WOODY BAUM - Friday, October 29, 2010
Pachuca's American trio of Marco Vidal, Herculez Gomez and Jose Francisco will be desperate for a win when they travel to Atlas while Edgar Castillo and San Luis visit a tough Toluca.
Pachuca visit group rival, Atlas, in Guadalajara on Saturday needing a victory if any hope of a playoff berth is to remain.
Pachuca is coming off two consecutive losses and will take on an Atlas team that managed an impressive tie against Pumas on Wednesday.
Marco Vidal is expected to start, with Jose Francisco Torres and Herculez Gomez most likely coming off the bench.
Estudiantes will have a tough game ahead as they visit America on Sunday.
Estudiantes are coming off a loss on Wednesday to Necaxa and will be playing for pride as they are now mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
Sammy Ochoa will hope to start, or see significant minutes, but will have a difficult time against a tough American defense led by Colombian international Aquivaldo Mosquera.
Toluca San Luis
San Luis and Edgar Castillo will visit Toluca on Sunday as they look to recover from their loss on Thursday night to America.
Edgar Castillo will look to see time again after a solid effort on Thursday in which he had an assist on San Luis' only goal.
San Luis remain in the lead in their group and will be looking to maintain home field advantage in the playoffs with a win on Sunday.