Liga MX to cut quota of foreign players at clubs

Liga MX has agreed to lower the number of foreigners at first division club rosters following pressure from Mexico national team manager Gerardo “Tata” Martino.

Currently, a maximum of nine non-homegrown players are allowed in each 18-player matchday squad. This figure will reduce to eight in 2021-22 and seven in 2022-23. The maximum number of non-homegrown players in each club roster will also decline from the current 12 to 11 in 2020-21, 10 in 2021-22 and nine in 2022-23.

“The football people with whom I’ve talked – coaches, footballers, ex-footballers – are in agreement that the number of foreigners is excessive,” recently said Martino, who is looking for young Mexican players to be given more first-team opportunities to improve the fortunes of the national team.

It was also confirmed that Club Queretaro will be sold to Grupo Caliente, which already owns Liga MX’s Club Tijuana and second division club Dorados de Sinaloa.