Category Archives: Neighbor Watch

Notable news and analysis about the USWNT’s two North American neighbors: Canada and Mexico.

News of Note: December 15, 2012: Mexico Defeats Brazil, USWNT May Host Scotland in February, 2015 WWC Logo Unveiled

News of Note: Final match of the Fan Tribute Series is tonightName 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

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News of Note: December 10, 2012 – USWNT/China Highlights, Christine Sinclair wins Canada’s Lou Marsh Trophy, U.S. Soccer Applies to Trademark ‘USWNT’ and ‘USMNT’

News of Note: Video highlights of the December 8th USWNT/China match… Christine Sinclair wins the 2012 Lou Marsh Trophy… U.S. Soccer has applied to trademark “USWNT” and “USMNT”… Brazil defeats Portugal 4:0… Denmark blanks Mexico 5:0. Continue reading

Canada: December 2012 Camp Roster – Youth Movement Gets An Early Start

On Tuesday, Canada Soccer released head coach John Herdman’s roster of 27 players for the Canada Women’s National Team’s final camp of 2012* — and first of 2015 Women’s World Cup cycle. The roster contains twelve players born after 1990, including  five from Canada’s most recent Under-20 WNT and four more from its Under-17 WNT, along with three other players born after 1990. Only twelve members of Canada’s Bronze Medal winning Olympic team have been called up, as the players on that team who played overseas or in college were given the camp off. The training camp will last nine days and run from Wednesday, December 12th to the 20th (a Thursday). Its main purposes, according to Herdman will be to “provide baseline testing as well as serve as an identification camp as we launch our new quadrennial cycle in 2013.” Continue reading

Mexico: Roster For 2012 City of São Paulo Tournament Includes Sofia Huerta and Two Under-17 Players

Mexico’s head coach, Leonardo Cuellar, has called up 21 players for the upcoming City of São Paulo International Tournament (Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo), including a first-time invite for Under-20 standout forward Sofia Huerta of Santa Clara University, which caps off a whirlwind year for Huerta.  Of the 21 players called up, besides Huerta, five other currently attend American universities: Renae Cuellar, Oklahoma; Alina Garciamendez, Stanford; Anisa Gujardo, Pepperdine; Arianna Romero, Nebraska; and Bianca Sierra, Auburn. From Mexico’s U-17 Women’s National Team, two players have been invited into the senior camp: captain Karla Nieto, and midfielder Paulina Solis, who is only 16 years-old (1996 birthday). Also among the twenty one is 2011 MAC Hermann Trophy winner Teresa Noyola. Continue reading

Olympics: Semifinals – An Epic USA Win Amidst Poor Refereeing. And, Japan Wins, Too.

[Just a short write-up. Highlight videos linked.]

The United States Women’s National Team battled back three times after Canada, via their captain Christine Sinclair, scored three go-ahead goals to send the two squad’s Olympic semifinal match into extra time where Alex Morgan ended her miniature goal-scoring drought and headed home the ‘winner in the waning seconds of added time. Continue reading

Olympics: Quarterfinal Matches Round-Up

A slightly belated listing of the quarterfinal results. NBCOlympics.com highlights are available for all four matches. Plus, shot plots for the United States vs. New Zealand match… Continue reading

Olympics: Round-Up of Group Matches on July 31st Plus Notes

Again, the vital statistics, with group tables. Plus the knock-out stage schedule…

(note: some sources are not yet available, post will be updated) Continue reading