Preseason on the Beach Has Brought Good Luck

RIVIERA MAYA, June 26.- Coming to this part of the Mexican Caribbean isn’t just for fun, but has a meaning and even good vibes for the UANL Tigres team, who travel here for the preseason.

Ricardo Ferretti recently celebrated the ninth anniversary of his return to the team and has held the summer preseasons for each of these years in Cancún and the Riviera Maya.

Since then, he has led nine summer preseasons and in only two tournaments after beach training has the team failed to qualify to the Playoffs. They reached the Final in five of the other seven and were crowned champions in four of these tournaments.

In fact, the last six summer preseasons have helped them to qualify continuously, reaching the Final four times and the Quarter Finals twice.

Tigres is the current champion of Mexican football, having won the Clausura 2019 tournament. This was their first summer title in 39 years, after winning most of their championships in December, just after the preseason on the Riviera Maya.

When the team was there last year, bad weather forced them to suspend the preseason and continue in Monterrey. They reached sixth place overall that season, but were eliminated in the Quarter Finals.

This time, in their tenth consecutive summer preseason in Quintana Roo, the team is looking to become back-to-back champions. To start off, on July 14th, Tigres will be competing against América in the Champion of Champions.

If they defeat Águilas, Tuca’s players will be defending the title in the Champions Cup, this time against Atlanta United.

Our summer preseasons:

Year                 Overall Place                Result

2010                      9th                                         Did not qualify

2011                      3rd                                         Champion

2012                      12th                                       Did not qualify

2013                      8th                                         Quarter Final

2014                      2nd                                         Runner-up

2015                      5th                                         Champion

2016                      3rd                                         Champion

2017                      2nd                                         Champion

2018                      6th                                         Quarter Final

2019                      ?                                          ?