Super Carli Lloyd Saves The US To Take On Germany

usa women world cup 2015  Super Carli Lloyd saves the US to take on

Germany and make it to the final four with

Japan and England. After beating Colombia

2-0 in a tight match, the US team got a chance

at strong defensive Chinese squad to get out of

the elite 8 mix. Colombia pushed the US, but after Wambach could not keep a PK on frame, the mighty

Alex Morgan fresh off her injury rehab gave the US a little breathing room. Then Rapinoe made a great

run in the box only to be taken down inside the pk area and the ref had to award it. This time Coach

Ellis of the US gave the nod to Super Carli Lloyd whose consistent leadership for the last ten years plus

was awarded with chance to put the US by two. Calm, cool, collected she tucked the pk away putting

USA up two goals and only playing verses Colombia’s ten players the rest of the match. Rapinoe has

been the fire plug of this US squad, but these two match Lloyd was always there. Rapinoe and Holiday

got their second yellow cards so they will have to sit out the China match. More changes to the US

squad put a very scattered US attack on display for this tough China team, but the defense once again

held up for the US putting up their fourth clean sheet(shutout), Hope Solo and the back four Klingenberg,

Johnston, Sauerbrunn, Krieger, and O’Hara are all playing lights out giving the US a chance to pull

another one out. Now set the stage for Super Carli Lloyd, both teams had their chances the first half,

but a well crossed ball from Julie Johnston from the defense into the 15 yrd mark of the box, found

Carli poised to flick on the ball on net with a nifty header, sending the US fans into excitement and relief.

Now the US has a date with Number One ranked Germany to move on to the finals. This is it, Number

One vs Two !!!! Germany has controled most of their matches but France gave them a run for their

money, taking them to pk’s in the last match. Close game but Germany’s Goal Keeper Angerer was

too much for the French and the number three team was eliminated. So, here come The Under Dogs,

USA, get on your Red, White, N Blue, June 30th 7pm EDT, scream so they can hear you in Canada……

Number One vs Number Two

Come On Ladies…. Everything you got…. Super Carli Lloyd saves the US to take on Germany, now take’m out….



U9,U10,U11,U12,U13 Girls Watching World Cup Team USA

USA Womens Team WC 2015

U9,U10,U11,U12,U13 girls watching world cup team USA taking

care of business verses Australia 3-1, Sweden 0-0, and Nigeria 1-0, with two US

wins and only one tie, winning the grp D “group of death”.  Now the US is up against

 

the up and coming Colombian team who beat France, the third ranked women’s team in the world

and with one win, one tie, one loss, they made it through to the next round on June 22nd meeting

team USA. The US squad is very defensively solid. Hope Solo and the defensive four in the back have

only given up one goal in 3 matches and shutting out two tough teams in Nigeria and Sweden.

The USA old coach Pia Sundhage is now coaching Sweden and gets the highly favored Germans on

June 20th. Our US coach today is Jill Ellis who many think is doing a great job modeling this new

squad with the solid veterans team USA is fielding. Offensive is alittle shaky still,  Alex Morgan is

just know coming back from a tough injury and Abby Wambach is trying to work with the new

midfielders and support strikers. Megan Rapinoe saved the day in the first match with two goals

and Christen Press add one to put USA up 3-1 on Australia, and Hope Solo had many amazing saves.

Sweden match was all defense, the midfield and forwards for team USA could not put anything together,

but atleast defense saved the point. In the Nigeria match, PLEASE COACH ELLIS,

STOP WITH THE SHORT CORNER KICK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have Wambach, Press, Rapinoe, Sauerbrunn, Johnston, Holiday, AND LLOYD !!!!!!!!

Put the ball on goal between the 12 yd and six yard marker and let them take it out of the air….

We all screamed at the TV during the Nigeria match, someone in Canada heard us,

next play Wambach scores……   GOALLLLLLLLL…. What a concept. PUT THE BALL ON GOAL

The short corner kick play works .000001% of the time, it puts everyone out of sync

and CREATES NO DANGER. On the flip side, a ball put 6 to 15 yrds from goal, has a 6% scoring finish….

Pull up 100 corner kicks taken by our US women’s team,  6 GOALS over 100 tries, do the math.

PLEASE, stop the short corner!!!! USE OUR HEIGHT Advantage….

The U9,U10,U11,U12,U13 girls watching world cup team USA want to see their team

bring home the CUP.  Go USA



FIFA Scandal 2015 And The Women’s World Cup

US Womens Defender Players

FIFA scandal 2015 and the women’s world cup starts June 6th in Canada.

What a week, Wed May 27th only two days before the FIFA organization

votes for a new president, six people were picked up at the FIFA hotel by

 

Swiss police on behalf of the US Attorney General’s office and the FBI. Update at end of this article..

Later 10 others were nabbed across the world to make it 16 in total that were arrested for corruption with

bribery charges. On Friday May 28th Sepp Blatter was again voted in as the president of FIFA for the

fifth term. Can you imagine? Russia has a world cup coming up in 2018, now is that in the balance?

Is there proof of any wrong doing on how they landed that event? How about Qatar, people dying in

building the stadiums, and the event moved to the Nov 2022 for high summer heat and religious

reasons given. Sepp Blatter is in the hot seat right now, soon more people will fall in the FIFA scandal

as more turn on the others who took more than $110 to $160 million in kick backs from what Loretta

Lynch US Attorney General and FBI James Comey have released to date. The real question is how

does this affect the Women’s World Cup kicking off June 6th in Canada? Will the highly favored US

squad finish with the cup after losing to Japan in 2011 on penalty kicks? The US team looks very

focused as Abby Wambach many be playing her final matches for the red, white, and blue kits after

an amazing career and record breaking achievements. The squad for Canada WC 15 looks like Shannon

Boxx, Morgan Brian, Lori Chalupny, Whitney Engen, Ashlyn Haris, Tobin Heath, Lauren Holiday, Julie

Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg, Ali Krieger, Sydney Leroux, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher,

Kelley O’Hara, Heather O’Reilly, Christen Press, Christie Rampone, Megan Rapinoe, Amy Rodriguez,

Becky Saurbrunn, Hope Solo, and All World Abby Wambach. Coach Jill Ellis has a high powered

offense with Wambach and Leroux while Alex Morgan hopfully recovers from an injury. The defense

looks strong with Solo, Saurbrunn, Klingenberg, Johnston, Krieger, O’Hara, and stronghold master

Rampone. Midfield is scrappy and quick with amazing over lapping runs from Rapinoe, Lloyd, Press,

Heath, Holiday, Engen, Brian, and Boxx all these players are all over the pitch.

Hopefully the FIFA scandal 2015 and the women’s world cup doesn’t mess up the US team from

playing June 8th in Canada, because we have a huge chance to bring home the hardware…..

GOOD Luck Ladies, can’t wait to celebrate with you… Great videos below

June 2nd 2015 Sepp Blatter Resigns

NY Times, Sepp Blatter Is Out……

 

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US Womens Offensive Players

 



Chelsea Win English Premier League 2014-15

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Chelsea win English Premier League 2014-15 and Sergio Kun Aguero of  last years champs

Manchester City hauls in the Barclays Golden Boot award. Kun Aguero tried hard to keep Man City

close to the high power Blue team from Chelsea, but even his 26 goals this season couldn’t keep the

light blue Etihad Airlines wearing squad up to Mourinho’s pace. Chelsea had control of this table

almost for three quarters of this 2014-2015 season. Even though the Chelsea faithful called the manger

out for the “Not Sexy Football” style of play, the defensive / ball control minded Jose Mourinho brought

the Blues another title making that Five since 1954. Mourinho wins everywhere he goes, as unsexy as

it is, it’s still winning football and hopefully the fans of Chelsea see the end result of focused effort of a

52 year old genius placed with a well matched club of winning players. John Terry, one of the three top

defenders in the EPL again keep the opponents at bay as Eden Hazard (midfielder) played a huge part

in keeping in some of the biggest matches of 2015. Mourinho’s defensive minded squad would lull you

asleep and Hazard and Diego Costa would strike thru tucking away the goals to get those 3 points to

move on. Man City and Arsenal pushed Chelsea for most the season and even Manchester City showed

some promise to challenge the Blue squad, but even with some injuries Chelsea, the other squads

inconsistencies left the Red and Light Blue in the top 4. Individual success this year finds a new

Tottenham Hotspur hero in the form of one Harry Kane. The new young striker put in 21 goals this

year just one more than Diego Costa of Chelsea, who was out for five matches this season only to

come back in the last two matches to finish the season strong. South Hampton, Swansea City, and

Stoke City all had a decent year this 2015, making it up to the top 9 of the table, looking to improve

more next year and challenge in 2016. A warm good-bye to Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard and

equal legend Frank Lampard(West Ham, Swansea, Chelsea, Man City) both a goals in their last

matches as they walk away from EPL to head over the pond to the MLS and help Americans see two

of England’s greats up close in NY and LA. Hull City, Burnley, and Queen Park Rangers struggled at

the end of the 2015 season and will hit relegation to the second league as Aston Villa and Sunderland

breathe a sye of relief, another off season to get better. New Castle made it interesting towards the end,

only to get enough goals to keep the black n white in the premier league, hopefully John Carver

can regroup the squad over the break. Chelsea win English Premier League 2014-15, and next year

looks like a tough team to beat, but EPL changes every year.  Enjoy the winners of 2014-2015


The Best Top 10 International Goal Scorers

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The best top 10 international goal scorers and some great video

footage of just a few of their massive amount of goals scored

in international play. This black and white photo is of the greatest,

Josef “Pipi” Bican, back in the 1930’s he was the Pele/Messi

of football. Great goal scorers know, no matter how the ball gets

in the back of the net or how fast it gets there, it’s still worth only one point, not two points for being really fast or really fancy, just one point.

Efficiency, angle, and touch are the three things that a goal scorer thinks about. The ball only has to

travel completely over the line not have to rip the net from the goal posts. That’s the difference between

a goal scorer and a flash in the pan fad player who scores one goal and misses 100 others.

Consistency and awareness of the moment is the difference between these two players and the

realization most of the time it’s just passing the ball to the back of the net, a quick flick of the

foot to play keep away in a six yard area. It doesn’t have to be fancy to win a game, funny thing

about it, the simpler the harder it is to do in the heat of a split second, that’s the difference between great goal scorer and just another miss.

Here are the Top 10 International Goal Scorers In History:

#10.  James McGrory Celtic Striker from 1920 to 1930’s scored 550 goals

#9.  Eusebio  from Portugal from the 1950’s to 1980 scored over 552 goals

#8.  Ernest Willimowski scored 4 goals in one World Cup match and from 1930 to 1950’s scored 554 times

#7.  Uwe Seeler scored in 4 Fifa final matches and from 1940 to 1960’s scored 575 goals

#6.  Ferenc Deak this Hungarian striker played from 1940’s to 1950’s and bagged over 576 goals

#5.  Gerd Muller the German striker with over 735 goals from 1960’s to the 1980’s

#4.  Ferenc Puskas this Hungarian was playing with Deak and from the 40’s to 60’s scored 746 times

#3.  PELE, maybe the greatest, this Brazilian played from 1950’s to mid 1977 scoring over 767 goals

#2.  Romario another Brazilian, at 772 goals from 1980 to 2010 this quite thunder was always there to score

#1.  Josef “Pipi” Bican, this Austrian-Czech was footballs greatest goal scorer, at over 805 goals

spanning a career from the 1920’s to the 1950’s, this striker was that era’s Pele, Messi, Ronaldo, Maradona, and Binder all rolled up into one super striker. Wiki says he had over 1468 goals with a 1.59 ratio of goals to matches, making him the best ever.

Please enjoy the video below and the best top 10 international goal scorers list above.




10 Fastest Hat-Tricks And Men In Blazers Highlights

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10 fastest hat-tricks and Men in Blazers highlights what a way to put a smile on your face in February.

Shake those winter blues with 10 players who would not be denied on the mission of scoring goals

quickly. Of these top 10 records most were scored between 3 to 7 minutes of time which is amazing

in and by itself. However, two stories of this feat stand out, in 2004, playing for Bournemouth,

James Hayter scored 3 goals in only 140 seconds of time in a division two match with Wexham.

Hayter was celebrating his new son being born just days before the match and turn into a

record-breaking day. Then a second story came out in 2013 about a Sheffield Sunday player,

Alex Torr, got his hat trick in just 70 seconds of game time play, which seems unimaginable but

others have confirmed it. Also a 17 year old in 2012 scored 3 in under 3 minutes in a Finnish Premier

League match and that feat went to wonderkid Joel Pohjanpalo. Recently in the English Premier

League, Sadio Mane from Southhampton FC vs Ashton Villa in May of 2015, he knocked in 3 within

2 minutes 56 seconds. Some videos are below and the other

7 names and player can be found on Bleacher Report article link here. Men in Blazers continues to

rip up the football world with hilarious insights to EPL matches and fantastic awards of great American

footballers, with the recent award of the Golden Blazer to the great Julie Foudy. After an amazing hall

of fame career, US All Star, World Cup Winner, Olympic Gold Winner, amazing announcer on ABC and

ESPN amongst others gigs for US soccer, just a class above the rest. After following in the foot steps

of the great Bob Ley as the 2014 Golden Blazer winner last year from Rog and Davo, Foudy will surely

carry that torch in 2015. Congrads Julie, you deserve that great honor.

Watch 10 fastest hat-tricks and Men in Blazers highlights, and enjoy your football.


US National Soccer Hall of Fame And Great Goals In 2015

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US National Soccer Hall of Fame and great goals in 2015 go together like bread n butter.

The three new inductees into the US Soccer hall of fame in 2015 will be Kristine Lilly, Brian McBride,

and Coach Bob Bradley. All three set big goals for the soccer careers, but probably not one them ever

dreamed to be in the hall of fame through out all their years of playing and coaching. However setting

goals from year to year is the ear mark for great players and individuals. Kristine said it was to enjoy

and have fun with the game, Brian said it was for his teammates and coach Bob said it was for the

success of the whole team is why they worked so hard for all of those years. Kristine goes into the hall

with over 352 international competition appearances, also called caps, 130 goals scored, two Olympic

Gold Medals and two World Cup Championships. Brian McBride, the Chicago boy from Buffalo Grove IL,

the St. Louis University superstar, after over a 18 year pro career and teams in England, Europe,

and MLS all had the pleasure to see this work horse at his best. 101 International caps and 30 goals for

the US team, 137 goals in the pro’s, MVP awards and Captain of many of the teams he played for,

Brian deserves this award and honor. Coach Bob Bradley, after over 30 years in coaching both college

and pro’s all over the world, and helped the US Mens Soccer team get to higher ground in International

play during the early 2000’s to bring US soccer to the top 16 team in the world. With MLS, Gold Cup

and  US Open Cup championships under his belt, coach Bob has been there for the growth of US

soccer for over 20 years now. Congrads to all and all were very deserving.. Watch some great videos

below and look up the US National Soccer Hall of Fame and great goals in 2015. [Read more…]

Men In Blazers NBC And Best Goals 2014

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Men in Blazers NBC and best goals 2014 what a fun way to end this year. Want to have

a good laugh and just look at the lighter side of football? Just pull up Michael Davies and Roger

Bennett on NBC online and watch the witty banter between these two hard core football lovers of the

game. You will get insights to the players, coaches, managers and fans of this great sport. It’ll make

you laugh even if you are a Crystal Palace fan. Wayne Ronney’s hair to wearing sun glasses at a

match to fighting amongst the players which always looks like just a bunch of pushin’ around. Funny

commentary about just about anything, to even eating a meat pie to predict the out come of matches

and table standings. Great fun to enjoy their podcast and relax for a bit. Thanks for 2014 Rog n DavO,

can’t wait for 2015 brings in. Best goals of 2014 are all over the internet, here are some favorites from The English Premier League [Read more…]

Thanks Landon Donovan For Being A Class Act

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Thanks Landon Donovan for being a class act, after over 15 years of playing under the US mens team

and many other professional clubs across the world, our very own California kid has given his best

for team USA.  Even though a “coach” (?) does not think you gave us your all, many of us know you

did, and we have a big appreciation for what you’ve done for US Soccer and the MLS. Being a class

act and sharing with many of the youth here in the US has really shown your heart for taking the

high road when you out shine other smaller petty thinking ego’s. Too bad the current coach of

US soccer can’t remember all the hours of hard work you put in building something he gets the

benefit from, and all those kids who now are playing a higher level of football here in the states

because you gave so much to us. Thank You Landon, we here at TheSoccerInfo want you to know,

we think the world of you and thank you for all those years, knowing you will be involved helping

others here in America to better their game because of YOU….

We will be watching you close out your MLS career with another Cup victory, just saying……

Here are some great links to Landon Donovan info

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landon_Donovan#International_career

http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/10/10/20/52/141010-mnt-v-ecu-game-story

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/landon-donovan-usmnt-retirement

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2014/10/10/landon-donovan-us-national-team-farewell-jurgen-klinsmann/17041505/

https://www.facebook.com/landondonovan

A couple great YouTube highlights, Thanks Landon Donovan For Being A Class Act…. The US Fans Love You [Read more…]

World Cup Facts About 2014 Matches In Brazil

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World Cup facts about 2014 matches in Brazil, and the US team making it behind Tim Howard’s

brilliant talent. What a match in the sweet 16 between Belgium and the underdog US mens team. Nil to

Nil after 90 plus minutes the US defense gave up a goal after Tim Howard’s amazing saves kept the

team in the match the whole game. Some even say he stood on his head half the match, blocking every

Belgium shot on goal. However two quick goals in overtime, the team looked out of gas until Julian

Green came off the bench and scored a huge US goal to give us some hope of the tie and go into pk’s.

However the US luck ran out and the honeymoon was over for the USA in world Cup 2014. Tim

Howard was picked as one web sites top 11 players, see the blog here. Some 30 amazing stat’s of

this 2014 World Cup can be found on this cool article. The Soccer Info found 5 very interesting

stats of “the most of” categories. Here they are:

Most Goals, James Rodriguez, Colombia, Total 6

Most Shots At Goal, Karim Benzema, France, Total 31

Most Passes, Toni Kroos, Germany, Total 605

Most Dribbles, Lionel Messi, Argentina, Total 46

Most Defensive Tackles, Javier Maschrano, ARG, Total 30

In the end, Germany beat Argentina in a great defensive match, 1-0 by a goal from super sub Mario

Gotze in the 113 minute to bring home the gold cup to Germany for the 4th time in WC history. Here

are some World Cup facts about 2014 matches in Brazil, and how close did the US team make it

behind Tim Howard’s brilliant talent?  Some say within ONE GOAL…  Good Luck US in 2018…. [Read more…]