Jornada 2 is in the books. The senior team struggled against Atlas, but on the bright side, our Fuerzas Basicas fared much, much better. Every major farm team battled hard, with all matches being decided one way or the other by just one goal.
Tigres Premier fought hard to earn a 2-1 win over Cimarrones de Sonora to make it six points out of six in this young season. The goals were scored by Brian Rubio (his third of the campaign) and Luciano Ramírez. Rubio is 21-years-old and is the most likely candidate to fill in on the senior team if a striker gets injured.
The U20 team matched up with Atlas and scraped out a 1-0 lead thanks to another goal from Jhonatan Aranda. As noted last week, Aranda is the top goalscorer for this team in recent years, and in my opinion the best prospect in the entire system. He’s demonstrated an ability to play up as the lone forward and create his own chances. His limiting factor may be his frame, as he stands just 5’6”, but despite this, he has still proven himself dangerous in the air at the Sub 20 level.
The Sub 17 squad fell 1-0 on the road to Atlas, giving up an early goal 15 minutes in. Patrick Ogama, the son of Tigres captain Juninho, came on as a substitute at halftime. The antithesis of his old man, Patrick is a small and nimble forward. He entered the system this past Apertura with solid results considering it was his first year playing for the club. The youngsters did win a bonus point via the post-game penalty shootout, their second such victory in a row.
The Tercera Division team got back to business with a tame 1-0 victory over mid-table Atlético Altamira. Daniel García scored the only goal of the game, a well-placed header off of a long free-kick. This is his first year in the system, having previously played for his local Matamoros club.
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