The idea of a team with a small budget and no marketable stars winning Liga MX seemed impossible. Now, Santos have given hope to all Mexican sides.
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Some may say Toluca was the best team in Liga MX, but Santos Laguna -- behind Julio Furch and Jonathan Orozco -- was the best playoff team.
A first half goal from Julio Furch and Jonathan Orozco's man-of-the-match performance helped Santos to the Liga MX 2018 Clausura title on Sunday.
Santos coach Robert Siboldi is adamant his side will not be going out simply to defend its 2-1 lead over Toluca from the first leg of the final.
United States international and Santos Laguna defender Jorge Villafana was robbed a day after the first leg of the Liga MX final.
Throughout the postseason campaign, Santos has been David to a trio of Goliaths. The run is so improbable, even the club's manager seems surprised.
Thursday's first leg saw Santos show great heart, Toluca miss several opportunities and Alfredo Talavera's mixed night with the World Cup in sight.
Goals from Djaniny Tavares and Julio Furch helped Santos Laguna come from behind to beat Toluca 2-1 in the first leg of the Liga MX Clausura final.
Santos goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco has team and individual awards to burn, but that hasn't put out the fire inside to win with his new club.
Santos Laguna and Toluca have a lot in common, including the influence of Grupo Modelo in their respective ownership. The comparison ends there.
Jose Juan "Gallito" Vazquez has had a superb Clausura for Santos Laguna as it preps for the Liga MX final. It's a shame he'll miss the World Cup.
Toluca and Santos Laguna reaching the final was a bit of a surprise despite each's excellent regular season. Ahead of the final, who has the edge?
It'll be Toluca against Santos Laguna in the 2018 Clausura Liga MX final. Here's what all we learned from this weekend's semifinal second legs.
Two quick goals raised the specter of the Estadio Azteca working its magic again, but Santos countered and sent Miguel Herrera's side packing.
Santos Laguna knocked out Club America in the semifinal of the 2018 Clausura on Sunday and will face Toluca in the Liga MX final.
Santos Laguna totally outclassed Club America in a 4-1 win on Thursday and will take a healthy lead into the second leg.
Santos Laguna is consistently one of the top teams in Liga MX. The secret to its success? A "Warrior Factory" of talent in its youth system.
Santos Laguna started the Clausura hot, but cooled considerably by the end. But it still has every chance to beat America to a place in the final.
Santos Laguna secured a surprise 2-0 victory over reigning Liga MX champions Tigres to book the team's place in the 2018 Clausura semifinals.
Goals from Hugo Ayala and Andre-Pierre Gignac secured a 2-0 victory for Tigres over Santos Laguna in Thursday's Clausura quarterfinal first leg.
The subject of the upcoming World Cup is still sour for Jorge Villafana. But the story of his rise suggests that the long road can lead to success.
No one in the Clausura has scored more goals than Djaniny, and with him leading the line, Santos Laguna could prove immense in Liga MX's Liguilla.
Santos Laguna defender Nestor Araujo is on the comeback trail from surgery on his left knee and could be back in Liga MX action soon.
Club America and Tigres missed their chances to secure playoff spots as the postseason picture -- including relegation -- is still wide open.