Women's Summer of Soccer

Women's Summer of Soccer

It seems we have reached the point where every summer will now be a "Summer of Soccer", and we couldn't be happier. World Cups, International Friendlies, Regional Championships, Olympics, Youth tournaments, and both MLS and the NWSL ensure there is essentially must see soccer every week during the warmer months. Add to that schedule the lovely bookends that are the end and the beginning of the European seasons and it is most certainly the best time of the year. 

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The Road to the World Cup: CONCACAF

The Road to the World Cup: CONCACAF

Nearly four years ago Saki Kumagai, Japan’s 20 year-old center-back, rifled the winning penalty kick into the top left corner of Hope Solo’s goal to seal victory for Japan over the United States in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final.  That moment gave Japan its first FIFA Women’s World Cup, winning against one of the giants in women’s soccer.  The celebrations from the Japanese matched this momentous occasion (JPN vs USA highlights). By falling to Japan in penalty kicks, the United States missed its opportunity to reassert itself as the premier women’s team in the world.  Blank stares and looks of despair marked the faces of the United States’ players as they grappled with the reality of just how close they had come. Click to read more...

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