Liga MX Side Atlas President Eugenio Ruiz Orozco Admits To Club's Financial Difficulties
Liga MX Atlas President Eugenio Ruiz Orozco "announced the urgent need to transform the club's structure," according to INFORMADOR. Ruiz Orozco: "I wish things were not like this, but the players are right, this organization has not covered payments from May, June and this part of July, in addition to individual and group loans" (INFORMADOR, 7/7). SOCCEREX reported Atlas players "refused to travel to Torreon" for Saturday's preseason friendly against Santos Laguna owing to a dispute over missing wages. Atlas "also had problems paying its players last season." Ruiz Orozco said, "We can't keep going like we are. We have to break the mold, do things differently. Atlas is an asset for the city that is at risk of being lost. Atlas has to keep going. It's about to reach 100 years (in '16). Atlas must be saved" (SOCCEREX, 7/8).