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Notes from the Western Frontera - September 13

News about Club Tijuana from the past week.

Xolos fans meet the team during a special event
Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente press release

Xolos had a pretty decent week last week. The first team kept the momentum going with a 2-0 defeat of Pumas in CU. Gustavo Bou scored in his fifth straight, tying a club record set by Dayro Moreno. But you knew that already. Here’s everything else that happened over the last week, compiled through press releases and from various websites.

Copa MX news - With Atlante’s 2-0 win over Puebla last night, Xolos are in the Copa MX Round of 16 and will face off against Monarcas Morelia. The match is set to be played in Morelia on either September 19 or 20th.

Xolos sign Brazilian to Sub 20s - Buried in a press release On September 8th was the news that Xolos had added Leonardo Da Silva Dreyer to the Sub 20s. A central attacking midfielder, Dreyer comes from Portimoense in Portugal’s second division - and that’s about all we know about him. Transfermarkt has precious little about the 20 year old, so it will be interesting to see how he fits into Tijuana’s plans going forward.

If you’re interested, here’s his highlights video. His footwork and vision look good, although bear in mind that with enough tape and some EDM anyone can have an amazing highlights video put together.

Xolos Femenil beats Cruz Azul 1-0 - Evelyn Fernanrez was the lone goalscorer for Tijuana as Xolos Femenil while Paulette Gallardo kept Tijuana’s third clean sheet of the season. In a press release, coach Andrea Rodebaugh said “The team’s chemistry and functionality was very good. The score doesn’t reflect what happened on the field. The important thing is that we got the three points and that we played well.” Xolos Femenil is 3W 1D 3L on the season and will play Club América at Estadio Caliente at 4:00 p.m. Pacific.

Xolos are also looking to bolster attendance for their Liga MX Femenil games much like Tigres and León have done for their Femenil clubs. For the upcoming celebration of Mexican Independence Day, “XoloPass holders and those with tickets to the men’s game Friday night can use those passes to enter the women’s game Saturday. Without a men’s ticket or XoloPass, tickets to the women’s game are $100 pesos for general admission.”

Sub 20s lose 4-3 to Pumas - Pumas’ Bryan Mendoza scored the game winner in stoppage time as Xolos lose in a shootout. Angel Espinoza and Vlademir Moragrega scored for Xolos, while the tying goal for Tijuana came off of a Pumas own goal. Xolos fall to 2W 1D 5L on the season and will play Club América at Estadio Caliente on Friday at 5:45 p.m. Pacific.

Sub 17s lose 1-0 to Pumas - Bryan Falcon scored the lone goal for Pumas, as Xolos drop to 4W 1D 3L on the season. Xolos host Club América at Estadio Caliente on Friday at 2:45 p.m. Pacific.

Sub 15s beat Puebla FC 2-0 - Samuel Dominguez and Christian Castillo scored for Xolos while Ostin Saucedo kept the clean sheet. Xolos improve to 4W 0D 3L on the season and will face Club América on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific at Estadio Caliente.