The America vs Xolos Tijuana LA Clasico will take place this Saturday, December 28, 2013 (5:00 PM Pacific) at the StubHub Center. This exhibition match will serve as a great opportunity for fans to get a taste of how their respective teams will play under their new coaches. For Club America, Antonio Mohamed will coach his first-ever match for the ‘aguilas’, while Cesar Farias will coach his match for Xolos against a Liga MX side.
Club America will begin a new era this Saturday in Carson, CA. Although not an official match, ‘Turco’ Mohamed will have his first test as the new head coach in ‘coapa’. The Argentine coach will answer some questions on the field, as if he will use the line of five defenders mastered by his predecessor Miguel Herrera. The other option would be a tactical scheme of 4-3-3 which Turco mastered at his previous Liga MX club, Xoloitzcuintles. This last topic will create a great scenario at the LA Clasico, because not only will Turco coach his first match for the ‘azulcremas’, but he will do so against the team he lead to the Clausura 2012 title and which Tijuana fans still fondly remember.
On the other side of the pitch will be Xolos of Tijuana with their new coach Cesar Farias. The Venezuelan manager will also cause some stir, as he is expected to lead Xolos to great success. In fact, Tijuana fans will be excited to see Farias in order to begin understanding the tactics he will use. The LA Clasico will allow Xolos to finish their long preseason ahead of the first week Clausura 2014 match against Atlas.
America vs Xolos Tijuana Prediction
The America vs Xolos Tijuana LA Clasico will be played in a good atmosphere, where a grand percentage of fans will be on Club America’s side. The friendly will be just that; a friendly. That means that both sides will use the opportunity to use most of the players on their squads, which will cause for the match to lose some of its intensity.
Nonetheless, the LA Clasico has all the ingredients for a great game, as Xolos takes these ‘Clasicos’ pretty seriously. Club Tijuana has won the past three editions, where in 2012 and 2013 they defeated none other than Club America. The America vs Xolos Tijuana match will end in a 3-2 win for Xolos.
America vs Xolos Tijuana TV Schedule
The America vs Xolos Tijuana match will be televised in MEXICO this Saturday, December 28, 2013 on Gala TV and TDN at 5:00 PM Pacific. Unfortunately, the match will not be televised in the United States.
America vs Xolos Tijuana Highlights
The America vs Xolos Tijuana video highlights will be uploaded as soon as the match ends.