News of Note: USWNT defeated China 4:1 in its Final Fan Tribute Series match of 2012… USWNT versus Scotland in Jacksonville on February 9th… The name of the new women’s professional soccer league is the “National Women’s Soccer League,” or “NWSL”… Player allocation for new league planned for late December... Sarah Hagen scores four goals in German Cup quarterfinal… Mexico falters, Brazil rebounds. Continue reading
News of Note: Final match of the Fan Tribute Series is tonight… Name and logo for the new women’s pro league to be revealed tonight… Mexico defeats Brazil in Brazil… Portland’s franchise will be named “Portland Thorns FC”… 2015 Women’s World Cup Canada Official Emblem unveiled… USWNT to host Scotland in February… 2013 Algarve Cup groups mostly confirmed… Continue reading
News of Note: FIFA Women’s Rankings, December Update… Christen Press now linked with Tyresö… Kick-off times for the 2013 Women’s EURO finalized… MAC Hermann Trophy finalists announced… And, if you missed it on Thursday: Norway brings back Even Pellerud. Continue reading
News of Note: Christen Press may not re-sign with K/Göteborg FC… FC Kansas City names head coach and assistant… FA WSL will add a lower division in 2014… The City of São Paulo International Tournament Begins on Sunday… FIFA Women’s Rankings, December Update due on Friday. Continue reading
On Thursday, October 11th, Kopparbergs/Göteberg FC defeated Tyresö FF by a score of 2:1 to win its second Swedish Cup (Svenska Cupen Damer) title in a row (SvFF write-up plus box score, SvFF LiveScore). For Göteberg, American Christen Press scored the opening goal of the match and earned the decisive penalty in extra time. Three other Americans started the match for Göteberg: midfielders Yael Averbuch and Ingrid Wells plus outside back Camille Levin. For Tyresö, another American, Meghan Klingenberg, also started. Brazil’s Marta had the equalizer in regulation for Tyresö. Last year, Göteberg also defeated Tyresö to win the Swedish Cup, albeit on penalties (SvFF). Continue reading
With Germany’s Frauen-Bundesliga kicking off its season soon, here’s a quick and non-exhaustive review of news about Americans who are playing abroad, primarily in Sweden and Germany, but also in other leagues. Continue reading
On Sunday and Monday, three Americans participated in the semifinals of the DFB-Pokal der Frauen, or Women’s German Cup. Each of the three Americans — Gina Lewandowski of FFC Frankfurt plus Sarah Hagen and Niki Cross of FC Bayern Munich — scored key goals and helped their teams advance to the German Cup final, which will be held on May 12th in Cologne at the RheinEnergieStadion.
(Quick match summaries and links to video highlights after the jump.) Continue reading