March 2014 on Women's Soccer United

March is one of our favourite months in the women’s football calender with non-stop action at international and club level.

Thank you for the support of all of you who joined us with the live coverage at all the major events in the women’s football world.

We are excited to bring back to WSU a feature from our early years – highlighting the superb content  that WSU and our members have been sharing on the global stage.

March 2014 highlights:

  • Action kicked off early in March with the prestigious Algarve Cup and Cyprus Cup tournaments. The Algarve Cup defending champions USA failed to defend their title and their overall performance was one of the surprises of this year’s edition. Germany beat Japan 3-0 in the final to win the tournament. In Cyprus, defending champions England were having a dream start to their 2014 campaign, but were beaten by France 2-0 in the final.
  • In South America, Argentina were crowned Champions of the South American Games 2014. They beat Chile 2-1 in the final.
  • March saw the start of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2014 kick off, in which we witnessed a record breaking attendance at the Group stage!
  • The UEFA Women’s Champions League returned with the quarter-final round. Tyreso, Potsdam, and Wolfsburg comfortably won their first leg matches whilst Arsenal suffered a 1-0 away defeat against Birmingham.
  • The Japanese Nadeshiko League 2014 season got underway with NTV Beleza defeating Elfen Saitama 5-1 in front of 1,238 fans.
  • EXCLUSIVE professional player and coach blogs included entries by Catherine Fitzsimmons (FF Yzeure goalkeeper), Jacquie Agnew (Lewes LFC manager), Janine Van Wyk (South Africa defender & captain), Laura Rus (Romania WNT striker) and Fiona O’Sullivan (SC Freiburg / Republic of Ireland WNT). In case you missed it, Beverly Goebel (Seattle Reign FC/INAC Kobe) latest blog is here.

WSU member in the spotlight – Ken Suzuki

Women's Soccer United

Ken Suzuki never disappoints with his in-depth information on Japanese women’s football, the home of our Women’s World Cup champions. Here is a selection of just some of the fantastic articles Ken has written.

Photos of the month

Extremely talented women’s football photographers based all around the world are on WSU. With such an eventful month, it was impossible to pick just one photo so here is a small selection.

Nadeshiko Japan Algarve Cup 2014 Abby Wambach warm-up Algarve Cup 2014 Coupe de France Feminine 2014
Photographer: Gabriel Pinto
Details: Algarve Cup 2014
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Photographer: Cliff Rice
Details: Algarve Cup 2014
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Photographer: Alex Ortega
Details: (Lyon-ASSE) Coupe de France
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Lyon Wendie Renard Gothenburg FC Eugenie Le Sommer, Wendie Renard Cyprus Cup 2014
Photographer: Guillaume Charton
Details: Lyon-SOYAUX
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Photographer: Per Montini
Details: Göteborg-Vittsjö
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Photographer: Monti MK
Details: France – Cyprus Cup Final
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Videos of the month

What’s coming up in April

Below are just a few of the exciting global women’s football action to look forward to in April.


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1 Comment
  1. Asa 7 years ago

    Great read, Thank you Gina

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