In the Clausura 2012, Atlante ended 14th in the regular season standings with 16 points well behind the teams in playoff positions. With consecutive bad seasons Atlante has pushed itself deep into demotion trouble as they are now in 14th place with a 1.1471 percentage only above Puebla, Queretaro, Atlas, and newly promoted Leon.
Atlante’s greatest player addition to prepare for the Apertura 2012 of the new Liga MX was that of Chilean striker Esteban Paredes who played in Colo Colo. Atlante had a decent offense with 20 goals therefore Paredes will add more to that line, however, its defense was the worst with 31 goals against while no major addition was signed to aid that part of the team.
Atlante is a regular team that will fight to be mid-table under newly signed coach Ricardo Antonio La Volpe. This team has a defense that if La Volpe cannot control will lose many matches and push itself further into the demotion fight.
Coach: Ricardo Antonio La Volpe
Players In: Jorge Villalpando, Esteban Paredes, Israel Martinez, Ignacio Torres
Players Out: Mario Ortiz, Alex Diego, Hebert Alferez, Armando Navarrete, Andres Mendoza, Sonny Guadarrama
Players to Watch: Esteban Paredes
Prospect Players: Jeronimo Amione
Possible Lineup: Jorge Villalpando, Jorge Guagua, Luis Gerardo Venegas, Jose Daniel Guerrero, Arturo Muñoz, Oscar Rojas, Juan Cuevas, Michael Arroyo, Israel Martinez, Jeronimo Amione, Esteban Paredes
Playoffs Contender: No
Title Contender: No
Power Ranking: 15 of 18