Earlier this morning, the Mexican Soccer Federation announced that its disciplinary committee will suspend FC Juarez midfielder Gabriel Hachen for 1-year for physically assaulting a referee in a preseason match less than a month ago. Hachen was also fined by the Mexican Soccer Federation. The amount was not disclosed.

The Bravos front office will now have to scramble to fill his spot on the roster. This sanction against Hachen will be filed to FIFA and thus Hachen will not be able to participate in any league at any level in any part of the world.

Meanwhile, a press conference was held today at Benito Juarez Olympic Stadium to announce that Walter Gael Sandoval will be returning to FC Juarez. The left wing defender was a part of the Bravos inaugural team who won the championship in their first season of existence in the Apertura 2015 season.

After being a vital part and a stand out in that initial season the first division club Santos who allow the loan to the Bravos called him back. Since then Sandoval he has been a constant starter in first division with Santos and most recently with Chivas.

Sandoval will arrive to solidify the Bravos defensive line which at this time is their biggest need. During the press conference that just wrapped up moments ago Sandoval said the following in his opening statement as the newest member of the Bravos, “It is nice to remember my time here and what was accomplished during that 2015 season, but it is time to focus on why I’m here and that is to do my part to make FC Juarez a playoff contender. I am happy to be with an institution that is full of capacity.”

Sandoval went on to comment that his return to the Borderland will not serve as some form of personal revenge to prove that his is more than a capable player after the Chivas decided to move forward without him on their squad to start this 2020 Clausura season, but as simply “another opportunity” in his career.

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