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Damallsvenskan

Newly promoted Piteå come back to tie Linköping in Damallsvenskan opener

After falling behind in the 26th minute on a goal by Linköping forward and Finland international Linda Sällström Wednesday night, Piteå managed to stage a late comeback to pull level courtesy of an own goal by Linköping’s Nora Holstad Berge of Norway. The tie against the 2009 Damallsvenskan champions earned Piteå its first point in the top-flight league in two years. (more…)


Damallsvenskan champions LdB Malmö settle for draw with KIF Örebro

Defending Swedish champions LdB Malmö opened up its 2011 Damallsvenskan season Sunday with a 1-1 draw against KIF Örebro at Behrn Arena in Örebro. After falling behind, 1-0, in the 24th minute on a goal by Örebro forward Sara Michael, Malmö needed a second-half strike to pull level and avoid defeat. Midfielder Nilla Fisher’s goal in the 61st minute tied the game for Malmö, salvaging the draw. The last time these teams met was in last year’s Super Cup, which Malmö won, 2-1, to claim the title of the champions of Sweden. (more…)


Opening weekend for leagues around the globe

This weekend marks the start of several top-flight leagues from Women’s Professional (WPS) to the national women’s football league in Vietnam. Sweden’s Damallsvenskan and Finland’s Naisten Liiga are also amongst the group of leagues that begin play this weekend. (more…)


Leagues from U.S. to Japan are set to begin 2011 seasons

It’s a busy time of the year for women’s soccer as many players are preparing for the FIFA Women’s World Cup while also competing with their club teams in the top leagues all over the world. Several teams have high expectations for themselves as preseason is wrapping up and games are about to begin. Our Game has been following what has been happening in offseason and has placed predictions on each league. Read on to see the thoughts of top players and coaches as they give their expectations for their season and the impact they feel the Women’s World Cup will have on their league. (more…)


LdB FC Malmö beats Sky Blue FC in Alanya Tournament of Champions

The 2010 Swedish Damallsvenskan champions LdB FC Malmö beat 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) champs Sky Blue FC, 1-0, in the finals of the International Tournament of Champions Saturday in Alanya, Turkey. Sarah Storck scored in the 12th minute for Malmö. Sky Blue FC earned a spot in the finals after a shootout victory over Danish Elitedivisionen champions Fortuna Hjørring. In the third-place match, Russian side FC Energiya Voronezh beat Fortuna Hjørring, 2-0. (more…)


Former Quickstrike Lady Blues defender Kelly Eagan joins Hammarby IF

Former University of Villanova defender Kelly Eagan has joined Hammarby IF in Swedish Damallsvenskan. Eagan previously played for the Quickstrike Lady Blues of the United Soccer Leagues W-League, and she’s a former member of the U.S. U-20 and U-17 Women’s National Teams. At Villanova, Eagan started all 84 games she played in during her four-year career, anchoring a back line that posted 43 shutouts in four seasons.

“Kelly is a promising young defender. She is tough, has a strong character, and can use both feet,” said Joakim Kellner, Sports Manager of HammarbyIF. “In time she will be a key player in Hammarby.”