Mexicans Abroad

Mexicanas Abroad in the Americas: Recaps & Previews – Week 53

It’s good to see Mexican players playing in all sorts of different leagues and succeeding. Take the case of Zoe Tapia and Karina Santana, who are with Suva Sports in Costa Rica’s Primera División Femenina. While their team has struggled mightily this season, Tapia scored this week, Santana scored last week, and perhaps more importantly they’re both getting meaningful professional minutes. It’s always good to see players finding a place where they can fit in and get minutes, and it looks like Tapia and Santana have that with Suva.

Primera División Femenina (Costa Rica)

Zoe Tapia played all 90 minutes and scored a goal and Karina Santana also played all 90 minutes as Suva Sports lost 3-2 to Sporting FC on Friday, May 13th. Suva are in last place in the league with three points, tied with Pérez Zeledón, seven points behind eighth place Pococí, and 23 behind first place Alajuelense. Suva lost 6-0 to Alajuelense on Sunday, May 15th in the Torneo Nacional Alto Rendimiento. Suva’s next league match is on Sunday, May 22nd when they host Saprissa.

Liga Nacional de Fútbol Femenino (Guatemala)

CSD Suchitepéquez (Perla Morones and Verónica Jiménez) beat Deportivo Amatitlán 2-1 on Saturday, May 14th.

National Women’s Soccer League (United States)

Jimena López was an unused sub in OL Reign’s 0-0 draw against Portland Thorns on Friday, May 13th.

The match between Gotham FC (Sabrina Flores) and North Carolina Courage (Diana Ordóñez) which was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 14th was postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. As of time of writing this, no new date has been announced.

María Sánchez played all 90 minutes in Houston Dash’s 1-1 draw with Racing Louisville on Saturday, May 14th. Sánchez contributed four key passes and completed 16 of 27 passes in the effort.

Katie Johnson was subbed on for Taylor Kornieck in the 82nd minute as the San Diego Wave beat  the Chicago Red Stars 2-1 on Sunday, May 15th. Johnson completed all four of her passes against her former team in the win.

Karina Rodríguez was an unused sub in the Washington Spirit’s 1-0 loss to Angel City FC on Sunday, May 15th. Former Tigres midfielder Stefany Ferrer Van Ginkel was not on the game day roster for ACFC.

Upcoming matches (all records are in W-L-D format at time of writing)

Wednesday, May 18th:

North Carolina Courage (0-1-0) vs. Orlando Pride (1-1-1)

Racing Louisville FC (0-1-2) vs. San Diego Wave FC (3-0-0)

Portland Thorns FC (1-0-1) vs. Washington Spirit (1-1-0)

Saturday, May 21st:

Portland Thorns FC (1-0-1) vs. Houston Dash (1-1-1)

Angel City FC (2-1-0) vs. Kansas City Current (0-2-1)

North Carolina Courage (0-1-0) vs. San Diego Wave FC (3-0-0)

NJ/NY Gotham FC (1-1-0) vs. Racing Louisville FC (0-1-2)

OL Reign (0-1-2) vs. Washington Spirit (1-1-0)

Orlando Pride (1-1-1) vs. Chicago Red Stars (1-1-0)



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