November 11, 2016 in International Fixtures, Match report, News
Press Scores First Half Hat Trick, Morgan Scores Twice Off the Bench;
Match report: USWNT cruises to 8-1 win against Romania in front of 16,425 fans
The U.S. Women’s National Team put on a show in its penultimate game of 2016, defeating Romania 8-1 in front of 16,425 fans at Avaya Stadium. It was the first meeting between the countries in women’s soccer.
The U.S. put on a dominant display from start to finish that was highlighted by forward Christen Press scoring her fourth career hat trick. Alex Morgan replaced Press at halftime and scored two goals while also seeing her well-struck penalty kick spectacularly saved by Roxana Oprea in the 64th minute.
Twenty-eight-year-old forward Jessica McDonald earned her first career cap, while Morgan Brian scored her first goal of 2016 on a diving header. Tobin Heath scored the USA’s second goal and forced a Romania own goal in the final minute of regulation time. Read the rest of this entry →
October 24, 2016 in International Fixtures, Match report, News
Match report: Lloyd leads USWNT to 5-1 win over Switzerland in front of 23,400 fans
Lloyd Scores Twice Including Game-Winner While Ohai Scores Fastest Goal for a WNT Debutant;
USA to Finish 2016 with Pair of Friendlies vs. Romania in California on Nov. 10 & 13
Reigning FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd led the U.S. Women’s National Team to a 5-1 win against Switzerland on an another record-setting day in front of a crowd of 23,400 fans at U.S. Bank Stadium, the largest to watch the U.S. Women in the state of Minnesota.
The U.S. dominated the run of play throughout the match, but did fall behind early to Sandrine Mauron’s 7th-minute counter-attack strike. Lloyd evened the match in the 25th minute with a rocket from 27 yards out that was a sign of things to come in the second half when she bagged the game-winner only six minutes after the break. It was her 96th goal of her career putting her just four shy of becoming the sixth U.S. player to score 100 times.
Christen Press scored in her second consecutive game and Crystal Dunn notched the 17th goal of her international career just 10 minutes apart, putting the match of out of reach for Switzerland. Read the rest of this entry →
October 20, 2016 in International Fixtures, Match report, News
USA defeat Switzerland 4-0 in front of 14,336 at Rio Tinto Stadium
USWNT Faces Switzerland Again on Oct. 23 in Minneapolis on FS1
The U.S. Women’s National Team put on a second-half show highlighted by debutante Lynn Williams game-winning goal just 49 seconds into her first international appearance to defeat Switzerland 4-0 in front of a boisterous crowd of 14,336 at Rio Tinto Stadium.
U.S. head coach Jill Ellis brought a slew of new faces into camp for these two games against Switzerland and handed international debuts to five players in the match including starts to U.S. Youth National Team veteran Andi Sullivan and Chicago Red Stars defender Casey Short. In addition to Williams, second half subs who earned their first cap included BYU senior Ashley Hatch and defender Abby Dahlkemper.
On the score sheet, the USA’s veterans showed their mettle as Tobin Heath, Christen Press and Samantha Mewis all found the back of the net while Kelley O’Hara and Crystal Dunn added assists. Read the rest of this entry →
March 30, 2016 in FAWSL, Match report, News
Match report: Manchester City continued the domination of all their opponents so far this year.
Manchester City continued the domination of all their opponents so far this year with a 2-0 win over Arsenal on Monday.
Arsenal, who is forecast by many pundits to be serious WSL title challengers this season, looked totally at a loss as to how to deal with City’s attacking style as the Blues took control all over the pitch. Read the rest of this entry →
September 29, 2014 in Match report, News
Portugal 1a Divisão Feminino Match Results, 28th September 2013
Portugal 1a Divisão Women
Benfica 2 – 1 Fundação
Cesarense 1 – 2 Boavista Porto
Vilaverdense 2 – 3 Ouriense Read the rest of this entry →
September 14, 2014 in International Fixtures, Match report, News
U.S. WNT ROUTS MEXICO 8-0 AS HOPE SOLO EARNS RECORD 72ND CLEAN SHEET
The U.S. Women’s National Team rolled over Mexico in the first of a two-game set against its CONCACAF foe, scoring four goals in each half to win 8-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium.
WATCH USA 8-0 MEXICO MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Alex Morgan scored two goals and assisted three others. Abby Wambach also recorded a brace and goalkeeper Hope Solo earned the clean sheet to break the U.S. WNT record with the 72nd shutout of her career. Solo surpassed the previous shutout mark of 71 held by Briana Scurry.
The U.S. played a dominant and well-rounded match as second-half subs Whitney Engen, Sydney Leroux and Heather O’Reilly added goals, and the U.S. benefited from an own goal in the opening minutes. Read the rest of this entry →
September 10, 2014 in England FAWPL, Match report, News
Cambridge picked up their third win in the space of a week as they moved up to 3 rd in the FAWPL South East Division One with a hard fought 2-0 win at home to Luton Town Ladies.
Both teams had played midweek fixtures and the opening quarter of an hour of the game had a sluggish feel to it but it was the hosts that settled into the game quickest and created a number of chances to score. The first corner of the game saw a well-worked set piece from Becky Russell find Jordan Holland’s head but she directed the header wide of the far post. Unfortunately for her, she landed awkwardly and had to be substituted, with Caitlin Marks coming on in her place. Read the rest of this entry →
September 7, 2014 in Match report, News
NORWICH CITY LADIES 1-3 CAMBRIDGE WOMEN
Cambridge returned from a potentially tricky midweek evening fixture at Norwich with their first three league points of the season.
Laura Bright and Nuala Wayne had already sent snap shots wide but after a spell of sustained Cambridge pressure, Wayne opened the scoring after 18 minutes. An underhit goal kick was intercepted by Wayne and she sent an early shot back at goal and an awkward bounce in front of the keeper saw it hit the back of the net. Norwich equalised within a minute however after they won a free kick outside the box in the left channel. The Norwich player stepped up and curled a superb effort into the top far corner. Nicola Goeghan was unlucky not to head home a Becky Russell free kick but right in the stroke of half time, Wayne gave Cambridge the lead with a thunderous 30 yard effort high into the goal. Read the rest of this entry →
September 4, 2014 in England FAWPL, Match report, News
Cambridge Women booked their place in the next round of the FA Women’s Premier League Cup with a confident display against Cheltenham Town Ladies.
The hosts however got off to the worst possible start when with less than a minute on the clock, a long ball over the top of a napping back line, saw Kim Hewlett race onto the ball and slot past keeper Liz Pamplin, despite her getting a hand to the shot.
The home side’s reaction was good though and enjoyed spells of possession in the first half and stayed patient, probing the Cheltenham’s defence to work on openings. Millie Turner and Becky Russell in particular were being used to good effect in wide areas. Nuala Wayne tested the Cheltenham keeper Ashleigh Lebbon on two occasions but Cambridge’s defending needed to be committed to prevent the visitors from extending their lead. Jordan Holland made a superb block inside the area to block a goalbound shot from Rhona Donaldson and the centre back was also alert to head away just as Hewlett was about to attack a Jen Brown-Wealls cross. Read the rest of this entry →