Liga MX Announces Plan for Women’s League

liga mxAt the Liga MX general meeting, president Enrique Bonilla announced that a women’s division will begin in 2017.

However, the women’s league has numerous restrictions upon it; most notably, it will be age-restricted to U-23 and each team must also have four U-17 players.

That will reflect some of the current men’s Liga MX setup, where clubs field men’s teams in U-20, U-17, U-15, and U-13 divisions.

The league is the result of an “FMF initiative,” according to Bonilla, who explained that they “want a strong women’s league to supply stars to the national teams.”

Due to that desire, the league will consist entirely of Mexican players; no foreign players will be signed with the possible exception of Mexican-Americans.

There will be a cup competition in April or May to introduce the division, followed by a presentation tour in July and August. The U-23 league will officially begin play in September for the Apertura 2017 tournament, which will run through December. The Clausura 2018 season will go from February to May.

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