FIFA Womens Rankings- Where is Norway?

28 03 2009


The latest FIFA Women’s National Team rankings were released, and there is nothing too interesting about it to be honest except for the former World Champions Norway dropping 3 spots to 9th after losing three straight games at the Algarve Cup. Norway is historically the 3rd best team in the world behind the USA and Germany, with a world cup title, a runner-up finish, and two fourth place finishes in the five women’s world cups.

In late 2008, Read the rest of this entry »

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Algarve Cup Matches March 9th

9 03 2009

Group A (US Eastern Time)
March 9 Finland vs. China PR 9:15 a.m.
March 9 Sweden vs. Germany 9:15 a.m.
Group B
March 9 Norway vs. USA 11 a.m.
March 9 Iceland vs. Denmark 11 a.m.
Group C
March 9 Portugal vs. Austria 1:45 p.m.
March 9 Poland vs. Wales 1:45 p.m.





Fan Drama for Lisa De Vanna

9 03 2009

So I have heard from several corners that if I (although I assume they must mean the Washington Freedom coach Jim Gabara) use Lisa from the bench, I (or Gabara) will be sorry. First, although I heard De Vanna will be join the Washington Freedom I have yet to see her name pop up in the preseason camp roster.

Now, a message to those giving me the negative messages on De Vanna. Read the rest of this entry »





WPS adds Formiga, Miyama, Garriock

4 02 2009
I see more international signings for WPS

I see more international signings for WPS

Well news is out that standout brazilian midfielder Formiga (Miraildes Maciel Mota) has signed with bay area franchise FC Gold Pride. This gives the team a great and experienced presence int he midfield.

Los Angeles has grabbed midfield support in the international signing of Japan’s Aya Miyama. The free-kick specialist may have to beat out new teammate Marta for that job, but she should help provide support in the middle of the field regardless.

Chicago Red Stars have picked up support in their midfield with signing Australian international Heather Garriock. She will bring a wealth of experience to the midfield of the Red Stars and hopefully link up well with her teammates. “It’s an absolute dream come true for me to continue my career in the United States, playing with and against some of the best players in the world,” said Garriock.

This article also states that Australian forward Lisa De Vanna is in negotiations with the Washington Freedom.  Do you think the international signings so far, with the addition of US National team players and quality players out of the WPS General draft are leaving no doubt where the best league in the world is? Worried as a expansion side you’ll have too slim pickings come next year?





British Invasion

28 01 2009
Karen Carney

Karen Carney

Posted on WomensProSoccer.com, the news of Karen Carney being reunited with Emma Hayes should be welcomed by Chicago Red Stars fans. An exciting player who at 21 should only get better as this move will continue her development. If you add Alex Scott and Kelly Smith of the Boston Breakers, the WPS is getting a good dose of the Three Lions.





Homare Sawa to Washington Freedom

25 01 2009
Japans all-time leading scorer, Homare Sawa.

Japan's all-time leading scorer, Homare Sawa.

Washington Freedom fans definitely have something to smile about, as one of the best players out of that corner of the world had a great 2008, leaving people wondering how she could be left off the voting list for World Player of the Year. The news came out of Japan on Friday by her former club, NTV Beleza. It seems she struggled with the decision of going to the WPS or staying to help women’s soccer in her homeland, as did a Brazilian and future Chicago Red Star Christiane.





Alex Morgan’s goal 2nd in FIFA voting for best in 2008.

24 01 2009
Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan is a beauty-I mean scored a beauty in 2008.

How did I miss this right? Well Chile’s favorite US soccer player came in 2nd in voting for best goal in 2008.  Morgan sure gained a lot of recognition for that tournament. She won a U-20 world championship, silver boot, bronze shoe, a ton of media attention, best goal of the tournement, and 2nd best goal of all 2008. That’s not too shabby.  Here is the goal if you forgot it, or just want to watch it again: Read the rest of this entry »