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Official: Katty Martínez signs with Club América

Club América makes their second splash in as many days, signing Katty Martínez from Tigres.

Katty Martinez #19 of Mexico during a game between Mexico and USWNT at Rentschler Field on July 5, 2021 in East Hartford, Connecticut. Photo by Howard Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images

Club América has done it again, announcing the signing of Katty Martínez from Tigres. One of the biggest names in Liga MX Femenil, she’ll join forces with Alison González, who the club announced just yesterday. The two will undoubtedly form one of the more formidable attacking duos in the league once González is fully recovered from knee surgery.

At 23, Martínez is just entering her prime. Martínez scored 12 goals in just 937 minutes last season, the only player to play less than 1000 minutes and score 10 or more goals. She also won the Golden Boot in the 2020 Apertura with 18 goals in 17 games and has become a starter for the Mexican National Team along with González.

América’s offense next season will be stacked, with Martínez joining González, Kiana Palacios, Dani Espinoza, Amanda Pérez, and possibly having Sarah Luebbert returning on loan from the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL. It will be a huge balancing act for manager Craig Harrington to ensure all of these players get minutes, even if Luebbert returns to Chicago.

It should still be taken as an encouraging sign that América is showing the ambition to assemble a team with such a roster. América has always been one of the biggest clubs in the region, and the fact that they’ve only won the league once has gnawed at some of their fans.