Group A, with Apertura runner-up Monterrey, Pachuca, Morelia and Veracruz, begins Thursday night in La Joya, Texas. Games will be played Saturday and Sunday in Frisco, Texas, with Home Depot Center in Carson staging the final group doubleheaders next Tuesday (Cruz Azul vs. Tigres, Guadalajara vs. Necaxa) and Wednesday (Morelia vs. Veracruz, Monterrey vs. Pachuca) at 6 p.m. and the Jan. 15 finals at 3 and 5:30 p.m. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Monterrey, stunned by Toluca after losing three players to red cards in the second leg of the Apertura final, is favored to claim one of the Libertadores berths. Guadalajara, Mexico’s most popular club, arrives following a disappointing campaign in which it failed to reach the playoffs. – Scott French Mexico’s annual winter liguilla makes its return to the U.S., with eight teams battling to join Primera Division Apertura titlist Toluca and Club America, winner of last spring’s Clausura, in the South American club championship. The InterLiga, which will determine Mexico’s final two berths in the Copa Libertadores, kicks off tonight in Houston with a Group B doubleheader matching Cruz Azul against Necaxa and Guadalajara against UANL Tigres. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!