And the 25-year-old is hoping to come back from his shoulder injury with a victory to revitalize America's flagging season.
"Many things (are at stake)," said Layun in a press conference Tuesday. "The main thing is pride, but we know that it is a game that can represent very positive things, (like) psychological momentum that could bring us closer to the playoffs."
Speaking in the buildup to Mexico's most important game, Layun said America has everything required to obtain the win, despite Las Aguilas having won just once in their last seven matches.
"It deserves to be an attractive game ... but also (it's important) to remain concentrated and know how to control the game and above all win," Layun added.
America and Chivas come into the match on 17 points, with Las Aguilas above Chivas in seventh position on goal difference.