Brayan Angulo fouls Alejandro Zendejas and América gets a free kick with great goal danger.
America’s first warning. Roger shoots from outside the box but the attempt was not a goal threat.
THE GAME STARTS
The game kicks off at the Estadio Caliente in Tijuana, with the Xolos hosting América in the main stadium in an important duel that could secure a playoff spot for either team.
IN A FEW MOMENTS WE BEGIN
In a few minutes we will start the broadcast of Xolos vs América, a match corresponding to Day 14 of the Liga MX from the Estadio Caliente in Tijuana.
THE FUTURE OF “TANO” IN AMERICA
In an interview for FOX Sports, “El Tano” Ortíz said that he was not worried about his future in América, because it is something that is not in his hands and he prefers not to hope, because it could be counterproductive for his work.
“I’m going to go day by day, I can’t hope for something that I don’t know if it’s going to happen. I live it, I like day by day, thinking about tomorrow would be a big mistake”, said “Tano”.
AMERICA HAS ALREADY KEEP IT IN EYES
Over the past few hours, rumors have multiplied that the Eagles will do anything for Germán Berterame, a striker who currently plays for Atlético de San Luis. America would have them very close to its orbit and according to several reports, once the tournament is over they will put a proposal on the table to try to bring it to the nest next season.
THE STARTING ELEVEN OF THE XOLOS
These are the most recent results between America and Xolos in the last 5 matches
America 2-0 Tijuana – Open 2021
Tijuana 0-2 America – Guardians 2021
America 4-0 Tijuana – Guardians 20202
Tijuana 0-0 America – Closing 2020
America 3-1 Tijuana – Opening 2019
America are unbeaten against Tijuana in their last five matches, with four wins and one draw.
Azulcrema team have a clean sheet against Xolos in their last 4 games.
The Tijuana Xolos have won just one of their last six games at the Estadio Caliente, hosting teams from CDMX.
Las Águilas are the team that have scored the most goals at the start of their games, with five goals scored between 0 and 15 minutes.
The Xolos got back on track several rounds ago and currently sit 12th in the General Table, the last place qualifying for the tournament playoffs. With 16 points, they have lost just two, drawn two and won one of their last five games.
SUMMARY OF CLUB AMERICA
Since “Tano” Ortíz took the reins of the first team, the América Eagles have lost only one game (against Monterrey) and started to accumulate 11th place in the general table with 16 points. With a strong end to the season, América needs to win this game to continue adding points and securing a playoff spot and trying to host the playoffs at home.
THE AMERICAN STARTING ELEVEN IS READY
THERE WAS A DRAMA TO WATCH THE MATCH
América and Tijuana fans had to go through the angst to be able to watch the game, as it was announced that the game would only be broadcast by Fox Sports Premium exclusively. However, in the end, the same company announced that their own fans and others will be able to enjoy the game on the regular Fox Sports 1 channels.
PROTAGONIST OF THE LEAGUE CUP SHOWCASE
The League Cup announced through a press release that America, Chivas, LA Galaxy and LAFC will star in the League Cup “Showcase” at SoFi Stadium on August 3. América will face Mexico’s Carlos Vela’s LAFC while Guadalajara will have a meeting with former Red and White player Javier Hernández.
THE WAIT IS OVER
The wait is over at the Estadio Caliente, the activities of the Liga MX resume with the duel between the Aguilas of America and the Xolos of Tijuana for the 14th day of the Tournament Clausura 2022. It will be one of the most important for both teams as both teams have 16 points and are in the playoff zone, however, their playoff stay is in jeopardy as a loss could leave them out and a win could bring them closer to securing a place in the knockout stage of the championship and organize the knockout stage at home.
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Last composition of the Xolos of Tijuana:
G.Alcala; V. Lorona, L. López, V. Guzmán, B. Angulo; M. Ruiz, C. Rivera; R. Ibarra, J. Domínguez, J. Montecinos; F.Ferreyra.
America’s latest programming:
G.Ochoa; J. Sánchez, B. Valdez, S. Cáceres, L. Fuentes; R. Sanchez, A. Fidalgo; A. Zendejas, D. Valdés, R. Martínez; H.Martin.
América and Tijuana have faced each other 23 times in total (12 wins for the Eagles, 5 wins for the Tijuana Xolos and 6 draws) where the advantage is in favor of the Azulcrema team, likewise, in the goals , it is the American team which has the advantage with 38 goals scored out of 14 by the Xolos. Their last meeting dates back to the Apertura Tournament 2021 on Matchday 6, when América beat Xolos de Tijuana 2-0 at Estadio Azteca.
They are looking to get into the playoffs
Tijuana’s Xolos team is currently outside the playoffs as they sit 13th overall, just one spot away from qualifying for the finals. They have 15 points, which are the result of 4 wins, 3 ties and 6 losses, with 10 goals for and 17 goals against, a situation that leaves them with a negative difference of minus 7. In the last tournament, the Xolos were out from the playoffs and couldn’t even fight for a spot mathematically, now they will be looking to get into the playoffs because they depend on themselves to get there.
America is back
The Aguilas d’América are back in Liga MX, after having a difficult start to the tournament under former coach Santiago Solari, who placed them at the bottom of the general table, the Azulcrema team woke up and resumed under the guidance of “Tano” Ortíz, the coach who led the team since the ninth day of the tournament and who brought them back to the playoffs, went 4 matches without defeat and put the fate of America in his hands making them dependent on themselves to qualify for the final stage of the tournament. The last game, América liked, won and defeated FC Juárez at the Estadio Azteca after winning 2-0 at halftime with goals from Alejandro Zendejas and Federico Viñas. Later, Diego Valdés scored the decisive goal to make América fans believe and dream of seeing the Coapa team in the playoffs of Mexican football. America are currently in 11th place overall with 16 points from 4 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, as well as 17 goals scored and 16 conceded, which leaves them with a goal difference of 1 goal.
To stay in playoff positions
The Liga MX is about to reach its final phase and the teams are starting to tighten their engines to close this championship where they will seek a place in the playoffs or play-offs of Mexican football. In this duel, the Tijuana Xolos will receive Club América at the main kennel in what will be another Liga MX duel, the two teams are fighting to be present in the national football playoffs, with the eagles momentarily inside and with the objective of climbing positions to receive the elimination duel at home, and the Xolos being outside the playoffs looking to enter the positions one way or another to avoid being eliminated again as in the previous tournament.