Although the nickname drew strength from the Liga MX legend, the Mexican defender’s nickname did not originate in Mexico.
© imago7 It is reported that Cruz Azul paid five million dollars for Carlos Salcedo.
Carlos Salcedo becomes Cruz Azul’s first reinforcement for the inaugural 2023 Liga MX. After a timely request from La Macina’s manager Ricardo Ferretti, the Cement Board managed to sign the Mexican central defender for a figure which – according to reports – reached five million dollars.
The arrival of Titan in Cruz Azul was charged with controversy. And it is that Carlos Salcedo had a slip or two in the past against the Cruzazzulino team, something that happened in his first hours as a light blue.
Following the defender’s arrival in Cruz Azul, in Vamos Azul we set out to answer one of the unknowns surrounding the new reinforcement of La Machina: why do they call Carlos Salcedo the Titan?
The Titan nickname originated when Carlos Salcedo was 18 and part of MLS Salt Lake. It was a teammate, “the Argentine’s friend” – himself recalls the Mexican central defender – who gave him the unique nickname, which was circumstantially made public.
“I told you you were going to break it, Titan,” wrote the American teammate on social networks after his first game with Chivas, the team he played for from 2015 to 2016. After that publication, the narrators of Liga MX began calling Carlos Salcedo with that real surname.
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But… why Titan? ie. Even Carlos Salcedo himself fails to understand this. The Mexican defender managed to reply, “Exactly like that, it was just a way of calling me out.”
titanic trajectory of titan
Carlos Salcedo trained at Tigres Basic Forces, later continuing his training with MLS Salt Lake, a team with whom he made his professional debut in May 2013. Two years later, Titán became a reinforcement to Chivas from Guadalajara, with which team he made his debut in Liga MX on January 18, 2015.
After passing through the Rojiblanco team, Titan Salcedo had a fleeting adventure in European football, where he played for Fiorentina in Italy and Eintracht in Germany. In 2019 he returned to soccer in Mexico to play with UANL Tigres, where he was coached by Tuca Ferretti until the Clausura 2021.
In 2002 he returned to MLS with Toronto FC, later returning to Liga MX with Bravos de Juárez, the team with which Carlos Salcedo played in the 2022 Inaugural and 2023 Clausura.
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