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Archive for April, 2011

Maria Karlsson: Two important weeks

Aine, Maria, and Kylla, and a upcoming Doncaster star (photo by Shaun Flannery)

Every year before the season starts there’s a lot of excitement and anticipation in the air and then suddenly you’re in the midst of everything. The weeks pass quickly and we play game after game. Last weekend we lost our consistency that is so important. We definitely played a game with two halves when we played Chelsea at Keepmoat Stadium. Our first half was good, but in the second we lost our game and Chelsea took advantage. (more…)

Stephanie Labbe: Canadian teammates/friends visit Piteå

After the game in Stockholm with my three great Canadian friends/biggest fans

It has been a very interesting week here in Piteå. Something I never thought would happen happened! My double lives collided, head on! The Canadian team has been on break for the past week and a half, and fortunately for me, three of my close friends from the team decided Sweden was where they wanted to spend their break! Carmelina, Kaylyn, and Marie-Eve hopped on the plane and began their trip to the north. (more…)

Japan Football Association announces women’s roster for May friendlies vs. U.S.

Japan’s roster for next month’s friendly matches against the U.S. Women’s National Team was announced Thursday by the Japan Football Association. The squad includes three former Women’s Professional Soccer players – midfielders Aya Miyama and Homare Sawa and  Karina Maruyama- in addition to Yuki Nagasato, who plays for Turbine Potsdam in Germany’s Bundesliga. Nagasato scored the game-winner for Potsdam in a 1-0 win over Duisburg in the Champions League semifinals two weeks ago. Japan will play the U.S. twice in May, the first on May 14th in Columbus, Ohio, and then on May 18 in Cary, North Carolina. (more…)

Alli Lipsher makes WPS history

Atlanta Beat keeper Alli Lipsher became the first player in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) history to win back-to-back Player of the Week awards. WPS announced today that Lipsher won the award for the second straight week after her performance in Sunday’s 2-2 draw against the Western New York Flash. (more…)

Interviews with Emma Part 3: A conversation with WNY Flash’s Caroline Seger

Emma with Caroline Seger

By David Bayer

I realize it’s still early in this series, but Emma and I decided to take a big step. We went … international! Our guest this week was Caroline Seger. Caroline is not only from Sweden, but she is the captain of the Swedish National Team! I’ll admit that I went into the interview feeling a bit intimidated. Luckily, Emma kept her composure. She broke the ice with her discussions about mosquitoes, her injury in the jumpie, and the 47 eggs she found on her Easter egg hunt. We then moved on to our questions. (more…)

Australia beginning World Cup preparations

Decision time for Australia Head Coach Tom Sermanni

By Ann Odong

With the FIFA Women’s World Cup just over eight weeks away, Australia has recently stepped up its preparations for the tournament. With friendlies announced against Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand, traditional sporting rivals England and Mexico, the Australian’s are setting themselves to better their 2007 quarterfinal appearance. (more…)