Tag Archives: Women’s Professional Soccer

Updated: Newsy Bits and Bobs

30 Jan

Real had a couple of days off, so I decided to take a page from their book and slack on posting. I know, I suck. Anyhow, here is Mou, some of his coaching staff and two dudes who look suspiciously like bodyguards even if they’re not watching CSKA Moscow (our upcoming Champions League opponents) play a friendly in Spain.

Everyone is feeling the Mesut love late (AS WELL THEY SHOULD!). RM had a piece on the website about him… Continue reading

The Daily Drool: Alex Morgan

10 Sep

Beautiful forward Alex wowed us this summer at the 2011 Women’s World Cup. The youngest player on the squad, she scored a crucial goal in the semi-final match against France as well as scoring one goal and assisting on another in the final vs. Japan. She plays for the Western New York Flash of Women’s Professional Soccer.

The Daily Drool: Abby Wambach

17 Jul

I’ve got a special soft spot in my heart for US Women’s National Team forward Abby as she’s a fellow upstate New Yorker by birth but even if that wasn’t the case, I’d love her anyway. What can you say about her that’s not already known? She was a  monster player at the high school and college levels, she’s an Olympic gold medalist, won the US Soccer Athlete of the Year 4 times as well as the ESPY for Best Play of 2011 and has been a mainstay of the national team since 2003.  She’s played 162 games for her country and scored 121 times (to date)! She’s currently tied with the legendary US player Michelle Akers for most World Cup goals (12). Hopefully in today’s final, she’ll break that record.  She also plays for the magicJack of Women’s Professional Soccer. Abby is a fierce, dedicated woman and I’m proud that she represents my country. USA! USA! USA! USA!

The Daily Drool: Women’s World Cup Week: Hope Solo

3 Jul

By popular demand, I’ve added an extra day of lady Droolage and with good reason – lookit Hope Solo! How hot is she, eh? Yum.  Hope played on several US junior teams before joining the senior US Women’s National Team as a goalkeeper in 2000. She became the starting keeper in 2005.  She once went 1,054 minutes without  allowing a goal – dang! She was the 2009 WPS Goalkeeper of the Year and is currently signed to MagicJack. (This one is for wastishistas! Jenny Jenkins and NotoriousJK)

The Daily Drool: Women’s World Cup Week: Homare Sawa

2 Jul

Doesn’t Homare look like a total badass in this picture? Well, she sure is. She is considered the best woman footballer in Japan, bar none. She made her debut in Japan’s highest domestic league at the tender age of 12. At 15, she made her international debut scoring 4 goals in her very first match.  That some serious shit. Now 32, this will be her fifth straight World Cup appearance.  She has played in the now defunct WUSA and the Asian Football Confederation and currently plays in the Women’s Professional Soccer league in the US. She holds the Japanese record for international caps (166) and is Japan’s leading female goal scorer with 75. She’s the captain of the squad and they were gold medalists at the Asian Games. She was also voted Best Player of the Tournament for the 2011 Algarve Cup which is where this picture comes from. All that talent packed into a wee 5′ 5″ frame. Amazing. I hope you’ve enjoyed this week of kickass ladies!  It’s so nice to see some fierce sisters out there making their mark. Best of luck to all the teams.

Update: As watishista! Jenny kindly reminded me, Homare scored a hat trick yesterday in Japan’s 4-0 rout of Mexico. I was zonked out on post-surgical painkillers and asleep almost all of yesterday, so I missed the match. I did read about the game later and meant to add that info to this post, but quite frankly, I forgot. Also, I thought she was tomorrow’s Drool not today’s. Ah, my addled brain. Anyhow, further evidence of her badassery.

The Daily Drool: Women’s World Cup Week: Christine Sinclair

30 Jun

Forward Christine is the captain of the Canadian Women’s National Team and currently plays for the Western New York Flash of the Women’s Professional Soccer league with teammate and Drool alum Marta. Christine has been a member of the Canadian senior side since 2000, making 159 appearances and scoring 116 goals! She also played for the Canadian U-19/U-20 teams in 2001-2002 and made 19 appearances scoring 27 goals. She’s Canada’s all time leading scorer. Dang, girl! She has won the Canadian Player of the Year 6 times to date: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. That’s just a sampling of her honors. A bit of trivia: She is the niece of former North American Soccer League players Bruce and Brian Gant.

Updated: As you know, I prepare these well in advance so sometimes, I need to add a bit more. Wanna know what a total badass Christine is? She got her nose broken on Sunday in the match against Germany and refused to stop playing. Then she went on and scored. Read all about it. Cripes, Busquets and DiMaria dive if you look at them crosseyed and act like they’re having their man bits chopped off. Christine brushes off an actual broken nose and does her job. Let this be a lesson to you, gentlemen. Real women pick themselves up and get on with it. No diving and whining needed.

The Daily Drool: Women’s World Cup Week: Marta Vieira da Silva

29 Jun

The amazing Marta has won the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year five times(2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010) award, and was the inaugural winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or (2010). She was a silver medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics and 2008 Summer Olympics with the Brazilian Women’s National Team, which she has been a member of since 2002. She was also awarded the Golden Ball (MVP) at the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship. In the 2007 Women’s World Cup, she won both the Golden Ball award as the best player and the Golden Boot award as the top scorer. In January of 2011, she signed to the Western New York Flash of the Women’s Professional Soccer league. She’s been called “Pele with skirts” (which he agrees with!) and was the first woman to have her feet imprinted in the cement at Estádio do Maracanã in Brazil.