Pumas reinforcements: no titles and little experience in the First Division

The Pumas reinforcements have little experience in the First Division, they have not raised titles and questions arise about what they contribute to the University club

Cougars found in Cristian Battocchio, Higor Meritao, Jose Rogerio, Efraín Velarde, Washington Corozo and now Diogo de Oliveira, to his reinforcements for the Apertura 2021; However, only one of the foreign elements has been champion in a national tournament in his life, while ‘Chispa’ Velarde has not lifted a title for 10 years.

Even, Cougars brought reinforcements from the Fourth Division from Brazil, who are Meritao and Rogerio, who do not have experience in a First Division and that has been noticed throughout the tournament, since between injuries and bad performances they do not contribute to the University Club picking up the pace.

Only Washington Corozo He is the only player who has been a national champion, and that is because the Ecuadorian was champion of Peru with Sporting Cristal, in addition to winning the Copa Sudamericana in 2019 during his time at Independiente del Valle.

At 23 years old, Corozo He was also in minor teams in his country, since he has been part of the U-17 and U-20, and has already received a call with the senior team, and participated in a match with Ecuador.

On the other hand, Efraín Velarde was multi-champion with Cougars, but the ‘Chispa’ won his last title in 2011 and, since then, his time with other teams has not been productive, since he has been left to duty and has not found a regularity to create a difference.

The other champion was of the reinforcements was Rogerio, but the Brazilian only won local titles in his country, and it is that by playing in lower divisions, he could never stay with a national championship.

From then on, the rest of the reinforcements have never been champions on occasion, a situation that can be counterproductive for the Auriazules, since they do not have the experience required to reach one of the four big teams in Mexico.

Likewise, just Corozo was selected, the same situation as Battocchio, who plays for Italy, although he could only be in the U-20, once he was called up for a couple of friendly duels.