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Liga MX Clubs To Start U23 Women's League To Help National Team

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 07 / 16

Liga MX President Enrique Bonilla said that the league's 18 clubs have agreed to start a U23 women's league "to strengthen the game in Mexico" and help El Tri's national teams, according to Tom Marshall of ESPN.com. Each squad will have 21 players, with the age limit set at the U23 level. Four ...

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World Indoors Trying To Put Spotlight On Track

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