Tigres resumes training

SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA | Monday, June 13, 2016.- The vacation is over and training has begun for the Tigres squad before the 2016 Summer Tournament (Apertura) at the Universitario Stadium, including four of the six transfer players who became members of the team in the last Draft.

Luis ‘Chaka’ Rodríguez, Miguel Herrera Equihua, Alberto Acosta and Julián Quiñones were the first to arrive for the team’s training sessions, while the Colombians Luis Quiñones and Francisco Meza will not be able to join them until tomorrow owing to problems with their flights, and Ismael Sosa is still resolving the status of his contract.

Apart from some of the transfer players, there were also a few players who didn’t make it to the start of the preseason since they are playing for their respective national teams, such as Nahuel Guzmán, André Pierre- Gignac, Jesús Dueñas, Javier Aquino and Jorge Torres Nilo.

Jürgen Damm arrived in order to continue with his physical therapy after being withdrawn from the Mexican national team, the Tricolor, owing to an injury, as did Guido Pizarro who wasn’t called up to the Argentina national team after all.

The team will be alternating its training sessions between San Nicolás and Zuazua until June 19, when they leave for the preseason in Cancun, where they will be staying until July 1. The technical staff is looking to the possibility of hosting a friendly match at the Universitario Stadium on the following day.

This would complete Tigres’ preparation, first of all for the Champion of Champions match to be held on July 10 in Los Angeles against Pachuca, in which the last two monarchs of the Mexican League compete against each other.

Then, the 2016 Summer Tournament (Apertura) begins the following weekend, in which Tigres will be seeking yet another championship in the Mexican League, known as Liga MX.