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2019 Women’s World Cup: Stacked, Jacked, and Backed

19 May
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Holy hot balls – can you believe it’s been almost 4 years since the US lifted their 3rd Women’s World Cup trophy in Vancouver?! Unreal. So much has happened in women’s football since then – high profile retirements (and subsequent un-retirements), new domestic leagues, big name club inaugurations, break out national teams, national team strikes and lawsuits, new international tournaments, emerging stories of sexism, racism, and sexual assaults, women’s football directors at FIFA, UEFA, and CONCACAF, increased sponsorships and money, etc etc. Whew – it’s hard to keep track of all the developments! But one development I’ve had no difficulty tracking? Continue reading


U-20 Women’s World Cup: The History Making Nadeshiko Japan

29 Aug
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Well done Japan!! They played nothing like the shy, idealized women personified by their nickname to take their first U-20 Women’s World Cup title and by doing so becoming the first women’s football team to achieve the FIFA triple crown, winning the U-17, U-20, and senior women’s titles. Continue reading

U-20 Women’s World Cup: Semi-finals Recap

23 Aug

Patricia Guijarro. Say this name. Learn this name. File it away for the Women’s World Cup next year. She is the breakout star of this year’s U-20 Women’s World Cup and if her form and confidence hold, she just may be the break-out star then too. Continue reading

U-20 Women’s World Cup: Quarter-finals Recap

20 Aug

Well well well. Oui oui oui. Fortunate favoured France in a rematch of the 2016 final, with the hosts besting title holders North Korea to book their place in the semi-finals. France had to do it with a penalty but a goal is a goal is a goal, or so I’m repeatedly told. Continue reading

U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018: Final Round Recap

14 Aug

Here’s how the quarter-finals shaped up following some wickedly dramatic moments in the final round. The most dramatic was the China vs Nigeria match. China needed to win vs Nigeria and Nigeria just needed a draw to go through to the quarter-finals. It looked like China had the win until the 90+5′ minute when Nigeria bagged the tying goal. Continue reading

U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018: Round 2 Recap

12 Aug

After the second round, Netherlands and Germany are the first two teams to qualify for the quarter-finals and Haiti and Ghana are the first two teams heading home. If you are looking to tune in this weekend, Group C will have some high drama with Spain, Japan, and the USA battling for the two top spots. Continue reading

NC Courage take the Inaugural Women’s International Champions Cup

5 Aug

Congratulations to the current NSWL leaders North Carolina Courage for capturing the first ever Women’s International Champions Cup! They did so by besting five-time and current Champions League winners Olympique Lyon 1-0 in front of almost no one in Miami. Continue reading