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“There’s not enough interest in women’s football…” They said

August 8, 2017 in Blogs, EURO 2017, Euro2017, News

Netherlands celebrate UEFA Women's Euro 2017

“There’s not enough interest in women’s football…” They said

How proud am I to write about an historic European Women’s Championship, both on and off the pitch, with record stadium crowds, millions more TV viewers and a nation that is truly celebrating in style.

I have lost count the amount of times I have had to listen to the words “There is just not enough interest in women’s football” – and I would work tirelessly to highlight that there is in face a HUGE global demand for women’s football, if only the constant barriers that surround are sport be removed, if only our sport was made more available to watch on a regular basis and you will see that the result will be exactly what we have witnessed in the Netherlands and more… Read the rest of this entry →

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Sanne Troelsgaard: “FC Rosengård has always been sort of a dream club for me”

March 10, 2017 in Interviews, News

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Sanne Troelsgaard interview on Women’s Soccer United

Sanne Troelsgaard: “FC Rosengård has always been sort of a dream club for me”

Fantastic opportunities ahead for Sanne Troelsgaard who recently signed to FC Rosengård from KoldingQ.

A move that will allow the opportunity for the Danish international to focus even more on her football career.

Among Troelsgaard’s many attributes is her precision in front of goal, Sanne has been a regular nominee and two-times winner of goal of the month, with her spectacular finishes.

Danish international Sanne Troelsgaard has just won bronze with her country at the 2017 Algarve Cup after beating Australia on penalties in the 3rd/4th Place Playoff match. The popular friendly tournament featuring some of the top women’s football teams in the world was used as part of preparations for this summer’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 Championship.

Sanne Troelsgaard kindly took time out of her busy schedule to chat exclusively to Women’s Soccer United about her recent move to the top Swedish club, FC Rosengård. Read the rest of this entry →

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Ashley Lawrence: “I could not pass up the opportunity to join one of the top European clubs”

January 17, 2017 in Interviews, News

Ashley Lawrence Interview on Women’s Soccer United

Ashley Lawrence Interview on Women’s Soccer United.

Ashley Lawrence: “I could not pass up the opportunity to join one of the top European clubs”

At just 21 years-old, Canadian international Ashley Lawrence already has one of the most impressive football careers behind her and the ambitious midfielder is only just getting started!

It was a great privilege to get to know one of the most promising young talents in women’s football today and to explore her incredible career to date in more detail. Lawrence’s achievements so far within the sport include appearances at all the major tournaments from youth to senior level, including winning Bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. At club level, Lawrence has recently made the move to one of the biggest teams ion Europe, PSG, where she is set to make appearances in the prestigious UEFA Women’s Champions League and has already played in the Coupe de France Femenine. Fuelled with talent and the drive to make herself the best she can be, she certainly is one to watch.

In an exclusive interview with Women’s Soccer United, Ashley Lawrence discussed her recent move to the top European club Paris Saint-Germain, her experiences representing her country including what it was like to play a World Cup on home soil and Canada’s Algarve Cup 2017 hopes. Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Coombs: It was such an historic day for women’s football in England and for Chelsea Ladies

August 27, 2015 in Interviews, News

 

Laura Coombs interview

At only 23 years old, Laura Coombs is already considered as one of the best midfielders in the women’s league and a key player for the FA Women’s Cup Champions, Chelsea Ladies.

Laura Coombs is one of the most exciting and promising young names in English women’s football having enjoyed success playing international football at youth level, her ambition is to progress into the England senior side. Coombs is a key part of the Chelsea Ladies set-up, she displays great composure on the ball, high levels of skill and brilliant vision.

In an interview with Women’s Soccer United, the intelligent midfielder discusses being a part of the historic FA Cup winning day with Chelsea Ladies, her international ambitions, the growth of women’s football in England and her hopes for the rest of the season. Read the rest of this entry →

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Dare to dream: 9 Reasons why England can win the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015

June 28, 2015 in Blogs

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Dare to dream: 9 Reasons why England can win the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015

I think I have done really well to stay quiet and calm but I am so proud of the England Lionesses for all they have achieved so far, I think it is time to share why I think they are going to be the World Cup winners!

As always with myself and football, it is difficult to separate heart from head and leading into this tournament, watching all the competing teams participate in preparations I was feeling confident about England’s chances although their name was never really mentioned as a possible contender. This in itself is an advantage, it is better to be underestimated as you can catch your opponents off guard.

After following the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015, my confidence is growing and I really am daring to dream… Here are my 9 reasons why England can be World Cup winners and why I think they are the best of the final four (USA, Germany, Japan, England). Read the rest of this entry →

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England women’s football in 2014 and what to expect in 2015

January 3, 2015 in News

England Women's National Team starting line-up against Montenegro

England Women’s Football in 2014 and what to expect in 2015.

Inspired by Izzy’s fantastic article about ‘What happened in Brazilian women’s soccer in 2014 and what to look forward to in 2015’, I thought I would have a go at sharing England Women’s National Team’s journey through 2014 and what we can expect for 2015!

2014 has seen huge growth for women’s football in England, both domestically and internationally. The performance in 2014 has made the nightmare Euro 2013 appearance seem like a distant memory. An unfortunate experience for the players and fans but a much needed one to force the much needed action to bring in a new coach who has the vision and ability to take England forward. Read the rest of this entry →

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Alex Morgan, Christie Rampone and more take on the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge”

August 19, 2014 in News

Alex Morgan ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Women’s football stars from around the world have been taking up the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” to raise money and awareness.

Among the stars are USWNT’s Alex Morgan, Christie Rampone and England and Man City striker, Toni Duggan.

The “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” has become a viral sensation over social media. You can make a donation here.

Check out some of my favourite videos of the stars of the women’s game who took on the challenge: Read the rest of this entry →

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Kim Little and Laura Harvey Breaking America!

June 23, 2014 in News, NWSL

Kim Little, Laura Harvey, Breaking America

Laura Harvey’s recruitment of Kim Little to Seattle Reign FC has taken the American National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) by storm!

Kim Little is a very recognisable name in the United Kingdom, her game-changing impact on the pitch and award winning achievements have quickly catapulted the Scottish international as one of the best female footballers of our day.

Notably, Kim Little was named the inaugural winner of the Professional Footballers’ Association Women’s Player of the Year award. She was also a member of the Team GB Olympic women’s football team that reached the quarter-finals of London 2012. Read the rest of this entry →

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There’s something about Marta – Há algo sobre Marta

May 23, 2014 in News

Marta
ENGLISH | PORTUGUESE

There are a few players that I could give the heading “There’s something about…” Players that stand out for me, inspire me, impress with me with the quality of their football skills and their ability to read a game and have an impact to influence a match’s outcome.

Marta is one of those players, and last night’s UEFA Women’s Champions League final in Portugal reminded me and reignited my absolute respect and adoration for her.

VfL Wolfsburg may have won the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final but it was Marta’s individual goal that seems to be one of the biggest talking points from the game. Read the rest of this entry →

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There’s something about Marta – Há algo sobre Marta

May 22, 2014 in News

Marta
ENGLISH | PORTUGUESE

There are a few players that I could give the heading “There’s something about…” Players that stand out for me, inspire me, impress with me with the quality of their football skills and their ability to read a game and have an impact to influence a match’s outcome.

Marta is one of those players, and last night’s UEFA Women’s Champions League final in Portugal reminded me and reignited my absolute respect and adoration for her.

VfL Wolfsburg may have won the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final but it was Marta’s individual goal that seems to be one of the biggest talking points from the game. Read the rest of this entry →