Tag Archives: Women’s World Cup

The Daily Drool – Olympics Group E – Brazil: Formiga (Miraildes Maciel Mota)

4 Aug

FormigaSince there is men’s and women’s football at the Olympics, we’re going to alternate our Drools between the two competitions.  First up for Brazil is Formiga. The 38 year old midfielder currently plays for São José.  She has been representing Brazil since 1995.  She is the only player to have made been a part of every Olympics since women’s football was added in 1996. Also, she and H0mare Sawa are tied with 6 consecutive Women’s World Cups each. Amazing!

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: Louisa Necib

29 Jul

Gorgeous Louisa is a French born midfielder of Algerian heritage. A member of the French National team since 2005, she was named Player of the Match in France’s  victory against Nigeria in their opening match in the 2011 Women’s World Cup. She plays professionally for Lyon. I found some fantastic shots of her modeling as well. This Drool is on the suggestion of watishista! notoriousjk. Good call, girl!

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!

What Do You Think About This? “Storybook Cup Win Will Hurt In Long Run”

16 Jul

Watishista! notoriousjk sent me this article this morning and I’d love to  know what all you think. Me? I think it’s a steaming pile of crap and way to rain on the parade, Billy Witz, but you know me, I’m grumpy. Anyhow, read it for yourself. Will winning this World Cup hold US soccer back?

Storybook Cup win will hurt in long run
by Billy Witz, FoxSports
Updated Jul 15, 2011 9:37 AM ET

It has been a rather calamitous summer for United States soccer. First, the American men get schooled by Mexico in the Gold Cup final at a teeming Rose Bowl, a performance that underscored the talent gap – chasm is more like it – between the two rivals.

Then, in the U-17 World Cup – the one eventually won by home-standing Mexico – the Americans were embarrassed by Germany in the knockout phase, losing by four goals. As for the U-20 World Cup, which begins later this month? The United States failed to qualify.

And yet, the worst news for American soccer this summer could come Sunday – if the United States wins the Women’s World Cup.
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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!!!!!!!

Mazel Tov: Abby Wambach Wins ESPY For Best Play Of 2011

14 Jul

Maisougio has been looking for video footage of this since it aired last night and she finally succeeded in finding it. Abby was voted by the fans as having the Best Play at last night’s ESPYs. Some of the USWNT joined her on screen to send a message. It’s so great to see women’s soccer getting some well deserved recognition!

GO USA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mazel Tov: USWNT In The Final!

13 Jul

A huge congrats to the US Women’s National Team who has earned a spot in the final by beating France 3-1.  US goals were scored by Lauren Cheney (9′), Abby Wambach (79′) and Alex Morgan (82′). France’s lone goal was scored by the rather fabulously named Sonia Bompastor (55′).  We’re just now waiting to see who our opponent will be. Japan is up 2-1 over Sweden in the 63′ minute. We’ll see how it ends!

UPDATED: Because We Can’t Get Enough Of Hope Solo

12 Jul

And neither can you. People are lovin’ the hotness that is Hope. She’s been our top searched keyword for about a week now so I figured I’d add a little more Hope. Prepare for an epic picspam, y’all!
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Update On Maryam Majd And Another Iranian Womens Rights Activist Detained

5 Jul

Mahnaz Mohammadi

Along with updates on the disappearance of Maryam Majd, today brought the sad news of the detainment of Iranian documetary filmmaker and womens rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi. There has not been official acknowledgement of the arrest of either woman, but it is rumored that they are being held at Evin Prison.  Germany is getting in on the act: Parlimentary speaker Norbert Lammert and human rights official Markus Loening have demanded Majd’s immediate release.  There is a petition here that you can sign asking that she be let go immediately. The fine folks over at ONTD_Football have gotten on the case and have already getting attention. They’ve started using the #FreeMaryamMajd hashtag on tweets and asking others to share the tag and articles.  This situation is getting more critical because in addition to Maryam and Mahnaz, at least three other activists have disappeared in the last few weeks: Maryam Bahrman, Mansoureh Behkish and Zahra Yazdani.  It’s important that their names get out there and people understand the violations to human and civil rights that are ocurring.