(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: The Angel City Football Club’s local Mexicano, Mexican-American, and Latino fanbase located in East L.A. and Beyond, just grew another full measure with the Club’s skillful, and timely signing of Scarlett Camberos. She is a native of Chula Vista, CA and was contracted to play for Club América Feminil, LIGA MX for the past two seasons. She also competed last year for the Mexican National Team. Camberos played her outstanding collegiate soccer career at UC Irvine. The signing occurred as the team prepared to leave for its first road match this past Sunday, against the Orlando Pride, allowing her to join the team for her first match as an Angel City Football Club player.
As ACFC fans may willingly concede, the Club’s Ownership and Head Coach Freya Coombe are quite excited to add her to this roster, growing it by leaps and bounds. All with the hoped for result that the Club’s dedicated effort to perform in its most efficient and best form, while occupying a solid and competitive place in the NWSL standings throughout the season, will subsequently lead them into a concerted playoff run.
Angel City Signs Mexican International Scarlett Camberos
On Tuesday, March 29th, Angel City announced the signing of Mexico Women’s National Team forward Scarlett Camberos to a two-year contract. Camberos comes to ACFC via transfer from Club América Femenil for an agreed-upon fee following the two clubs’ preseason friendly matchup on March 8.
“I’m super excited to join Angel City. It has always been a goal of mine to play in the NWSL,” said Camberos. “It’s their second year in the league, and there is still a lot of story to write with this new club. I love the fans, the environment, and I’m glad that my family has the opportunity to watch me play in the wonderful city of Los Angeles.”
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring Scarlett back to Southern California and to ACFC,” said Co-Founder and President Julie Uhrman. “Scarlett’s game is so impressive and I can’t wait to see her bring her infectious energy and positivity to our players, club, and community. We are committed to supporting our players on and off the pitch and we know Scarlett will contribute to our success this year.”
“The excitement in welcoming Scarlett to Angel City with her international experience and connection to Southern California is palpable” said ACFC General Manager Angela Hucles Mangano. “We have been in conversations to try and bring Scarlett into the ACFC family since the end of last year. This announcement comes with great pride from our club. Scarlett will be an electrifying player to watch, will fit into our style of play, and will make an immediate impact in everything Angel City does.”
Born and raised in Chula Vista, Calif., Camberos was selected in August 2022 to the Mexican Women’s National Team, earning her first cap against New Zealand. She was voted MVP of the inaugural Copa Angelina international friendly against ACFC at BMO Stadium on September 5, 2022.
Camberos comes to ACFC from Club América Femenil of MX Liga Femenil, where she spent the past two seasons, scoring 18 goals in 41 total appearances. She also contributed to the club’s appearances in the Apertura 2022 tournament finals and the semi-finals of the 2022 Women’s Cup.
Prior to her two-year stint in MX Liga Femenil, Camberos played her collegiate career with the UC Irvine Anteaters, where she competed in 57 total matches, scoring 17 goals and contributing 10 assists. Her senior season, she earned the Big West Conference Player of the Year award, becoming the second player in program history to record two hat tricks in a career and in the same season.