A somewhat quieter week, although there was some news to report.
Xolos announced they had made Miller Bolaños move permanent, purchasing the rights to the Ecuadoran midfielder from Brazil’s Grêmio. Bolaños had nine starts and five goals for Xolos during the 2018 Clausura and really cemented himself in the lineup as Xolos’ starting central attacking midfielder.
El Killer de Tijuana, % Xoloitzcuintle.— Xolos (@Xolos) May 30, 2018
Confirmamos la compra de los derechos federativos de Miller Bolaños pic.twitter.com/KVBAWBkoQB
Not a player move, but a team move of sorts: Xolos will now be broadcast on FOX Deportes, leaving Univision Deportes. The home games will reportedly be at 7:00 PM Pacific (10:00 PM Eastern) on Saturday nights instead of their previous Friday night spot and the deal includes both Spanish and English language broadcast rights. The promo from FOX Deportes is pretty slick.
Nothing new on the rumor front, although the speculation that Juan Iturbe and Ignacio Malcorra will join Pumas with Erick “Cubo” Torres and Luis Fuentes is still out there. Malcorra is back in Argentina, and interviewed with a television station in his hometown of Río Colorado.
Realizamos un mano a mano con Ignacio Malcorra, jugador de Pumas de la UNAM. Hablamos sobre su temporada en México, el cambio de equipo, la Selección Argentina y sobre su vida. Hoy a las 21 en Telediario. pic.twitter.com/GxOLl3V6B4— Telediario (@telediariorctv) May 31, 2018
Not much to report on the Xolos Femenil, although the team has reported back for training ahead of the 2018 Apertura. Goalkeeper Itzel González was also recognized by Liga MX Femenil as one of the Damos De Hierro (Iron Ladies) for her play this past season.
Sus grandes actuaciones bajo los 3 palos, han llevado a Itzel González de @XolosFemenil a ser parte de las #DamasDeHierro del #Clausura2018 de la #LIGAMXFemenil ⚽ #VamosPorEllas #AbrazadosPorElFutbol pic.twitter.com/9nbS3ss5et— LIGA MX Femenil (@LIGAMXFemenil) May 30, 2018
Xolos youth teams competed in the Nexen Manchester City Cup, with the U14s taking fourth place behind Crossfire Premier (California), Girona FC (Spain), and Strikers Irvine FC (California). The U13 team also did very well, winning their bracket against Crossfire Premier, San Jose Earthquakes Academy, and Real SoCal (California).
The U12s also took first in their bracket over the Los Angeles FC Academy, San Jose Earthquakes Academy, and Total Futbol Academy (California).