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It’s Official: Welcome Thaisa!

26 Jul

Our second official signing for CD Tacon / Real Madrid is none other than 30-year old Brazilian midfielder Thaisa! She scored her first World Cup goal in France, bagging the equalizer for Brazil v France during the Round of 16.

Thaisa seems to like new teams at big clubs, having played for AC Milan last year in their inaugural Serie A season. Prior to this, she played a season for Sky Blue FC in the NWSL, GrindavĂ­k in Iceland, and multiple Brazil-based clubs. Looking forward to seeing her on the pitch when the season kicks off in August!

– Teri

It’s Official: Welcome Kosovare Asllani!

21 Jul

Real Madrid/Cd Tacon made their first professional signing on July 18 and what a stellar signing it is! Asllani didn’t just have a great World Cup this past summer she had an AMAZING one. Obviously the powers that be were watching and consider her to be the perfect centrepiece around which we can start building a team to challenge Atletico and Barcelona in the Primera DivisiĂłn. Continue reading

Balls and Boots and Bangers and … Golden Tweets?

21 Jul

I’m late bringing you this as I was waiting for a Women’s World Cup all-star team to be announced first. One hasn’t been and likely won’t be. I guess FIFA just wasn’t interested in doing this anymore. Oh well. At least we still have the individual awards to celebrate and debate. Continue reading

USA – All Hail the Four Time World Champions!

14 Jul

Vive la USA! Congratulations to the USA for winning back to back World Cups and for winning their fourth title overall. Amazing records! Is America great again now? Continue reading

England’s tactical errors gift the USA the chance for a fourth title

6 Jul

How do I open for this match? Hmmm. How do I open? *drums fingernails on chin* Hmmm. Do I start with England’s colossal tactical failures? Hmmm. Do I start with the USA not just parking the bus but buying and decorating it as well? Hmmm. Maybe I should go with the poor sportsmanship displayed by players on both teams? Or maybe, how about … Continue reading

Google doodled the Women’s World Cup

5 Jul

I promised more on the doodles at the start of the tournament and I am finally delivering! Google commissioned 24 female guest artists, each representing one of the participating countries, to create a doodle capturing “the local excitement of the World Cup competition as well as what soccer means to the guest artist personally.” And wow, did they deliver! Continue reading

Rest In Peace: Florijana Ismaili

3 Jul

Sad news broke over the weekend that Switzerland international Florijana Ismaili had gone missing during a vacation in Italy. Today Italian officials announced they had recovered her body from Lake Como following a swimming/diving accident. Continue reading