Liga de Futbol Americano (Mexico) Schedule 2022

Liga de Futbol Americano (Mexico) Logo 2020
Liga de Futbol Americano (Mexico) Logo 2020 [References: 9]

Standings

LFA Liga de Futbol Americano 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPAStreak
15100.83313374L1
24200.667132111L1
34200.66713789W3
44200.66712290W3
53300.50092129W2
61500.16795109L5
70600.00046155L6

Standings calculated automatically from results. Please visit LFA website for Official Standings in Reference 1a.

** Qualify for Semi-Finals. *Qualify for Playoffs Round 1 – Fundidores Nuevo Leon (2-0) finish second based on better head-to-head record than Mexicas CDMX (1-1 ) and Raptors EdoMex (0-2) – Head-to-Head Results: Week 2 March 13: Raptors EdoMex 8 Mexicas CDMX 10; Week 3 March 18: Fundidores Nuevo Leon 27 Mexicas CDMX 13; Week 4 March 25: Fundidores Nuevo Leon 23 Raptors EdoMex 20.

Playoff Schedule

LFA Liga de Futbol Americano Playoffs 2022

Match Day Playoffs Round 1
(Playoffs Round 1)
7 - 14

Mexicas CDMX vs Gallos Negros Querétaro

(Playoffs Round 1)
26 - 6

Raptors Edomex vs Reyes Jalisco

Match Day Semi-Finals
(Semi-Finals)
20 - 27

Dinos Saltillo vs Gallos Negros Querétaro

(Semi-Finals)
30 - 27

Fundidores Nuevo León vs Raptors Edomex

Match Day Tazon Mexico V (Mexico Bowl V)
(Tazon Mexico V (Mexico Bowl V))
7:00 pm

Fundidores Nuevo León vs Gallos Negros Querétaro

Schedule taken from LFA Official website in [Reference: 1]. Please visit the website for more on the LFA, including rosters and video footage.

Regular Season Schedule

LFA Liga de Futbol Americano 2022

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
7 - 10

Mexicas CDMX vs Dinos Saltillo

(Week 1)
10 - 13

Reyes Jalisco vs Raptors Edomex

(Week 1)
9 - 33

Galgos Tijuana vs Gallos Negros Querétaro

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
24 - 17

Dinos Saltillo vs Fundidores Nuevo León

(Week 2)
8 - 10

Raptors Edomex vs Mexicas CDMX

(Week 2)
12 - 19

Gallos Negros Querétaro vs Reyes Jalisco

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
27 - 13

Fundidores Nuevo León vs Mexicas CDMX

(Week 3)
24 - 10

Dinos Saltillo vs Gallos Negros Querétaro

(Week 3)
10 - 0

Reyes Jalisco vs Galgos Tijuana

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
23 - 20

Fundidores Nuevo León vs Raptors Edomex

(Week 4)
46 - 12

Mexicas CDMX vs Reyes Jalisco

(Week 4)
6 - 14

Galgos Tijuana vs Dinos Saltillo

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
34 - 6

Dinos Saltillo vs Reyes Jalisco

(Week 5)
40 - 0

Raptors Edomex vs Galgos Tijuana

(Week 5)
10 - 13

Gallos Negros Querétaro vs Fundidores Nuevo León

Match Day Week 6
(Week 6)
28 - 9

Fundidores Nuevo León vs Galgos Tijuana

(Week 6)
16 - 11

Mexicas CDMX vs Gallos Negros Querétaro

(Week 6)
28 - 27

Raptors Edomex vs Dinos Saltillo

Match Day Week 7
(Week 7)
35 - 24

Reyes Jalisco vs Fundidores Nuevo León

(Week 7)
22 - 30

Galgos Tijuana vs Mexicas CDMX

(Week 7)
19 - 28

Gallos Negros Querétaro vs Raptors Edomex

Schedule taken from LFA Official website in [Reference: 1]. Please visit the website for more on the LFA, including rosters and video footage.

Week / Semana Recaps

Week / Semana 1 Recap

With three new teams debuting in the first LFA season since COVID shut down the 2020 season after five games, there was a lot of uncertainty in week 1 of the Liga de Futbol Americano in Mexico. Two of those new teams: Galgos Tijuana (Tijuana Greyhounds) and Gallos Negros (Black Cockerels) Queretaro met in Tijuana, with Gallos Negros coming out convincing winners, 33-9. The other expansion team, Reyes Jalisco (Jalisco Kings) were at home in Guadalajara to Raptors EdoMex, but came out on the losing side 10-13. The third match of the weekend saw the capital city side Mexicas CDMX lose 7-10 in Mexico City to Dinos Saltillo. Reference: [1]

Week / Semana 2 Recap

Dinos Saltillo moved to 2-0 with a 24-17 victory over Fundidores Nuevo Leon at Estadio Francisco I. Madero, in Fundidores first game of the 2022 season. Mexicas CDMX and Raptors EdoMex both stand on 1-1 after Mexicas close 10-8 victory at FES Acatlan in EdoMex. The third game of the weekend between Gallos Negros Queretaro and Reyes Jalisco was postponed until 17 April. [Reference: 1].

Week / Semana 3 Recap

Dinos Saltillo won their third game of the year 24-10 versus Gallos Negros Queretaro to go 3-0, two wins ahead of nearest rivals, Reyes Jalisco, Raptors EdoMex, Gallos Negros Queretaro, and Fundidores Nuevo Leon all of whom stand at 1-1. Fundidores defeated Mexicas CDMX 27-13 to gain their first victory, and leaving Mexicas at 1-2 in the process. Expansion franchise Galgos Tijuana fell to 0-2 after losing 0-10 to Reyes Jalisco. [References: 1-1b]

Week / Semana 4 Recap

Dinos Saltillo continued to be the team to beat in LFA 2022, going 4-0 with a 14-6 victory at Galgos Tijuana, who drop to 0-3. The biggest win of the week, however, belonged to Mexicas CDMX, who won 46-12 at Reyes Jalisco. The Mexicas improve to 2-2 at the Reyes drop to 1-2. A big game between Fundidores Nuevo Leon and Raptors Edomex, both 1-1 coming into the game, went 23-20 to Fundidores. [References: 1-1b]

Week / Semana 5 Recap

Dinos Saltillo went to 5-0 with a 34-6 defeat of Reyes Jalisco who fell to 1-3. Raptors EdoMex made a move for the playoffs with a 40-0 defeat of Galgos Tijuana who fell to 0-4 as the Raptors moved to 2-2. Fundidores Nuevo Leon looked assured of a playoff spot after defeating Gallos Negros Queretaro 13-10 to improve to 3-1. Gallos Negros drop to 1-2. [References: 1-1b]

Week / Semana 6 Recap

Raptors EdoMex inflicted the first defeat of the season on Dinos Saltillo, winning by 28-27 in the Jurassic Duel. The close win put Raptors in fourth place on 3-2 and left Dinos Saltillo still in first on 5-1. Mexicas CDMX were third after a 16-11 victory over Gallos Negros Queretaro. The victory left Mexicas CDMX on 3-2 like Raptors EdoMex, and pushed Gallos Negros back to 1-3 and needing a miracle to qualify for the playoffs. In the other match Fundidores Nuevo Leon defeated Galgos Tijuana to go 4-1 in second place and leaving Galgos still needing their first win on 0-5. [References: 1-1b]

Week / Semana 2 Rescheduled Recap

A rescheduled game over the Easter weekend saw Reyes Jalisco gain a second victory in their debut season with a 19-12 victory at Gallos Negros Queretaro. [References: 1-1b]

Week / Semana 7 Recap

Dinos Saltillo (5-1) were assured of the Regular Season title and a bye into the Semi-Finals after arch rival from Nuevo Leon, Fundidores Nuevo Leon, lost 35-24 at Reyes Jalisco (3-3) in a shock result. Fundidores (4-2) were still assured of second place and a bye into the Semi-Finals also. Joining Fundidores on 4-2 were Mexicas CDMX, the Capital City team winning 30-22 at expansion team Galgos Tijuana who finished 0-6 and out of the playoffs; and Raptors EdoMex, the team from Naucalpan in Mexico State (Estado de Mexico) where the Irish Institute School is based, who won 28-19 at Gallos Negros Queretaro, who also qualified for the Playoffs in sixth position. [References: 1-1b]

LFA Playoffs Preview

The First Round of Playoffs pits #3 Mexicas CDMX (4-2) at home to #6 Gallos Negros Queretaro (1-5) and #4 Raptors EdoMex (4-2) at home to #5 Reyes Jalisco (3-3). The first match looked like it should be a formality earlier in the season for Mexicas, who defeated the much improved Gallos Negros 16-11 in Week 6 at home in Estadio “Pallillo”, but with the three expansion teams improving each week it is no longer a certainty they shall win. Likewise Raptors EdoMex, who defeated Reyes Jalisco, another expansion team, 13-10 at Gualajara in Week 1, cannot count on victory in the second game, with Reyes Jalisco becoming the first expansion team to defeat a pre-covid team in the last week of the season when they shocked Fundidores 35-24. The winners shall meet either #1 Dinos Saltillo (5-1) or #2 Fundidores (4-2) in the Semi-Finals with the winners of those games meeting on 21 May in Estadio Caliente to decide Tazon Mexico V (Mexico Bowl V) Champions. [References: 1-1b]

Playoffs Round 1

Raptors EdoMex won through to another Semi-Final with a 26-6 defeat of Reyes Jalisco while Gallos Negros Queretaro continued to improve with a 14-7 win at Mexicas CDMX. [References: 1-1b]

Semi-Finals

Gallos Negros Queretaro reached the Tazon Mexico (Mexico Bowl) in the debut season, after a close 27-20 victory over Dinos Saltillo in the Semi-Finals. Fundidores Nuevo Leon won the right to play them in Tazon Mexico V with a 30-27 defeat of Raptors EdoMex. [References: 1-1b]

Tazon Mexico V (Mexico Bowl V)

Map of Mexico Showing LFA 2022 Team Locations

Mexico map and flag – highly detailed vector illustration  / Copyright: dikobrazik / LFA Team and Map Combined by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie

Map References

[13] 123RF (2022) Mexico map and flag – highly detailed vector illustration Image ID: 78267524 Copyright: dikobrazik [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_78267524_mexico-map-and-flag-highly-detailed-vector-illustration.html?vti=o7a7x8rghuckf7jo01-1-64 [Accessed 9 January 2022]

Preview

The 2022 Liga de Futbol Americano (Mexico) kicks off its sixth season. First played in 2016 between four teams (Condors CDMX, Eagles CDMX, Mayas CDMX and Raptors EdoMex) with all four teams playing in a single Arena in Mexico City (CDMX – Ciudad de Mexico) [6, 9], the league has grown to a 10 team league in 2022 with the addidion of Reyes Jalisco (Jalisco State Kings) in Guadalajara and Galgos Tijuana (Tijuana Greyhounds) from Estado Baja California (Baja California State) [1] .

All four original teams have since moved or changed name, with Mayas currently playing in Puebla State, Condors moving for 2022 to Queretaro, Eagles changing their name to Mexicas in 2017 and Raptors EdoMex (Estado de Mexico – Mexico State), moving to Naucalpan in Estado de Mexico, where the Irish Institute is based. Mayas CDMX won Mexico Bowl I in 2016 and in 2017 there was the addition of Dinos Saltillo and Fundidores Monterrey (Monterrey Smelters) in Nuevo Leon, in the North near Texas. That year the league was again won by the Mayas [2,3].

In 2018 the league was won by Mexicas CDMX, one of two teams named after Native Mexican inhabitants (the other is the Mayas) [4,5]. 2019 saw the addition of yet two more teams: Artilleros Puebla (Puebla Gunners) and Osos Toluca (Toluca Bears), bringing the total to 8 teams. Condors CDMX won the Mexico Bowl (Tazon Mexico) and the Raptors EdoMex were beaten finalists for the third time in four years (Dinos Saltillo lost the Mexico Bowl in 2017) [7, 8]. 2020 was a difficult year, with the start of the covid pandemic, and despite the addition of a ninth team, Pioneros Queretaro, the league remained at 8 for the season due to Mayas sitting out.

The 2020 league was cancelled after 5 of 8 regular season weeks due to the pandemic [10,11] and in 2021 the Artilleros dropped down to the Futbol Americano de Mexico (FAM) League with the Mayas returning. The 2021 season, however, was cancelled in its entirety [12, 13] and for the 2022 season, despite the addition of the Galgos Tijuana and Reyes Jalisco, there shall be only seven teams playing, as Pioneros Queretaro drop back down to the Futbol Americano de Mexico (FAM) league and Artilleros Puebla, Osos Toluca and Mayas take a years break.

The 2022 season shall start on March 5th and there shall be seven rounds with each team playing six regular season games. Teams ranked 1 and 2 shall receive a bye to the Semi-Finals and the 3rd to 6th placed teams play in the Quarter-Finals, which begin on April 30th. Only one team shall not make the Playoffs with the Tazon Mexico V (Mexico Bowl V) being scheduled for May 15th. It remains to be seen whether the LFA shall play at all in 2022 having cancelled the last year and a half and with three teams sitting out the year [1].

Mexican American Football Stock Image

REFORMA AVENUE, MEXICO CITY – NOVEMBER, 13 2017. On the occasion of the match between Patriots and Raiders at the Aztec Stadium, the NFL organized the Ball Parade with 42 pieces of 32 mexican artists.

Item ID: 756572425

Photographic Contributor

VictorHugoGaribay

VictorHugoGaribay

References

[1] Liga de Futbol Americano (2022) Calendario 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://lfa.mx/calendario-2022/ [Accessed 21 December 2021][Last Accessed 10 May 2022]
[1a] Liga de Futbol Americano (2022) Standings [Internet] Available from: https://lfa.mx/standings [Last Accessed 9 May 2022]

[1b] Liga de Futbol Americano (2022) Home [Internet] Available from: https://lfa.mx/ [Last Accessed 9 May 2022]

Preview References WEBSITES

[2] Liga de Futbol Americano Profesional (2018) LFPA Standings [Internet] Available from: http://lfa.mx/home/standings/ [Accessed 20 January 2018]

[3] Liga de Futbol Americano Profesional (2018) LFPA Calendario [Internet] Available from: http://lfa.mx/home/calendario/ [Accessed 14 April 2018]

[4] Liga de Futbol Americano Profesional (2018) LFPA Standings [Internet] Available from: http://lfa.mx/standings/ [Accessed 14 April 2018]

[5] Liga de Futbol Americano Profesional (2018) LFPA Calendario [Internet] Available from: http://lfa.mx/calendario/ [Accessed 14 April 2018]

[6] American Football International (2016) Mayas Win First Liga de Football Americano Championship Game In Mexico [Internet] available from: http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/mayas-win-first-liga-de-futboll-americano-championship-game-mexico/ [accessed 5 August 2018]

[7] LFA Mexico (2019) Standings [Internet] Available from: https://lfa.mx/standings/ [Accessed 15 April 2019]

[8] LFA Mexico (2019) Calendario [Internet] Available from: https://lfa.mx/calendario/[Accessed 13 May 2019]

[9] Liga de Futbol Americano Profesional (2016) LFPA Standings [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20161106181310/http://lfa.mx/home/standings/ [Accessed 20 January 2018]

[10] Liga Football Americano Mexico (2020) Standings [Internet] Available from: https://lfa.mx/standings-lfa-2020/ [Accessed 17 April 2020]

[11] Liga Football Americano Mexico (2020) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://lfa.mx/calendario-lfa-2020/ [Accessed 17 April 2020]

[12] Liga Football Americano Mexico (2020) #ESTOES LFA [Internet] Available from: https://lfa.mx/ [Accessed 17 April 2020]

[13] Liga Football Americano Mexico / Cinthiya Garcia (2021) A postponement that hurts, but it’s for everyone’s sake [Internet] Available from: https://lfa.mx/una-postergacion-que-duele-pero-es-por-el-bien-de-todos/ [Accessed 18 May 2021]

Logo references

[14] Condors LFA Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, March 5, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CondorsLFA/photos/a.849000958532449/3650845258347991/ [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/156170347_3650845261681324_1343936098449651172_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=Off9afsir7EAX-eTVa5&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=f04cd67af1934cde5fc69f4926d00448&oe=61C2AF22 ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[15] Dinos LFA Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, February 1, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/DinosLFA/photos/a.1098375663531454/3637578546277807/   [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/145511336_3637578549611140_188757273752279880_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=gSWRy8aB7dIAX8l8_-A&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=9500539ff6b65410d5e5042bddb44625&oe=61BFF0C5  ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[16] Fundidores LFA Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, November 16, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=284974656970640&set=a.118343776967063    [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/256036343_284974650303974_2647505166117146873_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=b-G_cXZObkQAX_tB02t&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=aee3e57bf4fc4eae3a384a9ce5050a0c&oe=61A08B97  ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[17] Galgos Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, November 17, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/galgoslfa/photos/a.108310031666817/112983941199426/   [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at:  https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/252761059_112983937866093_8472956443678492315_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=NANmTB6vq5AAX-zWa67&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=b0f23b6874891577c5faf26db30252bf&oe=61A114EC ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[18] Mexicas LFA Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, November 1, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/MexicasLFA/photos/a.1014327461963314/4687022084693815   [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/251123045_4687022081360482_3247634362025467080_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=OoUZYU6nZycAX82rjsY&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=ad2fe97e3b32c3ac9dcdb1129875a488&oe=619FAB45 ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[19] Raptors LFA Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, November 5, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/RaptorsLFA/photos/a.208212012844821/1597088927290449  [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/253731409_1597088923957116_2180559504148918797_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_rgb565=1&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=yEYkH6g72yYAX-7NLr7&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=9adac1a0cf5bc5cdf94a6e4bb25fce68&oe=61A0089A  ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[20] Reyes LFA (2021) Profile Picture, November 19, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/ReyesLFA/photos/a.104544895379393/113206377846578 [Accessed 21 December 2021][Actual Image link available at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/258195584_113206374513245_5663298235135969257_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_rgb565=1&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=zn-zaWl4W4gAX9YEBZR&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT_lNWqkZvrPIwTDFtz3FinayT6oF9lUkQJxBrNCq-bwzw&oe=61C6A29E   [Accessed 21 December 2021]

[21] Liga Football Americano Mexico (2019) LFA 2018 Logo [Internet] Available from: https://i1.wp.com/lfa.mx/2018/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/LFAlogonew.png?fit=734%2C734&ssl=1 %5BAccessed 1 August 2018]

Map Reference

[22] 123RF (2022) Mexico map and flag – highly detailed vector illustration Image ID: 78267524 Copyright: dikobrazik [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_78267524_mexico-map-and-flag-highly-detailed-vector-illustration.html?vti=o7a7x8rghuckf7jo01-1-64 [Accessed 10 January 2022]/ LFA Team and Map Combined by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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