Monday, May 25, 2009

Indios of Juarez Finish First Season

The Indios of Juarez finished their first season as a professional soccer team in Juarez last night at Estadio Hidalgo, with a win 3-2 win over the Tuzos de Pachuca. They were, however, eliminated from the finals by a loss to the same Tuzos on Friday night.

Readers in El Paso or New Mexico who would like to see professional soccer should consider taking in some games next year. In spite of all the problems in the city, Juarez got behind the team and supported it strongly.

In the longer term, the Paso del Norte region should think about creating a border soccer league, perhaps based at universities, say, between UTEP, NMSU, UACJ, and UACh, or perhaps creating a local pro team, like the Diablos in baseball, to compete in the same league as the Indios.

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