Puebla had a decent although not great Clausura 2016 season; they finished 12th and missed out on the playoffs, and they are still lower than they would like in the Tabla de Cociente that controls relegation.
The Poblanos will be starting the season in 14th in the relegation standings and they will look to improve on last season’s 22 points here.
They have not made very many changes to last season’s team, however, with just four players arriving and five leaving to date.
Uruguayan midfielder Pablo Míguez (Olimpio) is the lone reinforcement from aboard, arriving on a permanent transfer. Moving within Liga MX are Alexis Canelo (Jaguares), who arrives on loan, and Juan de Dios Ibarra (Monterrey) and Franco Arizala (Atlas), who joined Puebla after their previous contracts expired.
In terms of departure, Christian Valdez (León) has gone on loan, while Ramón Arias (Liga de Quito), Flavio Santos and Luis Robles (Atlas), and Alberto Acosta (Tigres UANL) have left the club after the end of their own loan deals.