Friday, March 18, 2011
Jose Francsisco Torres and Herculez Gomez can help turn around Pachuca's season with a win against undefeated Pumas while the other yanks will hope to see time off the bench in week 11 of Mexico's Clausura.

Pumas - Pachuca

Sunday's contest at Estadio Olímpico Universitario in Mexico City between visiting Pachuca and Pumas has the chance to be a season-maker for the Tuzos.

Jose Francisco Torres will likely start for Pachuca and line up at central midfielder while Gomez is expected to be on the bench when the match kicks off.

Gomez played the final 30 minutes of last week's 0-4 home debacle to Atlante and should once again serve as the primary attacking option of the bench for new coach Efrain Flores.

Pachuca fans were hoping to see their team come out with a new fiery attitude against Atlante under Flores but instead that were left bewildered by the performance.

Now Flores must regroup his squad to face an absolutely scorching-hot Pumas team that is currently unbeaten on the campaign.

The Mexico City-based club has ripped off four wins in a row and have an extremely potent attack in Martin Bravo and Juan Carlos Cacho who have scored nine goals between them.

Pumas will have a full squad while Pachuca goalkeeper Miguel Calero is out injured and unavailable.


Jonathan Bornstein will hope to see time off the bench as a second half substitute when Tigres visit Estudiantes. Americans Daniel Antunez and Sammy Ochoa will likely not appear for the hosts on Friday night.

Adrian Ruelas may make the gameday roster for Santos who welcome in Morelia on Saturday.

Edgar Castillo is expected to start on the bench for Puebla who welcome in Necaxa on Sunday.