via press release:
NBC DEPORTES PRESENTS: PACHUCA VS. AMÉRICA ON TELEMUNDO AND NBC UNIVERSO, THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 AT 9PM/8C/6P
Also available on NBCDeportes.com, the match pits the Tuzos, who seek their third consecutive victory, against the Aguilas, who have yet to take flight in this tournament.
Miami – August 6, 2015- NBC DEPORTES presents in an exclusive broadcast for the United States, and simultaneously on TELEMUNDO, NBC UNIVERSO, NBCDeportes.com and the NBC Deportes EN VIVO EXTRA mobile app, the third match of the 2015 Liga MX Torneo Apertura, Pachuca vs. América. The game will be carried live this Saturday, August 8, at 9PM/8C/6P with commentary by the experienced Copan Alvarez and Mexican soccer’s three-time scoring champion and Cruz Azul star, Carlos Hermosillo. Kaziro Aoyama will report directly from the field at Hidalgo stadium.
The third match of Apertura 2015 presents contrasting circumstances for Pachuca and América. Coached by Uruguayan Diego Alonso, Pachuca has scored two consecutive victories so far this season, with 2-to-1 wins over Tijuana and Queretaro. Pachuca’s Ariel Nahuelpán chalked up two goals over Querétaro, making him the team’s top scorer with three goals to his credit.
“This game is very interesting because Pachuca is coming from winning both of its matches, while America has yet to win,” said Carlos Hermosillo, star of Cruz Azul, who played with América in the mid-eighties. “What is happening to América seems a bit unfair to me because projects must be given continuity. You can’t put such strong pressure on a coach like Nacho Ambriz, who has begun the tournament by losing the first game and scoring no goals in the second.” This Saturday, Hermosillo predicted, “we will see a great game. There is great excitement about watching these two teams face each other. I’m sure we’ll see a good soccer match.”
América cannot afford to lose any more games, even if the season is still young. It is ranked last overall with the worst goal differential, after failing to score in its first two matches. The pressure on this squad, forced to perform at its best, will be an important factor in its visit to Pachuca, which eliminated América in two dramatic goal-packed matches that ended in a 7-to-5 cumulative score in Clausura 2015.