Football is a great sports and is growing everyday. In the case of Mexico a new professional league appeared last year with four teams (Raptors, Condors, Eagles and Mayas) in Mexico City.  This 2017 season , two teams will be added; the Fundidores from Monterrey  and the Dinos from Saltillo. Both of Major cities in northern Mexico where football is really important.

But, how this league came to appear? Well, Mexico has a stong tradition of american football since the 1950, there are two college leagues ONEFA and CONADEIP. Both leagues play at a level of a NCAA division II or III. Even the Olymic stadium of 1968 was built before for football. It is a college tradition in Mexico too. And once (with baseball) were the main sports in the country.

Now football has came back , buut now in a professional league, that will be playes from February to May. It will be a great option to watch for football lovers in the US during NFL and NCAA offseason. The roster of teams is built by this two major leagues of college football, the main teams are Pumas from UNAM (National University), Burros and Aguilas Blancas from The Politecnic Institute, Aztecas from UDLAP in the State of Puebla , the Tigers from the Nuevo Leon state University or Tec de Monrerrey among others. But in this 2017 season players from NCAA division players are coming to the league. That is the case of Billy Owens from the Kansas Jayhawks, he will be playing with the eagles this season.

Finally, LFA (Liga de Football Americano) will be intresting to follow from footballl lovers, it is a great time to see this league growing and to enjoy some good football in the US by watching intresting rivalry from cities in Mexico.

 

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