As always on Independence Day here in the US, we feature an American Drool. Forward Christen currently plays for Chicago Red Stars and has represented the US at the U20, U23 and senior levels. In university, she won the 2010 Hermann Award and is Stanford’s all time leading scorer. She also has a blog about her life as a footballer.
Every club and country has its die-hard, dyed-in-the-wool football fans and Canada is no different. The Voyageurs are the supporter group for our national men’s and women’s teams. They show up at every game, waving their banners and flags and singing and dancing in their seats. The following article by journalist and Voyageur member Daniel Squizzato takes you inside the inner circle of this group and provides a first-hand account of what it means to be a Canadian national team supporter. Continue reading
FIFA recently announced the shortlists for the three (3) major Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 award categories. These lists were created the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG). Why am I telling you this? It was the TSG which determined Messi was the best player and Neurer the best goalkeeper at last year’s World Cup. Uh huh. Still rolling my eyes hard about those selections. Continue reading
I’m very tempted to write this ALL IN CAPS for Silvia Neid but the crowd in Montreal beat me to it. Roof or no roof, this crowd was LOUD. Continue reading
This is such a great story about Lydia Williams, goalkeeper with the Matildas. I’m not sure what made me smile more, that she had a pet wallaby and kangaroo growing up or that her 95-year-old grandfather uses Skype. Actually, it may be that the article author Pete Smith refers to her as having Inspector Gadget-like reach. “Go, go gadget arms!” Continue reading