Mexican soccer to resume play with no spectators July 24

MEXICO’s first-division soccer teams said they will return to the field after four months without play because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there will be no spectators when the first matches resume July 24.

The MX League said that the new season will run July 24 to Dec. 12 and that four more teams will be able to qualify for post-season play, for a total of 12.

The top four squads advance automatically, while the other eight will play knock-out rounds to qualify.

League president Enrique Bonilla said the previous season’s Tijuana-Monterrey Copa MX championship faceoff, which was cancelled in March, will be played on Sept. 16 and 23. (AP)