Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
A look at multi-tiered Tigres
by Paul Kennedy, October 6th, 2010 12:19AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad, mexico, under-20 world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Like other Mexican first division clubs, Monterrey-based Tigres operates a multi-tiered farm and youth system. What is unique about the program is its aggressive pursuit of American-based youth players.

It operates Cachorros de la UANL in the Segunda Division (third level) and S.D. Tigres in the Tercera Division (4th tier) and U-17 and U-20 teams in the Fuerzas Basicas league.

The U-20 team on which over-20 players are allowed to drop down from the first team is the top of the Tigres' development pyramid.

Like many pro clubs, Tigres often send their teams abroad to youth tournaments.

Tigres has won six Dallas Cup titles, including the 2003 Super Group.

In August, Tigres' U-19s traveled to Germany and the Netherlands. They finished fifth at the Sparkassen Bundesliga Cup, where Texan Victor Garza was named the MVP, won the Be Quick Zutphen tournament, where Garza was again the tournament MVP, and Heemskerk tournament.

Garza and Emilio Orozco both attended the U.S. under-17 residency program. Garza, Orozco and Orozco's cousin, Moises, spent the summer on the U.S. under-20 national team. Omar Elmasri has played on the U.S. under-18 national team.

Tigres' Mexican-Americans:
U-20s:
Antonio Beltran (90) GK, California
Martin Monroy (90), FW, California
Pablo Ocegueda (93), DEF, California
Omar Elmasri (90) DEF, California

2a Division:
Moises Orozco (92), FWD, California
Emilio Orozco (92), DEF, California
Ismael Ruiz (92), GK, Colorado
Victor Garza (92), FWD/MF, Texas
Daniel Navarro (91) DEF/MF, California

U17s:
Uvaldo Luna (93), FWD, Texas

3a Division:
Christian Rico (94), GK, Colorado



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Player Ratings: USA reaches new low in Klinsmann era    
Of the 16 matches the USA has played at competitive tournaments in the Jurgen Klinsmann era, ...
European draw for 2018 World Cup produces enticing groups    
A group with former World Cup champions Spain and Italy and another with Netherlands, France and ...
What They're Saying: Mauricio Pochettino    
[MLS All-Stars coach] Pablo [Mastroeni] and I share something. Pablo is Argentine like me, same nationality.  ...
Tottenham manager loves challenge of playing in altitude    
For many of Tottenham's players, playing at altitude, even in the Mile-High City of Denver at ...
Three-time gold-medalist Boxx will retire after USA's fall tour    
Shannon Boxx, who won three Olympic gold medals to go along with her Women's World Cup ...
Washington Spirit Reserves claim first W-League title    
The Washington Spirit Reserves got two goals from Chilean Yanara Aedo Munoz -- including the game-winner ...
Top 25 U.S. Soccer Crowds (2015)    
Soccer fever was evident as five matches drew crowds of more than 60,000 last week: the ...
NWSL Weekend: Seattle reigns after thumping Thorns    
Seattle Reign FC moved into first place in the NWSL with a 3-0 win over Portland ...
USL Weekend: Rhinos' unbeaten streak reaches 19 games    
Steevan Dos Santos' goal in the 10th minute gave the Rochester Rhinos a 1-0 win over ...
Video Pick: Anderlecht wonderkid scores stunner    
Youri Tielemans, who made Sacha Kljestan expendable at Anderlecht when he broke into the starting lineup ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives