SuperLiga 2010 Power Rankings

Who is the team to beat as SuperLiga 2010 kicks off this week?

 

With SuperLiga fast approaching, Mexican clubs have rolled into town and come armed and prepared for battle. Pachuca, a historically strong club, only got stronger during the offseason, as did Morelia. Although last year's champion, New England, beat top MLS club Los Angeles coming in, they must show it wasn't a fluke. 

 

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C.F.

PACHUCA

Reached semis in Bicentenario 2010 and went 3-0-0 in preseason. The arrivals of US int'l José Francisco Torres and newly-signed Hérculez Gómez only bolster the squad.

Last: Beat Pumas Morelos (D-2), 2-1   Next: Thursday, at Houston

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MONARCAS

MORELIA

Reached semis in Bicentenario 2010 and went 2-2-0 in preseason. Quality signings, such as goalkeeper Federico Vilar, should help them go far.

Last: Lost to Tigres UANL, 3-1  Next: Wednesday, at Chicago

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Playing well won't help if they can't find the net, which is what happened vs RSL. A little consistency up top and they could repeat as finalists.

Last: Lost to RSL, 1-0 [WATCHNext: Wednesday vs. Morelia

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PUMAS

UNAM

Reached the quarterfinals in Bicentenaro 2010 and went 1-1-1 in preseason. How will they deal with Pablo Barrera's departure and Efraín Juárez's imminent exit?

Last: Tied San Luis, 0-0 Next: Wednesday, at New England

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A draw against the Crew will do wonders for their morale heading into SuperLiga, but its their third straight game without a win.

Last: Tied CLB, 0-0 [WATCHNext: Thursday, vs. Pachuca

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PUEBLA

F.C.

Finished 13th overall in Bicentenario 2010 and went 2-2-1 in preseason. With Gómez now at Pachuca, Álvaro González will be responsible for scoring goals.

Last: Beat Veracruz (D-2), 2-1 Next: Thursday, at Chivas USA

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Pushovers no more, the Goats are on a different streak -- a four-game unbeaten one in all competitions -- and will look to make some waves.

Last: Beat KC, 2-0 [WATCHNext: Thursday, vs. Puebla

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Last year's SuperLiga champs surprised everyone with a win over LA, but it remains to be seen if it was a just a fluke or if they can carry the tune.

Last: Beat LA, 2-0 [WATCHNext: Wednesday, vs. Pumas