Liga MX

Liga MX does not approve of the new Mexican Football League (LBM)

The president of the Liga MX Enrique Bonilla said he will boycott anyone that decides to join or that approves of the new Mexican Football League.

Liga MX does not approve of the new Mexican Football League (LBM)

The message is loud and clear from the president of the Liga MX Enrique Bonilla: anyone who joins, makes pacts or approves of the new Mexican Football League (LBM in Spanish) will be boycotted. A new association is being formed in Mexico but Bonilla has already spread the word to everyone in case they decide to leave Liga MX.

The bosses from the LBM already made it clear that they don’t want to compete with the Liga MX, they just want to be a second option but their message was not received well by bosses of the league.

One example is the team Jaguares de Jalisco, which has already been boycotted from the Liga MX after they decided to join the LBM. Once they made the announcement the team thought their stadium was going to be the Tres de Marzo in Zapopan, but that is no longer an option because of the boycott.

Jaguares de Jalisco was in advanced talks with Tecos, the owners of the stadium, so they could play there but after Bonillas message now they have decided not to share it because they don’t want any trouble with the Liga MX.

Another example is the team Atlético Irapuato, who play in the second division of the Mexican championship. Currently they play their home games in the Sergio León Chávez stadium but since their contract expires in June, the owner of the stadium has decided not to renew it if Irapuato joins the LBM. If they do their dream of playing in the Ascenso MX will be in jeopardy.

The ‘rebels’

A couple of teams in Mexico have ignored Enrique Bonilla’s message and have decided to join the new project that officially starts operating in September. Well known manager Juan Antonio Luna has decided to join the LBM and he is currently the head coach of Acapulco FC, who also joined the new project.

The team from Oaxaca called Chapulines have confirmed that they will be joining the LBM and they hired Ricardo Raya as their head coach. Also former Atlas player Juan Pablo García will be working for the LBM and he will manage the team Jaguares de Jalisco.

So far seven players who won the U17 World Cup with Mexico have joined the LBM and it is expected more to follow the same path.