2105 WWC: The Illustrated World Cup

4 Jul

CIIf5KHUsAAiTuGI came across this incredible site called The Illustrated World Cup way back at the start of the Women’s World Cup. Then I forgot about it which is insane since it is simply amazing! Continue reading

2015 WWC: “I did not see anything that said ‘men only’ or ‘no women allowed”

4 Jul

Someone sent me this article on Ecuador head coach Vanessa Arauz and I’m so glad they did. I was already a fan of her and the team before reading this; I’m even more so now. Continue reading

The Daily Drool: 2015 WWC: United States’ Christen Press

4 Jul

SOC_Press_requests_twitter4As 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.

2015 WWC: A Banner’s Journey Across Canada

4 Jul
MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 15:  Shueme the mascot poses for photos with fans during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group A match between Canada and the Netherlands at Olympic Stadium on June 15, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Final score between Canada and the Netherlands 1-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

MONTREAL, QC – JUNE 15: Shueme the mascot poses for photos with fans during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Group A match between Canada and the Netherlands at Olympic Stadium on June 15, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Final score between Canada and the Netherlands 1-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

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

2015 WWC: It’s Award Time!

3 Jul

2660467_full-lndFIFA 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

2015 WWC: Clash of the Titans – Top Two Teams meet in the Semis: USA 2-0 Germany

3 Jul

635712173895518421-Untitled-1I’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

2015 WWC: From Red Dirt to the Women’s World Cup

3 Jul

2111This 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

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