Given this is my first full season of doing the “Three Things” weekly post, I was worried I might not be able to find three things every week to talk about. Fortunately, in a rare occurrence, this league isn’t only growing organically, the competition is getting more exciting and attention seems to be increasing as well — from all walks of earth. So, with that, here are the three takeaways from Jornada 4.
Atlas is at the top of the table. Last week we geeked out about the upward trajectory that Alison Gonzalez’s form is taking and this week was no different, except for the fact that Atlas now has proper standings placement to prove the work that Gonalez and her teammates have been able to do these past four weeks. Gonzalez added to her goal tally this week as well against Queretaro, bringing her to a total of three goals this season which places her in fourth in the Golden Boot race. The 4-0 win was also thanks to Fabiola Ibarra, who got herself a hat trick during the full 90 minutes and picked herself up to the top of the Golden Boot race with a total of six goals (she also made it to Week 4’s Team of The Week Starting XI). Atlas might not be missing too much with only Adriana Iturbide out on international duty and it might be helping them out against other more vulnerable teams but it’s safe to say that much like Alison Gonzalez, the team itself is molding into an excellent Liga MX opponent.
America remains undefeated this season. It hasn’t always been pretty but América continue their 2020 Clausura season without a single defeat. The competition is increasing in the league and the match against Necaxa on Friday demonstrated the tests even the most popular teams will be facing as the weeks go on. Necaxa took weeks to win their first victory last season but in this match were pressuring well and were able to open up the scoreline first thanks to a goal from Dulce Alvarado. Still, América pushed through and in the 69th minute of play were able to level it up off of strong run-in from Betsy Cuevas (who was given the assist by breakout Mexican-American player Marlyn Campa). The team is doing well without Daniela Espinosa as she fights for a spot in the Olympics but when she comes back, America looks like they’ll have an even stronger attacking side.
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