The 2023 Women’s World Cup bidding process will be one fascinating mystery – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

FIFA expects to decide the hosts of the 2023 Women’s World Cup in March 2020 – about a year later than the timeline for the past two Women’s World Cup host selections. In contrast, the 2026 Men’s World Cup hosts were already decided as of June last year. The process for the 2023 tournament had mysteriously dragged on without official word until Tuesday, when FIFA released its timeline for bidding on the tournament…. This is only a snippet of a…

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NWSL stars shine as Sydney FC claim championship – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

Savannah McCaskill led the way with a brace as Sydney FC defeated Perth Glory 4-2 to claim the 2019 W-League Grand Final championship on Saturday. As they did in their semifinal, Perth got off to a slow start, and Sydney made them pay. In the second minute, McCaskill got an unexpected chance but knocked it off the crossbar. Less than five minutes later, Sofia Huerta ran onto a ball from McCaskill, took one touch, and… This is only a snippet…

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West Ham Youngster Declan Rice Pledges International Future To England After Winning Three Caps For Republic Of Ireland – Football Article

Embed from Getty Images West Ham youngling Declan Rice has confirmed that he plans to pursue an international career with England rather than Republic of Ireland. Though born in London, 20-year-old Rice qualifies to play for Ireland through his grandparents and has made 13 appearances for the Boys In Green, including three at senior level. However, those three caps all came in non-competitive/friendly matches, meaning under FIFA rules he was still free and able to make the switch. Embed from…

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Colaprico, Sullivan make USWNT’s SheBelieves Cup roster; Horan out with injury – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

Photo Copyright Daniela Porcelli | Joerdeli Photography Coach Jill Ellis’ 23-player United States women’s national team roster for the SheBelieves Cup was announced on Tuesday, providing another window into what the Americans’ World Cup roster might look like later this year. Notable absences are midfielders Lindsey Horan, due to a quadriceps injury, as well as Allie Long and Morgan Brian…. This is only a snippet of a Football Article written by The Equalizer Staff Read Full Article

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Late rally for draw likely not enough for Chelsea – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

England W L D GF GA PTS Manchester City 10 0 5 42 10 35 Arsenal 11 2 0 50 11 33 Chelsea 8 2 5 24 11 29 Birmingham City 9 4 1 19 12 28 Bristol City 6 4 4 13 16 22 Reading 5 5 3 18 18 18 West Ham United 5 8 1 19 27 16 Liverpool 5 8 1 11 22 16 Brighton and Hove Albion WFC 2 10 3 9 31 9 Everton…

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Semifinals set, new champion to be crowned – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

We look at the highlights from the Westfield W-League in Australia for Week 14, with Melbourne Victory winning the Premiership title while Brisbane, Sydney FC and Perth Glory are set for next week’s semifinals.  Player of the Week—Gunni Jonsdottir (Adelaide United) Icelandic international midfielder Gunnhildur (Gunni) Jonsdottir, the Utah Royals loanee in her first year in the W-League, scored her only goal of the… This is only a snippet of a Football Article written by Tim Grainey Read Full Article

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Assessing the FIFA World Cup legacy in Russia – Football Article

My own abiding memory of the 2018 World Cup Final was not the atmosphere before, during or after the game; nor was it was not the array of talents and goals, or the extremely large number of Chinese media who had not been for the matches at Luzhniki previously. It was a moment that turned the heart crossways in me. As my co-commentator was following the action, to give me a water break, I spotted a uniform. Then another. I stood up and…

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Alexi Lalas on media coverage of the USWNT – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

Former U.S. men’s national team defender and Fox Sports studio analyst Alexi Lalas joins The Equalizer Podcast for a discussion on how he covers the women’s game the same way he covers the men’s game, plus his thoughts on the United States’ chances at the 2019 World Cup. Editor’s note: We recorded this podcast prior to the United States’ recent matches against France and Spain. The Equalizer Podcast is now… This is only a snippet of a Football Article written…

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As Press shines for USWNT in Europe, another question about how to best utilize her – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

Photo Copyright Daniela Porcelli | Joerdeli Photography The United States women’s national team slightly redeemed their start to 2019 by claiming a 1-0 victory over Spain, three days after dropping their opening match to France, 3-1. Neither match was much to write home about for the Americans, as they spent large parts of each chasing the ball after turning it over. But one consistently bright… This is only a snippet of a Football Article written by Chelsey Bush Read Full…

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What’s Plan B? European jaunt shows Ellis what works — and what doesn’t – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

ALICANTE, Spain — “It’s about looking at players’ versatility. It’s important for us to explore our options and profiles of players.” That was the response of U.S. women’s national team head coach Jill Ellis when asked by The Equalizer whether her side’s trip to Europe was as much about exploring and testing out potential Plan Bs, if Plan A at the World Cup isn’t working. The question was in response to the number of players she tried out in different…

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Analysing German football post 2018…Löw and behold – Football Article

For Die Mannschaft, 2018 was annus horribilis, a year eminently forgettable in more ways than one. Never before in their illustrious history had the German national team failed in successive tournaments in the same year. However, this palpable crisis may also be the harbinger of another good era for arguably the most consistent nation in world football. Embed from Getty Images Seeing the team losing like this and going out at the group stage was not easy. Even if you…

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Manchester City go top in England – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

England W L D GF GA PTS Manchester City 9 0 4 37 8 31 Arsenal 10 2 0 47 11 30 Chelsea 8 1 4 20 6 28 Birmingham City 8 4 1 16 10 25 Reading 5 4 3 18 15 18 Bristol City 5 4 3 11 15 18 West Ham United 5 7 1 19 26 16 Liverpool 4 8 1 10 22 13 Brighton and Hove Albion WFC 2 9 2 9 28 8 Everton…

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