Former Pumas cantera standout Daniel Ramirez seems to have found his scoring touch once again. Now with Reynosa FC in the Segunda Division, Ramirez has 8 goals in the 2017 Clausura. The last time he scored 8 goals was back in the 2013 Apertura with the Pumas U-20s.
It’s unclear what Ramirez’ status is and if Pumas retain his rights, or if his move outside of the organization is permanent. He told Pumas English prior to the 2016 Apertura he wasn’t wanted at the club, but didn’t specify if that meant he was sold or loaned to Reynosa. His loan to Coras FC expired at the conclusion of the 2016 Clausura.
I highlighted Ramirez’ exit (along with Manuel Perez) in his article prior to his start with Reynosa.
Ramirez struggled after his Pumas exit, first at Coras where he battled injuries and getting back into form. In his first full tournament with Reynosa, Ramirez put the injuries behind him, but only found the back of the net once in 13 games.
This year, Ramirez has 8 goals in 12 games, including a hat trick in Week 11 against Titanes de Saltillo. He’s now scored in four straight weeks, and has six goals in that timeframe.
Ramirez hasn’t won a goal scoring title since the 2013 Clausura with the Pumas U-20 side, but he’s in the running with Reynosa this season. He sits in 5th place in goals, but just three off the leader. I’ll continue to keep an eye on his success as the tournament rolls on.