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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: “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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Emma Beynon: “Every game will be a challenge”

February 23, 2017 in Interviews, News

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Emma Beynon interview on Women’s Soccer United

Emma Beynon: “Every game will be a challenge”

Hard-work, dedication and passion is certainly paying off for the young midfielder from Wales, Emma Beynon, who was recently selected to represent her country at next month’s Cyprus Cup.

Beynon is also having a positive impact on her club Swansea City Ladies, netting seven times this season and playing a huge role in their incredible success so far which sees them sit top of the Welsh Premier Women’s League.

In an exclusive interview with Women’s Soccer United, Emma Beynon shared her thoughts on receiving her first Wales senior international call-up, Cyprus Cup expectations and Swansea City Ladies’ impressive campaign in the Welsh Premier Women’s League this season. 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

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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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Leticia Santos: I can continue to improve and develop… especially in a league considered one of the best in the world

January 12, 2017 in Interviews, News

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Leticia Santos: I can continue to improve and develop… especially in a league considered one of the best in the world

In an exclusive interview, the Brazilian right-back Leticia Santos spoke about her expectations at her new club, SC Sand, currently runner-up of the German Cup.

The 22-year-old has a new challenge this year in 2017: the Allianz Frauen Bundesliga. After two years in the Norwegian team Avaldsnes, Letícia is the new player of SC Sand, currently seventh placed this season and who was runner-up to the German Cup last season.

Having played for Palmeiras, XV de Piracicaba, São José and Brazilian U-20 team (in which she competed in the 2014 World Cup in Canada), the player talked exclusively about her expectations regarding this new challenge. Read the rest of this entry →

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Mariana Speckmaier: I will cherish that moment forever

November 23, 2016 in Interviews, News

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Mariana Speckmaier: I will cherish that moment forever

It has been an unforgettable time for 18 year-old Mariana Speckmaier who has carved her name in the history books as the first player to score for Venezuela at a FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Born and raised in Florida, Mariana Speckmaier was eligible to represent Venezuela through her father, and when the call came through from the U-20 WNT coach Jose Catoya asking her to participate at the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, she said yes with no hesitation.

A decision that has entered her name into Venezuelan sporting history! Women’s Soccer United caught up with Mariana Speckmaier to discuss her recent experiences at the Under-20 Women’s World Cup, what it felt like to score that historic goal against Germany, her ambitions for the future as well as her tip to win the World Cup. Read the rest of this entry →

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Interviews: Coaches reactions to UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 final tournament draw

November 8, 2016 in EURO 2017, Euro2017, Interviews, News

Interviews: Coaches reactions to UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 final tournament draw

Interviews: Coaches reactions to UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 final tournament draw

The UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 final tournament draw took place today and excitement is already rising as we count down the days to these thrilling fixtures – but what do the head coaches think of the draw?

UEFA interviewed the head coaches of the participating nations following today’s draw to get their view on the upcoming tournament and the opponents they will face (See the EURO 2017 fixtures). You can read some of their reactions below.

Pia Sundhage (Sweden):

Pia Sundhage

On facing Germany in their opening match…

“Well, we’ve played against them a couple of times, we’ve lost a couple of times, and when I look at the draw and we get the chance to play against Germany again, we’ll just have to enjoy it and do our very best. We’re getting closer to winning against Germany, and hopefully we’ll take that chance next year.” Read the rest of this entry →

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Gaëlle Thalmann: It’s not always about playing beautiful soccer, sometimes it’s about fight and efficiency

October 26, 2016 in Interviews, News

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Gaëlle Thalmann interview on Women’s Soccer United

Gaëlle Thalmann: It’s not always about playing beautiful soccer, sometimes it’s about fight and efficiency

It’s been a celebratory year for Switzerland women’s national team who completed a perfect qualifying campaign to book their place at the nation’s first ever UEFA Women’s EURO.

The Swiss squad are currently in the USA, having just competed in two international friendly matches against the world champions, USWNT.

We caught up with the Swiss national women’s team goalkeeper Gaëlle Thalmann to discuss her move to Italian Women’s Serie A club AGSM Verona, Switzerland’s historic year earning qualification for the EUROS and her expectations. Read the rest of this entry →

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Shura: ‘Football has affected my character and my work ethics which definitely affects my music’

July 5, 2016 in Interviews, News

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Shura interview on Women’s Soccer United

Shura: ‘Football has affected my character and my work ethics which definitely affects my music’

Two years on from the release of her hugely successful single ‘Touch’, Shura’s long awaited debut album ‘Nothing’s Real’ will be released on Polydor Records on 8 July – and you do not want to miss it!

The rising star has already achieved success many can only dream of, including surpassing 30 millions plays, and is now just days away from the release of her debut album. Ellie Goulding described Shura as “Breathy, grungy and arresting”, whilst the Sunday Times said “Dreamy, melancholic… sit up and listen”.

What is more, the talented artist with an infectious personality has a strong link to women’s football. Shura is a former player having worn the boots for none other than Manchester City and her love and passion for the beautiful game has not faded even though football was one of the things she had to sacrifice for a career in music. Read the rest of this entry →

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Katy Hosford: Scoring a goal for the Swans is a feeling I can’t describe

April 20, 2016 in Interviews, News

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Katy Hosford: Scoring a goal for the Swans is a feeling I can’t describe.

At just 18 years-old, Katy Hosford is already making a mark on both club and international level.

Hosford plays her club level football for Swansea City Ladies, competing in the Welsh Women’s Premier League, where the game has grown massively since she first started competing. The talented striker was invited to the Wales regional training day at the tender age of just 13 and has gone on to represent her country at U-16, U-17 and U-19 levels.

In an exclusive interview with Women’s Soccer United, Katy talks about what it is like to play for Swansea City Ladies, the challenge of their upcoming USA tour, how it feels to represent her country and what her ambitions are for the future. Read the rest of this entry →

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Randy Waldrum: “It truly was a life altering experience”

March 22, 2016 in Interviews, News

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Randy Waldrum: “It truly was a life altering experience”.

Head coach of the NWSL club Houston Dash, Randy Waldrum has witnessed huge growth in the women’s game since he started coaching women in 1989.

Last season, Waldrum guided the Dash to a fifth place finish in the National Women’s Soccer League, only just missing out on a NWSL playoff place.

Randy also spent time as the Trinidad and Tobago head coach, guiding the squad through a successful campaign that saw them only narrowly lose out on a World Cup spot, though many would say they won the hearts of many football fans around the world.

In an exclusive interview with Women’s Soccer United, Randy Waldrum took time out of his pre-season training with the Dash to talk about his preparations ahead of the 2016 NWSL season, what needs to be done to grow the women’s game globally and to reflect on some of his fondest memories guiding the ‘Women Soca Warriers’. Read the rest of this entry →