League updates, including interviews with Lyon’s Sonia Bompastor and Fortuna Hjørring’s Lisa-Marie Woods
Several leagues throughout the world are in the midst of contending for the top playoff spot in their given leagues with players setting themselves apart from the rest with impressive stats. Take a look into this update to find out what’s happening right now in the women’s soccer world. Continue reading to see players’ input on how their team is doing and the impact that the Women’s World Cup will have on their season. (more…)
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…)
The U.S. Women’s National Team won its eighth Algarve Cup title with a 4-2, come-from-behind win over Iceland, while the Canadian Women’s National Team knocked off Holland, 2-1 in overtime, to win its third Cyprus Cup in the last four years. Japan and France finished in third place at Algarve and Cyprus, respectively. (more…)
The U.S. Women’s National Team had already sealed a place in the Algarve Cup finals, but it came down to the final day of group stage play to find out their opponent. Iceland, No. 17 in the FIFA World Rankings, defeated Denmark, 1-0, Monday afternoon in Portugal to advance to their first-ever Algarve Cup final. Iceland, which also beat China and Sweden in Group B, will play the U.S. Wednesday. Dóra María Lárusdóttir (Valur) scored Iceland’s goal. Meanwhile in Cyprus, Canada beat England, 2-0, Monday and coupled with Holland’s 6-0 win Monday over Switzerland, Canada and Holland will play Wednesday in the Cyprus Cup finals. (more…)
Liverpool Ladies, the 2010 Northern Division champions, recently confirmed the signings of Scottish stars Megan Sneddon, Suzanne Lappin, and Ruesha Littlejohn one month ahead of the start of the inaugural FA Women’s Super League. All three come from Glasgow City of the Scottish Women’s Premier League. Sneddon, a midfielder, is currently playing for the Scottish Women’s National Team at the Cyprus Cup. Lappin, another midfielder, recently played for Scotland in a friendly in February against Wales. Littlejohn, a striker, scored seven goals in Glasgow City’s 11-0 win last November over Inverness to claim Glasgow City’s fifth Scottish Championship.
In the second day of the Cyprus Cup, Scotland defeated England for the first time since 1977, scoring a 2-0 win on goals by Arsenal’s Kim Little and Jennifer Beattie. Keeper Shannon Lynn (Hibernian) earned the shutout for Scotland. Canadian keeper Stephanie Labbe (Pitea) picked up her fourth career shutout and remains unbeaten in six starts and Jonelle Filigno scored off an assist from Christine Sinclair (WNY Flash) to give Canada a 1-0 win over Italy. (more…)