Tag Archives: Pia Sundhage

2015 WWC – Group D: DE-FENSE Sweden- 0 0 – United States

18 Jun

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First things first, I seriously apologize for the delay as I had some serious family things to take care of. But perhaps the delay will make this a better post, as I was SERIOUSLY unhappy by this match. I’m still not happy with the result but I can see that there are some good things to report – namely Julie Johnston and Becky Sauerbrunn and Kristine Lilly – oops Megan Klingenberg. Continue reading

2015 WWC – Group D: Surprising Start for the Swedes

12 Jun

599x337xfalcons-sweden.jpg.pagespeed.ic.ISoKbRmi5uGroup D began with a surprising start when the Swedes were held to a draw by the Super Falcons of Nigeria. As teams in the “Group of D(eath)”, we expected this to be a strong match but a 3-3 tie was not in my prediction book! Continue reading

Another Reason The USWNT Rocks? Our Coach Sings!

15 Jul

USWNT Coach Pia Sundhage is a music lovin’ guitar playin’ lady who often opens team meetings with a song. Today she shared one in a press conference. This whole team just makes me feel warm and fuzzy. GO USA!!!!!!!

Depressing and Worrisome: Homophobia & The Women’s World Cup

22 Jun

Eucharia Uche, Coach of the Nigerian Women’s National Team continues her quest to repress the right of others to live freely. Read all about her latest bullshit in the New York Times: In African Women’s Soccer, Homophobia Remains an Obstacle

One of the many worrying quotes from the article: “Uche said she had never witnessed her own players participating in homosexual activity. Instead, she said that she had relied on rumors, speculation and news media accounts to form her belief that lesbian behavior had been common in the Nigerian team.” Can you say witch hunt?

It’s depressing to see coaches like this but it does my heart good to see out and proud coaches like Hope Powell (England) and Pia Sundhage (USA) rocking for equality. Players such as Natasha Kai (US) along with Swedes Victoria Svensson and Jessica Landström are doing the same.

Reading that article just breaks my heart a thousand times.