One of the most interesting matchups in LFA, Mexican football league, week 2, will be the (1-0) Eagles visiting the (0-1) Fundidores at Tecnológico Stadium, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (northern Mexico,) on Sunday. What makes this matchup so stimulating? Here we go:
  • Fundidores started this season visiting the Dinos in Saltillo, Coahuila. They lost 33-16 against the Dinos. They did not have their dreamed debut, the coach and the players confirmed that. In the city, there was a great expectation about what former college players, from the best univerisities in the area, would do in professional football.  They also had some problems with their OL; at the same time, in many plays QB Roberto Vega threw under pressure. If the Fundidores do want to win, they must give more time to the QB.
  • Secondly, the Eagles come from Mexico City with a victory against the champions, Mayas, in a very closed game. However, they managed to look like a strong team in all the departments (offense, defense and special teams). They were able to stop the Mayas passing game by pressuring the QB, and neutralize the passing game. They also showed strong passing games with WR Billy Owens, and Marco Patrarca. Finally, their FG kicker, Jorge Leon (the lawyer kicker,) scored two FGs over 40 yards.

    All in all, it is expected to see a developed offense from the Eagles side, and the Fundidores must find the way to stop it and give time to their QB to move the chains; have ball secutiry; and keep the possesion of the ball if they want to proof their local fanbase that they are a team worth of Monterrey, a city with strong football tradition.

    Final Score Eagles win 30-23.