What Are the Names of Mexican Soccer Teams?

Santos Laguna, Veracruz, Cruz Azul, Tijuana and America are some of the soccer teams in Liga MX, Mexico's top club league. Liga MX, which was founded on Oct. 17, 1943, has a total of 18 teams. Other teams in the league as of 2015 include Chiapas FC, Atlas, Puebla and Guadalajara.

The teams in Liga MX change, so the team names in the league may vary from season to season. At the end of the season, the team with the least amount of points in Liga MX gets moved to Ascenso MX, the next division down and a team from Ascenso MX gets moved up to Liga MX.

The teams in the bottom half of Liga MX, in no particular order, are Morelia, Universidad de Guadalajara, Queretaro, Pumas UNAM, Monterrey, León, Pachuca, Toluca and Tigres UANL. These are the teams that risk being demoted to the next league.

In addition to club teams, Mexico has national soccer teams. Each national team nickname comes from El Tricolor, a reference to the three colors of the Mexican flag green, white and red. These are the colors used on their uniforms. The men's team is called El Tri, and the women's team is referred to as Las Tri.