Photo: FC Monterrey

Christina Burkenroad, at this rate, could be the first Liga MX Women 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 appear to be on the right track. She added two more goals to her name in CF Monterrey’s 4-0 win over Necaxa on Monday night. Aylin Avilez and Rebeca Bernal also added points in Rayadas’ faultless 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.

Burkenroad is expected to turn heads in upcoming games on Monterrey’s schedule. Club León and Mazatlán are next on the list. With the way she is playing right now, expect Burkenroad to do some damage against medium to low table sides.

Club Tijuana 3, Pachuca 3

Club Tijuana hosted Pachuca on Monday night and six goals resulted from the duel forward battle. Renae Cuellar scored twice for Tijuana, while Charlyn Corral picked up where she left off with Pachuca, scoring a hat-trick. The game was a two-way game, with Tijuana taking the lead three times before allowing Corral a final goal in the 78th minute to split the points. Veronica Perez also added a goal for Xolos.

The draw benefits Tijuana more than Pachuca. Tuzos, who is still awaiting the opening minutes of Spanish midfielder Jenni Hermoso in purple, currently sits 12th with seven points. Meanwhile, Tijuana has 11 points and is in sixth place. For a side that drew most of their games last year, Tijuana won three games to help improve their standings in the Liga MX Femenil standings.

As for Hermoso, the midfielder trained for the first time with Pachuca last week, signaling a potential start in the coming weeks. Pachuca will face Querétaro on Monday and then have a big slate against Tigres on August 19. If there was one match fans would want Hermoso to make his big debut in, it would be this one, despite Pachuca being on the road.

Other sheet music from Apertura Week 6

  • Querétaro 2-2 Mazatlan
  • UANL Tigres 4-1 Puebla
  • Cruz Azul 0-1 Santos Laguna
  • UNAM Pumas 3-0 Atletico San Luis
  • Chivas de Guadalajara 2-0 Toluca
  • FC Juarez 0-2 Atlas
  • Club Leon 2-2 Club America

Opening table Liga MX Femenil | Week 6

REMARK: The top eight teams in the Liga MX Femenil will qualify for the Liguilla, which is the playoffs.

Crew O D L Georgia GD PLS
Chivas de Guadalajara 6 0 0 1 ten 18
Puma UNAM 4 1 1 6 9 13
tigers 4 1 1 2 9 13
CF Monterrey 3 2 1 ten 6 11
Club America 3 2 1 6 5 11
Club Tijuana 3 2 1 8 3 11
Atlas 2 4 0 5 3 ten
Toluca 3 1 2 9 1 ten
Santos Lagoon 3 0 3 11 -2 9
Cruz Azul 2 2 2 4 1 8
Club Leon 2 2 2 9 -2 8
Pachuca 2 1 3 ten 3 seven
Mazatlan 1 2 3 11 -6 5
FC Juarez 1 1 4 11 -6 4
Querétaro 1 1 4 16 -seven 4
Puebla 1 0 5 15 -6 3
Atletico San Luis 1 0 5 17 -ten 3
Necaxa 0 2 4 14 -11 2

Looking Ahead: Apertura Week 7

*Every hour in Eastern Time.

Thursday, August 11: Club América vs. Necaxa at 4:45 p.m. (ViX+)

Thursday, August 11: CF Monterrey vs. Club León at 8 p.m. (FOXS Sports México)

Saturday August 13: Atlas vs. Chivas de Guadalajara at 1 p.m.

Sunday August 14: Puebla vs Club Tijuana at 1 p.m. (Azteca Deportes)

Sunday, August 14: Atlético San Luis vs. FC Juárez at 6 p.m. (ESPN Deportes)

Monday, August 15: Toluca vs. Cruz Azul at 6 p.m. (ViX+)

Monday, August 15: Pachuca vs. Querétaro at 8 p.m. (FOX Sports México)

Monday, August 15: Mazatlán vs. Tigres at 10 p.m. (FOX Sports México)

Monday August 15: Santos Laguna vs UNAM Pumas at 10 p.m.


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