Los Bravos joined Liga MX play with a month to go to the season beginning. Buying the franchise from Lobos BUAP was the logical move for a Juarez team that no longer was as competitive as it once was. Now came the real challenge for the brass of FC Juarez. Forming a Liga MX caliber roster in less than a month.
The rumors commenced and FC Juarez began to make some noise in the transfer market. It is at this point that Los Bravos made their first signing as a Liga MX team. There was a cloud of optimism surrounding this signing. A newly promoted team’s first signing is coming from Europe. This was not the norm for newly promoted teams in Liga MX. Then again, FC Juarez isn’t your typical newcomer. Los Bravos signed Dario Lezcano from FC Ingolstadt 04, that resides in the second division in Germany. Bravos had made their “splash” signing, now it was time to see if he would produce.
Lezcano’s arrival in Juarez showed that FC Juarez ownership was serious about not only staying in Liga MX but competing for championships. Since his arrival to la Frontera Lezcano has registered 6 goals and 2 assists per Trasnfermarkt, but his impact is seen in every goal opportunity Juarez produces. His ability to act as a false nine and hold the ball while Diego Rolan and Mauro Fernandez run through the wings is masterful. Lezcano is also skillful in using his body to shield the ball from any defender that comes his way. He is also patient when facing the goal. Lezcano’s goals against Veracruz, Leon, and Monterrey showcase this ability.
Dario Lezcano is the most important player for FC Juarez. His impact is felt in every match and there is not a moment that the opposing defense is not aware of where he is. When watching Liga MX action don’t hesitate to watch when FC Juarez is playing. You may miss out on the best-kept secret in Liga MX.