Primera Division Review: Castillo's Improvement, Torres' Rust and Much More

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The Yanks in Mexico highlight of the weekend was Xolos 2-0 win vs. Chivas on Saturday. The win put Tijuana at the top of the leader board for the 2012 Apertura. Edgar Castillo featured for 55 minutes before being subbed off. And for the second straight week earned the praise of both fans and players alike. As for his compatriots, Joe Corona traveled to Costa Rica with the US U-23 squad, while Greg Garza did not make the bench. The Xolos are now level on points at the top of the Mexican first division.

Michael Orozco–Fiscal and his defense finally came down to earth as they conceded two goals in their 2-0 loss to Morelia. For Orozco, it was the third match in a row that he went the distance. Speaking of which…

José Francisco Torres continues showing no signs of rust as he goes the full 90 for the 3rd straight week in Pachuca’s match against Cruz Azul. The final score here was 1-1.

Following a week that saw him pulled over by police hungry for bribes, DaMarcus Beasley and Puebla continue to skid off the road. The 2-1 loss to Atlante gives La Franja one point from three games to start off the 2012 Clausura.

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Super sub Herculez Gomez entered Santos Laguna’s match against the Jaguares (Jaguars) from Chiapas in the 74th minute. Santos saved it for late, and walked away winners after an 87th minute goal (not scored by Herculez) to win 1-0.

And finally, this week’s Yanks vs. Yanks clash was a rather lackluster one as 2011 Champion Tigres took on Toluca. As usual Jonathan Bornstein did not play, but did make the bench. Meanwhile potential Yank Diego de La Torre was a 90th minute sub for Antonio Naelson Zinha in Toluca's 2-1 win over Tigres.

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