Sources have confirmed to ESPN that separated players Alexis Vega, Cristian Calderon, and Raúl Martinez will be reinstated with Chivas. After a series of meetings, the managers of Guadalajara decided that it was best to bring back the footballers as a clear sign of closing the matter. It was previously revealed by ESPN that sports director Fernando Hierro and coach Veljko Paunovic were considering lifting the punishment for the players, who were involved in bringing women into the team’s concentration hotel in Toluca after a 1-1 draw.
Following the indiscipline incident, Chivas’ board of directors instructed the players to practice individually and at a different time than the rest of the team, in the afternoons at Verde Valle facilities. The leadership of the team continued to analyze the situation during the following weeks before making a final decision on Vega, Calderon, and Martinez.
After the National Classic between Chivas and America in Los Angeles, the team immediately returned to Guadalajara and resumed training at Verde Valle to prepare for matchday 13 of Apertura 2023. On Wednesday, the team is scheduled to practice at 10:00 a.m., where Vega, Calderon, and Martinez will be present. However, it has not been confirmed whether these players will be considered for the upcoming match against Puebla at the Cuauhtémoc Stadium on Friday.