I apologize for the blogging hiatus. Between soccer games, weddings and working advance screenings, I just haven’t had the time.
So, what’s new? Let’s break it down.
The USWNT won both of their games against Australia to round out the series. It didn’t happen without some spectacular goals including this one from Australian star Sarah Walsh, who retired after these two matches. She is a great player and I wish her all the best!
Speaking of players retiring…I’m expecting that captain Christie Rampone isn’t going to play until the next World Cup but she has said she will be around the next year. I’m still wondering where players like Shannon Boxx and Heather Mitts stand. What do you think?
Also, here are some fun facts via U.S. Soccer about some USWNT players.
- Alex Morgan increased her career goal total to 34 in 51 international matches.
- U.S. defender and team captain Christie Rampone played in her 270th career international match on Sunday. She sits four behind third-place Julie Foudy (272) on the all-time list.
- Boxx earned her 174th cap and sole possession of 10th place overall on the all-time list, surpassing former goalkeeper Briana Scurry.
Notice Alex Morgan is on the trail still. You can read more about her race to double Mia Hamm’s pace in this article from Equalizer Soccer.
So, what’s next? They have the following matches coming up against Germany, which will be no walk in the park. There are rumors a new coach won’t make the debut during these since it will be a very high level of competition.
Saturday, October 20th – USWNT v. Germany in Chicago – 5:30 PM (CT) 6:30 PM (EST)
Tuesday, October 23rd – USWNT v. Germany in Connecticut – 7:30 PM (EST)
They are also slated to play two matches against Ireland.’
Wednesday, November 28th – USWNT v. Ireland in Portland – 7 PM (PST) 10 PM (EST)
Saturday, December 1st – USWNT v. Ireland in Phoenix – 7:30 PM (MT) 9:30 (EST)
Major League Soccer is coming down to a close for the regular season and several teams (including my Crew) are still fighting for that playoff spot. There are two games left for most teams in the race. Check out the standings below.
I went to the Crew game last Sunday v. Sporting KC (my second favorite team, I love me some CJ Sapong) and it was breast cancer awareness night. I wanted to post the cool towels we got!
I just really hope my boys win the next two games! And that Houston…well doesn’t.
The USMNT continues the journey to the 2014 World Cup. Friday a whopping 35 matches are being played in 24 hours.
The U.S. take on Antigua and Barbuda on Friday night at 7 PM on beIn sports station. The Yanks aren’t desperate for the win but it would be good since they take on Guatemala on Tuesday. The roster has had several changes in the last few days including a few players being taken off the roster because of injury: Landon Donovan, Brek Shea, Fabian Johnson and Edgar Castillo.
The Yanks are currently even point-wise with Guatemala in group A and Jamaica is right behind because of goal differential. Tim Howard was a beast in the last game and I think him and the returning Michael Bradley will be key.
Check out the roster here: U.S. Soccer 10/11 Roster
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