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.





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 !!!!!





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…]

US Mens Soccer Team Wins One Behind Eddie Johnson’s Head

 

 

 

 

 

US Mens Soccer Team Wins One Behind Eddie Johnson’s Head

Eddie Johnson wins one for USA in being in the right place at the right time and finishing 2 big goals.

Team USA needed this match to stay in the hunt for the World Cup in 2014. With a head ball in the

20th minute and one in the 90th minute, Eddie Johnson showed every young soccer play how to

properly head a ball for a goal. What a clinic Mr. Johnson put on with great space awareness and how

to keep the ball down as you head it on the goal for a huge score. Here is some behind the scenes with Team USA. [Read more…]

High School Soccer And USA Olympians In The Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

High School Soccer Programs And USA Olympians In Your Community, you might be surprised.

Quincy Illinois has one of the best high school boys soccer programs in the nation. Many college

and pro players come out of these great soccer programs across the US, and Jurupa Hills in CA is one

of the up and coming girls/boys soccer programs. Some USA Olympians are seeking out these

programs to train with in the off season. Heather Mitts from TEAM USA has met up with the Chaminade

HS Boys soccer team to push her conditioning in the off season. Other USA Team Olympians like

Brandi Chastain are giving back to their communities with youth soccer programs to show support for soccer players in all age groups.

Great to see high school soccer and USA Olympians in the community coming together..

[Read more…]

What 3 Things Can You Expect From The US Womens Soccer Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. The US Womens Soccer Team Never Gives Up!

2. Even On A Bad Day Of Team Play, Someone Always Steps Up.

3. They Make It Exciting To Watch As A Fan, Who’s It Gonna Be To Day To Win This Match?

If You Watch USA Women’s Soccer, We Know Here at The Soccer Info, These Girls Make It Happen. [Read more…]

Mexico Wins Gold Over Brazil in 2012 Olympics

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mexico wasted no time, taking only 29 seconds to take a defensive error by Brazil

to go up 1 to nill, and set the tempo for the Gold Medal Match for 2012 Olympics. Click here

to see the video of the goals. Oribe Peralta slipped a ball near post to stun Brazil within

the first minute of play. Brazil again losses a gold medal and Mexico wins their first soccer /

men’s football medal at Wembley Stadium. The game ended 2-1 with both teams battling. [Read more…]

Did The USA Women’s Team Win Gold ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ask Carli Lloyd how that GOLD medal feels around her neck !  Two goals from Lloyd and USA WINS

Redemption was the word going into the Gold Medal match between Team USA and Japan. In front

of 80,000 plus at Wembley Stadium, the US team went up 2 to nill and coasted to a 2-1 victory, making

it a 3 peat on Gold medals for Team USA. Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe,

Heather O’Reilly, Kelley O’Hara, Tobin Heath and Sydney Leroux all helped in giving Captain Christie

Rampone retirement party she’ll never forget and now her 4th Olympic Medal. Watch all the goals in

links above.  Also watch this video from the day before the game for Gold.

Way To Go USA Women, You Are The Best !!! [Read more…]

Olympic Soccer 2012 USA Beats Canada to Meet Japan For The Gold

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Morgan saves the day in the last minute of overtime play, by heading home a goal heard round the

world. After 121 minutes of play and a back n forth goal trading game, Heather O’Reilly crossed a ball to

the middle of the box, where Morgan headed the ball into the upper corner and the women burst into

excitement. Played at Old Trafford stadium, this match ends 4-3 after Canada had led most the way.

Morgan’s last second goal saved the US team from having to go to penalty kicks to decide the winner,

but now can play for GOLD vs Japan 8-9-12. Click here to see the video of the goal by Morgan. [Read more…]