TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) – Tijuana has a football club that's bringing the border city some positive coverage, after long being known for the wrong reasons.
The team is aiming to win the Mexican league title, which would be a giant step forward for a club that was established just over five years ago. The success has given a big lift to football fans in the Mexico-United States border region, which has been battered for years by drug-related violence that has demoralized its citizens.
The club is coached by Argentine Antonio Mohamed, who came to Tijuana from Argentine club Independiente. A former striker, Mohamed played for years in Mexico and went on to coach several Mexican clubs, but has found his place with this one.