I’m back from vacation and ready to start updating the blog again.
Let me just start off by saying what a two weeks of football I’ve missed. Congratulations to the Japan WNT for winning the World Cup, & Uruguay for winning the 2011 Copa America. Stuart Downing signed for Liverpool, Cesc Fabregas looks closer to signing for Barcelona while the Alexis Sanchez deal was officially completed. Kun Aguero looks to be leaving Atletico for good, Carlos Tevez quarter life crisis continues, and Harry Redknapp takes again from the Sir Doctor Ferguson book of gamesmanship
Here are some great reactions from Japanese fans cheering their team to victory and celebrating after a nailbiting penalty shootout against the USA
Luis Suarez makes Liverpool fans salvate with his amazing display against Paraguay in the Copa America Final. Diego Forlan shows that he’s still got it (as we never doubted he did)
Alex Morgan shows she’s still got her goalscoring touch after the World Cup
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Supporters of Brazil look at a video screen before the Women’s World Cup Group D soccer match against between Australia and Brazil in Moenchengladbach June 29, 2011.
It could have been 7 goals for the United States on Independence Day weekend as the U.S. dominated in an impressive performance against World Cup newcomers Colombia. The U.S. showed some impressive depth, as key players included Shannon Boxx were rested on the day ahead of their group deciding fixture against Sweeden on Wednesday. The emergence of new U.S. stars was secured as Heather O’Reilly scored a world class goal on any level rocketing a swerving solo shot into the back of the net from 32 yards out. The United States just couldn’t seem to get it in the back of the net after missing a few more chances, Abby Wambach’s woes continued in front of goal as the U.S. went into half time with a 1-0 lead. It was another master stroke for coach Pia Sundhage bringing on Megan Rapinoe who went on to score barely 5 minutes after being brought on in the early moments after the half time break. The only worry for the U.S. is that early goalscorer Heather O’Reilly limped off injured in the 63rd minute with what looked like a thigh problem. One thing is for sure, the US Women have the depth to do it without key players, with 3rd all time leading scorer Abby Wambach(118) yet to find the back of the net. Wambach did receive a soft yellow card in the later moments of the match which could prompt Pia Sundhage to play 22 year old Alex Morgan, who celebrated a birthday today, in the match of Wednesday. One thing is for sure:
Football Gives Us Hope
France score 4 against Canada in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. France dominated the match with better tactical awareness, quicker passing, and more determination as the game was out of sight early in the second half. France showcased women’s football too the world with a style that was easy on the eye. More importantly, this beautiful football came from another team besides Germany & the USA which shows the growth & depth of the women’s game across the globe.
Check out the action from USA vs North Korea in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, it was an exciting encounter with end to end action between the two teams. The US WNT has over 1,100 caps between them. North Korea had no where near the experience, with only 2 players in the squad having ever played in a world cup along with 10 TEN! teenagers on their books. It was an exciting match, as the youth and pace of North Korea challenged team USA in the first half. But persistence and experience paid off for the United States, as an early goal in the second half from Laura Cheney seemed to deflate the North Koreans. Another goal from defender Rachel Buehler, saw the U.S. earn all three points in Germany from their opening fixture.
My Day My Life Episode 2. Featuring Amy Rodriguez from team USA!! Amy gets to train in beautiful Palm Beach. How does she prep for the big games in Germany and get ready for her wedding at the same time? Watch and find out.
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Check out this Golazo from Mexico’s Monica Ocampo. A spectacular strike on any level, Ocampo pulls Mexico level and the game would finish 1-1 with Mexico earning a draw against England in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup
There’s a reason Christine Sinclair has scored 144 goals for her country as she scores a wonder goal for Canada in their opening match against hosts Germany in the 2011 Women’s World Cup. In front of a crowd of more than 70,000 in Berlin, the ladies put on quite a show in front of Sepp Blatter & the current Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. Germany won the match 2-1 but it was Sinclair who stole the show.