Arriola nets again for Dorados in Copa MX

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Talk about deja vu.

A week after going on a brief loan from Club Tijuana to second division Mexican side Dorados and scoring in a 3-1 Copa MX victory against Estudiantes Tecos, Paul Arriola did the same on Tuesday night. Arriola helped Dorados knock off Estudiantes once again, but this time he scored the winner and not an insurance goal in another 3-1 triumph.

Arriola’s decisive strike came minutes before halftime, as he got on the end of a pass from the right and easily pushed the ball home after being left unmarked.

The victory improves the Dorados to 2-0 in Copa MX play and they currently sit atop Group 6, two points ahead of Chivas de Guadalajara. Dorados’ next match in the competition is against fellow second division club Universidad de Guadalajara on Feb. 1.

You can see Arriola’s goal, as well as several match highlights, here:


What do you think of Arriola scoring again for Dorados? Would you like to see him loaned there for the rest of the season or prefer to see him stick it out with Xolos? Do you see him having a strong Clausura campaign with Tijuana?

Share your thoughts below.

  • ...

    “stick it out with Xolos”? That’s kind of strange phrasing. He’s come on as a sub in 2 out of Tijuana’s 3 league games (albeit late on). These one-game Copa loans are working out well for him, nice supplement to the 10-15 minutes he gets in league games. He’s only going to get more minutes as the season goes on.


    • Anthony

      Dorados is practically Xolos B, Xolos can’t play the cup because they are already playing in the CCL


    • chuck

      Dorados is owned by Xolos. It works as their reserve team. Xolos players can play for Dorados in both league and cup and viceversa.

      Weird sh*t I know


  • slowleftarm

    I don’t follow mexican soccer much but I’m getting the impression the Copa MX isn’t the most serious competition in the world. Am I correct? I’ll take Arriola’s performance in league games more seriously.


    • Alex

      The winter Copa is the 11 Liga MX teams not involved in other competitions (CCL, Copa Libertadores) plus the 13 best Liga de Ascenso teams.

      The 1st division teams usually don’t take it too seriously until the knockout rounds, the group stage is mostly seen as a way to get young and fringe players minutes.


      • Horsewhistle

        There was a goal in those highlights!?
        I almost had a seizure watching it.
        I thought I was watching a Univision version of a Jason Bourne movie.


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