Tag Archives: 2015 Women’s World Cup

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

2015 WWC: Turning Point With Nadine Angerer

3 Jul

Nadine-Angerer-FIFA-POTY-award-600x337Fan girl alert! Fan girl alert! When I think of top female footballers, Angerer is one of the first names to pop into my head. Sure, she’s had her issues with consistency at the club level. But like with Buffon, she is the stalwart player when it comes to the German WNT. She’s been the calm, cool rock at the centre of a…calm, cool rock-bed of a team. You get what I mean. Continue reading

The Daily Drool 2015 WWC: Germany’s Nadine Angerer

3 Jul

Nadine AngererShe may not be in contention any longer for the World Cup, but can we please take one minute to acknowledge this amazing player and woman? And how when she retires from playing at the end of the year what a loss it will be to the game? 36 year old Nadine has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments. Here’s just a few – Domestic: 1 UEFA Women’s Cup, 2 Bundesliga titles and 4 German Cups.  International: 2 Women’s World Cups, 5 UEFA European Football Championships and 3 Olympic bronze medals. Individually, she has won the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt (Germany’s highest sports award), UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award, FIFA World Player of the Year and been named to the FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star Team. She was the first goalkeeper – male or female – to have ever won the Ballon D’Or. She basically fucking totally rocks. Nadine currently plays for the Portland Thorns (until the end of the season) and has represented Germany at the senior level since 1996. We will miss you Nadine and thank you for everything.

2015 WWC: Not On The Menu

2 Jul

CF3mXBHVEAAZ4PRIf you’re in the Vancouver area and craving something sweet, perhaps Canadian WNT players Selenia Iacchelli and Emily Zurrer can help you out. The duo, along with Iacchelli’s sister, operate a frozen yoghurt and Belgian waffle food truck called Sweet Ride. I’m not one for food trucks or Vancouver, but I could be easily convinced to give it a go. Continue reading