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 ? ?