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Match report | Five Star Liverpool progress in Continental Cup

November 16, 2017 in Blogs, FAWSL, Match report, News

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Match report | Five Star Liverpool progress in Continental Cup

Liverpool progressed to the Quarter finals of the FA Women’s Continental Tyres Cup on Wednesday evening at Widnes after a 5-1 thrashing of Aston Villa Ladies.

The Reds started the brighter and could have been ahead inside the first minute as Ashley Hodson crossed for Niamh Charles, but she fired her effort wide from close range.

It was all Liverpool in the early stages and they should have taken the lead on six minutes as Jess Clarke was played in by another low Hodson cross however she volleyed her effort wide when she really should have hit the target. Read the rest of this entry →

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Match Report | Canada draw the USA 1-1 in front of a capacity crowd of 28,017

November 10, 2017 in International Fixtures, Match report, News

Match Report | Canada draw the USA 1-1 in front of a capacity crowd of 28,017
CANADA 1:1 USA
31′ USA – Alex Morgan
57′ CAN – Adriana Leon

Match Report | Canada draw the USA 1-1 in front of a capacity crowd of 28,017

In a match that proved Canada’s goal to reach #1 in the world is not only possible, but attainable, the Canadian side put sustained pressure on the USA and forced their opponent to play Canada’s game.

Canada opened the match on the attack, sending Janine Beckie, Deanne Rose and Christine Sinclair into the US box on numerous occasions before the 15 minute mark. Canada got into goal scoring position several times before the USA opened scoring in the 30th minute. Casey Short headed a clearance back into danger that was collected by Alex Morgan and her right footed volley deflected off Rebecca Quinn on its way into the bottom corner of the Canadian goal. Read the rest of this entry →

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USWNT wins first of two-game set vs. Korea Republic 3-1 in front of 9,371 fans

October 20, 2017 in International Fixtures, Match report, News

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USWNT wins first of two-game set vs. Korea Republic 3-1 in front of 9,371 fans

Players Now Travel to Cary, N.C. for Second Match vs. Korea Republic (2 p.m. ET, Oct. 22; ESPN)

USA Women’s National Team earned a convincing 3-1 win against the Korea Republic on Thursday night at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in the first of a pair of friendlies against the AFC foe.

The USA controlled the tempo from the get-go and out-shot Korea Republic 11-3 in the first half. Julie Ertz and Alex Morgan continued their excellent form as both found the net in the first half, their fourth and fifth goals of 2017, respectively. South Korea created its only shot on goal of the first half deep into stoppage time with debutante Han Chaerin scoring a fantastic strike from 23 yards out to pull her team within one. Read the rest of this entry →

Manchester City Women cruise to victory in Champions League

October 12, 2017 in Match report, News, UWCL

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Manchester City Women cruise to victory in Champions League

Manchester City Women cruised into the second round of the UEFA Women’s Champions League after a 3-0 victory at the Academy Stadium winning 6-0 on aggregate over Austrian Champions SKN St Polten.

It was the home side who created the first chance of the game inside one minute as Steph Houghton latched onto a whipped in freekick directing her effort just over the crossbar from point blank range. Read the rest of this entry →

Liverpool Ladies cruise to victory over Sheffield FC

October 12, 2017 in Blogs, Match report, News

Liverpool Ladies FC 2014 FAWSL squad

Liverpool Ladies cruise to victory over Sheffield FC

Liverpool Ladies cruised to a 6-0 victory over Sheffield FC Ladies in Group One North in the FA Women’s Continental Tyres Cup in Widnes on Wednesday evening.

Liverpool took the lead on nine minutes as Caroline Weir was played in by a superb Alex Greenwood pass and she stayed composed to slot the ball past the onrushing Danielle Gibbons and into the net.

Greenwood could have doubled the home sides lead on sixteen minutes as her freekick from 30 yards out beat Gibbons but she was denied as the ball struck the post before bouncing away to safety. Read the rest of this entry →

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Match report: Orlando Pride Falls to Portland Thorns FC in NWSL Semifinal

October 8, 2017 in Match report, News, NWSL

Match report: Orlando Pride Falls to Portland Thorns FC in NWSL Semifinal

Match report: Orlando Pride Falls to Portland Thorns FC in NWSL Semifinal

No. 3 Orlando Pride saw its 2017 season come to a close, falling 4-1 to No. 2 Portland Thorns FC on Saturday afternoon at Providence Park.

The Pride, playing in their second year in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), finish the year with a team-best 11-6-7 (40 points) regular season record and reached the postseason for the first time in team history.

“I think it was a game at halftime, we were very much in the game. After a very shaky start, I was really pleased with the way our players responded, and in the second part of the first half, I thought we played really well and got ourselves back in the game. Thought we started the second half well, but the thing we couldn’t do, we found it really difficult, to break down their defense,” Orlando Pride Head Coach Tom Sermanni said. “We are really proud of our players’ effort. I thought 4-1 was an unfair scoreline for the effort and the commitment and the performance of our players today.” Read the rest of this entry →

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Match report: Orlando Pride’s Late Game-Winner Books Semifinal Date with Portland

October 1, 2017 in Match report, News, NWSL

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Match report: Orlando Pride’s Late Game-Winner Books Semifinal Date with Portland

Orlando Pride (11-6-7, 40 points) had its postseason fate determined on Saturday night after midfielder Alanna Kennedy bent in a stoppage-time stunner, lifting the Pride over No. 1 seeded North Carolina Courage (16-7-1, 49 points) at WakeMed Soccer Park.

The 3-2 regular-season finale victory means the Pride finish their second season in third place, rising six spots on the table from their inaugural campaign, and will face No. 2 Portland Thorns FC in the playoff semifinal round on Oct. 7 at 3:30 p.m. ET at Providence Park.

The win continues the Pride’s point streak, extending the team’s unbeaten run to nine straight games. Read the rest of this entry →

Reading claim victory at Liverpool

September 30, 2017 in Blogs, FAWSL, Match report, News

Reading claim victory at Liverpool

Reading claim victory at Liverpool

Reading Women claimed a 3-0 victory away to Liverpool Ladies on Friday evening at the Select Security stadium in Widnes.

Liverpool came into the game of the back of a derby victory last week whereas the Royals lost 1-0 at home to Sunderland on matchday one.

It was Reading who came close to breaking the deadlock on five minutes as Sophie Ingle blocked a Remi Allen shot before the ball rebounded back out to her before she fired the ball back into Jo Potter before her header crashed off the woodwork and bounced away from goal. Read the rest of this entry →

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Ireland WU17: Late Mackey goal gives Ireland winning start to qualifying group

September 24, 2017 in Match report, News, Under-17s

Ireland WU17: Late Mackey goal gives Ireland winning start to qualifying group

Ireland WU17: Late Mackey goal gives Ireland winning start to qualifying group

Ireland top group after opening victory against host nation…

Republic of Ireland WU17 started their UEFA European Championship Qualifying Round group games with a 1-0 win over host nation Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Chelsea midfielder Megan Mackey headed home a late goal with just three minutes remaining to give Ireland all three points in their opening game and send them top of the group.

It was a tight contest at the BH Football Centre as Shelbourne Ladies goalkeeper Rachael Kelly did well to deny Bosnia’s Đula Velagić early on before Mackey fired narrowly wide in the 20th minute. Read the rest of this entry →

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Match report: Orlando Pride Secure Important Point in 0-0 Draw With Portland Thorns FC

September 24, 2017 in Match report, News, NWSL

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Match report: Orlando Pride Secure Important Point in 0-0 Draw With Portland Thorns FC

Orlando Pride (10-6-7, 37 points) picked up a crucial point on Saturday afternoon, drawing Portland Thorns FC (13-5-5, 44 points) 0-0 in front of 7,353 fans at Orlando City Stadium.

With the point, the Pride extended its unbeaten streak to eight straight games, dating back to a 1-1 tie with the Chicago Red Stars on Aug. 5. Orlando also picked up its first point against the 2013 Champions over its four all-time meetings.

“Portland are a very good side, but I thought it would’ve been a grave injustice if we would have lost the game. We limited them to one real chance. We dominated the game, particularly for the first 30 minutes. I thought we played really well,” Head Coach Tom Sermanni said. “But defensively they’re very good and they don’t give up a lot of chances, and they get everybody behind the ball. They are good at grinding out one-nil results away from home. I was delighted with how our players went about the job tactically today, considering we didn’t have any time to work with the team. I was delighted with the effort and thought if any team should’ve deserved to win the game I thought it was us.” Read the rest of this entry →