Fox Sports en Espanol will kick off its live and exclusive coverage of the InterLiga tournament on Jan. 2.
Spanning 14 matches played through Jan. 12, the competition is the only all-Mexican professional soccer tournament to unfold solely on U.S. soil with the eight clubs vying for the final two berths in the 48th edition of the Copa Santander Libertadores. All contests, which also will be televised by Fox Sports Latin America, will be preceded by a live, half-hour pre-game show, hosted by Troy Santiago and Samuel Jacobo. Jorge Ramos and Hernan Pereira will share play-by-play commentary duties from the stadia, with field reporter Elmur Souza.
The eight teams competing in InterLiga 2008 earned berths based on their combined record in the 2006 Apertura and 2007 Clausura seasons of the Mexican domestic league.
The participating sides are Club America, Atlas, Toluca, and Monarcas in Group A, and Cruz Azul, Pumas, Monterrey, and San Luis in Group B.
The telecast schedule is as follows:
* Jan. 2 from Pizza Hut Park in Dallas: Group B -- Monterrey vs. Pumas at 8 p.m.(ET); and Group B -- Cruz Azul vs. San Luis at 7:30 p.m. at 10:30 p.m.;
* Jan. 3 from Robertson Stadium in Houston: Group A -- Toluca vs. Atlas at 8 p.m.; and Group A -- Morelia vs. Club America at 10:30 p.m.;
* Jan. 5 from Robertson Stadium: Group B -- Cruz Azul vs. Monterrey at 8 p.m.; and Group B -- San Luis vs. Pumas at 10:30 p.m.;
*Jan. 6 from Pizza Hut Park: Group A -- Club America vs. Toluca at 5 p.m.; and Group A -- Atlas vs. Morelia at 7:30 p.m.;
*Jan. 8 from The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.: Group B -- Monterrey vs. San Luis at 9 p.m.; and Group B -- Pumas vs. Cruz Azul at 11 p.m.;
*Jan. 9 from The Home Depot Center: Group A -- Toluca vs. Morelia at 9 p.m.; and Group A -- Atlas vs. Club America at 11 p.m.; and
* Jan. 12 from The Home Depot Center: Final 1 at 9 p.m.; and Final 2 at 11: 30 p.m.
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