Quota for Older Players Increased in the Women’s Liga MX

SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA | Monday, May 20th, 2019.- The Women’s Liga MX is evolving for next season, seeking to make it more spectacular. Therefore the quota for older players has been increased from four to six and, in addition, Mexican-American footballers will be eligible to play for the first time ever.

At present, the Women’s Liga MX teams can have four registered players aged 26 and over, with two being allowed to play at the same time. However, this number has now been increased to six registered players, all of whom will be eligible to play at the same time, if so required.

All of these measures were announced in the Ordinary Assembly of the Mexican Football Federation.  

The agreements:

  1. The number of older registered players per team has been increased from four to six. There are no more restrictions and all six can play at the same time.
  2. Each team can now have six Mexican-American footballers, all of whom can play at the same time.
  3. The format will no longer be by groups. Teams will compete in a tournament with a General Table and the top eight teams will qualify to the Playoffs.
  4. Atlético San Luis will be joining the league, meaning that there will be 19 teams, including Veracruz, which will remain in the First Division.
  5. The rule for minors remains at 1,000 minutes for players born in or after 2001.
  6. The cap for players is extended from U-24 to U-25, to consolidate the development of football.