Membership America kicked off the 2022 Liga MX Apertura with a 0-0 draw in opposition to reigning champions Atlas FC on the Estadio Azteca, as goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa as soon as once more performed the hero for the Mexico Metropolis aspect.
Although the hosts held the sting for almost all of the match, managing 16 total photographs and three on course, a second-half strike by Julián Quiñones compelled Ochoa to make a dramatic dive to maintain the clear sheet.
As either side walked away with one level, Ochoa admitted it wasn’t the end result the group hoped for.
“The intention was all the time to start out with three factors, to start out successful, it was not simple as a result of the Atlas system leaves few areas, it performs the lengthy ball, makes errors, provides house for Quiñones to do one thing, it was troublesome for us to search out areas, they have been closed and we didn’t we took benefit of a transparent one however it’s a part of progressing, of leaving the preseason and with the brand new additions letting go,” the group captain advised TUDN.
“Immediately Furch was not there, Quiñones may be very expert, it’s important to be there, Cáceres and Emilio managed him nicely, however the gifted have choices, however thankfully I used to be there, they get some extent, it is not superb, but it surely’s the start.”
As one of many league’s giants, the stakes are all the time excessive. However with the Liga MX season simply getting began, Ochoa insists the group will repeatedly work in the direction of enchancment.
“The dedication is identical as all the time in America, what it’s important to supply to the followers. They know the demand and that is the fantastic thing about being in a membership like America that’s required of us week after week and to get the most effective out of us.”
The group is returning to motion after concluding the 2022 Liga MX Clausura in fourth place, and reaching the Liguilla semifinals earlier than finally shedding to Pachuca 4-1 on combination.
They face Rayados de Monterrey subsequent, visiting Estadio BBVA Bancomer on Saturday, June 9.