PREVIEW: WEEKEND MEXICAN ACTION
Jonathan Bornstein and Tigres will try to extend their unbeaten start to the Mexican Clausura when they host Toluca while Herculez Gomez and Jose Francisco Torres hope to see time against Cruz Azul for Pachuca.
Tigres - Toluca
An early battle in the 2011 Clausura will take place on Saturday when Toluca heads to Monterrey to face Jonathan Bornstein and Tigres at Estadio Universitario.
Bornstein has started the last two matches for 'Los Felinos' and will likely get another nod this weekend.
The US international has been playing more of a defensive midfield role for Tigres rather than the left back position American fans are accustomed to seeing.
Tigres are enjoying a solid start to the 2011 Clausura including a last minute victory last week in Estadio Azteca over America extending their unbeaten streak in the historic stadium to six games.
Oddly enough, Toluca own an impressive winning streak of their own over Tigres in Monterrey having not lost there since 2005.
However the hosts will be buoyed by the fact that their star four attackers, Danilo Verón, Damián Álvarez, Lucas Lobos and Héctor Mancilla are all healthy and available.
Mancilla will be facing his old teammates on Saturday as the Chilean spent three star-studded years at Toluca where he was the leading scorer in the 2008 Clausura and the 2009 Apertura.
Neither team is reporting injuries so both coaches will have full squads available.
Jose Francisco Torres and Herculez Gomez are expected to start on the bench for Pachuca who play host to Cruz Azul.
Isaac Acuna will hope to make the gameday roster for Gallos Blancos who square off against Necaxa.
Edgar Castillo may see time as a second half substitute for Puebla who pay a visit to Atlante.