El "Piojo" has already revealed that his project with Tigres will be based on using players who have little activity in the Mexican League.
The Tigers are already in the United States to face their match in the Leagues Cup. They will face the Seattle Sounders in the Quarterfinals, and where Miguel Herrera plans to get the title based on the rotations in his starting eleven.
Despite the complicated beginning that "El Piojo" has had with the Monterrey fans, the Mexican helmsman knows that his audience is used to continuously winning titles, regardless of whether it is a not official tournament, the Leagues Cup.
In the first edition of this tournament, in 2019, the Tigres lost in the final against Cruz Azul. At that time, the cats were under the technical direction of Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti.
The former national team coach knows that the Monterrey team has many promises. That is why he has achieved what he has consolidated in this brief journey on the Tigres bench. However, he has the idea of fully getting into this tournament and being able to earn it.
Also, according to Herrera, his team is aware that the opponent is a good team. Still, they also have confidence in the excellent rhythm they have maintained in the local league games.
"Yes, we are going to rotate as I told you, Looks like Miguel Ortega, Avalos, Ayala, Reyes, and Vanessa are starting tomorrow. David Ayala, Duenas, Leo, Florian, Quinones, and Charlie, as mentioned by the Feline Strategist in a press conference.
It should be noted that Florian Thauvin was expelled from his presentation with the Monterrey team in Liga MX last weekend. However, the French winger was constantly active in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with France. This tournament can be used to continue his adaptation process.
The cats will not have their captain, André Pierre-Gignac, due to a series of injuries suffered by the French during his participation with his team in the Olympic tournament.
The Tigers match is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10 at 9:00 p.m. At Lumene Field, Central Mexico. The winner between the Tigers and Seattle will be measured between Orlando City and Santos Laguna.
What is the Leagues Cup?
The Leagues Cup is a tournament in which teams from Liga MX and MLS compete. Four teams compete for both countries.
The regional championship saw its first edition in 2019. Cruz Azul lifted the cup after beating Tigres 2-1 in the final. The participants of that edition were América, Cruz Azul, Tigres, Tijuana, LA Galaxy, Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo and Realt Salt Lake.
This contest returns after it was suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic caused by Covid-19.
For Mexico, they will compete: Santos Laguna, Lyon, Pumas and the Tigers have won places in recent tournaments as champions and runners-up.
The rivals they will face are Orlando City, Sporting Kansas City, New York City, and Seattle Sounders. The matches will take place in a single game and will take place at the home of Major League Soccer teams.
The matches of this edition will be the following:
Orlando City vs. Santos Laguna
Sporting Kansas City vs. Leon
New York City vs. Pumas
Seattle Sounders vs. Tigers
The semifinals will begin in September. The final will be held at Alleglants Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, the same venue where the recent Gold Cup final was held.
It is expected that more teams from both leagues will be able to participate in the future.