Copa MX Apertura 2015- Week 2 Recap

32 Flags is pleased to bring you coverage of the Copa MX, the domestic cup of Mexico, and we will be following the Cup games until a champion of the Apertura season is decided. This is the second week of group play as teams that battled it out last week will play again, but whoever was home last week will be the visitor this week.

News Headlines:

  • With the Liga MX season now in its third week, you will notice that most teams will play more of their youth and substitute players in this stage of the Copa MX to prevent player fatigue.
  • Former NASL alum and USMNT player Miguel Ibarra managed to score for his new club León in their thrilling draw against Atlético San Luis.
  • Another USMNT player was in the spotlight for León but for the wrong reason as William Yarborough let in a howler of a goal against San Luis.
  • Liga MX teams were upset again this week as Cruz Azul, Pachuca, and Dorados all managed to drop their games against Venados, Atlante, and Murcielagos respectively.
  • On Murcielagos, they managed to beat their first division counterparts on both occasions of the home and home and won each match by one goal.
  • This week saw a drop in goals as only 28 goals were scored throughout 12 games in week two of Copa MX play.
  • Two games were rescheduled for later dates. The Monterrey/Correcaminos UAT as well as the Chiapas/Cafeteleros match ups are now scheduled for September 5th. The reason for the postponement of the games are: the Cafeteleros were not able to provide an adequate stadium and schedule congestion on Monterrey’s part.

Golazos of the Week (Copa Edition):

Wow. There was a lot of great goals in this week of Copa MX action but, as I usually do, I can only choose three goals that caught my attention to be worthy of Golazos of the Week.

Alfredo MorenoTijuana.

Moreno’s golazo was straight magic. The ball was left to him by a teammate as he faced the opposite direction of the goal and El Chango” made a quick turn and delivered a rocket that found the top right 90 out of the reach of the Zacatepec goalkeeper.

Marvin Piñón – Lobos BUAP

Piñón got his team to the early lead over Veracruz with this beautifully taken free kick that just had enough curve to bend inside the near post. Just over the wall and past the goalkeeper’s fingertips, Piñon’s goal does not get better than that.

Luis Sánchez – Veracruz

From the same game, Luis Sánchez score the game winner from, you guessed it, another free kick. From just a few yards from the edge of the box Sánchez let loose a cannon of a shot that snuck in just inside the left corner, a shot no keeper on Earth could have kept out.

Scores:

Monarcas(Mauro Cejas 68′ [p])

Coras –  0

 

Venados – (Freddy Martín 83′)

Cruz Azul – 0

 

Puebla – (Ezequiel Rescaldani 44′ & 52′)

Celaya – 0

 

Tijuana – (Humberto Osorio 10′, Alfredo Moreno 62′)

Zacatepec – (Luis Menes 9′)

 

Veracruz – (Anibal Zurdo 15′, Luis Sánchez 59′)

Lobos BUAP – (Marvin Piñón 12′)

 

Atlante(Carlos Cauich 26′, Carlos Garcés 70′ & 79′)

Pachuca(Guillermo Martínez 50′, Jonathan Urretaviscaya 58′)

 

Murcielagos(Leandro Lujan 63′)

Dorados – 0

 

Alebrijes – (Jesús Moreno 34′)

Pumas UNAM – (Javier Cortés 39′)

 

Atlético San Luis – (Leonardo Villagra 3′, Orlando Pineda 59′, Othoniel Arce 70′)

León – (Miguel Sabah 14′, Miguel Ibarra 25′, Hernán Burbano 89′)

 

Necaxa – (Luis Gorocito 79′)

Toluca – (Roberto Saucedo 45′)

 

Zacatecas0

Chivas(Ricardo Vázquez 66′ [p])

 

Atlas – (Martin Barragán 27′ [p])

Leones Negros – 0

About Josh Espinal

I am a multimedia journalism graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso. Soccer is more than a passion for me, it's basically life. Follow me on twitter at @joshbruv and see me tweet about soccer in almost every language imaginable.

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