North and Central American soccer is dominated by Mexico and the U.S.A. but other teams from the region are building and competing regionally and on the global stage. Major League Soccer and Mexico's Primera Liga are the top domestic leagues in the region.
The league phase of Mexico’s Clausura 2012 draws to an end this weekend, with Jaguares, Cruz Azul, Tijuana and Pachuca all competing for the three playoff spots still up for grabs.
Javier Hernandez will be at London 2012, Chivas appoint a new coach and Santos Laguna host Monterrey in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final.
Club Tijuana closed in on a playoff spot, América moved into second place and Chivas´ slump continued in this weekend´s round of games in Mexico.
First plays second in Mexico’s Primera Division this weekend, with Santos Laguna hosting champions Tigres UANL in a rematch of last season’s final.
Chilean Humberto Suazo was the hero for reigning champions Monterrey after he scored both goals in his team´s 2-0 win against Santos Laguna in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final on Wednesday.
Ignacio Ambriz has left his post as coach of Chivas de Guadalajara after six straight defeats in all competitions and with the all-Mexican club out of contention in both the domestic league and the Copa Libertadores.
Two in-form clubs from northern Mexico will contest the CONCACAF Champions League final first leg on Wednesday (10 p.m. EST), with holder Monterrey putting its title on the line against Santos Laguna.
Estudiantes Tecos were relegated from Mexico´s first division this weekend after they could only tie 1-1 against Puebla and rivals Atlas managed to pick up three points.
If Tigres UANL avoid defeat at home to Chivas on Saturday, the Monterrey team will set a Mexican league record of 26 consecutive home games without losing.
Chivas de Guadalajara is unlikely to make the playoffs in the Mexican league and is in need of a minor miracle to advance in the Copa Libertadores after enduring a season-ending last few games.
Manchester United striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez is maintaining a diplomatic line on whether he will play in the London Olympic Games, neither putting himself forward nor ruling himself out of the summer competition.
Santos Laguna, Monterrey and Tigres all qualified for the playoffs this weekend in Mexico, while America deservedly won the Super Clasico against Chivas 1-0.
Ajax has released their away soccer jersey for the 2013/14 season. Get in the Gear.
The adidas Nitrocharge is the most talked about new cleat in years. It was released on May 15 and will take your pitch by storm.
One of the top soccer cleats for control the Nike CTR360 will not let you down on the field in tight spaces.
The Liverpool 2013/14 soccer jersey is available for pre-order. The Reds are eager to compete for silver next season.
The push for more color on their cleats, adidas has added the infrared colorway to the adiZero f50 Line.
The new PUMA evoSPEED 1.2 FG. A great new soccer cleat with classic look and first time for PUMA to be on the cleat.
Borussia Dortmund hears Wembley Calling and are headed to London for the Champions League final.
Bayern Munich are kings of Germany and hope to be crowned kings of Europe at Wembley later this month!
Chelsea won the Europa League on Wednesday. The Blues defeated Benfica 2-1 on injury time goal from Ivanovic.
adidas has added some color to the Predator line with this new colorway. Released on May 17. Be the first to own a pair.