Club América to Face Familiar Foe in Friendly

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El Paso Times has info that a friendly will occur between FC Juárez and Club América. In a lead up to the Supercopa against Tigres UANL Club América will face FC Juárez at the Sun Bowl in El Paso on June 23.

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Club América and FC Juárez were far apart in the standings of the 2024 Clausura. Will this be a helpful tune-up? The Supercopa opponent Tigres UANL took on Correcaminos UAT in their recent friendly--so facing another Liga MX club is probably harder than facing a Liga Expansión de MX team.

Which club will win the friendly? It probably does not matter. However, the Supercopa is a big deal so América will probably play accordingly. Winning against FC Juárez outside of Liga MX play will not mean much. Playing good in a tune-up match could mean a whole lot.

FC Juárez was twelfth place in the Clausura. They missed the playoffs. Of course, Club América was first in the Clausura and in the subsequent playoffs.

Each team just played a full season in the Liga MX Clausura. Club América scored thirty goals. FC Juárez scored nineteen times in the seventeen matches.

FC Juárez let in twenty six goals. Club América allowed only twelve goals all season. It is clear that Club América posts a better defensive unit.

Which team is on a better hot streak? Recent games often show how a club is. FC Juárez has four wins four losses and two ties in their last ten. Club América has three wins two losses and five ties in their past ten games. Club América lost a cup and won the Clausura playoffs in that stretch.