One of the storylines I've followed with interest from the Apertura 2007 season was the play of Alain Nkong. The Cameroonian was deemed unworthy of continuing with the Rapids and tried his luck in Mexico. He latched on with Atlante and was one of the last players signed prior to the start of the season.
Not only did Nkong earn playing time, he was an important part of the championship puzzle as Atlante won the league for the first time since 1993.
Mediotiempo.com looked at the champions, player by player, from the starters down to the bench players. Here's what they had to say about the former Rapids player.
Atlante had a lethal weapon who stepped onto the field when the battle was on its way toward culminating. The African Alain Nkong, a strong forward with exceptional speed and explosiveness and very persistent - he agreed to terms at nearly the final hour - but he wound up as an icon for the Cancun fans. He started eight games but his most important contributions were in the 13 games he appeared as a substitute in which he helped spark the Atlante offense as he took the ball with speed throughout the field. He scored four goals.