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Liga MX Announces 19 Teams for Apertura 2019

Liga MX is gaining an extra team for the Apertura 2019-Clausura 2020 season.

Liga MX had previously introduced a mechanism for relegated teams to remain in the first division, which also introduced new requirements for Ascenso MX teams to be eligible for promotion – namely, economic stability, proper infrastructure, and the ability to field teams in the various youth divisions as well as Liga MX Femenil.

In the first season after the new process was introduced, the Ascenso MX champion – Cafetaleros de Tapachula – was not eligible for promotion, while the relegated Liga MX team – Lobos BUAP – paid the required 120 million pesos to remain in the first division.

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San Luis Wins Promotion to Liga MX

Atlético San Luis won the Clausura 2019 Ascenso MX title after a 2-1 aggregate victory over Dorados de Sinaloa; the Potosinos also won the Apertura 2018 Ascenso MX title – again against Dorados de Sinaloa – meaning San Luis has earned automatic promotion without the need for a playoff.

San Luis will take the place of the relegated Veracruz for the upcoming 2019-2020 Liga MX season.

San Luis has had a complicated history; the original San Luis Potosí franchise moved after the Clausura 2013 season and became Jaguares de Chiapas; the original Veracruz moved to San Luis and became Atlético San Luis, while La Piedad moved to Veracruz to become the current Tiburones Rojos.

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Promotion/Relegation for the 2018-19 Liga MX Season

Promotion and relegation in Liga MX is no longer as straightforward as it used to be. Not every Ascenso MX team is eligible for promotion, while the relegated Liga MX team has the opportunity to remain in the first division.

The Ascenso MX champion will move up to Liga MX only if they meet the requirements, including economic stability and transparency, proper infrastructure, and the ability to field U-20, U-17, U-15, U-13, and Liga MX Femenil teams from their first season in Liga MX.

Should the Ascenso MX champion not be one of those certified for promotion, the Liga MX team that was relegated will have the option to stay in the first division for 120 million pesos (about $6.5 million U.S.), which will be distributed as follows:

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Only Six Ascenso MX Teams Eligible for Promotion

Ascenso MX has announced that only six of its 16 teams are eligible for promotion to Liga MX. Although all 16 teams will play the Apertura 2017 and Clausura 2018 season and compete for the league title, not all of them meet the requirements to earn promotion to the first division.

To advance to Liga MX, teams must have complete infrastructure, a training center independent of their stadium, and an academy or youth program (the “Fuerzas Basicas”).

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Lobos BUAP Promoted to Liga MX

After a 2-2 draw with Dorados de Sinaloa, which gave Lobos BUAP a 3-2 aggregate victory in the Final por el Ascenso promotion playoff, the licántropos have earned promotion to Liga MX for the first time in their history.

Dorados were looking to overturn their first-leg deficit, and it look them less than a minute to tie the aggregate. Moisés Velasco sent in a corner kick that Francisco Canales failed to deal with and the ball nestled into the back of the net. 1-0 on the night and 1-1 on aggregate.

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Lobos BUAP vs Dorados de Sinaloa – Promotion Playoff First Leg Recap and Highlights

Lobos BUAP took the advantage in the 2017 Promotion Playoff with a 1-0 victory over Dorados de Sinaloa in Saturday’s first leg.

Lobos came out looking to make their home-field advantage count, and they started the game at a good pace with dangerous chances coming early on. They hit the post and then saw a header by Diego Jiménez go just wide as they pressed for the opening goal.

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Ascenso MX 2017 Promotion Playoff Set

The winners of the Apertura 2016 and Clausura 2017 Ascenso MX campaigns will now face off in the Final por el Ascenso, the Promotion Playoff, for a spot in Liga MX.

Dorados de Sinaloa won the Apertura title with a 4-2 aggregate victory over Atlante, while Lobos BUAP took the Clausura title with a 4-2 aggregate victory of their own against FC Juárez.

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Necaxa Promoted to Liga MX

logo necaxaAfter a 2-0 (3-0 aggregate) victory over FC Juárez in the Final por el Ascenso Promotion Playoff, Necaxa will be returning to the first division after a five-year absence.

FC Juárez went on the attack from the opening kick in Saturday’s second leg, looking to overturn the first-leg deficit in front of their home fans. The Bravos had the ball in the back of the net in the 23rd minute through Leandro Carrijo, but the would-be goal was disallowed for offside.

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Necaxa vs FC Júarez – Promotion Playoff First Leg Recap and Highlights

liga de ascensoNecaxa took the advantage in the 2016 Promotion Playoff with a 1-0 victory over FC Juárez in Saturday’s first leg.

The hosts had the first chance to open the scoring in the 11th minute, when Michel García’s shot from within the box beat the keeper but was cleared off the line by Héctor Morales.

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Ascenso MX 2016 Promotion Playoff Set

liga de ascensoThe winners of the Apertura 2015 and Clausura 2016 Ascenso MX campaigns will now face off in the Final por el Ascenso, the Promotion Playoff, for a spot in Liga MX.

FC Juárez won the Apertura title with a 3-1 aggregate victory over Atlante, while Necaxa took the Clausura title with a 2-0 aggregate victory over Mineros de Zacatecas.  Continue reading