Mexicans Abroad: Marigol’s Dream

Eduardo Lillingston shook the back of the net for the first time in the MLS and Maribel Domínguez scored the winner for L’Estartit and revealed her future ambitions.
By César García

With the major club competitions taking a break to make room for World Cup qualifiers, this week’s Mexicans Abroad focuses on the lower divisions, youth ranks of European football, and the recently initiated MLS season.

After arriving to the Superliga femenino of Spain four years ago, first with FC Barcelona and currently with UE L’Estartit, Maribel Domínguez continues to demonstrate why she is one of the most prolific goalscoarers in the women’s game. This week, she scored the game winner for her club’s victory against Atlético Madrid femenino.  

“Marigol” also indicated her future managerial ambitions in an interview with The 30-year-old made her coaching debut last season with a UE L’Estartit youth team and she revealed her dream to one day manage a women’s team in Spain and the Mexican national team. Domínguez also expressed her bold ambitions to continue growing in football as a player, with hopes of a return call to México women’s national team and to end her career on a high note. “Marigol” is the women’s national team most capped player and historic goalscoarer.

Also, in Spain’s Tercera divisíon, Martín Pérez Vásquez scored five goals during the week, helping his side CD Ourense advance to the next round of the Galician Copa Xunta and secure the second spot of Group 1. After several seasons in the Ourense youth ranks, the 25-year-old México DF native has been a constant scoring-machine this season, helping him consolidate a spot in the starting eleven.

Closer to home, Eduardo Lillingston made his scoring debut in the MLS after he opened the scoresheet for the Chivas USA victory over FC Dallas. The 31-year-old striker arrived to Chivas USA for the 2009 campaign after a nomadic career in the Mexican first division in which he played for six clubs, most notably with Santos Laguna. Fellow teammate and MLS newcomer, Mariano Trujillo, played his second straight complete game and appears to have fallen in the plans of Chivas USA coach Preki for the new season.


— Week 2

Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Chicago Fire
3/28: Chicago Fire 1-1 DC United (20 minutes)

Eduardo Lillingston, Chivas USA
3/29: Chivas USA 2-0 FC Dallas (70 minutes, 1 goal)

Claudio Suárez, Chivas USA

3/29: Chivas USA 2-0 FC Dallas (Not Considered)

Mariano Trujillo, Chivas USA
3/29: Chivas USA 2-0 FC Dallas (90 minutes, 1 yellow card)



— Week 26
Maribel Domínguez, Euromat Unió Esportiva L'Estartit
3/29:  L’Estartit 2-1 Atlético de Madrid (90 minutes, 1 goal)


— Group 1 — Weeks 31 & 32

Juan Seguro, Real Unión

3/25: Real Unión 2-1 Real Sporting de Gijón “B”
3/29: Real Unión 3-0 Lemona (Substitute, Not Used)

Javier Iturriaga, SD Lemona (on loan from UD Salamanca)
3/25: SD Lemona 1-0 Zamora (No Activity- Injured)
3/29: Lemona 0-3 Real Unión (No Activity- Injured)


Group 1
— Week 27
Martín Pérez Vásquez, CD Ourense
3/25: Copa Xunta — CD Ourense 3-1 Verín (69 minutes, 2 goals)
3/29: CD Ourense 4-0 Celtiga (90 minutes, 3 goals)

Group 3 — Week 31
Gerardo Llano Collera, Atlético Deva
3/28: At. Deva 2-0 Reocin

Group 6 — Week 30
Adrián Abascal, Villajoyosa Club de Fútbol
3/29: Villajoyosa CF 2-2 Villareal “C”

HUNGARY — Week 19
NB II (Nemzeti Bajnokság II)
Juan “Kichi” Pérez, FC Tatabánya
3/29: FC Tatabánya 3-0 Barcsi FC (83 minutes)


Primavera — Girone A — Week 22
Carlo Crociani Barcenas, AC Siena
3/28: Siena 0-2 Genoa


División de Honor Juvenil
— Group 3 — Week 28
Jonathan Dos Santos, Barcelona
3/28: Barcelona Juvenil ‘A’ 4-2 L’Hospitalet

Primera División Autonómica Cadete — Week 24
Cadete A
Richard Sánchez, Atlético de Madrid
3/28: Atlético 0-1 Getafe

Cadete B
Carlos Plascencia, Atlético Madrileño
3/28: Atlético 7-2 Alcalá

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