Liga MX

The new foreigners that want to conquer the Liga MX

As usual prior to each semester, Mexican clubs will sign new foreigners with experience to improve their teams during the regular season.

The new foreigners that want to conquer La Liga MX

The Clausura 2020 Mexican soccer championship will start this Friday, only 13 days after Monterrey and América played the final. That is why both clubs will not be playing week one and will make their debut in week two of this upcoming semester.

Only 14 out of the 18 clubs will start the tournament this weekend and here we will talk about the foreigners that want to conquer the Liga MX with their new teams.

Pablo Cepellini | Cruz Azul

He is 28 years old and plays as an offensive midfielder. Cepellini has played for 10 different teams this past decade and decided to leave Atlético Nacional from Colombia to try a new adventure in La Liga MX, with a team that has not won the title since 1997.

Ignacio Jeraldino | Atlas

The 24-year-old Chilean has joined from Audax Italiano in his country. Before signing for Atlas, he was one of the top scorers last season and he will try to live up to expectations in this upcoming Clausura 2020.

Leonardo Fernández | Toluca

He is one of the most talented young soccer players in Uruguay and decided to bring his magic to Toluca this year. The 21-year-old played nine games for Universidad de Chile and only scored one goal.

Anderson Julio | Atlético de San Luis

After three years of playing for Liga de Quito in his native Ecuador, Anderson Julio has decided to try his luck in the Mexican soccer championship this year. He scored 27 goals in 134 games with his last team and hopes to help Atlético de San Luis make a run for the playoffs this tournament.

Martín Rabunal | FC Juárez

Just like Anderson Julio, Uruguayan Rabunal decided to leave his domestic soccer championship for the first time in his career and try to succeed with a new team in a new country. The 25-year-old decided to play for Juárez FC, who are making their return to the first division this tournament.

Nicolás López | Tigres

He is one of the most talented foreigners that has come to the Liga MX this upcoming tournament.

Lopez is 26 years old and has played for teams like Roma (Italy), Udinese (Italy), Hellas Verona (Italy), Granada (Spain), Nacional (Uruguay) and Internacional (Brazil). Now he has to prove to Ricardo Ferretti he can be a starting striker alongside Andre-Pierre Gignac.

Jorge Valdivia | Morelia

He is nicknamed ‘The Magician’ and he probably is going to retire in the near future, but he has a lot of talent and will try to bring his experience to Monarcas Morelia, a team that made it to the semifinals in the 2019 Apertura.

Luciano Acosta | Atlas

Acosta made his professional debut with Boca Juniors in 2013. After that he played briefly for Estudiantes de La Plata and then he continued his career with DC United in the MLS, where he played alongside with Wayne Rooney.

Nicolás Sosa | León FC

León have shown they have a good eye when they hire foreigners, so they expect to continue that path with the signing of Nicolás Sosa, who comes from the Argentinean team, Racing Club. The 23-year-old will play outside of his country for the first time in his career and expects to fit in right away with his new team.

Michael Estrada | Toluca

He is one of the most experienced foreigners that has come to the Liga MX this year. Estrada is from Ecuador and has played for Macara, Nacional and Independiente del Valle. Toluca’s manager, ‘Chepo’ de la Torre, has high hopes for him this tournament.

Favio Álvarez | Pumas

Favio Álvarez is one of many players that come from the MLS this Clausura 2020. His last team was the LA Galaxy, where he played alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Pumas expect Álvarez to help them make a run for the playoffs this year.