FC Juarez soccer fans received promising news Wednesday, as the Liga MX 2020 Apetura is getting ready to kick off on July 24 behind closed doors, along with new playoff implications, as league president Enrique Bonilla announced via a video press conference.

FC Juarez players will report for physicals and COVID-19 tests prior to returning for preseason action. Attacking midfielder Edy Brambila announced on social media that he won't return to the club for the upcoming season, however.

Just last week, El Paso Locomotive FC fans were given the news that the USL is gearing up to return to the pitch by July 11.

Liga MX will start up in a five-stage sanitary protocol program, which was designed alongside clubs.

The new playoff setup will pin the top four teams in the regular season to the quarterfinals, while fifth place through 12th will play in an elimination round scenario to decide the other four quarterfinalists.

The Apertura finale for Liga MX is set for Dec. 12.

Other news across Liga MX during the owner's meeting confirmed that Monarcas Morelia will relocate to Mazatlan and Queretaro was sold by Grupo Caliente to Gabriel Solares, with the club remaining in the city of Queretaro.

FC Juarez hasn't hit the pitch since March 11, when they fell to León, 4-1. That match was Day 9 of the Closing Tournament 2020 of Liga MX. Soon after, the rest of the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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