|Founded||October 5, 2017|
|Based in||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Home field||Campo del Casco de Santo Tomás|
|Head coach||Enrique Zarate Martínez|
|General manager||Pedro Guidite Párraga|
|Owner(s)||Antonio Moreno Valle and Carlos Frías|
|League||Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional|
|Colours||Red and Black|
|Nickname(s)||The Sangre Mexica(The Blood Mexican)|
|Tazón México wins||1 (2018)|
|Division Championships||1 (2018)|
Mexicas CDMX are a semi-professional american football team based in Mexico City, Mexico. The Mexicas compete in the Central Division of the Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional, the top American football league in Mexico. The team won the LFA championship in 2018. Originally named the Eagles, it changed it to the Mexicas at the start of the 2018 season.
History[edit | edit source]
Eagles LFA[edit | edit source]
The team was founded in November 2015, with a view to participation in the inaugural season of the LFA in February 2016. The name chosen for the team was the Eagles , because they wanted to attract the fans of the football team American university White Eagles of the IPN , one of the teams with more fans in the country. For the same reason their colors were red and white (those of Águilas Blancas are the icing and white). Eagles would debut in the LFA on February 21, 2016, falling 30-28 against Condors , however, they would get their first victory 7 days later, with a score of 29-27 vs. Raptors . In its first season ( 2016) could not reach the playoffs. In the second season ( 2017 ) they reached the final of the Central Division championship but were defeated 40-18 by Mayas
Mexicas[edit | edit source]
In its first two seasons, the team had been directly administered by the LFA. Prior to the third season , the League franchised several of its teams, in the case of Eagles, on October 5, 2017 the franchise was acquired by Marco Antonio Conde, director of the Universidad del Conde de Coatepec , Veracruz. With the arrival of the new franchisee, Eagles was renamed Mexicas , nickname used by the sports teams of the aforementioned house of studies, likewise, the shield was also changed and the colors of the team were replaced: red and black, instead of red and white.
In his first season as Mexicas ( 2018 ) the team obtained great results, since he only lost two games throughout the season, one for a point, and another for seven points, plus one for forfeit. He won the Central Division championship after defeating Mayas 27-17 , which would allow them to qualify for the Mexico III Bowl , a game that took place on April 22, 2018 at the Blue Stadium , where Mexicas would win his first title in the LFA by beating Raptors 17-0. The team also generated controversy by refusing to play in week 3 against Dinos, after a serious injury to the knee of the WR Mubalama Massimango occurred in week 1 was not properly attended by the LFA. Although the League recognized that there was an administrative problem with the medical expenses insurance policy, the team was punished by losing the match, paying a fine of $ 657,820.00 MXN (approximately $ 32,000 USD ), and changing the franchise for the 2019 season .
Season-by-season[edit | edit source]
|Season||Head coach||Regular season||Postseason|
|Won||Lost||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|2016||Antonio Sandoval||3||3||.500||3rd (League)||-||-||-||Not CLassified|
|2017||José Campuzano||4||3||.571||2nd (League)||0||1||.000||Losing the Divisional Championship to Mayas|
|2018||Ernesto Alfaro||4||3||.571||1st (League)||2||0||1.000||Tazón México III champions|
References[edit | edit source]
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