Saltillo Rancho Seco, who patrolled the Professional Arena Soccer League and Major Arena Soccer League for three seasons before suspending operations in 2016, are returning to action in the Liga Mexicana de Futbol Rapido.
Rancho Seco began their run in the pro ranks in the LMFR in 2011 before shifting to the PASL. In their three seasons in the American-based arena leagues, Saltillo went 15-40 and failed to qualify for a playoff spot.
Though they struggled on and off the field, the team launched the careers of Cesar Cerda and Victor Baez.
In their final MASL season, Saltillo went 7-13, benefiting from an influx of players from the Monterrey Flash, who sat out the 2015/16 season. Baez was joined by Erick Flores, Armando Teran, and Edgar Flores. Their most notable win that season was a 7-6 win over the Dallas Sidekicks.
Saltillo’s MASL operating rights were sold to the Rio Grande Valley Barracudas ownership group, who have yet to activate their rights to operate a second team.
The LMFR season begins in late May and runs through August.