Mexico WNT superstar Maribel Dominguez joins FC Indiana
June 02, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsFC Indiana, the reigning US Open Cup and Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) national champions, made the final move to reload their championship roster today when they announced that forward Maribel Dominguez will join the team as an assistant coach/player for the 2006 season.
Dominguez, nicknamed ‘Marigol’, made her debut with the Mexico Women’s National Team in 1999 and has scored 46 goals in 49 international appearances. She was Mexico's top scorer at the Olympic Games, and was ranked in FIFA's top 25 women players in the world for 2005. Also in 2005, she became the first woman to sign a professional contract with a Mexican men’s professional club Celaya.
In 2003, Dominguez’s impact on the Atlanta Beat (WUSA) was instrumental to their appearance in the WUSA championship game. She finished 10th in the league in scoring, averaging 1 point per game.
“I am excited to join one of the top women’s clubs in the world,” said Dominguez. “I have talked at length with my Mexico WNT and Barcelona teammate Paty Perez about FC Indiana, and that’s why it was an easy decision for me to make. Paty was with FC Indiana last season and told me that everything about the club was first class. With one year to go till the Women’s World Cup in China, I need to raise the level of my training and competition.”
“As a coach, Maribel’s international experience will be invaluable to our young players and we will involve her in coaching right from the start. As a player, Maribel has a very physical style and I like the fact that she plays with an edge,” said FC Indiana Head Coach Shek Borkowski. “She has good speed, good moves and ability to put the ball in the net.”