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SBD Global/May 19, 2017/Franchises

Zacatepec Leaving Ascenso MX As Owners Put Club Up For Sale

Ascenso MX side Zacatepec will "no longer be in the second tier" of Mexican football, according to Francisco Velasco of FUTNSOCCER. The news came "as a shock to many people." The decision "was said to be a financial one" as the team from Morelos no longer had "sufficient funds to keep the franchise alive in the Ascenso MX." There is an immediate replacement for Zacatepec, as the new franchise from San Luis that Atlético Madrid is behind "will replace the fallen team" (FUTNSOCCER, 5/17). In Morelos, Elizabeth Díaz reported the club "was put up for sale," meaning Morelos "will not have an Ascenso MX club next season." Players and coaches "were advised to look for new teams or return to their previous teams." Zacatepec execs "are currently in negotiations with businessmen interested in acquiring the club" (LA UNIÓN, 5/18).
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