Tag Archives: United States Women’s National Team

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

The Daily Drool: Tobin Heath

4 Jul

Fourth of July means an American Drool! Midfielder Tobin has represented the United States at the senior level since 2008. She currently plays for Portland Thorns.

Average US hold off the French press and head into the semi-finals

1 Jul

For a final match, this was a worthy quarter-final. Does that make sense? France v USA was first hyped as THE match of the tournament after the tournament draw concluded back on December 8. France, the host country v the USA, the reigning world champions. A dynamite, sure-fire sell for FIFA, the tournament organizers, and football fans the world over. Better than any possible final match-up. But when the final whistle blew last Friday, was it really THE match of the tournament? Did the execution match or exceed the hype? Hmmm, I don’t think so. Continue reading

USA need penalties to edge past a brazen Spain

27 Jun

I had not been able to watch a full Spain match in real time until this one and wow. Worth. The. Wait. Watching Spain move in blocks around the field to stifle the US attack was grin-inducing. They showed so brilliantly a concerning issue with the US team: if they can’t stay in their predetermined lane they waffle and scramble and neutralize themselves into partial paralysis. Continue reading

The Daily Drool – WWC 2019 Group F – Carli Lloyd

24 Jun

Midfielder “Clutch” Carli has represented the US at the U21 and senior level. She has been capped 277 times and scored 113 goals…thus far. She currently plays for Sky Blue FC.

US retain top spot in Group F with Sweden the runner-up

21 Jun

Perhaps impressed by all the rotation chatter from their last match, the US went and rotated again fielding almost the same team from their first match v Thailand but with significantly less excitement. Sweden rotated a bunch of players too. In fact, you could say the US brought out their A-team while Sweden fielded their B+ team. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, yes I went there. Continue reading

Chile and Endler bring the spice if not the goals v the US

19 Jun

This is where I tell you the US did the most amazing thing during their matchup with Chile. OMG, they rotated their squad. Whaaa?!?!?!?!?! I know! WHO DOES THIS?! Just about every top tier team in every top tier league in the world whenever they want. Ahem. Continue reading

Thailand win attention if not the match v the United States

15 Jun

It was a magical day back in 2015 when Thailand, on their Women’s World Cup debut, pulled off a 3-2 win over fellow debutants Ivory Coast. Their celebration was rapturous. The fan celebration was immense. It was a great day, a monumental day. But that was four years ago; why am I talking about it now? Continue reading