WNT Comeback Victory Vs Brazil

WNT comeback victory vs Brazil was one of the biggest

wins in US soccer history.

The USA women’s team acquires a huge comeback victory vs. Brazil last Sunday at the Qualcomm Stadium during the 2017 Tournament of Nations. They were able to overcome a 3-1 deficit during the final 10 minutes of the game, resulting to them beating Brazil, 4-3. This huge success is due to their excellent teamwork and commitment in training. Samantha Mewis atleast got the USA level on the 18th minute with a 22 yard strike to keep the US in the game, assisted by Rapinoe.

The comeback began with Christen Press making a goal during the 80th minute, just 2 minutes after Andressinha of Team Brazil scored a free kick. She has exerted great effort in order to turn her defender around and using her right foot, she shot to the upper left corner, passing the goalkeeper of Brazil, Barbara. This is Press’s 2nd goal of the year and 43rd international goal as a professional soccer player.

5 minutes later, an equalizer was delivered by Megan Rapinoe with the assistance of Press. Rapinoe has not scored for the national team since the World Cup that has occurred back in 2015 and she has been recovering from knee injury last year. Nevertheless, she was able to rebound this season by leading the league with 12 goals. Julie Ertz also tucked away a goal on a deflection during the 89th minute, giving way for the team’s first lead in the game.

Although the game did not began smoothly for the USA women’s team, during the final 10 plus minutes, there has been a significant 180° changed on how the members of the team played and this played a very vital role in the team’s success. With that, Jill Ellis’s team was able to avoid losing for the 4th time this year. Of course, Coach Ellis has also played an important role with her moving Sauerbrunn from her usual spot at the center back to the defensive midfielder.

On the other hand, prior to the team’s victory, they fell 1-0 to Australia. Australia’s team has not won any of the 27 matches that has previously occurred against U.S. So, this can also be considered an achievement in their part. The goal was made thank to Tameka Butt who lashed the ball past Naecher after Egmond flicked the ball towards him during the 67th minute of the game.

Australia has led the Tournament of Nations after their 4-2 win against Japan during the first game of the day. Nevertheless, due to this win of the USA women’s team, they still have the chance to go for the tournament title. All of the 4 teams would be heading to the North to conclude the competition. So, they don’t have much time to celebrate for their success since they need to continue practicing for their upcoming game vs. Japan while the Australian team would be competing with Brazil on the 3rd of August at the StubHub Center. In order for the US women’s team to win, they need to defeat Japan and Brazil needs to defeat Australia. That way, the 3-goal difference would be overturned. After WNT comeback victory vs Brazil, now on to Japan Aug 3rd, tune in for the drama and excitement.

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.


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….



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…]

Setting Up Other Players And Space Awareness

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Setting up other players and space awareness is one of the best characteristics Team USA shows both

on the Mens and Women’s squad. After both US teams have beaten Mexico this month, each of them

showed how to use all the players strengths to get the victories need to advance. In the case of the

men’s team, this 2-0 victory gave them a birth in the 2014 World Cup hosted by Brazil. The women’s

victory was a show of their international dominance and how unselfish their play is involving all members

of their squad. Case in point, watch how Abby Wambach sets up a fellow teammate for a strike on goal

because Abby’s position took her away from a good shot. Which brings up a good rule for all players,

the best player for a shot is usually some one behind you, so having good space awareness and

communication, a better shot can be set up. Many coaches call this a back set or leaving the ball as it

runs through the defense. Also watch Clint Dempsey slighty touch a ball that Landon Donovan puts

away. Sydney Leroux proves the old adage, never give up on a run to goal, you never know when you

will be rewarded with an easy tap in goal, which always counts in the stat book. Four goals in

40 minutes of play, Leroux made Mexico look like they were standing still. Remember, lay it back to

your closest teammate, many times they will have the best crack at putting a quality shot on goal.

Head the ball down like Eddie Johnson does on the first goal against team Mexico, these are little tips

that go a long way in winning soccer. Watch these video’s looking for setting up other players and

space awareness while getting that victory for your squad.Also, look for a young Landon Donovan in 2004 match. [Read more…]