This weekend started the Mexican Football League LFA. There was a great expectation of the second season of the league. There were new teams on the north, new players, and more media coverage. And we were expecting to be more professional. In this post I will point out some of the hits and problems that the league had in general during the first week.
As a hit, I believe that diversifying the location of some teams will allow more people to go to these games in different cities such as in Saltillo, Monterrey or Naucalpan. The matchups were really intresting and most of them were fun and entertaining. That is the main point of this league and sport. And finally, I saw some improvement in the way players performed. The same players looked in a high level of game phisically and mentally.
On the other hand , there were problems with the organization and the staff. First of all, the streaming was failing. The league charged 499 mexican pesos (25USD) to watch the 24 games of the league, including post season. I think it was a reasonable price. The problem was that the plataform had problems during the transmition. As a personal experience, I could not watch any of the first three games of the season. That was really unprofessional, and there was not technical support by any media – Phone, Facebook , Twitter of live chat. And according to some other comments in social media, many people were having that same problem.
In addition to this, the conditions of the field were not 100% professional. What do I mean? In the first game Fundidores and Dinos, the turf was not painted in white, it was painted in yellow and there were soccer field marks in the field. It was difficult to see in what part of the field they were playing. In the game at Mexico City, “Palillo Martínez” Stadium, the conditions of the field were not the best, part of the field was dry and dusty. That does not look good.
Finally, in all the transmitions there was not a decent scoreboard showing the game clock; the down; the yards to go, the names of the teams; and the playclock. That is something the fans and the public must see to make sure it is interesting to watch.