Bravos Stay Hot and Cruise To Copa MX Semifinals
Bravos de FC Juarez defeated Dorados by the score of 3-0 last night at Benito Juarez Olympic Stadium. The shutout victory advances the Bravos to the semifinals of the Copa MX where they will face Monterrey in a home and home series. The dates and times of these two matches are yet to be announced by the Mexican Soccer Federation.
FC Juarez put this match to bed in the first 45 minutes; taking a 3-0 lead in the dressing room at halftime.
Flavio Santos scored 2 of the 3 goals off of a couple of headers in the 11th and 42nd minute respectively. Brian Rubio scored off of a fast break by taking a right footed strike in the 18th minute.
The dominance that the team from the Borderland showed over the second division Dorados was evident for 90 minutes. Even in the second half when no more goals were scored the Bravos demonstrated a greater threat than the visiting side.
After the match Bravos head coach Gabriel Caballero comment the following regarding the win, “It was match where we needed to try and obtain the win from the very beginning and in a sense suffocate our opponent. We couldn’t allow ourselves to come into this match overconfident, Dorados has good players and can put together a good gameplan. We were able to score 3 goals in the first half… which pretty much eliminated their aspirations for the match. This win leaves me happy and calm, especially the fact that anyone on our roster can play and the team still plays very well.”
Up next for the Bravos will be what is, without a doubt, the biggest home match this season in league play. FC Juarez will host Santos on Sunday evening. The match is a guaranteed sellout as this is a regional rivalry due to Santos being the closest team geographically to the Bravos. In addition a lot of people from Torreon, Coahuila live in the Borderland. Santos is from Torreon.
The match is scheduled to kickoff at 7pm MST and will be televised nationally on TUDN.