Dinos Host Condors In Saltillo As Mexico’s LFA Hits MidSeason
Condors to play outside Mexico City for the first time in LFA’s 5th week
In Mexico’s Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional (LFA), Mexico’s professional football league, there two of the six teams are located outside the center of the country: the Monterrey Fundidores and the Saltillo Dinos. This week, the Condors from Mexico City will make their first trip to the north in order to face the Dinos – one of the new squads in the league – in the beginning of the fifth week.
For the first time this year, the gold and black Condors squad will take a plane to Saltillo for one of the most difficult duels on their schedule. After two consecutive victories (against the Eagles and Fundidores), the team coached by Enrique Zapata will try to keep this streak alive if they want to aspire for a ticket to playoffs in a very tough group with the Eagles and Mayas.
On defense, the Condors have improved the last two weeks after a terrible performance against the Mayas in the second game of the season. The reigning champion scored 64 points on the Condors, but in spite of that situation, Zapata was not worried at all.
“That score does not represent what we are. We (coaches) tried to change our mistakes and leave them in the past in order to achieve the last two victories”.
On the other side, the northern Dinos have had their own problems finishing games without scoring points.
Against the Eagles last weekend, the Dinos let their rivals overcome a 10 point deficit and upset the Dinos by a final score of 14-10. Fortunately, the Raptors and Fundidores, teams that share the group with them, lost their games too and so the Dinos are still in the fight for playoffs.
It should be a high-scoring game in Saltillo as both defenses are the worst in the league. The Dinos has allowed a total of 94 points while the Condors’ situation is worst with a 111 point deficit in the four games.
Although their offenses are not the strongest, both defenses are struggling right now so there might be a lot of opportunities to get to the end zone.