"Things are drastically different," he said. "Over there fans don't treat it like they do here, where there's pressure, players sign autographs and receive criticism in the press. But that is what I wanted, so I thank God I got the opportunity and took it."
He admitted it was a risk to join Puebla, which had the fewest points in the Torneo Apertura, but he said he looked forward to the challenge where "every game will be like a final."
Davino had spent most of his career at Club America, which never faced the possibility of relegation.
Puebla is last in the "Tabla de descenso," which tabulates a team's average points over the last three seasons to determine the one team that is relegated.
Davino is joined at Puebla by another former FC Dallas player, Ramon Nunez, who grew up in Dallas and most recently played in native Honduras.
Club America and Necaxa have the next most mid-winter signings with eight apiece. Club America has also unloaded 11 players.
Many of the signings, like Davino's, only cover the five-month Torneo Clausura, or are loan deals.
Tabla de Descenso
18. Puebla 1.0392 (53 points/51 games)
17. Indios 1.1176 (19 points/17 games)
16. Necaxa 1.1294 (96 points/85 games)
15. UAG 1.1411 (97 points/85 games)
14. Tigres 1.1529 (98 points/85 games)