Tag Archives: 2012 Olympics

2015 WWC: Greatest Women’s Soccer Game Ever Played

19 Jun

image (1) *Sniff* No one wants to cry on a Friday night, and yet that is what I’m doing thanks to Cathal Kelly. The Globe and Mail writer recently published an oral history of the infamous semi-final game between Canada and the USA at the 2012 Olympics in London. Regardless of whether you fall squarely in the USA camp of what happened or the Canadian camp, this history is a MUST READ. Kelly terms the match “the greatest game of women’s soccer ever played.” After reading this fresh take on it, I am inclined to agree. For many, many, many reasons.

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RISE: A Documentary of the Canadian Women’s National Team

3 Jun

doyle-rise25rv1RISE is a recently-released documentary following the Canadian Women’s National Team leading up to the 2015 Women’s World Cup. It was compiled over a three-year span, starting with a chronicling of the team’s dead last finish at the 2011 Women’s World Cup through to the controversies and bronze medal win at the 2012 Olympics in London through to preparations for this summer. Told via the player’s own voices along with head coach John Herdmann, this is a fantastic and emotionally intimate view into the squad leading the charge for World Cup glory. Continue reading

The Daily Drool: Steven Caulker

10 Feb

Steven CaulkerCenter back Steven currently plays for Queens Park Rangers. He has represented England at the U19, U21 and senior levels. He has also played for Team Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics.