El Tri Femenil
|Association||Federación Mexicana de Fútbol|
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)|
|Sub-confederation||NAFU (North America)|
|Head coach||Christopher Cuéllar|
|Most caps||Maribel Dominguez (112)|
|Top scorer||Maribel Domínguez (80)|
|Current|| 27 |
|Highest||21 (January 2011)|
|Lowest||31 (December 2002)|
(Jesolo, Italy; 6 July 1970)
(Bristol, England; 28 June 1997)
(Bridgeview, United States; 18 October 2014)
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 18 April 1991)
|Appearances||3 (first in 1999 )|
|Best result||Group Stage (1999, 2011, 2015)|
|CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup|
|Appearances||7 (first in 1991 )|
|Best result||Runners-up |
The Mexico women's national football team represents Mexico on the international stage. The squad is governed by the Mexican Football Federation and competes within CONCACAF, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. It has won gold medals in the Central American and Caribbean Games and a silver medal in the Pan American Games team, as well as one silver and one bronze in the Women's World Cup prior to FIFA's recognition of the women's game. When it placed second in 1971, Mexico hosted the second edition of this unofficial tournament. In addition to its senior team, Mexico fields U-20 and U-17 squads as well, with the latter having reached the final during the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.
Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometers (770,000 sq mi), the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. With an estimated population of over 129 million people, Mexico is the tenth most populous country and the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states plus Mexico City (CDMX), which is the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the country include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana, and León.
The Mexican Football Federation is the governing body of association football in Mexico. It administers the Mexico national team, the Liga MX and all affiliated amateur sectors, and controls promoting, organizing, directing, expanding, and supervising competitive football in Mexico.
The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football is one of FIFA's 6 continental governing bodies for association football. Its 41 members include nations and territories in North America, including Central America and the Caribbean. Three geographically South American entities are also members — Guyana, Suriname, and the French overseas department of French Guiana and Martinique. CONCACAF's primary functions are to organize competitions for national teams and clubs, and to conduct World Cup and Women's World Cup qualifying tournaments.
Coached by Leonardo Cuéllar for most of the team's official existence, La Tri's senior squad has participated in three Women's World Cups and one edition of the Summer Olympic Games.
Leonardo Cuéllar Rivera is a Mexican football manager and former player who is the current manager of América in the Liga MX Femenil. He was the head coach of the Mexico women's national football team from 1998 to 2016.
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The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896, is a major international multi-sport event held once every four years. The most recent Olympics were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) organises the Games and oversees the host city's preparations. In each Olympic event, gold medals are awarded for first place, silver medals are awarded for second place, and bronze medals are awarded for third place; this tradition began in 1904. The Winter Olympic Games were created due to the success of the Summer Olympics.
The senior squad was established in 1963, but its first FIFA-recognized game was in 1991.
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Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a sovereign state in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island. It has a population of around 5 million in a land area of 51,060 square kilometers. An estimated 333,980 people live in the capital and largest city, San José with around 2 million people in the surrounding metropolitan area.
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The Costa Rica women's national football team is controlled by the Costa Rican Football Federation. They are one of the top women's national football teams in the Central American region along with Guatemala.
Led by Alicia Vargas, Mexico placed third in the 1970 Women's World Cup, a tournament FIFA has yet to acknowledge. Mexico fell 2-1 in the semifinal to hosts Italy before defeating England 3-2 in the third place match. The following year, Mexico hosted the 1971 Women's World Cup, which has also yet to be officially recognized. The squad reached the final but fell 3-0 to Denmark. An estimated 110,000 people attended the final at Estadio Azteca, which is the largest crowd ever to witness a women's soccer game; FIFA has not recognized this attendance record either.
The 1970 Women's World Cup was a non-FIFA-sanctioned association football tournament for women which took place in Italy in July 1970. It was won by Denmark, represented by Boldklubben Femina.
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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.
In the 1980s, when a series of mundialitos took place, Mexico participated in the 1986 edition.Mexico was placed in Group A along with Italy and Japan, but the team did not advance beyond the first stage.
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The Japan women's national football team, or Nadeshiko Japan (なでしこジャパン), represents Japan in women's association football and is run by the Japan Football Association (JFA). It is the most successful women's national team from the Asian Football Confederation. Its highest ranking in the FIFA Women's World Rankings is 3rd, achieved in December 2011.
Mexico's first official appearance in the Women's World Cup was in 1999, when the United States hosted the tournament. The team also qualified in 2011 and 2015, hosted by Germany and Canada, respectively. Likewise, the team qualified for the Olympics in 2004. In all four instances, El Tri Femenil failed to advance beyond the group stage; in fact, the team has yet to win a single game in either major tournament.
The 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup was the third edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the world championship for women's national association football teams. It was hosted as well as won by the United States and took place from 19 June to 10 July 1999 at eight venues across the country. The tournament was the most successful FIFA Women's World Cup in terms of attendance, television ratings, and public interest.
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The first official coach for the Mexico women's national football team was Leonardo Cuéllar. One of his first objectives was to qualify for the 1999 Women's World Cup.The team accomplished this by placing second to Canada in the 1998 CONCACAF Women's Championship. However, much controversy arose regarding the nationalities of the recruited players. Preference was given to US-born players of Mexican heritage, largely because Mexico did not have an official league at the time. Andrea Rodebaugh, the team's then-captain, argued that the team's main goal was to qualify; she also wanted to strengthen the team and celebrate its official recognition. Despite the controversy, the team went on to participate in the 1999 Women's World Cup with a mix of US-born and Mexican-born players.
In recent years, an increase in young talent developing in Mexico brought an increase of expectations from Mexican football fans and media alike. Following their worst ever World Cup finish in 2015, fans began calling for Cuellar's resignation or firing. In 2016, the women's national football team failed to qualify for the Olympics, and lost to Costa Rica which was the turning point in the teams history since many thought the defeat resulted in Mexico becoming the fourth best team in CONCACAF. With these results and Leonardo Cuellar's controversial decision to not bring Charlyn Corral and Kenti Robles, whom had terrific seasons at their clubs in Spain's Primera División, onto the squadled to him resigning from his position in April 2016. Roberto Medina became the head coach in 2017.
In 2018 Mexico won the Central American and Caribbean Games by defeating Costa Rica 3-1 in the final.
At the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship Mexico entered as the third highest ranked team behind the United States and Canada. At the tournament Mexico finished third in their group with a record of one win and two losses, which included a surprising 2-0 loss to Panama. As a result of not advancing to the knockout round, Mexico was unable to qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.
Mexico's first recorded international game was against Austria during the 1970 Women's World Cup, when squad beat the European side 9-0 in the group stage. However, to participate in this inaugural tournament, teams had to qualify, so La Tri played against other teams prior to this match.
Before the modern era, Mexico defeated England 2-1 in the third place match of the 1970 Women's World Cup, the first edition of the tournament. In front of a record-breaking crowd, the team also reached the final of the 1971 Women's World Cup, but fell 3-0 to Denmark.
Among the most notable victories is when the team finished second in the 2010 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup. Hosts of the cup, Mexico defeated the United States in the semifinal for the first and only time before falling to Canada in the final.
|27 February 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup|| Mexico ||0–5||Larnaca, Cyprus|
|13:00||Report||Stadium: Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium|
|1 March 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup|| Thailand ||1–2||Larnaca, Cyprus|
|13:00||Report||Stadium: GSZ Stadium|
|4 March 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup|| Mexico ||3–3||Larnaca, Cyprus|
|18:00||Report||Stadium: AEK Arena|
|6 March 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup|| Czech Republic ||1–2||Larnaca, Cyprus|
|15:00||Report||Stadium: Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium|
|May 18, 2019 Friendly|| Canada ||3–0||Toronto, Ontario|
|13:00 EDT||Stadium: BMO Field|
|22 May 2019 Friendly|| Mexico ||1–2||New York City, United States|
|14:00 EDT||Source||Stadium: Red Bulls Academy|
|May 26, 2019 Friendly|| United States ||3–0||Harrison, New Jersey|
|12:00 ET|| Heath |
|Report|| Robles ||Stadium: Red Bull Arena|
|28 July 2019 2019 Pan American Games|| Mexico ||2–0||Lima, Peru|
|10:00 UTC−5|| Palacios |
|Report||Stadium: Estadio Universidad San Marcos |
Referee: Elizabeth Tintaya (Peru)
Assistant referees: Gabriela Moreno (Peru)
Marlene Leyton (Peru)
Fourth official: Silvia Ríos (Uruguay)
|31 July 2019 2019 Pan American Games|| Mexico ||1–2||Lima, Peru|
|10:00 UTC−5|| Mayor ||Report|| Cristaldo |
|Stadium: Estadio Universidad San Marcos |
Referee: Silvia Ríos (Uruguay)
Assistant referees: Adela Sánchez (Uruguay)
Daiana Fernández (Uruguay)
Fourth official: Susana Corella (Ecuador)
|3 August 2019 2019 Pan American Games|| Mexico ||2–2||Lima, Peru|
|13:00 UTC−5|| Caracas |
|Report|| Echeverri |
|Stadium: Estadio Universidad San Marcos |
Referee: Susana Corella (Ecuador)
Assistant referees: Marianela Ramírez (Ecuador)
Sandra Zambrano (Ecuador)
Fourth official: Adriana Farfán (Bolivia)
|6 August 2019 2019 Pan American Games|| Mexico ||5–1||Lima, Peru|
|13:00 UTC−5|| Mayor |
|Report|| Riley ||Stadium: Estadio Universidad San Marcos |
Referee: Milagros Arruela (Peru)
Assistant referees: Gabriela Moreno (Peru)
Thyty Rodríguez (Peru)
Fourth official: Elizabeth Tintaya (Peru)
The following 26 players were called up for a training camp in October 2019.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Alejandría Godínez||24 February 1994||2||0|
|GK||Itzel González||14 August 1994||0||0|
|GK||Cecilia Santiago||19 October 1994||62||0|
|DF||Rebeca Bernal||31 August 1997||18||0|
|DF||Mariana Cadena||13 February 1995|
|DF||Janelly Farías||12 February 1990|
|DF||Mónica Flores||31 January 1996||9||0|
|DF||Jimena López||30 January 1999||12||0|
|DF||Jocelyn Orejel||14 November 1996||7||0|
|DF||Kenti Robles||15 February 1991||68||3|
|DF||Kimberly Rodríguez||26 March 1999||4||1|
|DF||Andrea Sánchez||31 March 1994||3||0|
|DF||Bianca Sierra||25 June 1992||50||0|
|MF||Daniela Espinosa||13 July 1999||8||0|
|MF||Diana Evangelista||5 November 1994|
|MF||Dinora Garza||24 January 1988||30||5|
|MF||Stephany Mayor||23 September 1991||75||13|
|MF||Karla Nieto||9 January 1995||21||0|
|MF||Mónica Ocampo||4 January 1987||91||17|
|MF||Joana Robles||26 July 1994||12||0|
|MF||María Sánchez||20 February 1996||19||3|
|FW||Renae Cuéllar||24 June 1990|
|FW||Adriana Iturbide||27 March 1993||3||1|
|FW||Kaitlyn Johnson||14 September 1994||21||8|
|FW||Desirée Monsiváis||19 January 1988|
|FW||Viridiana Salazar||2 January 1998|
These players were called up to the squad in the last 12 months:
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Emily Alvarado||9 June 1998||2||0||2019 Pan American Games|
|GK||Bianca Henninger||22 October 1990||7||0||2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship|
|DF||Arianna Romero||29 July 1992||44||1||2019 Pan American Games|
|DF||Karen Díaz||2 August 1998||2||0||v. |
|DF||Dirce Delgado||29 August 1986||0||0||Training camp, 14–22 January 2019|
|DF||Christina Murillo||28 January 1993||40||1||Unattached||2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship|
|MF||Nancy Antonio||2 April 1996||15||1||2019 Pan American Games|
|MF||Liliana Mercado||22 October 1988||17||0||2019 Pan American Games|
|MF||Lizbeth Ovalle||19 October 1999||14||4||2019 Pan American Games|
|MF||Yamilé Franco||7 July 1992||9||1||v. |
|MF||Alexia Delgado||9 December 1999||5||0||v. |
|MF||Belén Cruz||7 November 1998||3||0||v. |
|MF||Zulma Hernández||9 September 1995||3||0||v. |
|MF||Cristina Ferral||16 February 1993||11||1||v. |
|MF||Nayeli Rangel||28 February 1992||85||7||2019 Cyprus Women's Cup|
|FW||Charlyn Corral||11 September 1991||53||29||2019 Pan American Games|
|FW||Katty Martínez||14 March 1998||10||1||2019 Pan American Games|
|FW||Kiana Palacios||1 October 1996||14||2||2019 Pan American Games|
|FW||Betzy Cuevas||21 April 1997||0||0||Training camp, 14–22 January 2019|
|FW||Ariana Calderón||12 May 1990||14||2||2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship|
|FIFA Women's World Cup Record|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|FIFA Women's World Cup history|
|Group stage||19 June||L 1–7||Giants Stadium, East Rutherford|
|24 June||L 0–6||Civic Stadium, Portland|
|27 June||L 0–2||Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough|
|Group stage||27 June||D 1–1||Volkswagen-Arena, Wolfsburg|
|1 July||L 0–4||BayArena, Leverkusen|
|5 July||D 2–2||Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim|
|Group stage||9 June||D 1–1||Moncton Stadium, Moncton|
|13 June||L 1–2|
|17 June||L 0–5||TD Place, Ottawa|
|CONCACAF Women's Championship Record|
|Did not enter|
|Summer Olympic Games Record|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|To be determined|
|Pan American Games Record|
|To be determined|
|Central American and Caribbean Games Record|
|To be determined|
|8–1||3 / 4|
|3–3||3 / 5|
|2–2||1 / 4|
|0–2||4 / 4|
|5–1||3 / 5|
|Semifinals||2–2 (PSO: 5–3)|
|Group stage||3–4||Domínguez 2, Mora|
|7–0||Mora 4, Domínguez 3|
|0–3||3 / 4|
|5–1||Gómez 2, Domínguez, Leyva, Sandoval|
|2–0||2 / 4||Gerardo 2|
|Third place match||4–1||Domínguez 2, González, Mora|
|3–1||Mora, Rosales, Worbis|
|Third place match||4–1||Leyva, Mora, Moreno, Rosales|
|0–2||2 / 3|
|Group stage||3–0||Domínguez, González, P. Pérez|
|Third place match||3–0||Ocampo 2, Domínguez|
|2007 World Cup qualification||AFC-CONCACAF play-off||0–2 2–1||Domínguez, Leyva|
|Group stage||5–0||Corral 2, Ocampo 2, Valdez|
|3–2||López 2, Worbis|
|Third place match||1–2||Worbis|
|Group stage||8–1||López 4, Morales 2, Ocampo, Worbis|
|1–3||2 / 3||Worbis|
|Group stage||7–2||Domínguez 4, Garza, Worbis|
|0–3||2 / 4|
|Semifinals||2–1||Domínguez, V. Pérez|
|2–2||3 / 4||Domínguez, Mayor|
|1–0||2 / 4||V. Pérez|
|Third place match||1–0||Ruiz|
|Group stage||5–0||Domínguez 3, Diaz, Garza|
|7–0||Guajardo 3, Diaz, Ruiz, Saucedo|
|0–4||2 / 4|
|10–0||Samarzich, Duarte 2, Mayor, Guillou (o.g.), Garciamendez, Garza, Ocampo 2, Noyola|
|3-1||2 / 4||Mayor, Corral 2|
|Third Place Match||4-2||Mayor, Ocampo, Corral 2|
|Group stage||1–1||V. Pérez|
|0-5||4 / 4|
|3–1||Noyola, Rangel, Ruiz|
|3-1||2 / 4||Mayor 2, Ocampo|
|Third place match||2-0||Ocampo, Mayor|
|Group stage||6-0||Domínguez 3, Garciamendez, Rangel, Johnson|
|1-2||3 / 4||Domínguez|
|4-1||Corral 2, Johnson, Sanchez|
1. Nicolás Rodríguez [ disambiguation needed ]: As ‘’La Tri’s’’ first official coach between 1991 and 1998, Rodríguez took an inexperienced and under-resourced squad to the 1991 CONCACAF Women's Championship in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Sending only one qualifier from the confederation to the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup, this tournament fielded eight teams divided into two groups. Matches were also only 80 minutes long. In Group A, Mexico lost to eventual winner United States 12-0, its worst ever appearance. With a loss against Trinidad and Tobago and a win against Martinique, Mexico finished third in the group, failing to advance to the semifinals. Likewise, during the 1994 CONCACAF Women's Championship, which determined the two qualifiers for the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, Mexico finished in third place, failing to reach the international tournament yet again.
2. Leonardo Cuéllar: Once a highly-touted player for the Mexico men’s national football team, Cuéllar took over ‘’El Tri Femenil’’ after a brief stint as the women’s soccer coach at CSULA. Head coach until 2016—a period of 18 years—Cuéllar had a questionable record. As head coach, Mexico only qualified for the world cup on three occasions and the Olympics once; his teams never won a single game in any major tournament, nor did they finish first in the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup. Common criticism of his leadership was his [nepotism]] and overreliance on US-born players. Cuéllar was never at risk of losing his job despite dubious results, and he even hired close allies, including his son Christopher Cuéllar. He also regularly held tryouts in the United States without doing the same in Mexico.
Initially charged with taking the squad to the 1998 CONCACAF Women's Championship, which would award 1.5 qualification slots to the 1999 Women’s World Cup, he was successful in qualifying for the team’s first ever appearance at the official tournament. Finishing first in its group and winning against Guatemala in the semifinal, Mexico eventually fell 1-0 to Canada in the final. Mexico went on to qualify for the cup after defeating Argentina in the CONCACAF-CONMEBOL playoff match. Cuéllar was very lucky to qualify. The tournament expanded from 12 teams to 16 teams and the United States was the host, so their squad automatically qualified; had these two changes not been made, Mexico would have likely been out.
Cuéllar went on to schedule friendlies and participate in organized tournaments, but with few victories. The team qualified for 2011 and 2015, but his coaching style remained consistent. Frustration grew among his players after his call-ups involved much controversy. As players like Charlyn Corral and Kenti Robles demanded change, Cuéllar began to omit them from future squads. Likewise, he discriminated against Stephany Mayor and Bianca Sierra for being in a relationship, leading to their infrequent call-ups as well. His reign eventually ended when Mexico failed to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
3. Roberto Medina: Promoted from U-20 squad to the senior team without any official announcement from the FMF, Medina served as head coach from 2016 to 2018. With few victories—including a 3-0 win against Venezuela early in his tenure, his technique was essentially a continuation of Cuéllar’s style. Though he was praised after Mexico won the gold during the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games, he was relieved of his position after failing to advance out of the group stage during the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship. With losses to Panama and the United States, Mexico did not qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup despite having the Liga MX Femenil and the most talented generation it had seen up until this point. Historically weaker teams, such as Jamaica and Panama, advanced further than the squad, signifying that other teams had surpassed Mexico. After his ouster, he became head coach of Tigres. Medina had been the U-20 coach one other time, but elected to coach a men’s team just before a world cup.
4. Christopher Cuéllar: With no official announcement, Cuéllar Jr. replaced Medina after the team failed to qualify for 2019. Cuéllar, the son of Leonardo Cuéllar, was promoted after serving as the U-20 women’s squad coach. Like his predecessors, Cuéllar Jr. has had limited results. With no victory or draw as of the end of the 2019 Women’s World Cup, Cuéllar continued as head coach during the 2019 Pan American Games.
In various occasions, fans have showed up in large numbers to support ‘’La Tri.’’ When Mexico played against Denmark in the 1971 Women’s World Cup final, over 100,000 showed up at Estadio Azteca. Likewise, when Mexico played Argentina in a playoff game to qualify for the 1999 Women’s World Cup, over 70,000 fans were in attendance.
Until recently, attention around the women’s team was dwarfed by the men’s squad. Few matches were televised or advertised, limiting knowledge around the team’s achievements and struggles. Former ESPN commentator Nelly Simón frequently advocated for more attention to this team. Likewise, after winning the gold medal at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games, Kenti Robles called on news outlets and fans to pay more attention to them. However, with increased attention in the women’s game after the establishment of the women’s league in 2017, more games have been televised. Since then, millions watched Mexico play in the U-17 world cup final against Spain in 2018.
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Bianca Elissa Sierra García is an American-born Mexican footballer. She plays as a centre-back for Þór/KA in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna and the Mexico women's national football team.
Verónica Charlyn Corral Ang is a Mexican footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish Primera División club Atlético Madrid and the Mexico women's national team. She has previously played for Merilappi United in Finland and for the University of Louisville's college soccer team in the United States.
The CONCACAF Cup was an international football play-off match to determine CONCACAF's entry into the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. The 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner United States played against the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner Mexico on 10 October 2015 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, United States.
The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification process decided all 24 teams which played in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, with the hosts France qualifying automatically. It is the eighth FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football world championship tournament. The tournament is the third to be hosted in Europe, after the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sweden and the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.
The 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship was the 10th edition of the CONCACAF Women's Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organised by CONCACAF for the women's national teams of the North, Central American and Caribbean region. Eight teams played in the tournament, which took place from 4–17 October in the United States.
Natalia Villarreal Pardo, known as Natalia Villarreal, is a Mexican professional footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for UANL, in the Liga MX Femenil.
Tania Paola Morales Bazarte, known as Tania Morales, is a Mexican footballer who plays as a midfielder for Chivas and the Mexico national team.