Will another, albeit low-key, installment of the MLS and Liga MX rivalry take place in Columbus soon?
This image — apparently of a Facebook event posted by the MAPFRE Stadium Facebook page — popped up on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
Veracruz doesn't bring the cache that Mexican clubs like Club America, Tigres, Monterrey or even, despite its recent struggles, Chivas de Guadalajara would bring, but there are certainly plenty of Mexican fans in this country and Columbus Crew SC may be looking to tap into that market by bringing Veracruz in for a summer friendly.
The event posting no longer seems to appear on the MAPFRE Stadium Facebook page, nor does it show up anywhere on the league or team's website, and May 11 is earlier than a typical "summer" friendly.
Tiburones Rojos (the "Red Sharks") aren't in the best of form right now, currently in 16th in Liga MX's Clausura table through 12 games played.
Last year's effort was better, with a fourth-place 2015 Clausura finish and an eighth-place Apertura standing.
Regardless, a potential matchup with Veracruz would certainly draw less attention from more casual fans than last year's summer friendly opponent, Spanish club Valencia, but might appeal to the country's large contingent of Liga MX faithful.
Veracruz has had an up-and-down last handful of years that typify the crazy world of Mexican soccer, where teams move and change names and escape relegation in what one might call less-than-sporting ways.
The club, which was founded in 1943, was relegated from Liga MX in 2008 and was disaffiliated in 2011 due to unpaid debts. It then absorbed the club Albinegros de Orizaba, before buying out La Piedad in 2013 and replacing it in the top flight, competing under the Veracruz name.