With the Gold Cup barely in the past, Liga MX is already starting back up–and early. With the draft officially being abolished and the transfer window lasting until August 31, many sides are still figuring out their reinforcements. Regardless, the Apertura gets underway with a new intricacy in Liga MX. Because there are 19 teams this season, one team will be off from Liga MX play every round. In Jornada 1, it’s Veracruz who get the week off.
In addition, with Veracruz’s relegation coefficient reset and several teams, including Chivas, Queretaro, Atlas, and FC Juarez hanging close to the drop zone and every team in Ascenso MX this season certified to be promoted to Liga MX, the relegation battle may start to get tense from the opening weekend. Apps will remain in their pre-Univision/Televisa merger names for this week.
Here is where you can watch the action from this weekend in Liga MX competition. All times are given in Eastern DST (UTC -4).
* Match with ESPN in Mexico, with the USA network to be determined, if it airs at all.
Friday, July 19:
8:00 PM: Puebla vs Tijuana – UDN, FuboTV Network (English) / Univision Deportes, FuboTV, Sling Best of Spanish TV
10:00 PM: Atlas vs FC Juarez – UDN / Univision Deportes, FuboTV, Sling Best of Spanish TV
Saturday, July 20:
6:00 PM: Atletico San Luis vs Pumas UNAM – ESPN Deportes / WatchESPN, ESPN (app), Sling Orange
6:00 PM: Pachuca vs Leon – UDN / Univision Deportes, Sling Best of Spanish TV, FuboTV
8:00 PM: Club America vs Monterrey – Univision, UDN / Univision Deportes, Univision Now, FuboTV, Sling Best of Spanish TV
10:00 PM: Necaxa vs Cruz Azul – Univision, UDN / Univision Deportes, FuboTV, Sling Best of Spanish TV
10:00 PM: Tigres UANL vs Morelia – Galavision / Univision Deportes, FuboTV
Sunday, July 21:
1:00 PM: Toluca vs Queretaro – Univision, UDN / Univision Deportes, FuboTV, Sling Best of Spanish TV
7:45 PM: Santos Laguna vs Chivas – Fox Soccer Plus (live), Fox Deportes (live), FS2 (delay, 12:00 AM) / Fox Sports Go, Fox Soccer Match Pass, FuboTV, Sling Blue, YouTube TV