Mexico Tier 2

Liga BBVA Expansión MX

League Guide & Facts


  • The second tier of Mexican Football

  • 17 teams play each other once (16 games) per stage (32 games overall)

  • Split into 2 stages. Opening and Closing Stages - Both have the same format. Essentially two leagues in one season

  • A league system to qualify for a knock out tournament

  • Points For Win - 3

  • Points For Draw - 1

  • Extra point awarded for away win (first 7 away matches only)

Stage Rules

  • Teams placed 3rd-12th in the league qualify for Opening Stage Preliminary knock out Round the winners of which proceed to the Quarter Final stage

  • Team in 2nd position in the league automatically qualifies for Quarter Final

  • Top team in the league automatically qualifies for Semi Final

  • Winner of the final wins the stage

  • The two stage winners then play each other in a grand final (Guard1anes)

Promotion

  • No Promotion

  • Wikipedia suggests promotion may happen after a few seasons (2024/25). Unconfirmed as to whether this happens in FM

  • Raya2, Tapatio and Pumas Tabasco are ineligible for promotion as they are feeder clubs, unlike some feeder clubs they are available to be managed

Relegation

  • No relegation

  • Extra team will be added in 22/23 to make the league 18 teams

Other

  • There must be at least 3 under-23 Mexican-born players in the starting eleven. (Born after 1/1/1998)

  • There must be at least 8 Mexican-born players in the playing 11.


Club Locations


Suggested* Additional Nations To Load

Tour The Americas



*As always this is only a suggestion, the leagues listed are in order of importance, feel free to run as many or as little leagues as you think your system can handle. The setup above gives a nice regional feel.

It is advisable however to run as many top tier leagues of major nations as you can to keep the continental club competitions competitive


Media Prediction, Board Expectations and Title Odds


*Your odds and board expectations may vary slightly from save to save
*Pumas Tabasco Rayo2 and Tapatio are feeder/reserve sides but are available to be managed

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Club Culture

*Teams not listed have no specific club culture


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Facilities

Facilities Explained

Training Facilities

The better the training facilities the more chance (already visible) players will develop.

Here are the facilities ranking from worst to best -

  • Poor

  • Basic

  • Below Average

  • Adequate

  • Average

  • Good

  • Great

  • Excellent

  • Superb

  • State of the Art


Youth Facilities

The training facilities available for Juniors (only).

Does NOT apply to visible players already at the club. All visible players currently at the club use Training Facilities regardless of age.

In theory the better these facilities the greater your players will be developed on the day of intake. But there are a lot of factors at play.

Here are the facilities ranking from worst to best -

  • Poor

  • Basic

  • Below Average

  • Adequate

  • Average

  • Good

  • Great

  • Excellent

  • Superb

  • State of the Art


Junior Coaching

The quality and quantity of unseen youth coaches that affects the quality of players in your youth intake

Junior coaching is ranked as follows from worst to best -

  • Basic

  • Fairly Basic

  • Average

  • Adequate

  • Good

  • Excellent

  • Exceptional


Youth Recruitment

This determines how large a pool of players your team can recruit from. It is the size of your recruitment network. It increases your chances of getting the best young players from your area, nation and beyond.

Some clubs of course will have no youth recruitment at all, which means no youth intakes.

Recruitment is ranked as follows from worst to best -

  • Limited

  • Basic

  • Fairly Basic

  • Average

  • Adequate

  • Good

  • Excellent

  • Exceptional



Alebrijes


Alteños Tepa


Atlante


Cancún


Celaya


Cimarrones


Correcaminos


Dorados


Mineros


Morelia


Pumas Tabasco


*Feeder Team

Raya2


*Feeder Team

Tampico Madero


Tapatío


*Feeder Team

Tlaxcala


UdeG


Venados