Maribel Dominguez is back, and she helped Mexico win the the Central American and Caribbean Games on home soil in Veracruz, beating Colombia 2-0 in the final.
“Marigol” missed World Cup qualifying in October since she wasn’t yet fit to play, but the Mexico legend re-joined the team for the CAC Games in Veracruz, with eyes on playing in a third World Cup next year. Dominguez, 36, played in the 1999 and 2011 World Cups, and she has played in over 100 matches for Mexico.
Mexico went ahead on an own goal in the 74th minute when a Colombia defender played the ball off of her own goalkeeper. Charlyn Corral was in the mix to create the goal.
Mexico: 1. Cecilia Santiago, 2. Arianna Romero, 4. Cristina Murillo (3. Bianca Sierra, 46 ‘), 14. Greta Espinoza, 5. Paulina Solis, 17. Veronica Perez (6. – Liliana Mercado, 90 ‘+ 1’), 7. Nayeli Rangel, Karla 16. Nieto, 15. Carolina Jaramillo (20. Maribel Dominguez, 60 ‘), 10. 9. Stephany Mayor and Charlyn Corral DT Leonardo Cuellar.
Colombia: 1. Derly Brown, 3. Natalia Gaitan, Diana Ospina 4., 5. Melissa Ortiz (Katerin 18. Castro, 79), 6. Daniela Montoya, 10. Hazleydi Rincon, 11. Issabella Echeverri (Leicy 19. Santos, 84 ‘), 13. Angela Clavijo, 14. Katherine Arias, 16. Lady Andrade (7. Ingrid Vidal, 79 ‘) and 17. Carolina Arias. DT Fabián Taborda.
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