Discipinary Report: Women’s Apertura 2017 Round 3

The Disciplinary Commission also published the women’s report for Apertura 2017 Round 3. There was one ejection this weekend, the first in the women’s league-Guadalajara’s Guadalupe Sanchez is the first ever ejection in the Women’s Liga MX, gaining the dubious distinction by picking up 2 Amarillas. She will sit out the next game.

The full list, all Amarillas are for unsportsmanlike conduct unless otherwise noted:
America
Nil

Atlas
Nil

Tijuana
Amarillas-Sarai Lagarde

Cruz Azul
Amarillas-Gloria Abitia (dissent by word or action), Laura Rangel

Queretaro
Nil

Guadalajara
Amarillas-Guadalupe Sanchez
Rojas-Guadalupe Sanchez (2 Amarillas in same game), 1 Game Suspension

Leon
Amarillas-Maria Rangel

Morelia
Nil

Necaxa
Amarillas-Brenda Garcia, Cristina Amador

Pachuca
Amarillas-Natalia Meigoza

Monterrey
Nil

Santos
Amarillas-Grecia Ruiz (not respecting statutory distance on free kick, corner kick or trow-in)

Veracruz
Amarillas-Amairany Aguirre, Itzel Roman

Tigres
Amarillas-Lydia Rangel

Toluca
Nil

Pumas
Nil

Disciplinary Report: Apertura 2017 Round 4

The Disciplinary Commission has published the list of sanctions & warnings from Apertura 2017 Round 4. There were 3 ejections this weekend, 2 players and the notable one-Guadalajara head coach Matias Almeyda was assessed TWO Rojas-first for constantly protesting the officiating, then for remaining on the field of play or returning there, or remaining in the tunnel/corridors after ejection, even if the game has ended. That latter point apparently is something new going forward. He’ll sit out two games as the Chivas continue to fall apart after their championship run last tournament. The other two players ejected each get 1 game.

The full list, all Amarillas are for unsportsmanlike conduct unless otherwise noted:
America
Amarillas-Miguel Samudio Silvio Romero, Paul Aguilar, Agustin Marchesin (dissent by word or action)
Rojas-Bruno Valdez (denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by a foul punishable by a penalty kick), 1 Game Suspension

Atlas
Amarillas-Jaine Barreiro, Milton Caraglio, Daniel Arreola

Tijuana
Amarillas-Gustavo Bou, Michael Orozco (delay of game)

Cruz Azul
Amarillas-Rafael Baca, Edgar Mendez (repeated rule violations), Enzo Roco Roco, Julio Dominguez

Queretaro
Amarillas-Jaime Gomez

Guadalajara
Amarillas-Jesus Sanchez, Oswaldo Alanis
Rojas-Matias Almeyda 2 (constant complaints/protests of officials, any coach or coaching staff in Liga MX or Ascenso MX who remains on or returns to the field of play after being ejected or remains in the tunnel leading to the field, even after the game has ended, will be sanctioned), 2 Game Suspension

Leon
Nil

Lobos
Amarillas-Cesar Cercado, Jonathan Fabbro (not respecting statutory distance on a free kick, corner kick or throw-in), Pedro Aquino, Jose Canales (dissent by word or action)
Rojas-Pedro Aquino (2 Amarillas in same game), 1 Game Suspension

Morelia
Amarillas-Emanuel Loeschbor

Necaxa
Amarillas-Daniel Lopez, Jairo Gonzalez, Pablo Velasquez, Marcelo Barovero (dissent by word or action)

Pachuca
Amarillas-Robert Herrera, Angelo Sagal, Raul Gomez

Puebla
Amarillas-Fabian Villasenor (dissent by word or action)

Monterrey
Amarillas-Rogelio Funes Mori, Nicolas Sanhez

Santos
Nil

Veracruz
Nil

Tigres
Amarillas-Alberto Acosta, Nahuel Guzman

Toluca
Amarillas-Efrain Velarde, Ivan Zamora, Rodrigo Lopez

Pumas
Amarillas-Brian Figueroa

Women’s Apertura 2017 Week 3 Results

Here are the results from Week 3 of the Women’s Apertura 2017 tournament:
At Pachuca 3, Tijuana 0
America 2, at Toluca 1
Atlas 3, at Leon 1
Tigres 6, at Santos 0
At Guadalajara 1, Necaxa 0
Cruz Azul 1, at Morelia 0
At Pumas 3, Veracruz 0
At Monterrey 2, Queretaro 1

Standings-wise, Group A is almost all but over as Pachuca & America are both 3-0 and 5 points clear of Toluca & Pumas. Pachuca is #1 right now by virtue of goal differential (8 to 7). The only winless team left in the group is Veracruz. In Group B, Monterrey remains on top at 3-0 with Tigres holding 2nd at 2-0-1. Both Guadalajara & Atlas are one point behind Tigres.

Apertura 2017 Week 4 Results: Veracruz 3, Santos 2

The final game of week 4 featured things that don’t happen very often based on recent history-most notably, for only the 2nd time since the start of the Clausura 2017, Santos lost-they dropped a 3-2 decision at home to Veracruz. Cristian Menendez gave Veracruz an early lead with a 34th-minute goal, then in the 56th minute Jorge Enriquez’s header got Santos even. Veracruz quickly re-took the lead on an Adrian Luna header in the 59th minute and a Christian Valdez goal in the 64th minute to extend their lead to 3-1. The refs let them play at the end until Santos got a Brian Lozano goal 5 minutes into extra time, but there would be no rallying for another tie. Santos now has matched their entire loss total from last tournament after 4 weeks-1. This also is only the 3rd time in their last 21 games at Santos that Veracruz has won-coming in their record in the last 20 games there was 2-15-3.

Game Stats:
Goals-Cristian Memendez (Veracruz, 34′, 2nd of tournament), Jorge Enriquez (Santos, 56′, 1st of tournament), Adrian Luna (Veracruz, 59′, 2nd of tournament), Christian Valdez (Veracruz, 64′, 1st of tournament), Brian Lozano (Santos, 90+5′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Santos 1
Corner Kicks-Santos 10, Veracruz 1
Amarillas-Nil
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio TSM Corona, Torreon, Coahuila
Attendance: TBA

Next up:
Santos-at Tijuana (8/18)
Veracruz-Queretaro (8/19)

Apertura 2017 Week 4 Results: Pumas 2, Lobos 0

It was another week of firsts for Lobos, but not the good kind-they finally fell from the ranks of the unbeatens, taking their first Liga MX loss today 2-0 at Pumas. The game was scoreless at halftime but then Nicolas Castillo once again took over for Pumas, scoring in the 48th minute on a half-bicycle kick that took one bounce and had enough on it that the goalie couldn’t get enough of a piece to keep it out of the net. Lobos tried to shut down Castillo but it backfired in a couple ways-first, just before the second half ended Jesus Aquino picked up his second of 2 Amarillas which meant a Rojas! HE GONE! That’s the first ejection for Lobos so far, then after that they tangled up Castillo in front of the Lobos net when he had the ball and that meant a PENAL! Although the ref gave the goalie the last of the Lobos Amarilas to him on the play, which didn’t seem right. Castillo scored for his second of the game to hand Lobos their first defeat and give Pumas some momentum going into next week’s Universitario Clasico at Tigres. Lobos will have a tough bounce-back test as they’ll welcome America.

Game Stats:
Goals-Nicolas Castillo 2 (Pumas, 48′, 90+4′, Penalty Kick, 4th of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Pumas 6, Lobos 4
Corner Kicks-Lobos 5, Pumas 3
Amarillas-Lobos 5 (Cesar Cercado, 51′, Jonathan Fabbro, 78′, Pedro Aquino 2, 81′, 89′, Jose Canales, 90+2′), Pumas 1 (Brian FIgueroa, 33′)
Rojas-Lobos 1 (Aquino, 89′)

Venue: Estadio Olimpico Univertisario, Mexico City
Attendance: 22,055 (45.6% capacity)

Next up:
Pumas-at Tigres (8/19)
Lobos-America (8/19)

Apertura 2017 Week 4 Results: Leon 3, Necaxa 0

Another team in desperate need of a win to possibly salvage their tournament managed just that last night, as Leon played easily their best game so far this year in a 3-0 win at Necaxa. All 3 goals came after halftime-Jorge Pereyra scored as soon as the second half began, then Andres Andrade got an insurance goal in the 87th minute and Mauro Boselli got his second goal of the year in extra time to end the game.

Game Stats:
Goals-Jorge Pereyra (Leon, 46′, 1st of tournament), Amdres Andrade (Leon, 87′, 1st of tournament), Mauro Boselli (Leon, 90+3′, 2nd of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Nil
Corner Kicks-Necaxa 4, Leon 1
Amarillas-Necaxa 4 (Daniel Alvarez, 33′, Jairo Gonzalez, 70′, Pablo Velasquez, 81′, Marcelo Barovero, 85′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Victoria, Aguascalientes
Attendance 14,897 (62.3% capacity)

Next up:
Necaxa-at Toluca (4/20)
Leon-Monterrey (4/19)

Apertura 2017 Week 4 Results: Pachuca 2, Tigres 1

In a rematch of last year’s Apertura championship, Pachuca may have saved their tournament in a tough situation with a crucial 2-1 home win over Tigres. Angelo Sagal put the Tuzos ahead early with a 9th-minute goal, but allowed Tigres to tie it up in the 25th minute when they conceded a PENAL! to Andre-Pierre Gignac, who converted for his first goal of the year. Erick Gutierrez scored the game-winner in the 78th minute to give Pachuca its first win of the year and hand Tigres their first loss.

Game Stats:
Goals-Angelo Sagal (Pachuca, 9′, 1st of tournament), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Tigres, 25′, 1st of tournament, Penalty Kick), Erick Gutierrez (Pachuca, 78′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Tigres 1
Corner Kicks-Tigres 5, Pachuca 1
Amarillas-Pachuca 3 (Robert Herrera, 25′, Sagal, 61′, Raul Lopez, 62′), Tigres 2 (Alberto Acosta, 39′, Nahuel Guzman, 61′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Hidalgo, Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo
Attendance: 23,583 (85.7% capacity)

Next up:
Pachuca-at Morelia (8/18)
Tigres-Pumas (8/19)