Former Siena Men’s Soccer forward J.C. Obregon has signed a professional contract to play soccer with Club Necaxa, which is a Mexican football club in Liga MX based in the city of Aguascalientes.
At Siena, Obregon appeared in 39 matches, making 14 starts. He scored his first collegiate goal against New Hampshire (Sept. 5, 2015). Obregon registered 76 shots, placing 30 on target. He tallied four goals and dished out three assists during the 2016 season for 11 points. Obregon had one game-winning goal for the Saints during the 2016 season.
Liga MX is the top level of the Mexican football league system, but it is officially known in Mexico as Liga BBVA Bancomer. The league holds two tournaments: the Apertura, which starts in the summer, and the Clausura, which starts in the winter. There are 18 teams in the league, with one being regulated every year based upon its league performances over the previous three years. Liga BBVA Bancomer is considered the strongest league in North America and is ranked 11th worldwide.
Club Necaxa plays in Estadio Victoria which is a sports stadium in the Mexican City of Aguascalientes. The stadium opened in 2003 and has a capacity of 23,851. During the 2017 season, after the Clausura, Necaxa was ranked 12th in the standings holding a 5-6-6 record. Chiapas has been relegated, while Guadalajara was named Champions.