Liga MX Femenil

Liga MX Femenil Clausura 2022 Week 7 – Three Things

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Before we move our attention to the CONCACAF W tournament, a look back on the exciting highlights that grabbed our attention during Week 7.


America with another strong statement. Despite having the early chances in the first 20 minutes, clumsy defensive marking brought forth an amazing goal from Dani Calderon to give Leon the lead. From there, America was forced to recover but did well thanks in part to newly signed Scarlett Camberos who would earn a hat trick throughout the course of the match. Andrea Hernandez would also score to make it a strong 4-0 comeback and in addition to the strong offensive goalscorers America has acquired, Sarah Luebbert’s renewal with the squad has made her a solid winger, providing some key assists this match and a vital part of the team’s attacking plays. Scoring hasn’t been an issue for America so far and as they get into the latter part of the season, solidifying their defense will be key.

Xolos still has foundational grit. Currently sitting in eight place with eight points, only barely controlling a playoff spot, Xolos has made some strong statements on the field. Most recently, their 1-1 draw against a dangerous Pachuca side that is finding their form this season. Renae Cuellar continues to be the solid goalscoring forward for the squad with three goals this Clausura with Angelina Hix by her side. Gutierrez seems to be also finding her place in the goal after the departure of Itzel Gonzalez with some solid saves against Las Tuzas’ offensive players. It’s not perfect (see Week 6 loss against Puebla) but it is working. Two solid draws between two top teams shouldn’t be taken lightly and Xolos should continue working to secure that postseason spot.

Chivas Femenil with some national team fire. Second place Chivas got the 1-0 victory over 17th place Santos. That isn’t shocking although understanding how Santos is in *17th* place after a historic run last season is worth a discussion for another time. What’s important to understand or look into is the caliber of work Chivas continues to do even under a new manager Juan Alfaro. The team only signed one new player in the preseason and their foundation has been instrumental in keeping this team in second place and without a single loss in the first seven weeks. Most notably, their foundation consists of players that will also be part of the upcoming CONCACAF W competition with Mexico: Caro Jaramillo, Licha Cervantes and Joseline Montoya. The work in the midfield helps control the tempo of the game, despite a lack of too many goals but has still allowed for Licha Cervantes to be at the top of the goalscoring race with eight goals so far. Taking into consideration all the work they’ve done on the youth side that will see five of their players heading to their respective U20 tournament as well, Chivas’ project is one that is long term but that will also hopefully see short-term results this season.



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