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Tigres had 22,000 supporters at an away match

Brooks Peck
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Top of the table in Liga MX, Tigres beat last-place San Luis 2-1 on Saturday and 22,000 Tigres fans made the 400-mile trip to be there for it. Yes, in a stadium with a capacity of 30,000, there were 22,000 people supporting the away team.

El Economista reports that Tigres are "colonizing" the Mexican first division by having a total of 38,000 fans travel to their first five away matches of the clausura. Tigres opened the scoring at San Luis in the 12th minute, but the home side equalized in the 25th minute and Tigres' Luis Garcia scored the winner in the 58th minute to delight all the fans that made the long journey.

So why the strong traveling support? Clearly the club's fans are excited by the arrival of Mexican-American US international midfielder Jose Torres, who wears his nickname, "Gringo," on his shirt...

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