Julián Araujo makes Tigres debut after drug use row with America

This article is over 3 months old The 28-year-old hopes his involvement will reduce drug trafficking on the border of Texas and Mexico Mexican professional soccer player Julián Araujo has made his debut for…

Julián Araujo makes Tigres debut after drug use row with America

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The 28-year-old hopes his involvement will reduce drug trafficking on the border of Texas and Mexico

Mexican professional soccer player Julián Araujo has made his debut for the club Tigres following his decision to join the Mexican club from the United States.

Araujo, 28, left Mexican football’s top division, the Mexican Apertura, to join Tigres in the final moments of August, switching clubs from Mexican team America.

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America declined to sign him and the Mexican Soccer Federation accepted his contract with Tigres.

The Americans chose not to agree to arbitration with the Mexican federation after arguing that they had no right to ask to suspend their rival club’s player.

In a separate case, a judge on Friday ruled against Tigres’ request for the union representing professional soccer players to continue fighting for recognition.

But the umbrella organization USL Professional Soccer’s president, Jeremy Bath, said in a statement: “The union will continue to fight vigorously for all necessary legislative and regulatory changes to protect its members from organisations such as Tigres who will do everything in their power to cheat players of the promised promise of professional sports representation.”

The union represents players with 31 US professional and semi-professional teams in nine states.

Bath said Tigres had paid players $50,000, “which may seem like a lot for the sake of paying players, but it doesn’t even cover the expenses of the player that the company has already paid.”

Tigres said on their website that Araujo played four minutes in a 1-0 win over Club Universidad Michoacán.

Tigres is one of three Mexico-based clubs with an international Champions League qualification spot. It won the last club championship in Mexico’s top division in 2011-12.

The team also finished as runners-up in Mexico’s Clausura Cup in 2011 and 2012.

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