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GUADALAJARA, MEXICO - APRIL 25:  William Yarbrough goalkeeper of Leon celebrates his team goal during a match between Atlas and Leon as part of 15th round of Clausura 2015 Liga MX at Jalisco Stadium, on April 25, 2015 in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Photo by Refugio Ruiz/LatinContent/Getty Images)
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WATCH LIVE: Club Leon vs. Sinaloa in Liga MX finale (Live Stream)

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Club Leon seeks second-place in the Apertura when it battles Liga MX bottom feeders Dorados de Sinaloa at the Estadia Leon on Saturday night (Watch live, 9 p.m. ET on NBC Universo and En Vivo Extra).

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USMNT players William Yarbrough and Miguel Ibarra are both on the Club Leon roster — Yarbrough is the No. 2 keeper while Ibarra has played sparingly as a sub — for a match with top-end implications for their side and relegation danger for the visitors.


The playoff field is yet to be decided, with a cluster of teams needing wins on the final day.

VIDEO: Chicharito’s incredible hot streak continues with two more goals


Mexico’s Javier Hernandez is “en fuego” for Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga.

On Saturday Chicharito, 27, scored two more goals in the first half for Leverkusen against Eintracht Frankfurt, with the former Manchester United forward continuing his red-hot streak in front of goal.

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The predatory striker now has 10 goals in his last eight games for Leverkusen, scoring in seven consecutive matches for the German side in all competitions. The El Tri star now has 12 goals in his first 15 games for Leverkusen after arriving in September on Deadline Day.

Watch video of both of his latest strikes below, as Louis Van Gaal may be slightly regretting his decision to let Hernandez leave Old Trafford.

Simple finish for Chicharito’s first goal.

He scored his second after 38 minutes with a cool finish.

CONCACAF World Cup qualifying: USMNT draw, Mexico stay perfect

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - NOVEMBER 17: USA's DeAndre Yedlin #2 passes the ball past T&T's Mekeil Williams #17 as Williams team mate Joevin Jones #3 looks on during a World Cup Qualifier between Trinidad and Tobago and USA as part of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Russia 2018 at Hasely Crawford Stadium on November 17, 2015 in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. (Photo by Ashley Allen Getty Images)
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Matchday 2 of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying is complete, as teams won’t meet again until the spring. After the opening two matches, Mexico, Costa Rica and the United States sit atop their respective groups.

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Trinidad & Tobago 0-0 United States

The U.S. took a point on a hot and humid night in Trinidad & Tobago. Tim Howard got the start in goal, however neither goalkeeper was really tested in a relatively uneventful match. The U.S. would have liked to have a better performance, but four points from the opening two matches puts them in a good position moving forward.

Honduras 0-2 Mexico

New manager Juan Carlos Osorio remains perfect, earning his second win in two matches leading El Tri. Osorio’s decisions proved to be the difference, as substitutes Jesus Corona and Jurgen Damm both scored in the second half to lead Mexico to a 2-0 win over Honduras. Unfortunately, the match was overshadowed by a gruesome injury to Houston Dynamo and Honduras midfielder Luis Garrido, in what looked to be a devastating leg break.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0-4 Guatemala

After falling to Trinidad & Tobago in their opening match, Guatemala got back on track with a big 4-0 win over St. Vincent and the Grenadines. SVG has now conceded 10 goals in two games, as teams will look at a match against the islanders as a surefire three points.

Haiti 0-1 Jamaica

A second half goal from Clayton Donaldson led Jamaica to a close win over Haiti. The Reggae Boyz impressed in the Gold Cup when they reached the finals, but were shut-out against Panama, barely scraped by Haiti, and are still to face Costa Rica, the toughest team in Group 2.

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Panama 1-2 Costa Rica

After more than an hour of scoreless play, the two sides erupted for three goals in five minutes as Costa Rica left Panama with a 2-1 win. Bryan Ruiz and Marcos Urena scored back-to-back goals to put Los Ticos ahead by two, but Luis Tejada answered just minutes later to bring one back for Panama. Costa Rica would hold on for the win to jump to the top of Group 2 with a maximum six points.

El Salvador 0-0 Canada

Canada earned an impressive win over Honduras in their opening match, but couldn’t break through El Salvador in their second, settling for a scoreless draw at Estadio Cuscatlan. The Canadians will take four points from two matches, as they have yet to face Group 1 leaders Mexico.

CONCACAF: Canada looks to go top Group A; Honduras, Mexico tangle

Canada's Cyle Larin (21) celebrates after teammate Will Johnson scored goal against Honduras  during the first half of a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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Tuesday finds the United States facing its stiffest test of the fourth round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, just one of several entertaining fixtures on the docket.

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Consider that our neighbors to the North could very well be leading Group A at the end of the evening. Canada will look to build on its 1-0 win over Honduras with a trip to El Salvador, which lost big at Mexico.

High-flying Cyle Larin and his Canadians will face a challenge from El Salvador, which picked up a 0-0 draw against them in Gold Cup this summer.

Speaking of El Tri, they have a chance to put Honduras to the sword after just two matches of the fourth round. Los Catrachos will be desperate to restore order after going down to a Cyle Larin goal, and there’s nothing more certain than Honduras getting all sorts of home-field advantage. Mexico hasn’t won at Honduras since 1993, going 5L-1D.

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Panama and Costa Rica duel for Group B supremacy in Panama City, with both sides coming off wins, while Jamaica has to hope Haiti isn’t as improved as it looked in a slim road loss to Costa Rica.

The final match sees Guatemala completing Group C’s slate against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, with both sides 0-1.

Man United regret? Chicharito “one of the best goalscorers in the world”

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Javier Hernandez may have left Manchester United last summer but his former teammates still think about him.

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Current Red Devils goalkeeper David De Gea has been speaking about Chicharito and admitted that he “didn’t know” why Louis Van Gaal wanted to get rid of the Mexican international striker.

Hernandez, 27, spent five years at Old Trafford, winning two Premier League titles and scoring 57 goals in 159 appearances which came mostly from the bench. However after van Gaal’s arrival last summer he was loaned out to Real Madrid for the 2014-15 season and then United sold him to Bayer Leverkusen for $12 million this summer.

Since his arrival in the Bundesliga Chicharito has scored 10 goals in 14 games for Leverkusen and De Gea remains baffled as to why he isn’t still at United.

“I don’t know. These are decisions for the coach. But in my team, he would always play. He was an undisputed starter before and player of the year at United,” De Gea told ESPN. “He can get you 20, 30 goals a season. I would like a lot to play with him again, hopefully it can happen… It is difficult for him, for any player, to play little. They were difficult moments, but everyone trusts in him, knows the level he has. He always does something, always scores goals when he gets playing time. He is showing now he is among best goalscorers in the world.”

With reports earlier this week linking Chelsea with a move to bring Chicharito back to the Premier League, it seems like his predatory ability in the box is finally being recognized by some of Europe’s biggest teams.

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At United he was the odd man out with Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck or Robin Van Persie often preferred as starters but he came up clutch so many times and as we’ve seen for Mexico over the past seven years — he has 42 goals in 76 games for El Tri — if you give him a chance nine times out of 10 he will finish it. However, let’s not forget that DDG is a good friend of Chicharito so maybe his opinion is a little skewed…

With United’s fans chanting “attack, attack, attack” from the stands in recent games and LVG’s side struggling to score goals (just 17 in 12 PL games so far this season) maybe he will regret letting the “Little Pea” leave.