After the America-Atlas match on Wednesday, I happened to take the same elevator down to the bowels of Home Depot Center with some high-ranking FMF officials. Decio De Maria, secretary general of the FMF, and Guillermo Cantu, who oversees all the national teams, along with press chief Mauricio Zavala, were among the 10 or 12 people in the elevator with me. They were going down to administer the coin flip, the final tiebreaker that would determine if Atlas or Toluca would go through to Saturday's final.
De Maria needed a coin, but he told his colleagues that he didn't have any change. Zavala reached into his pockets and pulled out a quarter.
"No, not one of those," De Maria said. "I need a Mexican coin."
Cantu had no change, Mexican or otherwise. Another person on the elevator pulled out a handful of Mexican pesos and De Maria wound up with a five-peso coin, which later Bruno Marioni called correctly as Atlas won the coin flip and advanced to Saturday's finals that way.