Bermudez, Corral honored in Spanish women’s football

Mexico's Veronica Charlyn Corral (pictured) was one of the outstanding performers in Spain during the 2015/16 season. (Photo courtesy of Levante UD)

MADRID – CONCACAF was well represented among those recognized by Spain’s La Liga on Monday, when Costa Rica’s Noelia Bermudez and Veronica Charlyn Corral of Mexico were voted to the women’s first-division Best XI team for the 2015/16 season.

The duo are teammates at Levante UD, which finished fifth in the 16-team league with a 16W-6D-8L record.

Goalkeeper Bermudez, a former Saprissa standout, appeared in 15 league games, splitting time with Lourdes Vilches. The 21-year-old played in three matches at the 2014 FIFA U-20 World Cup for Costa Rica and was on the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup roster, but did not see any action.

Corral had an outstanding campaign for Levante, scoring 22 goals in 30 outings, including three in a 4-0 win over Sporting Club on October 11, 2015. With Mexico, the 24-year-old forward has competed in two FIFA Women’s World Cups (2011, 2015) and three FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cups (2006, 2008, 2010). She is the all-time leading scorer in CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship history with 14 goals.