Tag Archives: United States Women’s National Team

2019 Women’s World Cup: Megan Rapinoe and Lindsey Horan are Generations

1 Jun

Estoril, Portugal – November 8, 2018: The USWNT defeated Portugal 1-0 during an international friendly at Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota.

Here’s some brilliant news for all you USWNT fans that was recently dropped – Continue reading

2019 Women’s World Cup: Group F Preview

23 May

Starting with the last group first only because this is where current trophy holders the United States are starting their path towards securing their 4th championship. And shouldn’t the champion’s group come first? Continue reading

What’s Your Dream?

12 May

I loved this new commercial (released today) with the USWNT. Just beautiful! It made me very emotional. Really looking forward to the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Just a few weeks now!

-Lozil

Tournament of Nations 2018: To the USA go the spoils

5 Aug
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Congratulations to the United States on winning the 2018 Tournament of Nations (ToN)! The US narrowly defeated reigning champions Australia on goal differential (5 to 4), thanks to Alex Morgan’s 77′ goal vs Brazil in their final match. Continue reading

Play Like a Girl: SheBelieves, Algarve, and Cyprus Cups

10 Feb

1471474930699It’s almost March which means it is time to get ready for the Triwizard’s Cup of women’s football once more. But, not really. Over a 9-day period in March, three (3) tournaments are taking place in Cyprus, Portugal, and the USA for 28 national women’s football teams. Which is sorta like a Triwizard-esque event. But, again, not really. :^)

Cyprus Cup
Officially, the Cyprus Cup runs February 27 – March 9 though matches are taking place March 1 – 8 only. Unlike its companion tournaments, this Cup holds a group stage to determine group positions based on points followed by one day of classification matches to determine final rankings.

The twelve invited teams are split into three (3) groups. The participating teams are as follows, along with their current FIFA ranking:

Group A
Belgium, 25; Italy, 16; Korea DPR, 10; Switzerland, 17

Group B
Austria, 24 (current champions); Korea Rep, 18; New Zealand, 19; Scotland, 21

Group C
Czech Rep, 33; Rep.of Ireland, 34; Hungary, 40; Wales, 36

There are no announced broadcasts at the moment, though there was one stream available last year for the final.

4197lAlgarve Cup
Taking place March 1 – 8 in Portugal, the Algarve Cup is in its 24th year of operation. This year’s tournament should be a hotly contested one, with top EU teams gearing up for UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 in Netherlands in July.

The twelve invited teams are split into three (3) groups for a round-robin tournament with the winner determined based on the standard points systems. The participating teams are as follows, including their FIFA ranking:

Group A
Canada, 4 (current champions); Denmark, 15; Russia, 23; Portugal, 38

Group Two
Iceland, 20; Japan, 7; Norway, 11; Spain, 14

Group Three
Australia, 6; Sweden, 8; Netherlands, 12; China PR, 13

Eurosport has broadcast this tournament in the past; a search for this year’s schedule has proven fruitless thus far.

canadavencealgarvecupSheBelieves Cup
Is the unofficial slogan for this year’s SheBelieves Cup, “she persisted”? If not, it really, really should be. Timely and extremely relevant when it comes to women’s football. I highly encourage anyone able to attend any of these games to consider some signage.

Four of the top 5 FIFA-ranked teams are involved again this year: France (3), England (5), Germany (2), and the USA (1). This tournament is also a round robin, with the winner determined based on the standard points system.

Games are taking place in Chester, PA (March 1); Harrison, NJ (March 4); and Washington DC (March 7). Tickets for all the games are available through USSoccer.com.

It looks like Fox Sports will be airing the USA games only. French broadcasters D17 and Canal + Sport along with the BBC picked up all or some of the other games last year. Hopefully they will do the same this year.

160309-wnt-vs-ger-gallery21If anyone is going to any of these tournament, we’d love to hear from you! Feel free to leave a comment below or connect on Twitter @hbandsandhbreak.

-hopechaser

Welcome To The World Cassius Cruz Dwyer!

12 Sep

Little Cassius Cruz Dwyer arrived on September 10th. Talk about soccer genes! Mama is USWNT striker Sydney Leroux Dwyer, Papa is Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer and his proud godmother is USWNT GOAT Abby Wambach! Continue reading

The Daily Drool – Olympics Group G – United States: Crystal Dunn

20 Aug

Crystal DunnWell, the USWNT Olympic run certainly didn’t exactly end as I would have liked. (And don’t get me started on Hope Solo’s asshattery and poor sportsmanship. I’m so done with her. She needs to stop embarrassing herself and our country ::deep cleansing breaths:: ).

But let’s concentrate on this awesome young lady who I just know is going to do us proud in the years to come. Winger Crystal currently plays for the Washington Spirit. She has represented the US at the U17, U18, U20, Olympic and senior levels.

CONCACAF Rio 2016 Bound!

28 Feb

The 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship wrapped up on February 21 with more whimper than bang. Unless you were on the USA team then you may have a few bruises which would suggest otherwise. Nevertheless, as expected the final featured USA vs Canada and while the former team showed up to play, the latter, well, were tactically wanting. And that’s all I’ll say on this particular topic. Continue reading

Sunday Recovery Session & Love Is All Around

14 Feb

Satellite (4)The team had a recovery session today. The starters stayed indoors with the exception of Toni came out for a bit of a run. Continue reading

“We think football is for everyone”

13 Feb

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“In Italy, we are behind…We need to make big steps. Not little steps. Big ones.” You might think this quote is related to any number of topics involving Italy and football. Racism. Homophobia. Embezzlement. All fair considerations. Also fair is sexism and attitudes towards women’s football. Continue reading