The Curse of the ‘Superlider’: How Finishing in First Place can be Detrimental for The Tijuana Xolos

April 28, 2017

  The Liga MX is among the most unpredictable soccer leagues in the world. The playoffs of the Liga MX or the ‘liguilla’ is even more unpredictable and is a league of its own. It does not matter where you finish in the Liga MX, in first or eighth, once the playoffs start, you have a chance at the title. For years, there has been this superstition that the team…


Tijuana Zonkeys Series Recap: Zonkeys Split Series with Mazatlán in Tijuana

April 28, 2017

The Tijuana Zonkeys just finished up a two-game series with the Nauticos de Mazatlán at the Auditorio Fausto Gutierrez, in Tijuana. The two-game set had a pair of contrasting games that made up an intriguing series. The ‘Burro-Zebras’ lost one game and won one game against a tough opposition. Tijuana had some fresh players and some missing leaders throughout this series which made for some interesting moments in this series….


Tijuana Zonkeys Win Three of Four Games on Road, Improve to 10-5

April 24, 2017

The Tijuana Zonkeys just had a four-game road trip, after eight days of no games. A lot changed in the eight-day break as the point guard, Sean Gardner, is no longer a part of the team. Gardner seemed to fit well with the team and seemed happy in Tijuana, so it is unclear why the American is no longer with the Striped Donkeys. David Abramowitz found a quick replacement for…


Tijuana Xolos Week 15 Recap: Xolos Defeat Diablos, Take First Place & Secure Playoff Berth

April 22, 2017

The Tijuana Xolos played their week 15 match against Toluca this Friday, April 22. The match was set to be one of the best of this weekend, between first place Toluca and the second place Tijuana Xolos. This was the fifth and final game that head coach Miguel Herrera would miss due to suspension. Herrera went with a lineup that had two peculiar exclusions. “El Piojo” utilized a 4-4-2 formation…


Tijuana Xolos Week 15 Preview: Tijuana & Toluca Battle for First Place at Estadio Caliente

April 21, 2017

Game: Tijuana Xolos vs Toluca When: Friday, April 21 Where: Estadio Caliente Time: 7:00 P.M. PST TV: Azteca America The Tijuana Xolos will take part in what is set to be one of the best matches of this week 15 of the Liga MX Clausura 2017. First place Toluca, who has 26 points, will visit the Estadio Caliente this Friday, April 2,1 to take on the second place Tijuana Xolos….


Tijuana Xolos: Possible Replacements for Miguel Herrera, Aviles Hurtado and Guido Rodriguez

April 20, 2017

It seems inevitable that Miguel Herrera will abandon the Tijuana Xolos to join his former team, Club America. “El Piojo” experienced one of the most thrilling Liga MX finals with ‘Las Aguilas’ in the Clausura 2013 tournament, defeating Cruz Azul and since then has had a love affair with the Mexico City team. It has been rumored nearly the whole season that Miguel Herrera will go back to the capital,…


Tijuana Xolos Week 14 Recap: Xolos Take Three Points at Chiapas & Take Second Place in Liga MX

April 17, 2017

The Tijuana Xolos played their Liga MX Clausura 2017 week 14 match last Saturday, April 15, visiting Chiapas at the Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna. The encounter was set to be a mismatch, with Tijuana being the team with the most goals scored in the Liga MX, and Chiapas being the team that has conceded the most goals in the league. The Aztec Canines were missing some key players in this…


Tijuana Xolos Week 14 Preview: Aztec Canines Travel to “The Jungle” to Face Chiapas

April 15, 2017

Game: Tijuana Xolos vs Chiapas When: Saturday, April 15 Where: Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna Time: 3:00 P.M. PST TV: Univision Deportes The Tijuana Xolos will kick off week 14 of the Liga MX Clausura 2017 this Saturday, April 15, when they take on Chiapas away from home. The match will be between two teams that have a lot on the line and it should provide an intriguing encounter for the…


Tijuana Xolos Week 10 Recap: Xolos Win Away From Home, Despite Red Card

April 13, 2017

The Tijuana Xolos visited Queretaro this Wednesday, April 12, to play the postponed week 10 match of the Liga MX Clausura 2017. The entire week 10 of the Liga MX had been postponed because of a strike by the referees. The matches were disputed this week from Tuesday, April 11 to Thursday, April 13 before the week 14 matches on the weekend. The Xolos were missing Victor Aguilera and Michael…


Tijuana Xolos Week 10 Preview: Xolos Play Postponed Week 10 Match Against Queretaro

April 12, 2017

Game: Queretaro vs Tijuana Xolos When: Wednesday, April 12 Where: Estadio Corregidora Time: 5:00 P.M. PST TV: Univision Deportes The Tijuana Xolos will have two Liga MX games this week; today on Wednesday, April 12, and on Saturday, April 15. The game this Wednesday will be a part of the week 10 that was postponed due to a strike by the referees. The Xolos will play Queretaro away from home…


Tijuana Zonkeys Series Recap: Zonkeys Split Hard-Fought Series With Halcones de Obregon

April 11, 2017

The Tijuana Zonkeys just completed the second home series of the season. The striped donkeys hosted the Halcones de Obregon last Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9, at the Auditorio Fausto Gutierrez in Tijuana. The border city side had been having an excellent campaign heading into this match, but was facing a very tough Obregon side. The Halcones count with a very strong roster, including a former-NBA player in…