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USA Coach Jill Ellis Names Squad For The Shebelieves Cup

February 25, 2017 in News, SheBelieves Cup

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USA Coach Jill Ellis Names Squad For The Shebelieves Cup

 

USWNT Squad for 2017 SheBelieves Cup:

Goalkeepers:

Jane Campbell – Houston Dash

Ashlyn Harris – Orlando Pride

Alyssa Naeher – Chicago Red Stars Read the rest of this entry →

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Download, Print and Share: Algarve Cup 2017 wallchart

February 24, 2017 in Algarve Cup, News

Download, Print and Share: Algarve Cup 2017 wallchart

Download, Print and Share: Algarve Cup 2017 wallchart

The 2017 Algarve Cup is just around the corner and we have created a wall planner for you to enjoy.

The Algarve Cup has always been a player and fan favourite and we are just days away from kicking off the tournament in Portugal.

Canada (holders), Denmark, Portugal, Russia, Iceland, Japan, Norway, Spain, Australia, China, Netherlands and Sweden will compete in the 2017 edition which promises to bring plenty of top quality action.

DOWNLOAD, PRINT AND SHARE: 2017 ALGARVE CUP WALLCHART

Send us a photo on Twitter (@WomensSoccerUtd) of your Algarve Cup 2017 wall planner on display ready for next month’s exciting competition and we will retweet some.

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Women’s Weekend Football Fixtures 25th and 26th February 2017

February 24, 2017 in Fixtures, News

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Women’s Weekend Football Fixtures 25th and 26th February 2017

(All Matches are in British UK Time, All Kick-Off’s are 14:00 Unless Stated)

Saturday 25th February 2017

Belgium Super League

Heist V Standard Liège

Ladies Genk V Gent

 

French Feminine Division 1

Montpellier V Olympique Lyonnais (13:30)

Rodez V Bordeaux (18:00)

Juvisy V PSG (20:00) Read the rest of this entry →

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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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Women’s football is a global village: Recent news about women’s football around the world

February 23, 2017 in Blogs, News

Women's football is a global village: recent news about women's football around the world

Women’s football is a global village: recent news about women’s football around the world

Whoever thought we would not experience great emotions in women’s football in 2017 was wrong.

We started the year with the announcements of big name player transfers, creations of new leagues and the strengthening of others, as well as the promise of great friendly matches at both club and international level.

Who, like me, can not wait for the matches of the UWCL, NWSL, Frauen Bundesliga, Dammalsvenskan, The FA WSL, D1 Féminine, Algarve Cup, 2017 SheBelieves Cup and for all other leagues and tournaments matches around the world? Raise your hand!

Women’s football has become increasingly global. The United States is no longer alone at the top, more and more nations are increasing the investments in women’s football and others that neither had a women’s football history, begin to develop their first female leagues. The women’s football world is becoming a global village. Of course it has much to do yet. 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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Carlson Sisters Sign For Grand Rapids F.C.

February 22, 2017 in News, UWS

Carlson Sisters Sign For Grand Rapids F.C.

Carlson Sisters Sign For Grand Rapids F.C.

Grand Rapids Football Club has been busy building a competitive roster for their first-ever senior women’s side and is proud to announce that defenders Clare and Mary Carlson have signed for the 2017 United Women’s Soccer (UWS) season.

GRFC will be part of the newly-formed UWS Midwest Conference and the addition of the Carlson sisters marks the halfway-point towards the completion of the team’s inaugural squad.

“The Carlson sisters will bring great stability to our team and program this year,” said GRFC Women’s Head Coach Lewis Robinson. “Clare is a very versatile player that possesses great leadership skills and an understanding of what is needed to win and be successful. Mary is a powerful center back with good ability on the ball who is constantly improving. Both Carlson’s possess exactly what we are looking for in our team and will be great additions to our squad this summer.” Read the rest of this entry →

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Defending Champion Canada announce 2017 Algarve Cup roster

February 22, 2017 in Algarve Cup, News

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Defending Champion Canada announce 2017 Algarve Cup roster

Canada Women’s National Team will return to the Algarve Cup, Portugal to defend its 2016 title with a squad blending experience and youth.

The 24th edition of the invitational 2017 Algarve Cup will take place from 1 to 8 March. Canada faces Denmark on 1 March, Russia on 3 March, and hosts Portugal on 6 March, with the final match scheduled for 8 March. Here’s a reminder of all the Algarve Cup 2017 fixtures.

“This tournament will be our first opportunity to play consecutive competitive fixtures since the 2016 Rio Olympics and a chance to get our whole squad back together. The focus will be on winning the tournament, by firstly shaking off some rust and then pushing to recreate the tactical cohesion and off-field chemistry we saw in Rio,” said Head Coach John Herdman. “We have six new additions to our squad, players who showed well on our assessment camp and who will add depth to key positions and challenge the Olympic core players for places. This is a fast paced tournament where we will face one day turnarounds between games, so we will need to hit the ground running and maintain a high pace if we want to win back-to-back Algarve titles.” Read the rest of this entry →

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FIFPro reveals 55-player-shortlist for Women’s World XI

February 22, 2017 in News

FIFPro reveals 55-player-shortlist for Women’s World XI

FIFPro reveals 55-player-shortlist for Women’s World XI

FIFPro has today announced the shortlist with 55 female footballers who received most votes for the 2016 World XI.

Over 3,000 players from 47 countries took part in the vote for the FIFPro 2016 World XI, in which they each selected one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards.

The winner will be announced International Women’s Day which is on 8 March 2016.

The shortlist includes 9 players from USA, 8 from France and 6 from Germany, a total of 22 different countries has made the shortlist. Read the rest of this entry →

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NWSL Announces 2017 Season Home Openers

February 21, 2017 in News, NWSL

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NWSL Announces 2017 Season Home Openers

North Carolina Courage to host Portland Thorns FC on Saturday, April 22 in its inaugural home match at WakeMed Soccer Park.

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the schedule of home openers for the 2017 regular season. The NWSL will play a 24-game schedule and compete in a single table, with the teams each playing 12 home and 12 away regular-season games.

The Courage will start their inaugural campaign on the road on Saturday, April 15 against the Washington Spirit in a 2016 Championship rematch. They will then host U.S. International Tobin Heath, Canadian International Christine Sinclair and the Portland Thorns at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday, April 22.

Preseason training camps will begin on Monday, March 13 while the regular season will kick off the weekend of April 15-16. Read the rest of this entry →