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« Reply #60 on: December 18, 2013, 05:25:11 PM »
Scotland vs Chile last in the 2nd half ............. then Canada vs Brazil right after

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« Reply #63 on: December 23, 2013, 01:25:16 PM »
Looks like the full matches  are on YOUUUUUUUUU Tubeeeeeeeeeee for those who missed them.

Canada Versus Scotland
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« Reply #65 on: February 18, 2014, 12:56:54 PM »
A must read ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/sports/committing-to-play-for-a-college-then-starting-9th-grade.html?_r=0

Yeah ah was reading that.

If a college coach approach my kid in 8th or 9th grade to play for them, most likely they won't. I would think that coach does not know what he/she was doing. A player changes so much from 13-18 that a knowledgeable coach won't make such a commitment.
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« Reply #66 on: February 18, 2014, 05:53:05 PM »
A must read ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/sports/committing-to-play-for-a-college-then-starting-9th-grade.html?_r=0

Yeah ah was reading that.

If a college coach approach my kid in 8th or 9th grade to play for them, most likely they won't. I would think that coach does not know what he/she was doing. A player changes so much from 13-18 that a knowledgeable coach won't make such a commitment.

What you said is true. But it just might work out for her. It may not for your daughter. I would weigh the pros and cons carefully. I would definitely want to be on top of this. And I want the coach/recruiter to approach me first, not my daughter.

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« Reply #67 on: February 21, 2014, 04:40:45 AM »
http://www.cuacardinals.com/sports/wsoc/2013-14/releases/Mims

MIMS NAMED NEW ASSISTANT WOMEN'S SOCCER COACH


WASHINGTON- CUA women’s soccer head coach JP Sousa announced on Thursday the hiring of new assistant coach Taylor Mims, a recent graduate from Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

A Long Island native, Mims was a four-year member of the Pirates soccer team where she played in 68 career games with 54 starts as a defender. As a senior, she started in all 19 games in the backfield, helped the Pirates start the year with a five game winning streak, and posted five shutouts.  She was also named a Big East Academic All Star in 2009 and 2011.

"Taylor is going to be a wonderful addition to our coaching staff here at CUA,” said Sousa. “She brings an enormous amount of playing experience to our program as a four-year starter at Seton Hall, and also has valuable international experience as a member of Trinidad's youth national teams. I know our girls are going to love learning from her."

As a member of the Trinidad & Tobago U17 National Team in 2008, Mims started all three games in FIFA U17 World Cup qualifying. She also was a member of the Trinidad & Tobago U20 National Team in 2010, where she helped lead her team through the final phase of CONCACAF qualifying before the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.

The Cardinals will open their 2013 season against Frostburg State on Friday, August 30, at the Maryland SoccerPlex Stadium, current home to the Washington Spirit professional team in the National Women’s Soccer League.
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« Reply #68 on: September 07, 2016, 10:11:25 AM »
Take allyuh mind off last night's debacle ...

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« Reply #69 on: September 08, 2016, 12:04:58 PM »
Anyone working with girls in T&T, should find taking a peek at this tournament to be a useful gauge. Doh sleep. Also of some benefit to players.
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« Reply #70 on: March 07, 2017, 08:06:31 PM »
Anybody saw the final of the SHEBELIEVE CUP. France beat US 3-0.

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« Reply #71 on: August 20, 2019, 09:24:52 AM »
After concussions ended her soccer career, a former star is helping girls avoid a similar fate
By Roman Stubbs, The Washington Post


It was a short drive she had made countless times, from her home in Maryland’s Frederick County to a secluded soccer field 30 minutes away, yet Brittni Souder still needed a GPS to guide her black Honda Pilot there early one morning in July. A 15-year-old female soccer player met her there, eager for another private lesson from the 27-year-old Souder in a sport that had already taken so much from both of them.

Souder grabbed a bag of soccer balls and adjusted her prescription sunglasses, the ones she rarely takes off even indoors, because after the six diagnosed concussions she suffered as a high school and college player, simple vision was a daily problem. Everything now seemed like a daily problem, including this 90-degree sun, which just a few years ago might have shut her body down completely.

But memory loss was the worst part of her life after playing, so she whipped out a white card and read aloud directions to her pupil on this July morning. The 15-year-old was working her way back from a concussion of her own, joining the girls’ soccer players across the country who are suffering from traumatic brain injuries at an alarming rate, nearly as rapidly as high school football players.

Souder herself suffered a traumatic brain injury while playing soccer — part of a growing and perplexing challenge that some of the sport’s leaders and medical officials view as a crisis — and had designed custom drills as part of her pupil’s rehabilitation. For nearly an hour their injuries had not come up, not until the end of the workout, after they practiced kicking the ball into the upper corners of the net. The girl asked Souder whether she could head the ball in.

“Why head it?” Souder replied. “What’s the point?”

Girls who play soccer really need to be aware
About two weeks earlier, Souder sat in a sports bar near her home, watching the U.S. women’s national team’s World Cup title-game victory over the Netherlands. She had once dreamed of playing on such a stage, but she remembered this game for the worst reasons.

She watched as U.S. player Becky Sauerbrunn went up for an aerial challenge and came down with blood dripping down her face. Souder excused herself from the table because she had grown nauseous. She needed to leave.

It wasn’t so unlike the jarring hits she had taken as a rising star at Walkersville High and later a starting center-back at Division III Hood College, where by 2015 her career had ended with six concussions, two neck surgeries and a life spinning out of control. She was among the approximately 300,000 adolescents who suffer concussions while participating in organized sports every year. In matched sports, girls are 12.1 percent more likely to suffer a concussion than boys, a 2017 study by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found.

It also concluded that female soccer players are more likely to suffer a concussion than male football players — and are three times more likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury than male soccer players.
“What was very surprising was that girls’ soccer was just as impactful as boys’ football. We did not expect to see that,” said Wellington Hsu, an orthopedic surgeon at Northwestern who led the study. “Girls who play soccer really need to be aware of these issues. These symptoms and having a second concussion is sequentially worse from the first one.”

Concussions make up nearly 27 percent of injuries in girls’ soccer, according to Hsu’s study, yet there is no conclusive answer as to why. Some in the medical field have pointed to the fact that girls’ neck muscles are not as developed as those of boys, leading to the susceptibility of more head injuries. Other have blamed heading the ball — and collisions resulting from players attempting headers — as a culprit. In 2015, U.S. Soccer, which governs the sport across the country, introduced new guidelines for headers and banned the practice for youth participants 10 years old and younger.

“I’m not sure that’s solving anything, because I think once you get to the age of 12 … you could easily hurt yourself heading the ball at a high speed if you don’t know what the proper technique is,” Hsu said.

This issue was back in the spotlight during the World Cup after former U.S. national team members Brandi Chastain and Michelle Akers announced they would participate in a Boston University study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which is most often associated with football players who have taken constant blows to the head. No female athlete has been diagnosed with CTE, which can only be confirmed through autopsy. Akers and Chastain have publicly expressed concern about memory loss in the years since they retired from soccer.

Hsu said the number of concussions in women’s soccer continues to rise each year, part of which is a result of growing awareness.

“We have not seen a plateau,” he said. “We have not seen anything tail off as far as incidents with this problem.”

She was in denial about how bad it really was
It’s difficult for Souder to pinpoint what caused so much damage to her brain. Beginning at age 8, she begged her mother to spend hours in the backyard throwing the ball in the air so she could redirect it with her head. She suffered one diagnosed concussion in high school but suspected three others because of collisions. During the first three months of her junior season in college, she suffered three diagnosed concussions, each from a different kind of violent play. She was cleared medically after each, but each precipitated the next.

“I honestly had not grasped the seriousness of concussions up until that point,” she said.

By the next season, after her first game back, Souder was in the emergency room and placed on a beta blocker to manage her heart rate, which was in the 30s. A couple of days later, at a concert with her family, she crumpled to the ground with migraines, clutching her head with both hands. She was carried out of the venue by her stepfather and cousin.

She didn’t know what was happening. She began to have an electrical, burning sensation in her jaw and temple. The right side of her face went numb. By that October, doctors diagnosed her with trigeminal neuralgia, which is also known as “suicide disease” because of the number of patients who took their own lives as a result of the pain.

Yet what might have made Souder the saddest was being away from the game she loved, and she met each suggestion to slow down or give up the sport with fierce stubbornness. Her mother knew Souder was paying her own way through college and felt she couldn’t tell her daughter what to do. Team doctors had cautioned her and helped her find neurologists and concussion specialists to work with, but Souder’s relentless desire to play always won out.

It was very difficult for us to really just educate her on the dangers behind it and kind of have her sit down and really understand what she was putting her body through,” said Laura Richards, a former athletic trainer at Hood. “She did not want to give up the love of the game.”

“She was in denial about how bad it really was,” said Souder’s mother, Stacy Johnston. “She hid them really well.”

By the time she was a graduate senior, she had endured two surgeries on her occipital nerves — doctors believed a neck issue was causing Souder’s unbearable pain — and countless hospital visits, but she was still heading the ball, justifying her decision by only doing it in games.

On her team’s senior day, she was battling in a double-overtime thriller when in the final seconds her world went dark. Video would later show a defender being pushed into Souder, who fell back and hit her head on the turf. It was the last time she played soccer.

“I knew my life would never be the same,” she said.
 
Britni is our hero
There were many times in the six months after she graduated that Souder thought about ending it all. Soccer was gone, but the toll the concussions had taken remained. Souder had trauma-induced anorexia and had to force-feed herself, because she couldn’t hold an appetite. She started sleeping all day, leaving the same TV shows on loop because she couldn’t look at the screen. She eventually quit her job at a golf course; the heat was shutting her body down and making her sick.

But workers at that golf course also helped Souder raise $16,000 to see a brain specialist in Georgia in 2016, followed by another visit the next year. She got a dog to help with her emotional needs and moved in with her parents, who joined in spreading awareness to other families of the concussion risks facing girls’ soccer players.

Most players would be bitter about the sport that has created so much pain, but after college, Souder began chasing a coaching career.

“Sometimes I am conflicted,” she said. “But I absolutely love the game, and I want to use what happened to me to help as much as I can.”

The game, Souder said, has saved her in the years since. She has made it her mission to share her story with as many players as possible, and her first conversation with each player is always about head safety. She sees herself in each of them and wonders whether she can relay to them what is at stake.

She started to talk to me about how she … wanted good to come out of it,” said Alexis Andrukat-Price, a former college teammate. “To see her try and take this thing that would have made a lot of people quit … and literally craft her life’s work out of it is remarkable.”

Jennifer Grunwald, the mother of Allyssa Grunwald, the 15-year-old girl Souder tutored that July morning, said her trust in Souder made her comfortable with allowing her daughter back on the field. Allyssa, who suffered a concussion while on a roller coaster three years ago and aggravated it at soccer practice soon after, has dreams of earning a college soccer scholarship. She is Souder’s most delicate student, and a chance to put to the test everything Souder learned through her own struggle.

“Brittni is our hero,” Jennifer said.

Most of Souder’s students don’t know what their teacher goes through on a daily basis. She often jokes with her fiance that he is about to marry an 80-year-old woman, because she forgets almost everything, including directions around her own neighborhood. Her life must be scripted on her iPhone calendar. Her Apple Watch reminds her to eat. The migraines still pop up frequently.

Souder and her mother rarely talk about the possibility of her having CTE, but both think about it often.

“It’s at the forefront of all of our minds, hers included, just because we see the signs,” Johnston said. “She doesn’t let it consume her life, even though I know we all have that fear.”

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« Reply #74 on: November 24, 2020, 05:24:03 AM »
FIFA to provide female players and coaches with greater protections
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FIFA are set to introduce two reforms that will provide greater protections to female players and coaches surrounding maternity pay and rights.

The FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee has provided backing to two new sets of reforms that will look to provide greater protections to female players and coaches. These reforms aim to establish new global minimum standards for female players, particularly in relation to maternity. Key measures included in the reforms are mandatory maternity leave of at least 14 weeks, at a minimum of two thirds of the player’s contracted salary with no one suffering a disadvantage in employment because they have become pregnant.

Greater protections are also being ensured for coaches so that they can be sure of contractual stability and confident that their rights will not be infringed. FIFA President Gianni Infantino said “Following the recent phenomenal growth and the unprecedented success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France last year, women’s football is now entering its next stage of development. It follows that we also have to adopt a regulatory framework that is appropriate and suitable to the needs of the women’s game. Coaches play a vital role in the game, but historically they have been left outside the football regulatory framework. We needed to plug this gap and recognise the key role they have.”

The new set of rules for players and coaches were unanimously endorsed by the FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee at its meeting on 18 November 2020, and will be put forward for the FIFA Council’s final approval in December 2020.

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« Reply #75 on: November 24, 2020, 05:59:11 AM »
Recent matches - full.

France
Lyon v Dijon


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Lyon suffer historic defeat
Olympique Lyon are undoubtedly the best women's team in the world. Their dominance in winning the Champions League seven times speaks for itself, as does their status as French champions for the past 14 years straight. This year though, it looks like the title race in France is getting tasty. Lyon's four-year, 80-match win streak in the league is officially over after they lost by a single goal to Paris Saint-Germain. Marie-Antoinette Katoto scored the winner just 10 minutes in to hand Lyon their first league defeat in 1,440 days. Germany's Sara Däbritz was involved and will now be looking to make top spot their own after PSG moved one point ahead of Lyon at the top of the table.

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« Reply #76 on: November 24, 2020, 06:16:45 AM »
Why don't great goals in the Women's Bundesliga go viral?
By Jasmina Schweimler, Deutsche Welle


It can't be said enough: The Women's Bundesliga needs more visibility and accessibility. Wolfsburg defender Joelle Wedemeyer scored a goal against Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday evening that needs to be seen to be believed.. The 24-year-old cut inside from the left nine minutes into the game and powered the ball into the net from almost 25 yards out. After clips of the goal were posted on Twitter, the curve and velocity of the strike left football fans speechless. Even former US goalkeeper Hope Solo retweeted it and shared it with her millions of followers. A week after Tobin Heath's goal for Manchester United was viewed over a million times on social media, Wedemeyer's goal was further proof that the potential of this league remains untapped. While 100,000 views is no mean feat, it's easy to imagine with proper marketing and a working social media strategy by clubs and the league, it too would have been seen by a million or more.
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« Reply #77 on: November 25, 2020, 08:58:43 AM »
Recent matches - full.

France
Lyon v Dijon


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Olympique Lyon are undoubtedly the best women's team in the world. Their dominance in winning the Champions League seven times speaks for itself, as does their status as French champions for the past 14 years straight. This year though, it looks like the title race in France is getting tasty. Lyon's four-year, 80-match win streak in the league is officially over after they lost by a single goal to Paris Saint-Germain. Marie-Antoinette Katoto scored the winner just 10 minutes in to hand Lyon their first league defeat in 1,440 days. Germany's Sara Däbritz was involved and will now be looking to make top spot their own after PSG moved one point ahead of Lyon at the top of the table.

Sourced from Deutsche Welle.

I saw the full match of that PSG v Lyon game it was fantastic. Credit to PSG for finally getting a win over the 5 time Champions League winner. Our women's team got a massive win over Arsenal which sent us top of the FA Women's Super League 2 weeks ago


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Why don't great goals in the Women's Bundesliga go viral?
By Jasmina Schweimler, Deutsche Welle


It can't be said enough: The Women's Bundesliga needs more visibility and accessibility. Wolfsburg defender Joelle Wedemeyer scored a goal against Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday evening that needs to be seen to be believed.. The 24-year-old cut inside from the left nine minutes into the game and powered the ball into the net from almost 25 yards out. After clips of the goal were posted on Twitter, the curve and velocity of the strike left football fans speechless. Even former US goalkeeper Hope Solo retweeted it and shared it with her millions of followers. A week after Tobin Heath's goal for Manchester United was viewed over a million times on social media, Wedemeyer's goal was further proof that the potential of this league remains untapped. While 100,000 views is no mean feat, it's easy to imagine with proper marketing and a working social media strategy by clubs and the league, it too would have been seen by a million or more.

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« Reply #79 on: March 16, 2021, 02:23:42 PM »
Collegiate head coach gender did not emerge as a significant predictor of athletes’ likelihood to enter coaching, but logistic regression indicated that [female] athletes who did enter coaching were 4.1 times more likely to stay in coaching if they had a female head coach (Wasend and LaVoi, 2019).

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« Reply #80 on: March 30, 2021, 11:00:39 AM »
Recent matches - full.

St. Kitts Nevis
Conaree vs Old Road.

Mexico
Santos vs Cruz Azul
America vs Chivas
FC Juárez vs Gallos Querétaro

The goal scored at the end of FC Juárez vs Gallos Querétaro is one of the best scored this season.


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WATCH: An informal discussion with former Trinidad and Tobago Women's football players, Dernelle Mascall and Ayanna Russell, about girls football in T&T. They talk about what it is and what it should be, the structure, focus, content and emphasis. Recommendations are made for improvement.

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« Reply #82 on: May 16, 2021, 12:12:13 PM »
Champions League final today: Barcelona vs Chelsea at 3:00pm TT.

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« Reply #83 on: May 17, 2021, 11:28:24 AM »
Champions League final today: Barcelona vs Chelsea at 3:00pm TT.

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According to Chelsea's coach (who I have much respect for) they lost the game before it started. The game was basically over in 20 mins, Barca game out firing and that Chelsea team is no joke. After the game they spoke about how much Barca invested into that team in terms of coaching in the last 2 years and look at the dividends this season, those ladies have been playing entertaining football.
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« Reply #84 on: May 17, 2021, 12:37:57 PM »
Martens was in 'Bolt' mode.

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« Reply #85 on: May 17, 2021, 03:02:41 PM »
They were outclassed. Gulf in quality. Goals #3 and #4.
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« Reply #86 on: December 14, 2021, 12:55:24 PM »
U.S. Soccer Statement On NWSL Allocation

The U.S. Soccer Federation and the U.S. Women’s National Team have reached a deal to end the current allocation system and to extend the no-strike/no-lockout agreement under our current collective bargaining agreement through at least March 31, 2022. While we hope and believe that CBA negotiations will be completed much sooner than March 31, 2022, we wanted to ensure we had sufficient time to reach an agreement. Under today’s agreement, U.S. Soccer will no longer pay the salaries of any USWNT players to play professionally in the NWSL, which had been the case since the beginning of the league. Today’s agreement demonstrates that U.S. Soccer and the USWNT can and will continue to work together for the good of the game.

We now continue negotiations with both of our Women’s and Men’s National Teams for new CBAs. We’re scheduled to meet with the USWNT today to continue economic discussions around the identical offers that we presented to both the USWNT and USMNT on September 14. We continue to wait on the USMNT Players Association to do the same and hope to soon work directly with USMNT players to get a deal done. We have much work ahead of us but are nevertheless hopeful that we’ll soon reach agreement. During this time, we’ll continue to encourage both our USWNT and USMNT to come together around one table to agree on a path forward that benefits everyone and drives progress for the future of our game. This includes our joint priority of equalizing FIFA World Cup prize money. Only together can we achieve that aim. 

All of us at U.S. Soccer remain willing to meet with both groups of players and their representatives anytime, anywhere to hear their forthcoming joint economic proposals and plans for equalizing FIFA prize money.
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« Reply #87 on: July 17, 2022, 05:53:15 AM »
An NWSL education’: America’s impact on the Nigeria women’s team

Nigeria team picture during the 2022 Womens Africa Cup of Nations game between Nigeria and South Africa at Stade Prince Moulay Al Hassan Stadium in Rabat, Morocco on 4 July 2022 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix
By Nick Miller
Jul 14, 2022
Ifeoma Onumonu and Toni Payne go way back. They knew each other when they were kids, before they even started playing football in college, Onumonu for the University of California and Payne at Duke. They played together for the USA Under-23s side in 2017. They dreamed of one day playing at the highest international level — maybe even in the World Cup.

They did not think that would happen in Nigeria shirts.

But they are one game away from qualifying for the 2023 World Cup, and three victories from helping the Super Falcons clinch an extraordinary tenth Women’s Africa Cup of Nations title in 12 attempts.

“That’s the craziest part about this sport,” Onumonu, a forward for New Jersey-based NJ/NY Gotham FC in the National Women’s Soccer League, told The Athletic after Nigeria beat Burundi 4-0 in their final group game of the latter tournament.

“You never know where it’s going to take you. We both find ourselves in a place where we couldn’t have imagined. It’s crazy how paths diverge and come back together.”

Onumonu and Payne, who plays her club football for Sevilla in Spain, are two of five US-born players in the Nigeria squad competing at the tournament in Morocco, under Texan coach Randy Waldrum. The others are Toni’s younger sister Nicole, Houston Dash defender Michelle Alozie and goalkeeper Yewande Balogun.

Another six – including Leicester-born defender Ashleigh Plumptre — have played in the US at some stage, either in the NWSL or in college, meaning nearly half their squad were born in or undertook a significant part of their football education in America.

It’s not uncommon for those who have African heritage to choose to play for the land of their families rather than the country where they were born. Morocco’s squad, for example

Nigeria by no means rely only on those players.

Indeed, both history and the quality of their squad suggests they would still be favourites for this tournament without them. The brilliant Ajibade has been their player of the tournament so far. Captain Onome Ebi is a rock in defence and if you get past her, you’ve still got fellow centre-back Osinachi Ohale to deal with. Christy Ucheibe has just won the Portuguese title with Benfica. Six members of this year’s squad have four WAFCON winners’ medals — veteran midfielder Rita Chikwelu has five.

This year, they have had to cope with losing arguably their biggest star, Asisat Oshoala — currently with Barcelona, and formerly of Liverpool and Arsenal — to a knee ligament injury after their first game. Oshoala was top scorer in 2016 and player of the tournament in 2014, and while losing a player of that calibre should theoretically be a significant setback, Nigeria are one of the few teams in the tournament who can absorb a blow like that.

“We’re playing for her, we’re playing for the nation,” said Ajibade. “Emotionally she’s here with us.” When asked if there was now more pressure on her to be the team’s star player in Oshoala’s absence, she said: “Everybody on the team is a star player.”

While nobody in the Nigeria camp will admit to concentrating on anything other than these next few games, starting with a quarter-final against Cameroon in Casablanca today (Thursday), the big target is the 2023 World Cup.

WAFCON doubles as World Cup qualification, and its semi-finalists are guaranteed spots in next year’s tournament in New Zealand and Australia.

Despite their continental dominance, Nigeria have never made it past the group stage of a World Cup, and beefing up their squad with these US-based players, to complement the likes of Oshoala, Ebi and Ajibade, is part of the drive to improve their record on the global stage.

For the moment though, Waldrum, Onumonu, the Paynes and the rest of the squad have Cameroon and a 10th title in their sights
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« Reply #88 on: July 17, 2022, 12:43:26 PM »
An NWSL education’: America’s impact on the Nigeria women’s team

Nigeria team picture during the 2022 Womens Africa Cup of Nations game between Nigeria and South Africa at Stade Prince Moulay Al Hassan Stadium in Rabat, Morocco on 4 July 2022 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix
By Nick Miller
Jul 14, 2022
Ifeoma Onumonu and Toni Payne go way back. They knew each other when they were kids, before they even started playing football in college, Onumonu for the University of California and Payne at Duke. They played together for the USA Under-23s side in 2017. They dreamed of one day playing at the highest international level — maybe even in the World Cup.

They did not think that would happen in Nigeria shirts.

But they are one game away from qualifying for the 2023 World Cup, and three victories from helping the Super Falcons clinch an extraordinary tenth Women’s Africa Cup of Nations title in 12 attempts.

“That’s the craziest part about this sport,” Onumonu, a forward for New Jersey-based NJ/NY Gotham FC in the National Women’s Soccer League, told The Athletic after Nigeria beat Burundi 4-0 in their final group game of the latter tournament.

“You never know where it’s going to take you. We both find ourselves in a place where we couldn’t have imagined. It’s crazy how paths diverge and come back together.”

Onumonu and Payne, who plays her club football for Sevilla in Spain, are two of five US-born players in the Nigeria squad competing at the tournament in Morocco, under Texan coach Randy Waldrum. The others are Toni’s younger sister Nicole, Houston Dash defender Michelle Alozie and goalkeeper Yewande Balogun.

Another six – including Leicester-born defender Ashleigh Plumptre — have played in the US at some stage, either in the NWSL or in college, meaning nearly half their squad were born in or undertook a significant part of their football education in America.

It’s not uncommon for those who have African heritage to choose to play for the land of their families rather than the country where they were born. Morocco’s squad, for example

Nigeria by no means rely only on those players.

Indeed, both history and the quality of their squad suggests they would still be favourites for this tournament without them. The brilliant Ajibade has been their player of the tournament so far. Captain Onome Ebi is a rock in defence and if you get past her, you’ve still got fellow centre-back Osinachi Ohale to deal with. Christy Ucheibe has just won the Portuguese title with Benfica. Six members of this year’s squad have four WAFCON winners’ medals — veteran midfielder Rita Chikwelu has five.

This year, they have had to cope with losing arguably their biggest star, Asisat Oshoala — currently with Barcelona, and formerly of Liverpool and Arsenal — to a knee ligament injury after their first game. Oshoala was top scorer in 2016 and player of the tournament in 2014, and while losing a player of that calibre should theoretically be a significant setback, Nigeria are one of the few teams in the tournament who can absorb a blow like that.

“We’re playing for her, we’re playing for the nation,” said Ajibade. “Emotionally she’s here with us.” When asked if there was now more pressure on her to be the team’s star player in Oshoala’s absence, she said: “Everybody on the team is a star player.”

While nobody in the Nigeria camp will admit to concentrating on anything other than these next few games, starting with a quarter-final against Cameroon in Casablanca today (Thursday), the big target is the 2023 World Cup.

WAFCON doubles as World Cup qualification, and its semi-finalists are guaranteed spots in next year’s tournament in New Zealand and Australia.

Despite their continental dominance, Nigeria have never made it past the group stage of a World Cup, and beefing up their squad with these US-based players, to complement the likes of Oshoala, Ebi and Ajibade, is part of the drive to improve their record on the global stage.

For the moment though, Waldrum, Onumonu, the Paynes and the rest of the squad have Cameroon and a 10th title in their sights

And to think at one time- when we had to beg borrow and scrounge funding for the wormer's team this  man,  coach Randy Waldrum almost had us  at the cusp  of a WC appearance. I was at  the stadium in POS on that evening- hoping cheering like crazy. Yet what did we do, TTFA drop the services of  the coach.

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« Reply #89 on: July 17, 2022, 02:18:59 PM »
Wonder how you will feel when/if Saintfiet is named CAF coach of the year.  :devil:
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