Alan Pulido, a former Liga MX player and current Major League Soccer player, has indicated that he feels Mexico’s top league is still more difficult than the one in the United States.
Numerous players and coaches have commented on both leagues, but Pulido is one of the few current players who can talk authoritatively on Liga MX and Major League Soccer owing to his extensive experience.
When 90min inquired about the inherent distinctions between the leagues, Pulido said that both are fairly difficult in their own ways before revealing the superior.
“I came from Liga MX, which is a very competitive league. It is not simple; nonetheless, any squad may achieve success and become champions “During his weekly news conference, he said.
“Mexico is more technically advanced and superior in terms of talent, but the MLS has a philosophy in terms of players and the ability to approach each game differently. The MLS continues to gain worldwide recognition, but it is still no match for Liga MX. They are almost equal, but not quite.”
Pulido began his football career in Mexico in 2010 with the Tigres UANL. He spent four years in Mexico before moving to Greece and joining Levadiakos before switching to Olympiacos. Pulido ultimately made his Liga MX debut in 2016 as a member of C.D. Guadalajara.
His tenure in Mexico was not brief, as he appeared in over 200 matches during a seven-year period. He characterized his time there as a ‘technically intensive’ game.
Pulido relocated to the United States in 2020, signing as a highly anticipated Designated Player with Sporting Kansas City. He has appeared in 19 games for the squad, contributing 10 goals and six assists. Pulido is presently tied for third place in the MLS’s 2021 goal scoring standings, behind former Liga MX players Chicharito and Raul Ruidiaz.
The Sporting Kansas forward continued by praising the league’s growth.
“The fact is that MLS is a league that has evolved over time and now looks completely different, to the point where big-name players have joined. The league is no longer used to stepping down, but as a springboard for advancement.”