With so much attention given to our male extranjeros, I thought it was about time to give some attention to the women athletes that represent the national team. To start off, I’ll be providing an overview of each player and as the weeks pass by, we’ll condense it to the top highlights from our most notables. By the time the World Cup qualifiers roll around in October, you’ll be an expert.
Campeonato Nacional Feminino (Portugal):
Amanda Pérez and Sporting Clube de Portugal will head on the road to face Clube de Albegaria in Liga Primeira play. Sporting is undefeated at 9-0-0 on the season, ahead of archrival Benfica by three points.
Eredivisie Vrouwen (Netherlands):
PSV Eindhoven beat PEC Zwolle 6-1 in the third round of the Eredivisie Cup. Mexican-American Anika Rodríguez came off of the bench after the halftime break and Ceci Santiago was on the bench for the entirety of the match. PSV will face PEC on Friday, February 5 and Sunday, February 7 in the Quarterfinal Round of the KNVB Beker (Cup).
Liga Iberdrola (Spain):
Jiména López joined SD Eibar in Spain. Eibar lost 2-1 to Charlyn Corral‘s Atlético Madrid, although neither player was available for selection. Atleti sits in fourth place with 34 points, five behind Barcelona. Eibar is in tenth place (out of eighteen) with 21 points. Atleti heads to Tenerife to play seventh place UDG Tenerife on Saturday, February 6th while Eibar hosts eighth place Sevilla, also on Saturday, February 6th.
Kenti Robles played all 90 minutes as Real Madrid lost 4-1 to archrivals Barcelona on Sunday. Real is in third place with 34 points, ahead of Atlético Madrid on goal differential. They’ll host ninth place Valencia on Saturday, February 6th.
Pamela Tajonar played all 90 minutes in goal as Logroño lost 1-0 to Espanyol. Logroño sit in 14th place with 13 points, just above the relegation line, and they’ll host Barcelona on Saturday, February 6th.
Kiana Palacios played 85 minutes as Real Sociedad thumped Real Betis 5-1. Sociedad sits in sixth place with 30 points, and they’ll host Madrid CFF on Saturday, February 6th.
Rubí Soto and Villarreal have won 10 of their last 11 including a 3-1 win over Alhama on Saturday, January 30. Soto came in for the final nine minutes of play, as Villarreal are six points up on second place Real Unión de Tenerife with a game in hand. They’ll play Almassora on Saturday, February 6th.