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Liga MX: Will Dani Alves be Pumas’ key to title? Can Cruz Azul star make switch overseas?

Within the newest spherical from Mexico’s prime flight, Pumas made Liga MX’s greatest signing of the summee whereas Cruz Azul’s main striker stayed scorching forward of a potential transfer to Europe. In case you missed something, listed below are three speaking factors and a few extra observations from the most recent week of motion in Liga MX.

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Dani Alves dreaming with Pumas

Probably the most eye-catching information of the Liga MX final week had nothing to do with what occurred on the sector, as a substitute, the Mexican soccer world was fixated on Pumas UNAM formally announcing on Saturday that they’d signed Brazil worldwide Dani Alves.

Not too long ago a free agent after leaving Barcelona, the 39-year-old will look to revive a Pumas facet that have not received a league championship since 2011. Though they’re one of many conventional “Large 4” in Mexico, they have been criticized over the previous couple of seasons for counting on rosters that lacked depth.

Bringing in Alves, who was unavailable for Pumas’ Zero-Zero away draw with Pachuca over the weekend, is an apparent signal that the crew is lastly wanting so as to add extra gamers by means of their sixth and most high-profile signing of the summer season.

Throughout his presentation, Alves grew to become considerably philosophical and famous that Pumas’ reference to membership homeowners UNAM, one of many prime universities in Latin America, impressed a transfer to the Mexico Metropolis crew.

“The college was made so that individuals can dream, so that individuals can combat for his or her desires and in order that they will work together with the completely different social circles that exist on the planet. That’s the reason I’ve additionally made the choice to come back right here,” Alves mentioned.

Cruz Azul’s Gimenez to maneuver overseas?

The whole lot appears to be going Santiago Gimenez‘s approach. The 21-year-old Mexican cemented a beginning position for Cruz Azul, he is the present league-leading scorer within the Apertura with 5 targets in 4 appearances, and if reports are to be believed, he may very well be heading to Dutch facet Feyenoord within the close to future.

“I performed it as if it have been my final [game with Cruz Azul], as a result of something is feasible,” hinted Gimenez after scoring twice in a 2-2 draw with Puebla on Saturday.

As soon as a bench/rotation choice for Cruz Azul, Gimenez’s rise is a promising signal for not solely his profession, but additionally for Mexico forward of the World Cup. If he is capable of preserve his thrilling kind and carry that over to Europe, and if a deal goes by means of, El Tri supervisor Gerardo “Tata” Martino must give extra consideration to the teenager that has sometimes been at a 3rd/fourth place in Mexico’s ahead depth chart.

Rayados at prime of the mountain

For the primary time in 2022, Monterrey are No. 1 within the Liga MX desk.

Needing a little bit of a roster and managerial shake-up, one of many highest spenders in trendy Mexican soccer have made progress with the return of veteran coach Victor Manuel Vucetich. Earlier than gigs with Queretaro and Chivas, the 67-year-old claimed two Liga MX trophies and three consecutive CONCACAF Champions League titles whereas managing Los Rayados from 2009-13.

Vucetich appears to be the regular hand wanted to control the star-heavy squad, most notably resulting in a rejuvenation of striker Rogelio Funes Mori. After scoring in Monterrey’s Three-Zero away win over Queretaro final week, the Argentine-born Mexican now has 4 targets in simply as many appearances this season.

Which is all even higher information for El Tri and Martino. Together with Gimenez and Membership America’s Henry Martin, Funes Mori is one other alternate ahead choice that’s combating for a backup spot behind standard starter Raul Jimenez. Funes Mori has been common at finest for Martino since 2021 and has wanted a confidence increase just like the one which has been seen over the previous couple of weeks with Monterrey.

Further observations

– Liga MX’s 26-man roster for the MLS All-Star recreation was introduced final week. Tigres UANL ahead Andre-Pierre Gignac, who was the highest goalscorer from the 2022 Clausura, was a shocking omission from the squad. Sources told ESPN Mexico that the French striker opted out of the exhibition as a way to keep away from potential regulatory issues within the U.S. on account of being unvaccinated for COVID-19.

– Final week, Portugal’s Sporting CP revealed that they’d signed 18-year-old Mexican defender Jesus Alcantar. The deal for is reportedly on mortgage from Necaxa with an choice to purchase his contract.

– Membership America conclude a U.S.-based midseason pleasant swing by enjoying Real Madrid at San Francisco’s Oracle Park on Tuesday. Las Aguilas are presently in a poor run of kind after a 2-Zero defeat to Membership Tijuana over the weekend, following to losses to Manchester City (2-1) in Houston and Chelsea (2-1) in Las Vegas. In different worldwide friendlies with Liga MX golf equipment, Chivas have been defeated 2-Zero by Juventus in Las Vegas on Sunday.

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