US Women’s Soccer Team In Rio 2016

USWNT Rio 2016

US Women’s Soccer Team In Rio 2016 ready to win it ALL.

The women’s soccer competition for the Rio Brazil Olympics opened on Aug 3rd and ends Aug 19th in the gold medal game. The games would be plated in 6 cities and in 7 stadiums. Among the teams that would be competing for the title, the USA women’s soccer team is one of the most anticipated ones. This is because they are the reigning champions for the World Cup and this time, they are aiming to win the title for the 4th consecutive time. If they won in the Olympics, then they would be creating a new history for being the first team to have both titles at the same time.

Well, it is not impossible for them to achieve it, as they have the top players in the world Lloyd, Morgan, Heath, Dunn, and the whole Defense, Klingenberg, O’hare, Sauerbrunn, Johnston, Krieger and Hope Solo on their team. Also, in the last 2 Olympic finals, it was Lloyd who was able to score the winning goal. Also, all these time, they have been doing a great job in the position they have given.

As expected, Lloyd shows great enthusiasm in the game and she was also the one who made it possible for the USA soccer team to earn their first goal with her perfect arcing shot. They became the leading team with the score 1-0. As the game continues, Alex Morgan was able to contribute another goal for the team, which has been the last goal of the game. As a result, team USA won with a score of 2-0. The game has been a great start for the team and has been a great news for their fans, both those who have been watching the game live in Brazil and in their own home.

Unfortunately, Megan Rapinoe was not able to play in the field as her right knee has been injured and is still recovering. Some said that her absence in the game can be felt, especially during the times when the American team had a hard time launching an attack against their opponent, New Zealand. Also, Hope Solo has received jeering from the public but who cares? What matters the most is that they were able to win the game.

Based on their performance, one can see that they have remained positive and active throughout the entire game. They also did not have a hard time acquiring victory, with Morgan and Lloyd who contributed the most. They have also become more comfortable during the second half as they were able to acquire two goals, making it quite difficult for New Zealand to beat them.

There have been no goals allowed in the first two games and Columbia ended in a 2-2 draw.  By seeing how great they have played the game, it would not be impossible for them to win the gold medal. They just need to continue on doing a great job. Meanwhile, Rio de Janeiro was able to win in the bidding process for the Olympic Games this year.

US Women’s Soccer Team In Rio 2016 ready to win it ALL.

UPDATE : AUGUST 12TH   TEAM USA LOST TO SWEDEN IN PENALTY KICKS

FIRST TIME IN OLYMPIC SOCCER HISTORY USA WOMEN WILL NOT MEDAL

SHOCKING !!!!!        TIME TO RETOOL FOR WORLD CUP 2019


MLS In Final 4 Playoffs And Abby Wambach Retires

MLS playoffs 2015   MLS in final 4 playoffs and Abby Wambach retires after a remarkable

career as one of soccer/football’s greatest players ever.

Google the word Abby, what comes up in the first three?  Wambach will change women’s

 

professional football like Pele did in the 1970’s. The number of goals scored by this unbelievable player

totals to 184.  Most goals scored by any US male or female player to date. Six time US Athlete of

the year, Two Olympic Gold Medals, One World Cup Championship, One FIFA World Player of the year,

and in 2015 named to Time Magazine 100 most influential people in the world, just to name “some” of

the awards this great player has bought in for the US. A Florida Gator player that won them a national

title, ruled the international game for over 14 years and now is taking that winning energy to the board room.

Watch out Corporate America…

2015 MLS Playoffs are on their way, Sporting KC, Toronto FC, LA Galaxy, and New England Rev’s

all made it in the first round but fell to their opponents in a one game playoff. Montreal Impact,

Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders and DC United all moved on to meet up with the MLS best regular

seasons records NY Red Bulls, FC Dallas, Vancouver Whitecaps, and the Columbus Crew for a two

game aggregate playoff. Red Bulls handled DC United 2-0 to move on, Timbers downed the Whitecaps

2-0, Columbus just got by Montreal 4-3 in exciting matches, but FC Dallas just barely beat the

Sounders in penalty kicks to move on to THE Final FOUR.

Nov 22nd RedBulls take on Columbus Crew 5pm EST and Timbers take on FC Dallas, on the 29th of

Nov all four teams play their final match to see what two teams play for the MLS Cup Dec 6th.

MLS In Final 4 Playoffs and Abby Wambach retires, Goodluck Abby,

thanks for what you did in US Soccer / Football.





NWSL Champions And The Victory Tour Moves On

KC Score 2015 ChampionsNWSL Champions and the victory tour moves on as

women’s soccer grows in fan base across the country.

FC KC claim their second title in two years with a 1-0 victory

over Seattle Reign Oct 1st in Portland OR for the NWSL

championship. Nicole Barnhart and the KC team defense

dialed up a shutout against the number one team in wins

for the 2015 NWSL regular season, what a strong way to end it.

 

Amy Rodriguez knocked in the only goal, just passed Hope Solo, from a great placed cross

from Heather O’Reilly who received a nice through ball from Lauren Holiday just seconds

earlier. Both teams battled all game up and down the pitch. Seattle had a 70th minute blown

call for a possible pk but the ref must have been out of position. Megan Rapinoe rattled the post

with a nice shot in the second half. Give credit to the head coach Vlatko Andonovski,  his staff set up

a great team defense model to shut down Kim Little and the high powered Seattle Reign. Many great

players on both sides, and many small battles, Solo vs Barnhart, Holiday vs Rapinoe, Rodriguez vs

Barnes, Sauerbunn vs Little, and Coach Laura vs Coach Vlatko. Evenly matched clubs, flip a coin

and you’ll pick a winner 55/45 after 100 flips, it’s only inches in a championship game. The 2015 NWSL

season ends with many awards given out and many reflections of highlights of each club across the

country as they all now get ready for 2016. Golden Boot award goes to Crystal Dunn of the Washington

Spirit being the top goal scorer for the 2015 season. Becky Sauerbunn from FCKC got the defender of

the year award. Michele Betos of the Portland Thorns got the best goalie award. Danielle Colaprico of

the Chicago Red Stars got the rookie of the year award. Seattle’s Laura Harvey pulled in the Coach of

the year award and the Reign received the “supporters shield” having the best record in the league.

Here are some links to videos about each teams highlights through out the season.

Boston Breakers Highlights

Chicago Red Stars Highlights

Houston Dash Highlights

FC KC Highlights

Portland Thorns Highlights

Seattle Reign Highlights

Sky Blue Highlights

Washington Spirit Highlights

Western New York Flash Highlights

Awesome third year of action for the NWSL as it grows stronger every year.

The US Women’s Soccer Team Continues It’s Victory Tour Across The USA.

Last two victories came against the Haiti national team who subbed in when

the Australian national team had to cancel after making the commitment to come

play in these two friendlies during Sept of 2015 schedule. Haiti was no match for the

number one team in the world, with to losses to the US by 5-0 shutout in Detroit MI,

followed by a 8-0 shutout in Birmingham AL. Carli Lloyd, Crystal Dunn, Heather O’Reilly,

Amy Rodriguez, Alex Morgan and Christen Press put on an offense show of power and quickness

to keep the crowds cheering for the 2015 World Cup Champs. Defense saw little challenges

Hope Solo, Becky Sauerbunn, Meghan Klingenberg, Ali Krieger, Julie Johnston(who got a goal)

Tobin Heath, Lauren Holiday, Whitney Engen, Kelley O’Hara, Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach,

Lori Chalupny, Morgan Brian and Christie Rampone all had great matches sharping their skills

verses a young Haiti team.  Thanks Haiti for stepping up.

Hopefully the experience of watching the NWSL Champions and the victory tour

moves on as women’s soccer grows in fan base

across the country. Watch the videos below





US Women’s Soccer Team Built-In Excellence

WC Winners US Soccer Team 1999   US women’s soccer team built-in excellence and over 30 years in the making.

Many talk about how well the 2015 World Championship US team played this year

in Canada, however in 1985 it all started with a shoe string budget and a huge dream.

In August 1985 Coach Mike Ryan took the US women’s team to their

 

first international match, in 1991 the US entered the first ever women’s world cup event in China. The

US won their group stage and eventually made it to the final four. These final teams

have been some of the strongest women’s programs for over 24 years, Germany, Norway, Sweden and

the USA have been strong for most of these last three decades. Japan, China, France and Brazil now

have up and coming talent to challenge for top billing in the women’s game, but the US have won the

most, and have always been the biggest threat. Coaches like Anson Dorrance, Tony Dicicco, Lauren

Gregg, April Heinrichs, Greg Ryan, Pia Sundhage, and now Jill Ellis with Tom Sermanni stepping

in one year to help out Jill Ellis. These coaches and their assistants / trainers put this US team from

almost nothing to the well oiled success machine in the world of women’s football today. Many great

players laid the foundation for what we have today in the US success, Carin Jennings and April

Heinrichs were two of the first success stories. Then came Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Kristine Lilly,

Joy Fawcett and maybe the strongest defender the US has ever had Michelle Akers. Akers would

mark the best players from any opposing team and crush their will to be affective, all while she battled

chronic fatigue syndrome. Even though Michelle was one of our toughest warriors and Hamm, Foudy,

Lilly, and Fawcett always found a way to get a goal. Defender Carla Overbeck and Goalie Briana Scurry

really took this team into the late 90’s getting ready for the 96 Olympics in Atlanta and the 1999 US

hosted World Cup. The US won the gold medal in 1996 but NBC did not air the match or even cutting

away for a five-minute peek into the ladies winning the gold. This bad decision was corrected in 1999

when the US hosted the world cup and the largest stadiums were booked by Fifa to play these

matches. Every one of the games was a sell out. ABC got it right, when we all witnessed the China

USA match go to pk’s. Every US player nailed theirs, and Briana Scurry stopped the 3rd Chinese

players shot, setting the stage for Brandi Chastain’s ice water in the veins shot that sent the US

into a victorious ROAR. And oh, btw, she took her jersey off in the celebration showing her sports bra,

you’ll see more shin on any given beach these days, but some people had to make it an indictment,

listen you win a world championship and let’s see you react after 17 yrs of hard work and practice /

training. Listen, practice your pk’s,  look at the ball, take a big breath before you start your approach

to the ball, get your heart rate down, then attack it and put it on frame to a corner with pace, don’t

over kick it, you have the advantage, use it , practice it. Overbeck, Fawcett, Lilly, Hamm, and Chastain

all showed you how to take a pk, learn it, win it.

The 1999 Rose Bowl final was the largest watch US women’s sporting event ever watched. It’s great

watching these great plays over and over. Look for a defensive save Kristen Lilly made vs China in

1999 using her head just like Klingenberg did this year vs Sweden.

Watch this great video below about the US women’s soccer team built-in excellence and remember where we came from.


OMC Oh My Carli, TEAM USA World Cup Champs

Super Carli Lloyd US World Champion  OMC Oh My Carli, TEAM USA World Cup Champs!!!

Carli Lloyd has put herself and team USA into the record books.

Amazing performance from ALL US women’s team members and coaching

 

staff to pull this one off. With all the pressure of knowing we as good as we are, and playing in our back

yard of Canada for most of the US to attend if they wished, this couldn’t have gone any sweeter.

Wambach’s last match played for the US and probably Christie Rampone’s last match however both

women seem to be able to play into their sixties if they wish. What a send off for the veterans of the

squad and a huge step up for any women wanting to join this amazing bunch of athletes. This defense

is one of the strongest in any World stage competition, men or women, only one goal given up by this

whole team going into the final. Not just how good Hope Solo (goal keeper) played,but the front four of

the defense and the subs that came in. Look for underlined names with mp3 interview links during

World Cup 2015 from US players below, done by Men in Blazers. Awesome showing by Becky

Sauerbrunn, Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg, Ali Krieger, Kelley O’Hara, Heather O’Reilly,

Lori Chalupny, and the midfield who dropped back so much to help. This team got better every match,

and rolled with the punches. Wonderful patterns of play produced by Christen Press, Tobin Heath,

Lauren Holiday, Morgan Brian, Amy Rodriguez and Shannon Boxx. Sydney Leroux saw sometime

but it was Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe who put the pressure on the opposing defenses and

opened up lanes for Carli Lloyd to work her magic. Rapinoe and Morgan really took alot of the

concentration of the opponents. Lloyd was on a mission!  And no one could stop this dynamo…

Setting world cup records with the only hat trick in the final match, the time it took to achieve it,

16 minutes total from one to third goal,  received both the Silver Boot and Golden Ball award for

this world cup tournament. Having 6 goals and assisting on three others, Lloyd was the force to put

the US into the history books. Three time world cup winners, the US has the toughest team in the World!!!

If you are a U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, or U15 player,  go out and see these women play, they

have a great league at http://www.nwslsoccer.com . Once again congratulations Coach Jill Ellis,

Hope Solo gets the Golden Glove Award,

and OMC Oh My Carli, TEAM USA World Cup Champs!

Carli Lloyd for President….

Shout out to Unbelievable Super Subs Teammates of the World Champ’s Whitney Engen, Ashlyn Harris, and Alyssa Naeher

YOU ALL WON THIS FOR US…..

Oh, BTW, FIFA, NO More Artificial Turf !!!!!





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……

 

US Group Stage

 

 

 

 

 

 

US Womens Offensive Players

 



Teaching Offensive Spacing For U9, U11, U13, U15, U17

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Teaching offensive spacing for U9, U11, U13, U15, U17 players and keeping them spread out for

successful winning soccer. As you watch successful teams, you will see clubs playing to the touch

lines, and crossing the ball into dangerous spaces knowing that many of these chances will be cleared

out by the defense. However, the good clubs will keep players 10 to 20 yards away from the first service

into the offensive wave, only to pick up these deflections and turn the second chance into a shot on goal

or another chip into a new dangerous chance. Most coaches remind midfielders not always to follow

every chip towards the goal, knowing many will be headed back. Don’t get sucked into every offensive

chip, the spacing of the players gives a better chance for multiple strikes at goal. Side volleys off of

defensive mistakes happen alot when there is good spacing on the offensive team. Play until you hear

the whistle, do not slow up your play, your spacing may lead to another goal when the defense slows

up. Watch these pro’s and see the goal results of teaching offensive spacing for U9, U11, U13, U15, U17 players. [Read more…]