Christina Burkenroad, at this rate, could be the first Liga MX Femenil player to reach 20 goals.
Katty Martinez and Alison Gonzalez are the owners of 18 goals in a respective Liga MX Femenil season, the most in league history. However, with seven goals in just six matches, Burkenroad seems to be on a good track. She added two more goals to her name during C.F. Monterrey’s 4-0 win over Necaxa on Monday night. Aylin Avilez and Rebeca Bernal also added tallies in Rayadas’ clean-sheet victory.
Burkenroad’s first goal was a volley past Necaxa goalkeeper Valeria Martínez. Her second goal was another volley, as she ran side-by-side with defender Karen De León and beat her out.
Burkenroad should be turning her head at the next few matches on the Monterrey schedule. Club León and Mazatlán are next on the docket. With the way she’s playing right now, expect Burkenroad to do some damage against the mid-to-low table sides.
Club Tijuana 3, Pachuca 3
Club Tijuana hosted Pachuca on Monday night and six goals resulted from the dueling forward battle. Renae Cuellar scored twice for Tijuana, while Charlyn Corral picked up where she left off with Pachuca, scoring a hat-trick. The match was back and forth, with Tijuana taking the lead three different times before giving up a final goal to Corral in the 78th minute to split the points. Veronica Perez also added a goal for Xolos.
The draw benefits Tijuana more than it does Pachuca. Tuzos, still awaiting the first minutes of Spanish midfielder Jenni Hermoso in purple, currently sit in 12th place with seven points. Meanwhile, Tijuana has 11 points and is slotted in sixth place. For a side that drew most of their matches last year, Tijuana has won three games to help boost their placement in the Liga MX Femenil standings.
In regards to Hermoso, the midfielder did train for the first time with Pachuca this past week, signaling a potential debut in the coming weeks. Pachuca will take on Querétaro on Monday and then have a big slate against Tigres on August 19. If there was a match that fans would want Hermoso to make a big debut in, it would be that one, despite Pachuca being on the road.
Other Apertura Week 6 Scores
- Querétaro 2-2 Mazatlán
- UANL Tigres 4-1 Puebla
- Cruz Azul 0-1 Santos Laguna
- UNAM Pumas 3-0 Atlético San Luis
- Chivas de Guadalajara 2-0 Toluca
- FC Juárez 0-2 Atlas
- Club León 2-2 Club América
Liga MX Femenil Apertura Table | Week 6
NOTE: The top eight teams in Liga MX Femenil will qualify for the Liguilla, which are the playoffs.
|Chivas de Guadalajara||6||0||0||1||10||18|
|Atlético San Luis||1||0||5||17||-10||3|
Looking Ahead: Apertura Week 7
*All Times in Eastern Time.
Thursday, Aug. 11: Club América vs. Necaxa at 4:45 PM (ViX+)
Thursday, Aug. 11: C.F. Monterrey vs. Club León at 8 PM (FOXS Sports México)
Saturday, Aug. 13: Atlas vs. Chivas de Guadalajara at 1 PM
Sunday, Aug. 14: Puebla vs. Club Tijuana at 1 PM (Azteca Deportes)
Sunday, Aug. 14: Atlético San Luis vs. FC Juárez at 6 PM (ESPN Deportes)
Monday, Aug. 15: Toluca vs. Cruz Azul at 6 PM (ViX+)
Monday, Aug. 15: Pachuca vs. Querétaro at 8 PM (FOX Sports México)
Monday, Aug. 15: Mazatlán vs. Tigres at 10 PM (FOX Sports México)
Monday, Aug. 15: Santos Laguna vs. UNAM Pumas at 10 PM
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