Pachuca suffered a big blow Thursday with the loss of defender Aquivaldo Mosquera. The bulky Colombian was one of the top central defenders in Mexico but is now property of Sevilla. Apparently Mosquera lobbied for the move.
Mosquera will leave a large void for Pachuca to fill. The season starts Friday for Pachuca as they play Tecos so coach Enrique Meza will have to sort the defensive line quickly as the club begins defense of its Clausura 2007 title.