Pumas confirm Ulises Rivas signing ahead of Liga MX Clausura 2023
Midfielder Rivas has joined Pumas from Santos Laguna, as the club bid to bounce back from a poor Apertura 2022 showing in the Clausura 2023.
Pumas endured a disastrous Apertura 2022 tournament, missing out on the playoffs after finishing 16th in the regular-season standings. With two months go until the start of the Clausura 2023 championship, Los Auriazules have moved to bring in their first reinforcement.
Rivas strengthens Pumas’ midfield options
Pumas have confirmed the signing of midfielder Ulises Rivas, who joins after seven years at Santos Laguna. Taking to social media, the club welcomed the 26-year-old, who won two caps for Mexico Under-23s: “Blue and gold are worn with great pride. Welcome to your new home, Ulises Rivas.”
Alves absent after Brazil World Cup call
Some Pumas players have already had their second day of medical tests at the team’s training ground. However, Dani Alves will miss the team’s pre-season preparations, as it was confirmed on Monday that the 39-year-old has been included in Brazil’s final squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Puente the new man in charge at Pumas
A few days ago, club chiefs - headed up by sporting vice-president Miguel Mejía Barón - announced Rafael Puente del Río’s appointment as head coach. The 43-year-old replaces Andrés Lillini, who departed the Estadio Olímpico Universitario at the start of October.