Fans enjoy SuperLiga matches

The dichotomy of Mexican teams and MLS teams intrigues soccer supporters

SuperLiga fans

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Seth Rubinroit/Chivas USA

For the fourth season, Major League Soccer is participating in the SuperLiga tournament, competing against teams from the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol. This year, Chivas USA has home games at The Home Depot Center against Mexican powerhouses Puebla FC and Pachuca. Fans look forward to these games because the Mexican teams play a different brand of soccer than most MLS franchises.

“It is different fútbol,” said Cric Ramirez, who went to the game against Puebla F.C. with several friends and family members. “The teams from Mexico are faster than the MLS teams.”

Another fan, José Saucedo, felt that the opposite was true and “teams from Mexico take a longer time to make the play; they are slower down the field.”

The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol teams also attract passionate fans to the stadium. Ramirez and his friends proudly wore red and white Chivas USA jerseys, but they were surrounded by numerous Puebla F.C. supporters wearing baby blue.

“There are more Chivas USA fans here, but there are Puebla fans scattered everywhere,” Ramirez said.

Ramirez said that he is excited for the match against Pachuca on Wednesday. The match will feature Chivas USA’s Jonathan Bornstein playing against United States World Cup teammates Herculez Gomez and José Torres.