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Los Angeles, CA | Nov 2 | Kelly Landaverde – @Kel_landaverde
The league deeply regrets the sensitive death of Diana González born in Toluca, Mexico, and offensive midfielder of Club América due to hypoglycemia. The 26-year-old passed away yesterday, men’s and women’s teams across Mexico observed a moment of silence in her memory wearing t-shirts with her picture. Head Coach Leonardo Cuéllar explained that it was due to the complications of diabetes she had suffered. The match that the team had set against Cruz Azul had to be postponed. A heart- wrenching tribute took place prior to the match.
When she was eight years old she wished that in Mexico there was a professional soccer league for women just like the Men’s. She had made her debut last year in July during a match against Toluca. She had scored 5 GOLAZOS with the yellows. When the Eagles became champions for the first time in the “Apertura” last year she was the player that lifted their first trophy. She scored goals on both legs in the final, with those goals the game went to the penalties. She had no participation with the team due to her knee injury. After overcoming her broken ligament in February, she was going to make her reappearance. Having to be sidelined because of an injury, and having to wait months to go back to work is the most difficult aspect of a sport, because recuperating can take quite a long time.
This young warrior left a mark on women’s Mexican soccer, she had a promising career ahead of her, but it was taken away too soon unfortunately after an illness ended her life. In Spain the defender of FC Barcelona Andrea Pereira who also plays for the Spain national team. Is also a warrior that suffers from diabetes as well. A disease she’s been suffering from since the age of 12. Andrea carries a sugar marker and administers insulin 3 times a day.