Mexican football roundup

My beloved Chivas lost in the Mexican Clausura 2007 championship semifinals against eventual champions Atlante.  Their history has taken a remarkable turn for the better this season.  Founded in 1916 in Mexico City, the "Team of the People" had fallen on hard times, as followers became few and far between.  An attempted move to Ciudad Neza to get new supporters didn't work, and they had to return to ever more empty seats at the Aztec Stadium.  This year, to improve their luck, they decided to move to Cancún.  Their results improved considerably, their local stadium is continuously full and the team played very well both in the regular season and in the playoffs.  Congratulations!

América, on the other hand, lost the final of the Copa Sudamericana against Arsenal de Sarandí.  They were completely schooled during the second leg at home in the Azteca, and even though they won away it was not enough.

Furthermore, Pachuca lost their first and only match in the Club World Cup.  After having a wonderful few years, winning the Mexican championship multiple times, the Copa Sudamericana and the CONCACAF championship to qualify to Japan, they underlined their terrible second half of 2007 with a disastrous performance against Étoile Sportive du Sahel, the African champions.

There is rumours that more Mexican players will move to Europe in the winter, with Héctor Moreno from Pumas UNAM going to AZ Almaar, therefore joining Carlos Salcido in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Let's see what new surprises there are in the new year.


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