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USWNT Will Travel to Norway for Friendly Match on June 11

February 23, 2017 in International Fixtures, News

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USWNT Will Travel to Norway for Friendly Match on June 11

Match Marks Fourth Friendly Between the Teams in Norway and First Since 2008;

The WNT Will Play Two Matches in Europe with Additional Game to Be Announced

USA Women’s National Team will play in Europe this summer, travelling to face Norway on June 11 at Komplett Arena in Sandefjord, which is located on the southeast coast about 75 miles south of Oslo.

The match, which will kick off at 7:15 p.m. local time (1:15 p.m. ET) will mark the 50th meeting between the historic rivals who combined to win the first five FIFA world championships for women.

The USA won the 1991 Women’s World Cup in China, defeating Norway in the championship game, and won the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics, defeating Norway in the semifinal on a golden goal. Norway won the 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup, defeating the USA in the semifinal, and the 2000 Olympic gold medal, defeating the USA in the title game on a golden goal. The USA won the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, but the teams did not meet in that tournament. Read the rest of this entry →

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Canada Women’s National Team to play Costa Rica in Winnipeg and Toronto

February 21, 2017 in International Fixtures, News

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team to play Costa Rica in Winnipeg and Toronto

Canada Women’s National Team to play Costa Rica in Winnipeg and Toronto

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will return home to play Costa Rica in Winnipeg 8 June and Toronto 11 June.

The matches will mark the first meetings between the two nations since Canada defeated Costa Rica in February 2016 at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament, securing Canada a spot at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

“Getting to play in front of Canadian fans is really special, so we are obviously thrilled to be coming home for another June two-match series,” said Head Coach John Herdman. “We’ll be coming off away games against both Sweden and Germany, Olympic Silver and Gold medalists respectively, so we’re confident the team will be in good shape to produce a winning performance for both sets of fans.” Read the rest of this entry →

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USWNT Will Head to Texas for Two April Friendlies vs. Russia

February 17, 2017 in International Fixtures, News

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USWNT Will Head to Texas for Two April Friendlies vs. Russia

USWNT will face Russia in friendly matches on April 6 and 9 in Texas.

USA Will Play on April 6 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco and April 9 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston

USA Women’s National Team will take a swing through Texas to play Russia twice in April, opening the two-game set on Thursday, April 6, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas (7:30 p.m. CT; FS1 [pre-game show starting at 7 p.m. CT]). Three days later, the teams will meet on Sunday, April 9, at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston (1 p.m. CT; ESPN).

These will be the final U.S. WNT matches before the National Women’s Soccer League kicks off its historic fifth season.

Russia, which is set to compete in the 2017 UEFA Women’s Euro this summer in the Netherlands, was drawn into a tough Group B with Germany, Italy and Sweden. Russia qualified for the tournament by finishing second behind Germany in Group 5 of the qualifying process. Read the rest of this entry →

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Belgium to host Spain in an International friendly on 8 April

February 14, 2017 in International Fixtures, News

Belgium to host Spain in an International friendly on 8 April

Belgium to host Spain in an International friendly on 8 April

Belgium and Spain will go head to head in April as both teams continue their preparations for the UEFA Women’s EURO Championship 2017.

Spain women’s national team head coach Jorge Vilda will travel with his squad to Eupen to face Belgium.

The fixture is scheduled to take place on 8 April at the Stade du Kehrweg (kick-off at 3pm CET.) Read the rest of this entry →

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Canada to play International friendly against Olympic Silver Medallists Sweden in April

February 9, 2017 in International Fixtures, News

Canada Soccer announces April Women’s National Team match against Sweden

Canada Soccer announces April Women’s National Team match against Sweden

Canada to play International friendly against Olympic Silver Medallists Sweden in April

Canada has added a second Women’s National Team international friendly to the April FIFA International window, announcing Canada will play Sweden 6 April 2017 in Trelleborg, Sweden.

“Adding this match against Sweden to our European schedule gives us a chance to play both the Rio sliver and gold medallists in quick succession,” said Head Coach John Herdman. “We haven’t played Sweden much over the past four years but we know their qualities and with the European Championships just around the corner they will be ready to peak, meaning this will be a tough away encounter. I’m looking forward to see how the squad gels, and manages the intensity of playing back-to-back tier one opponents. We will need to be back to our best to post results in these matches”. Read the rest of this entry →

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Canada wins 3:2 against Mexico in emotional Bronze Medal Celebration Match

February 5, 2017 in International Fixtures, News

Canada wins 3:2 against Mexico in emotional Bronze Medal Celebration Match

Canada wins 3:2 against Mexico in emotional Bronze Medal Celebration Match

CANADA 3:2 MEXICO (Deanne Rose 14′, Nancy Antonio 15′, Janine Beckie 26′, 40′ (pen), Katie Johnson 59′)

Three of Canada’s finest soccer players said adieu to their National Team careers in an emotional 3:2 victory over Mexico, in front of 22,508 fans, the largest-ever crowd for a women’s international friendly in Vancouver.

Canada opened the scoring in the 14th minute when Rose grabbed the ball in midfield before slipping past a defender and beating the outstretched Mexican goalkeeper Bianca Henninger. Mexico responded two minutes later with a goal from Antonio.

Canada again took the lead in the 26th when Beckie jumped on a poor clearance by a Mexican defender and curled a low shot deep into the net. Beckie put Canada ahead 3-1 in the 40th minute on a nicely taken penalty after captain Christine Sinclair was brought down in Mexico’s 18-yard box. Mexico’s Johnson made it 3-2 in the 59th minute. Read the rest of this entry →

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Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Vancouver Camp Roster

February 1, 2017 in International Fixtures, News

Canada v Mexico

Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Vancouver Camp Roster

Canada Soccer has set the Women’s National Team camp roster in advance of the two upcoming Women’s National Team international friendly matches against Mexico in Vancouver, the Bronze Medal Celebration Match on 4 February at BC Place and a closed-door match on 7 February.

The Bronze Medal Celebration Match, which will be the first time Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will play at home since capturing its historic back-to-back bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will feature members of the Olympic squad, including retiring players Melissa Tancredi, Rhian Wilkinson, and Marie-Eve Nault in their final home match for Canada.

An opportunity for fans to welcome home our Olympic soccer heroes, the Bronze Medal Celebration match will also include a presentation to the team ahead of kick-off, and recognition for the retiring players from the 2016 and 2012 Bronze Medal winning teams. Read the rest of this entry →

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Canada Soccer Bronze Medal Celebration Match to be Broadcast LIVE on TSN2 and RDS2

January 28, 2017 in International Fixtures, News

Canada Soccer Bronze Medal Celebration Match to be Broadcast LIVE on TSN2 and RDS2

Canada Soccer Bronze Medal Celebration Match to be Broadcast LIVE on TSN2 and RDS2

Canadian soccer fans from coast to coast can relive the excitement of Rio 2016 when Canada hosts Mexico in the Bronze Medal Celebration Match on 4 Feb.

The live broadcast of the match from BC Place in Vancouver airs on TSN2 and RDS2 at 15:00 PT/ 18:00 ET.

“We are pleased to be once again partnering with TSN and RDS to bring soccer into the homes of Canadians as we celebrate the historic achievements of our Women’s National Team,” said Peter Montopoli, Canada Soccer General Secretary. “We expect to have a lively audience at BC Place, with over 19,000 tickets already sold, and we are thrilled Canadians across the country will be able to join us in honouring these players, especially those who will be representing Canada for their final time on February 4th.” Read the rest of this entry →

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Canada to play Olympic Champion Germany in April

January 20, 2017 in International Fixtures, News

Canada to play Olympic Champion Germany in April

Canada to play Olympic Champion Germany in April

As Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team gear up for the Bronze Medal Celebration Match against Mexico in Vancouver 4 February, Canada Soccer is already planning for its next match, announcing the team will play Olympic gold medalist Germany in Erfurt, Germany on 9 April 2017.

Canada and Germany clashed twice at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, with Canada winning the first encounter in its third group stage match 2-1, and Germany edging out Canada in the semi-final to play Sweden for gold while Canada went on to defeat Brazil in the bronze medal match.

Canada’s come-from-behind group stage win over Germany, its first-ever result against the European champions, continues to feature in the public’s memory of the Rio Games and for Head Coach John Herdman, it’s his favourite moment of the tournament. Read the rest of this entry →

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Netherlands Women’s National team play two Friendly’s in Spain

January 10, 2017 in Fixtures, International Fixtures, News

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Netherlands Women’s National team play two Friendly’s in Spain

The Netherlands Women’s National team play a training camp in Spain the team consists of 25 players. Dates from 16th to 25th January 2017 staying at La Manga and during the training camp will play two games.

First match will be on Friday January 20th played at the Pinatar Stadium against Romania and four days later in the same stadium they play Russia program. Both games kick off at 15:00.  Read the rest of this entry →