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  • How the USWNT won their 4th World Cup

    The USWNT conquered the World Cup for the fourth time after beating the Netherlands in a tactical and emotional battle. Scoreless in the first half against a really organized team that focused entirely in retiring space to the US build-up and controlling the inner space of their block, the USWNT came back with more option…

  • Tactical Overview: Women’s World Cup Group Stage

    The Women’s World Cup started on June 7th and has been a complete success. Full stadiums, broadcasting records, a lot of inspirational stories and the most important: quality soccer. In a competition whose consequences and effects go beyond the field and the actual games, fighting for gender equality and women’s rights, women’s soccer is growing…

  • Breaking down the USWNT’s 13-0 victory over Thailand

    The USWNT beat Thailand by an impressive 13-0 score. The American team is one of the favorites to win the World Cup, a trophy they currently hold from their 2015 campaign.  Their performance was at the top of their level, with a lot of chances created, 40 shots on total, with half of them going…

  • Toulon Tournament: Match 10: Brazil-Qatar

    There was a moment during the match where, after lunging to make a tackle, Qatar’s Amro Abdelfatah Ali Surag tried to get back onto his feet, before his head met the sheer brunt of a Lucas Fernandes shot whilst in mid-rise. That was basically the jist of this game. With their qualification to the semis already…

  • Toulon Tournament: Match 9: Brazil-France

    Going into the most star-studded match of the group stage, we knew what we were getting into. We knew that the French side, despite their ferocious performance against Qatar, was still largely packed with precocious teenagers, many of whom were still cutting their teeth in academy football, few of which had actually managed regular minutes…

  • Toulon Tournament: Match 7: Japan-Chile

    Hours before England and Portugal gave us the best match of the tournament thus far, Japan gave us the best performance of the tournament thus far. The match took place next to Nostradamus’ former home in Salon de Provence, but as one witty commentator put it, not even Nostradamus could have predicted this. Whilst Chile’s…

  • Toulon Tournament: Match 8: England-Portugal

    If Monday’s second match gave us the dullest match of the tournament, Tuesday’s second match gave us the most exciting match of the tournament’s early stages. With both of Group A’s favorites having lost their opening games, and with Japan having already secured their first-place status with a 7-1 drubbing of Chile earlier on in…

  • Toulon Tournament: Match 6: Mexico-Bahrain

    This was, by and large, the worst game of the tournament so far. I considered skipping the last thirty minutes, but I stayed true to my commitment and grinded it out to watch the entire thing. Here you go. Bahrain’s standouts I say this in the nicest, most polite way possible: Bahrain did not have…

  • Toulon Tournament: Match 5: Ireland-China

    For the record, this match wasn’t as straightforward or lopsided as the 4-1 scoreline may suggest. Ireland got off to a quick start with two goals inside the first five minutes, and while they remained comfortable throughout the following 88 minutes, China showed some promising signs in possession and had a few impressive standout performers.…

  • Toulon Tournament: Match 4: Brazil-Guatemala

    It’s no secret that on paper, Brazil are the strongest team in the 2019 edition of the Toulon Tournament. While Portugal and France’s young starlets are still trying to get regular minutes at their clubs, the majority of Brazil’s U-22 team has already established an impressive reputation at the senior level. This team is so…