While the Ordinary Orange Fan lives and breathes orange, he also has a red and green side to him. OOF has been an avid follower of the first division of the Mexican league, called Liga MX for years. In mid 2012, prior to the start of the Apertura 2012 season, OOF was given an opportunity to broaden Dynamo and MLS fan's soccer knowlegde with details south of the border on the SB Nation blog, Dynamo Theory.
Weekly (on Tuesday), "Ordinary Orange Fan Talks Mexican" hits the web with the low down on everything happening in Mexico. Don't miss out on what you should know about Liga MX.
September 4, 2012
Club Tijuana Climbs the Table, Santos Gets Big Win Over Tigres
Highlights: I recap all the Week 7 action and give you three games to make sure you see in Week 8. Club Tijuana climbs further up the table, while Pumas get a huge win. Santos looks to be back to their winning ways, while Chivas continue their struggles.
Copa MX History, Revival, and Hopeful Future
Highlights: I take an inside look at Mexico's Cup, the newly rebranded Copa MX. Learn a little bit about the early history, where the original trophy is, and who were the most recent winners in 1997. I also take a look at the challenges with the tournament and discuss whether it will last or be shelved again.
Previous PostsJune 26, 2012
Liga MX - New Name, Same Entertainment
Highlights: The first installment is more of an introduction to the world of Mexican soccer for a fan who may have never paid any attention. Feature offers a list of all the teams in the first division for the Apertura 2012, who holds the most championships in the country, the current champions, and what to expect from the feature weekly.
July 3, 2012
Liga MX Resuscitates Copa Mexico, Big Spenders, and Team Previews
Highlights: In this weeks article, the head of Liga MX explains the reasoning behind the name change. We also take a look at the resurection of the Copa Mexico, the domestic tournament that ended in 1997. The competition has been brought back for 2012, but will it last? In addtion, we go in depth on teams who spent some big money in order to improve their roster and preview 6 of the 18 teams.
July 10, 2012
Liga MX Apertura Contenders, Relegation, and More Team Previews
Highlights: This was a fun one... I offer my top 3 teams that will compete for the championship in 2012 and throw in a wild card pick. In addition, I give you the run down on the relegation table and my prediction about who will see the last of their days in the first division. We finish it with an addition 6 team previews, bringing the total to 12/18 teams.
July 17, 2012
Liga MX - New Logo, Theme, and Season Has Arrived
Highlights: This week we get ready for the kickoff of the season which starts Friday. We take a look at the latest renovations to the league that were announced on Tuesday. New theme, new anthem, code of ethics, and of course logos. In addition, I'll give you the run down on opening weekend matches with three you cannot miss. I'll finish it up with the final team previews for the Apertura 2012.
July 24, 2012
Liga MX - Week in Review, Copa Mexico Begins Today
Highlights: Full recap of the Apertura opening weekend. Also a preview of the first games of Copa MX all in one place.
July 31, 2012
Leon Takes Over Liga MX, as Chivas Continue Struggles
Highlights: Review of week 2 in Liga MX, where Leon is surprising everyone and Chivas fans continue to have a tough job as a fan.
August 7, 2012
Toluca Rises to the Top of Liga MX, Week 3 in Review
Highlights: Review of week 3 in Liga MX. We look at all the action from Santos losing their lead, to Pumas struggling, and Club America coming back from a two goal deficit.
August 14, 2012
Toluca Holds on to Mexico's Top Spot
Highlights: Review of Week 4 of Liga MX. Toluca continues their good form with their fourth victory in four games, a day of draws, and Chivas has yet to win in last 9 matches dating back to last year. I also give you three matches to watch next week.
August 21, 2012
Chivas Finally Win, Pumas Get Back on Track vs Santos
Highlights: Review of Week 5 in Liga MX. Toluca continues their winning streak, Chivas finally get their fist win of the season, and Pumas upset the reigning champion Santos in Torreon. All the games recaped and a look at three games you won't want to miss this weekend.
August 28, 2012
Club Tijuana Wins in Azteca, Suazo Leads Monterrey to Win
Highlights: Week 6 recap of the Apertura. Tijuana proves they're the real deal by getting a big win on dangerous ground, while Monterrey tries to get their season back on track. Plus I'll give you three games you don't want to miss in Week 7.