- America reaches the summit of the Apertura 2023, with only one championship in nine previous occasions of leading the standings.
- Antonio Mohamed stands out as the only coach who led the Eagles to both leadership and championship glory.
- Jardine aims to break the trend with a record points haul and the coveted fourteenth championship.
Club America has firmly established itself at the pinnacle of the Apertura 2023 tournament, solidifying its reputation as a formidable league contender. Yet history teaches us that such a leadership position does not guarantee ultimate success in the competition. Throughout their history in short tournaments, the cream-blues have finished in first place on nine occasions including this tournament, but have only taken the trophy home once.
From Glory to Challenge
Antonio Mohamed is the distinguished strategist who, leading the Eagles, aligned the stars to win the league after an outstanding regular phase. That triumph, in which America prevailed over opponents like Club Universidad and Monterrey, culminated in a celebrated victory against Tigres. However, this success has become more the exception than the rule, with subsequent campaigns seeing the team fade in the playoffs, bowing out before reaching the ultimate glory.
Jardine’s Current Challenge
Under the baton of Jardine, a coach who at the beginning of the season asked for patience and understanding, America has emerged as the most dominant team in the latter half of the year. With the leadership already secured and the possibility of setting a new points record if they defeat Tigres in the last round, the team faces the opportunity to mark a milestone in the history of short tournaments.
However, despite their impressive performance to date, the club and its fans’ ultimate goal remains the conquest of the coveted fourteenth star, an achievement that, in Jardine’s words, would be the culmination of hard work and rewarded patience. The stage is set for America to challenge its own legacy and turn consistency into triumph, with the hope that this season will not be another chapter of “near successes,” but the beginning of an era of concrete victories and celebrated titles.
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