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Archive for February, 2011

Cleveland FC to play in Women’s League Soccer

The semi-professional Women’s League Soccer (WLS) will make its debut this May. Cleveland Futbol Club (Cleveland FC) is one of the league’s founding members. Cleveland FC is regarded as one of the top youth programs in the nation and has a handful of alumni playing in the professional ranks, most notably Danesha Adams (Philadelphia Independence – Women’s Professional Soccer) and Amanda Cinalli (Saint Louis Athletica/Atlanta Beat). WLS is a semi-professional league based in the Midwest and will also include the Chicago Breeze, Fort Wayne SC, FC Indiana, Cincinnati Saints, and South Bend WFC.

WPS fans can voice their opinions each week on #WPSchat

Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) fans always have something to say about teams, players, and the league. And with the emergence of Twitter, fans can easily interact with other fans, and even do a little trash talking. Bill Tammick came up with an idea to bring WPS fans together even more, so they could voice their opinions together and have a discussion each week. Tammick created the #WPSchat on Twitter. (more…)

U.S. Women’s National Team has busy schedule leading up to World Cup

The U.S. Women’s National team is seeking its third World Cup title, and leading up to the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany, the team is scheduled to meet several times to prepare for the tournament. The team begins with the Algarve Cup, which runs from March 2-9 in Portugal.  A friendly against England, a couple exhibition matches, and a few more training camps follow. (more…)

Maria Karlsson: Team spirit and teamwork

Teams spirit and teamwork. These two words mean a lot to me. I really believe in team spirit and teamwork and the cliché that a team never is stronger than the weakest link. Do I think like that because I’m usually not the player who determines games by scoring the winning goal? Did I choose to play a team game like football for that reason? How true is this cliché? (more…)

Four Nations U-23 tournament update: U.S. draws with England, Sweden beats Norway

The second day of the U-23 Four Nations Tournament in La Manga produced a 1-1 draw between the U.S. and England and 3-1 win by Sweden over Norway. Sweden, which lost, 4-2, on Friday to the U.S., came out Sunday and took a 1-0 lead 12 minutes into the match on a goal from Sofia Jakobsson (Umeå IK). Norway’s Hege Hansen, who scored Norway’s lone goal in a 1-1 draw Friday against England, tied the match in the 24th minute. Less than 10 minutes later, Sweden’s Sarah Storck (LdB FC Malmö) scored what proved to be the game-winner. Before the first half ended, Sweden’s Linnea Liljegård (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC) scored her team’s final goal. (more…)

Germany: Cup Final complete

This weekend saw just little action in the highest German women’s soccer division. The focus was on the two national cup semifinals. As expected, 1.FFC Frankfurt defeated SC Bad Neuenahr, 3-1. With goals from Conny Pohlers and Sandra Smisek, the game was on track for Frankfurt even after a quarter hour. Kerstin Garefrekes added a third goal after 58 minutes before FFC had to face a minor shock – not Bad Neuenahr’s goal by Lena Goeßling (62nd) hit them, but the ejection against center back Saskia Bartusiak (foul as last player) who will now miss the cup final. (more…)