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Archive for March, 2011

Arsenal, Barnet, Bristol, and Liverpool advance to FA Cup semfinals

The FA Cup semifinalists are set after this afternoon’s Sixth Round games. Barnet continued its recent run of victories, this time taking out West Ham, 3-2. Barnet beat Birmingham City in the fifth round and earlier this week beat Nottingham Forest to win the Premier League Cup. Also in Sunday’s FA Cup Sixth Round, Arsenal needed extra time to beat Sunderland, 3-2; Bristol Academy edged Milwall Lionesses LFC, 2-1; and Liverpool topped Doncaster, 3-0. (more…)


DFB Cup Final: Frankfurt takes revenge on Potsdam

By Olaf Goldbecker

The 31st DFB Cup final was awaited with huge excitement since the champion Turbine Potsdam was meeting runners up 1.FFC Frankfurt in a clash of the best German teams of the season. Frankfurt started the final having won seven titles, while Potsdam won the trophy three times (each time against Frankfurt). Frankfurt got a goal from Kerstin Garefrekes in the 48th minute, which snapped a 1-1 tie and proved to the the game-winner in the 2-1 win. (more…)

Allie Long – saving the “Canine Pitch Invader”

It absolutely amazes me that in two days almost 55,000 views on YouTube have hit on the video the “Canine Pitch Invader.” If you haven’t seen it, then you probably should so that what I am saying makes sense. Anyways, I have been playing professional soccer for three years, won a national championship at the University of North Carolina and have been involved with many other things that in my opinion are noteworthy. Never in my right mind would I ever think that removing a dog from a field would be so popular. (more…)

U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team tops Loyola Marymount University

The U.S. U-17 WNT put up seven goals against Loyola Marymount University and kept the Lions off the scoresheet in a match played Wednesday night at the Home Depot Center. The U17s, coached by former U-20 Women’s National Team and UCLA coach Jill Ellis, got three goals from Summer Green and two goals from Antoinette Payne in the 7-0 win. Morgan Stanton and Frannie Crouse also scored for the U.S. (more…)

Sweden coach Thomas Dennerby names roster for friendly vs. Canada

Sweden Women’s National Team Head Coach Thomas Dennerby has named his squad for the April 2 friendly against Canada. The two teams will play in Rome. Both teams will compete in this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup. Sweden is in Group C with the U.S., North Korea, and Colombia. Canada is in Group A with Germany, France, and Nigeria. (more…)

Taryn Hemmings talks about training with Japanese club TEPCO Mareeze just two weeks before earthquake

Taryn Hemmings recently returned from Japan, where she trained with the Japanese L1-League side TEPCO Mareeze. Two weeks after returning to the U.S., the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami struck off the coast of Northeast Japan. Shortly thereafter, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant began experiencing trouble. Within days, it suffered an explosion and began releasing radiation.

“The training center we stayed at was 8 kilometers from one of the nuclear power plants and 20 kilometers from another, so the entire area we were in has been evacuated,” Hemmings said. “Luckily, the team was in Southern Japan for a second team camp during the earthquake, but they have not been able to go back to their homes (they lived together in dorms) and don’t know how long it will be until they can go back or if they ever will. The scariest part to me is that because the team was owned by TEPCO, the girls worked everyday from 8-12 as administrative assistants in the nuclear power plants, so I am really glad they were nowhere near Fukushima when it happened. Right now, the girls said they are unsure what will happen with the team and have gone back to live with their families, so for now they have no team, no job, and their home is completely evacuated.” (more…)