Guatemalan champion Suchitepequez in Mexico for tournament
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Suchitepequez (pictured), shown celebrating after winning the 2016 Guatemalan Clausura title, will square off against host Cafetaleros in the Copa Mesoamericana on July 7, 2016, in Tapachula, Mexico. (Photo courtesy of CSD Suchitepequez)

 

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Suchitepequez will open its participation in the 2016 Copa Mesoamericana on Thursday against host Cafetaleros at the Estadio Olimpico de Tapachula.

Cafetaleros is an Ascenso MX side that finished third in the 2016 Clausura regular-season table.

It will be the first of two games in the preseason tournament for the current Guatemalan champion, which will face either Jaguares de Chiapas or Puebla for the title or third place on Saturday.

The Venados are preparing for the upcoming Apertura season and their first-ever appearance in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.