Liga MX – A Hidden Gem?

Liga MX – A Hidden Gem?
Mar 4, 2016


Liga MX has been overlooked time and time again for reasons I cannot understand.

Is it because it isn’t in Europe? Maybe it’s because they don’t have many big names? Who knows.

What I know, though, is that the excitement and unpredictability of the league is second to none.

The players play to play – not for the money. There are very little to no mercenaries. Many of the players could possibly play in Europe, but they stay because they love the league and the culture.

The league is fast-paced, and, as all lovers of the beautiful game like to see, many goals are scored. Not just any type of goals – fantastic goals are scored on a regular basis.

The players are not afraid to take risks, thus leading to these amazing goals and fantastic tricks.

All the teams in the league play watchable stuff. In the Premier League, there are a couple of teams who play a brand of football not the most pleasing to the eyes (West Brom, I’m looking at you).

All the teams play an attractive, attacking brand of football which will keep your eyes glued to the screen.

Something no league in Europe offers is having TWO champions a season. The Liga MX campaign is split up into two separate mini-seasons, the Clausura and Apertura, and each one has its own winner.

If it is obvious one team will win the league (which very rarely happens), you won’t have to wait a whole season for a new title race.

One thing that may seem silly to you but really is crucial in your experience are the commentators. In other leagues, you may be stuck with a boring commentator who reports the match in a monotone.

That will never happen if you watch Liga MX.

You will be entertained by a commentator who is exciting and it will be someone who lets their feelings be heard.


Yeah, that’s what you will hear after every strike that hits the back of the net. It is then followed by a mini ‘GOL GOL GOL!’ You wonder how the commentator doesn’t lose his voice.

Its unpredictability is something that makes the league truly unique. Santos Laguna won the league in 2014 (two seasons ago). You know what happened the year after? They finished 16th! Third bottom.

This season’s league leaders, Monterrey, have had quite the improvement themselves. They didn’t even qualify for the playoffs (top 8) last season and this year they are flying high at the top.

It’s basically like having a Leicester every season.

Loads of spectacular goals, tricks and flicks, attractive football, passion, exciting commentators, unpredictability – what more can you ask for?

If you ever find yourself without anything to do, tune in to Liga MX.

Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

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    Madridista02 says:

    Happy to see the Rayados of Monterrey finally enjoying winning ways again, I’ve been waiting for a season like this for a little while now…hopefully Monterrey can go all the way to a league title! #SomosRayados

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