The 2023 Apertura season of the Liga BBVA MX kicks off Friday night for FC Juarez as they travel to Mexico City to face Club America at Estadio Azteca.

The Bravos underwent a thorough rebuild in the offseason. Long time soccer executive Andres Fassi was brought in by the Bravos ownership to oversee the rebuild that has taken place. A new sporting director in Humberto Valdez was also brought in the process. 

During this rebuild, over 15 players left the team with almost as many new players being acquired. At first glance, Fassi and Valdez are betting on acquiring young players that have particularly shown a lot of promise in Mexico’s second division. These new players might not have a lot of name recognition, but it appears that the Bravos’ fan base isn’t interested in the lack of star-power as past players that have arrived to the Borderland in years past have not necessarily lived up to the billing.

FC Juarez will face a depleted Club America team that will not count on six of their top players. The reasons for their absences vary, some of the players got called up the national team, while others are injured or serving suspensions due to red cards that carried over from the playoff elimination match from last season. 

Tonight’s match is scheduled for a 8 p.m. MST kickoff and it will be televised nationally on two channels: Univision and TUDN.


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