Atlante held UNAM to a 0-0 tie Thursday in the first leg of the Torneo Apertura finals played in Mexico City, its old home.
eighth in the regular season, had knocked off top-seed Santos, 5-4, on aggregate in the semifinals but couldn't break down the stingy Atlante defense in the first leg of the finals. Former Colorado
Rapids midfielder Alain Nkong
came on in the 90th minute for Atlante.
The second leg will be played Sunday at Cancun's Estadio Quintana Roo (TV:
TeleFutura, live, 8 pm ET).
Atlanta moved this season from Mexico City to Cancun. The Mexican league is one of the leagues in the world that allows the movement of clubs from one city to
another in the tradition of American pro sports.