Liga MX came to a close with Santos Laguna flying high at the top of the table, Leon impressing, Veracruz continuing to be terrible and the "big four" struggling.

Here are the major talking points from the weekend:

Santos leading a surprise top four

It wouldn't be fair to call Santos Laguna an "underdog." Given Los Guerreros have reached six Liga MX finals in the past 10 years, it'd be a out of place to give them that label.

But after the 10 rounds of matches...

Mexican soccer cracking down on GK chant

Sebi Salazar recaps Mexico's humbling defeat to Argentina, which was Tata Martino's first loss as El Tri manager.

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's football federation and Liga MX are set to crack down on the controversial goalkeeper chant that FIFA has ruled anti-gay, with clubs set to play behind closed doors if the chant continues and the FMF fearful of not making Qatar 2022 if it occurs regularly during World Cup qualifying.

The chant used by some fans at Mexico national team and Liga MX games -- as well as in other Latin American countries -- is aimed towards opposition goalkeepers as they are running up to take...

Could MLS, Liga MX actually merge in the future? MLB might provide the blueprint

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno says a merger between MLS and Liga MX will not work because of the huge structural differences of the sport in the United States.
After Zlatan Ibrahimovic's declaration that he's the top player MLS has ever seen, Shaka Hislop shares his top five Designated Players of all time.
Craig Burley says Zlatan Ibrahimovic reminds him of Ruud Gullit late in his career and lays out how Zlatan would fare if he returned to Europe.
Wayne Rooney discusses the two things that he would change about Major League Soccer.

MEXICO CITY -- Enrique Bonilla isn't known for being brash. The Liga MX president is more comfortable in the day-to-day decision-making of running Mexico's first division than he is in front of the media. But when it comes to the alliance between Liga MX and MLS, Bonilla is direct: he's adamant that the partnership is going to impact club soccer in North America in a major way.

"A huge success for sports in the United States and a huge success for football in Mexico," is Bonilla's take on what's...

Chivas win Clasico Tapatio, 10-man America hold Pumas

Alexis Vega
Alexis Vega's goal and subsequent celebration in the Clasico Tapatio caused a stir on social media.

MEXICO CITY -- Two of Liga MX's biggest derbies took place on Saturday, with Chivas earning the bragging rights over Atlas thanks to a 1-0 victory in Guadalajara's Clasico Tapatio and Pumas managing a 1-1 tie against 10-man Club America in Mexico City's Clasico Capitalino.

Chivas down Atlas to keep Boy afloat

Chivas' victory was sealed when young Mexico international Alexis Vega cut inside from the left wing and launched a swerving, dipping shot from outside the penalty area that left Atlas goalkeeper...