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Maricarmen Reyes joins Tigres Femenil

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Maricarmen Reyes is headed to Liga MX Femenil. 

The 22-year-old midfielder has signed with Tigres Femenil, following her nationwide championship with UCLA girls’s soccer. Although she was eligible for the NWSL draft, Reyes didn’t register. She opted as a substitute to observe within the footsteps of former Bruins teammate and present Tigres Femenil determine Mia Fishel.

Mia Fishel was initially chosen fifth total by the Orlando Satisfaction in the course of the NWSL Draft, however declined the transfer to affix Liga MX Femenil. Regardless of heavy backlash, her controversial resolution has paid off for the striker. 

The striker led Tigres Femenil to their sixth league title since 2016, whereas changing into the primary foreign-born participant to win Liga MX Femenil’s Golden Boot with 17 objectives. Her latest efforts additionally landed her at quantity 88 on the Guardian’s prime 100 gamers of 2022. 

However Fishel’s success overseas has but to earn her a US girls’s nationwide workforce name up. Although head coach Vlatko Andonovski claims she ‘is on our depth chart’, many declare her lack of involvement with the nationwide workforce stems from her option to play in Liga MX Femenil as a substitute of the NWSL. 

Maricarmen Reyes shouldn’t be anticipated to face an analogous downside. Born in California to Mexican dad and mom, the dual-nationality determine selected to signify the Mexican girls’s nationwide workforce. 

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