Juarez

Futbol Club Juarez, commonly referred to as Bravos de Juarez, or simply as Juarez, is a Mexican football club based in the city of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua that currently competes in Liga MX.

History

Futbol Club Juarez was founded in 2015 by a bi-national group of six families, two from the border city of El Paso, Texas and four from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, making it one of the few clubs with foreign investors in Mexican football and marking the return of professional sports to Ciudad Juarez for the first time since 2012 after the previous franchise, Indios de Ciudad Juarez, was relegated from Liga MX, suffered from poor management, and was ultimately disbanded.

On June 7, 2015, it was officially announced by Ascenso MX officials that FC Juarez would compete in Ascenso MX, starting in the Apertura 2015 season.

On December 5, 2015, after a very successful beginning to the season, the team ended the 2015 campaign in second place, and FC Juarez captured its first Ascenso MX title after beating Atlante 3-1 on aggregate, thus gaining the right to play in the promotional final in the Ascenso MX. The failed to qualify for the Clausura 2016 liguilla and lost the promotional final against Necaxa.

The following season, Juarez failed to qualify for the liguilla. In the Clausura 2017 season, Juarez lost the final against Lobos BUAP with an aggregate score of 4–2.

For the 2017–18 Ascenso MX season, the league announced that Juarez was one of six Ascenso MX teams eligible for promotion to Liga MX the following season. In the Apertura 2017 season, Juarez lost their second consecutive final, against Alebrijes de Oaxaca, on penalties.

On June 11, 2019, Juarez replaced Lobos BUAP in Liga MX after the founding bi-national group purchased the struggling franchise, thus returning top-level football to Ciudad Juarez.

They have developed a friendly, cross-border rivalry with El Paso Locomotive of the USL Championship since that side began play in 2019.

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Juarez