Bravos Seek First Win of Season Amid Tumultuous Week
To say that the start to the 2024 clausura season for FC Juarez is off to a bad start would be putting it mildly. In fact, it has gone from bad to worse. The Bravos are winless after four matches, losing three of those and being only able to obtain a draw in a scoreless match against Cruz Azul in the second week of the season.
In the process, the Bravos have only been able to score a lone goal in the process.
If you do a deeper dive, things get significantly worse. Looking back to as far back as the previous season, the team from the Borderland has obtained a lone victory in their last 14 matches, while accumulating only four out of the last 42 possible points (for a 9% efficiency rate). Despite receiving 17 goals in the last eight matches, Los Bravos have not obtained a win in their last nine games.
Earlier in the week the Bravos front office decided a change needed to be made. As a result, head coach/technical director Diego Mejia was relieved of his duties effective immediately.
Over Mejia’s 27-match tenure, FC Juarez played to seven draws, 14 defeats and only six victories.
This means the Bravos will go into this Saturday’s home match against Necaxa with an interim head coach/technical director at the helm. In a mid-day press conference on Friday, sporting director Beto Valdes announced that Antonio Torres Servin is the man who has been selected to carry out this responsibility on Saturday with Tomas Campos as his assistant. Campos is a coach for FC Juarez youth teams.
Valdes also commented that the announcement of the new head coach/technical director will be announced in the coming days no later than next week so they can hit the ground running as the season is fully underway.
Necaxa will come into the Borderland this Saturday in good early season form. They are undefeated thus far this season, accumulating two victories and two draws. One of those draws came on Wednesday against Pumas in Mexico City where the final score was 2-2.
This is good enough for Necaxa to currently occupy the fourth place of the general standings table. Bravos, meanwhile, are in 16th place.
Saturday’s match is set to kickoff at 4:06 p.m. MST. The match will be televised nationally on Fox Deportes and on VIX (Televisa/Univision’s streaming platform).