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Notes from the Western Frontera - June 2

Bolaños signs, Xolos on FOX Deportes, Malcorra in Argentina, González recognized as an Iron Lady, and the youth teams do well in SoCal.

Monterrey v Tijuana - Playoffs Torneo Clausura 2018 Liga MX Photo by Alfredo Lopez/Jam Media/Getty Images

A somewhat quieter week, although there was some news to report.

Moves

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.

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.

Rumors

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.

Xolos Femenil

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.

Youth Teams

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).