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Liga MX is better than MLS for two reasons, says Jozy Altidore

The American who recently arrived at Club Puebla believes that the Mexican league is superior to that in North America.

Jozy Altidore: “Tácticamente y futbolísticamente la Liga MX es mejor que la MLS”
Hilda RíosEFE

One of the most surprising signings in the summer transfer market was the arrival of Jozy Altidore at Liga MX’s Club Puebla. After his last seasons with Toronto FC and his poor performances with the New England Revolution within Major League Soccer, a new opportunity outside of the North American League called.

Which is better: Liga MX or MLS?

Although it is true that he ended up arriving due to the injury of the Venezuelan Fernando Aristeguieta, Altidore is aware of what it means that the Uruguayan Nicolás Larcamón has opted for him. In just a short time, he already had the opportunity to debut with his new team and scored against the Xolos de Tijuana on 12 August.

In an interview with the TUDN Mexico network, the 32-year-old striker who has played four matches, commented about the differences between leagues.

Here (Liga MX) is a more technical league, many players with great quality, players from World Cup teams like in the MLS, but here tactically, soccer-wise it’s a little better, a little stronger and in MLS it’s more physical”.

The former member of the United States Men’s National Team has had to work hard to find the best physical shape to get more minutes, since on average he has only been able to play 14 minutes per game. In addition to this, it is important to remember that the North American attacker’s loan is only until December of this year.

The next match for the Pueblans and Jozy Altidore will be next Thursday 1 September when the team, in which the American striker wears the number ‘19′, visits Querétaro for matchday 12 of the Apertura 2022. It is expected that the New Jersey-born player may have more time on the pitch and Puebla will break the streak of six consecutive draws.