Mónica Ocampo

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Mónica Ocampo
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Ocampo with Sky Blue FC in 2014
Personal information
Full nameMónica Ocampo Medina [1]
Date of birth (1987-01-04) 4 January 1987 (age 32) [1]
Place of birth Jojutla, Morelos, Mexico [2]
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in) [1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Pachuca
Number 10
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2006–2009 Indiana
2010 Atlanta Beat 17 (3)
2013–2015 Sky Blue 35 (11)
2017– Pachuca 25 (19)
National team
2005–2006 Mexico U20
2006– Mexico 77 [3] (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 20 November 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 June 2015

Mónica Ocampo Medina (born 4 January 1987) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a forward for CF Pachuca and the Mexico women's national team.

Womens association football association football when played by women

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Forward (association football) Association Football position played near the opponents goal

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Mexico womens national football team womens national association football team representing Mexico

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Contents

Playing career

Club

From 2006 to 2009, Ocampo played with W-League club FC Indiana.

The USL W-League was a North American women's soccer developmental organization. The W-League was also an open league, giving college players the opportunity to play alongside established international players while maintaining their collegiate eligibility. The league was administered by the United Soccer Leagues system, which also oversees the men's United Soccer League and Premier Development League. The W-League announced on November 6, 2015 that the league will cease operation ahead of 2016 season.

F.C. Indiana American women’s soccer team

F.C. Indiana, also known as F.C. Indiana Lionesses, is an American women's soccer team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Founded in 2003, the team is currently a member of the United Women's Soccer league. They play their home games at Newton Park in Lakeville, Indiana.

In 2010, she signed with Atlanta Beat in the WPS. [4] She made 17 appearances for the club and scored three goals. [5]

Atlanta Beat (WPS) amateur soccer team, former Womens Professional Soccer franchise

The Atlanta Beat is an American soccer club based in Atlanta, Georgia that formerly competed on a professional level. The team joined Women's Professional Soccer as an expansion team in 2010, and played its home games at Kennesaw State University Soccer Stadium, the result of a public-private partnership between the team and Kennesaw State University. The club took the name and logo of the former Atlanta Beat (WUSA) of the defunct Women's United Soccer Association.

Womens Professional Soccer defunct soccer league and highest level of womens soccer in the United States

Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) was the top level professional women's soccer league in the United States. It began play on March 29, 2009. The league was composed of seven teams for its first two seasons and fielded six teams for the 2011 season, with continued plans for future expansion. The WPS was the highest level in the United States soccer pyramid for the women's game.

On 11 January 2013 she joined Sky Blue FC in the new National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). On 26 June 2013, Ocampo scored goals in the 85th and 92nd minute to lead Sky Blue to a 2–2 tie with FC Kansas City. On 10 August, Ocampo scored two goals in a 3–3 tie between Sky Blue and the Chicago Red Stars.

Sky Blue FC professional soccer club in Piscataway Township, New Jersey, USA

Sky Blue FC is a professional soccer team based in Piscataway Township, New Jersey, which has participated in the National Women's Soccer League since 2013. From 2009 to 2011, the team played in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS).

National Womens Soccer League professional soccer league, highest level of womens soccer in the United States

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is a professional women's soccer league, run by the United States Soccer Federation. At the top of the United States league system, it represents the sport's highest level in the United States. The NWSL was established in 2012 as a successor to Women's Professional Soccer (2007–2012), which was itself the successor to Women's United Soccer Association (2001–2003). The league began play in 2013 with eight teams, four of which were former members of Women's Professional Soccer. With the addition of two expansion teams in Houston and Orlando and the loss of Boston Breakers, it now has nine teams throughout the United States.

FC Kansas City soccer club and National Womens Soccer League franchise in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

FC Kansas City was an American professional women's soccer club based in Kansas City, Missouri. The team was one of the eight founding clubs of the National Women's Soccer League in 2012, and began play in 2013. They were two-time NWSL champions, having won titles in 2014 and 2015. After the 2017 season, the NWSL re-acquired owner Elam Baer's membership interest and subsequently ceased the team's operations.

Ocampo was voted player of the week in the NWSL on 19 June 2013 and player of the month for August 2013. [6] Although she only started nine out of the 22 matches that Sky Blue played in the regular season, she scored a higher percentage of goals per minute of playing time than any other player in the league. [7] She was awarded the Golden Boot as Sky Blue's most prolific scorer. [8]

International

Ocampo scored a long–range equalizer against England in Mexico's first group match of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. [9]

The England women's national football team has been governed by the Football Association (FA) since 1993, having been previously administered by the Women's Football Association (WFA). England played its first international match in November 1972 against Scotland. Although most national football teams represent a sovereign state, as a member of the United Kingdom's Home Nations, England is permitted by FIFA statutes to maintain its own national side that competes in all major tournaments, with the exception of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

2011 FIFA Womens World Cup 2011 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup was the sixth FIFA Women's World Cup competition, the world championship for women's national association football teams. It was held from 26 June to 17 July 2011 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in October 2007. Japan won the final against the United States on a penalty shoot-out following a 2–2 draw after extra time and became the first Asian team to win a senior FIFA World Cup.

Honours and achievements

Individual

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