WK-League Thread [R]

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  1. Bluewings21

    Bluewings21 Member

    Suwon Samsung Bluewings
    Apr 26, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    July 16, 2018
    Suwon FMC vs. Changnyeong WFC
     

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  2. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
    Thanks for the photo Bluewings!

    So,
    WK League Season 10
    [​IMG]

    (Are they making a fist because it means "ten", or something else?)

    Here I'll recap rounds 1 to 5 of the season 2018, with highlights.

    If you need to find a player or number, Wikipedia's team lists seem comprehensive:
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_WK_League#Teams

    From that page, the overseas players in the 2018 season squads. They come from Ivory Coast, Brazil, the US and Japan:

    Gyeongju KHNP – 4 Asuna Tanaka (JPN), 10 Ines Nrehy (CIV), 15 Josée Nahi (CIV)
    Hwacheon KSPO – 10 Chiaki Minamiyama (JPN), 25 Glaucia Cristiano (BRZ)
    Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels – 10 Beatriz Zaneratto João (BRZ), 11 Thaís Guedes (BRZ), 28 Fuka Nagano (JPN)
    Suwon UDC – 5 Jennifer Skogerboe (USA), 9 Paige Nielsen (USA)


    The round 1 games were played in a downpour, but there was time for

    a dramatic ending in the champions' opening game
    Incheon Hyundai Steel (red) v Gyeongju KHNP (white), 23 Apr 2018
    - youtube.com/watch?v=5bhnK7gSwZM&t=2h20m40s


    and an angry slap leading to a red card at
    Suwon UDC v Changnyeong, 23 Apr



    Round 2, Gumi Sports Toto vs Hwacheon KSPO (구미스포츠토토 vs 화천KSPO), 30 Apr, highlights
    and

    Boeun v Gyeongju KHNP, 30 Apr



    Round 3:
    Incheon Hyundai Steel v Boeun, 4 May



    Round 4:
    A nice second goal scored by Lee Soo-bin...
    Match highlights:
    Hwacheon KSPO v Changnyeong (화천KSPO vs 창녕WFC), 11 May
    - youtu.be/wvb7urMhITU?t=2h15m2s



    Round 5:
    Two matches online - a narrow win for Incheon:

    Incheon Hyundai Steel v Gumi Sports Toto, 14 May
    - youtu.be/6QM-cwHw91Y?t=2h14m44s


    Boeun 1 Suwon UDC 2
    see Suwon's goals + Boeun's goal




    Man, those commentators are amazing :D and I don't even understand them. But they are teaching me Korean words, like "cross", "head iiing", "shoot iiing", and, uh... What phrase do they usually say when a goal is scored?
     
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  3. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa

    Seriously, I don't know! :unsure: Where I'm from, raising a fist has other meanings...​
     
  4. 10August2012

    10August2012 Member+

    Oct 28, 2012
    Melbourne
    Club:
    Sunnanå SK Skellefteå
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Where are you from and what does it mean?
     
  5. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
  6. DynamoManiac

    DynamoManiac Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
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  7. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
    Thank you!

    Now it's time for more Hwaiting :coffee:


    Round 6

    Gumi were fighting amongst themselves to give away a bizarre penalty:

    Suwon UDC v Gumi Sports Toto: Lee Hyun-young goal, 18 May


    And birthday in-fighting at Suwon with their headcoach Park Gil-yong.
    They went into 1st place thanks to Incheon's 1-0 defeat at Hwacheon the same day.



    Round 7

    Suwon followed that up with a spirited fightback - at the champions Incheon, a quick pair of goals took Suwon level at 2-2, Kim Ji-eun (50') and Kim Mi-yeon (53').

    But Incheon won the game with a 6-goal display, with Thaís, Beatriz, Jang Sel-gi, Han Chae-rin and Kim Woo-ri scoring:
    - youtube.com/watch?v=oXuSedqrcrw&t=2h15m04s

    That result put Incheon top of the table on goal difference.

    On the same night, two teams fighting to avoid last place:

    Seoul v Boeun, 25 May
    - youtube.com/watch?v=VQyRMprQSpY



    Round 8

    More fighting back:

    Boeun (red) v Hwacheon KSPO (blue), 28 May



    Round 9

    A last-minute winner in the midtable clash:

    Hwacheon KSPO (blue) v Gumi Sports Toto (red), 1 June


    The league leaders Incheon took half an hour to score against last-placed Changnyeong WFC. Then Fuka Nagano (JPN) opened the scoring in a 7-1 win.
    - youtube.com/watch?v=Iip2mFuZgOE&t=2h12m18s


    Round 10

    Hell of a scrap in this one – KSPO were furious about the penalty at the end:

    Suwon UDC v Hwacheon KSPO, 4 June


    5-0 away win for Incheon the same day, at Boeun.
    - youtube.com/watch?v=fEuF4pxbhCU&t=2h08m06s





    With Boeun being a military-based club (they saluted during the anthem in that game), I found out that South Korea reached the women's military World Cup Final recently, up against Brazil in the desert!
     
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  8. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
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  9. chook90

    chook90 Member+

    South Korea
    Jan 2, 2015
    Al Khor, Qatar
    Club:
    FC Seoul
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    ??? What is it about scorpions and pine tree?
     
  10. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
    My guess is, they're saying players' names, and the technology doesn't differentiate the names from a word that sound similar.

    (They mentioned "a scorpion" again later.)

    Or maybe someone did a "scorpion" kick and we missed it.


    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  11. DHMGKorea

    DHMGKorea Member

    Bayern München
    South Korea
    Oct 11, 2016
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Probably 전가을 since she plays for 화천 KSPO. if you say her name quick enough could sound like 전갈 (scorpion).
     
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  12. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
    In weeks 11-15, the leaders Incheon continued their winning ways, including a close 2nd-half win 1-0 against Seoul at home. Then Incheon were held goalless by Gumi for 75 minutes, before Incheon got a quickfire 3-0 away victory. (Gumi are now in 2nd place.) Incheon's other scores: 2-1 over Hwacheon KSPO, 1-1 away at Suwon, and 1-0 over highflyers Gyeongju, only with a penalty by Brazil's Beatriz.

    In the other TV games, the struggling Boeun held Gumi 0-0 at home, bottom club Changnyeong got a rare 3-0 win, and the Boeun-Seoul game was held up by a flying drone, which taught me a lot about Korean drone laws :geek: Finally, Glaucia scored twice for Hwacheon KSPO, who beat Boeun 4-1, after a 1st-minute goal.





    Something a little different on August 2 – the National Women's Football Championship held in Hapcheon by the KWFF, Korea Women's Football Federation. It included games with league teams.

    The Incheon-Suwon match below was great, despite a terrible field surface. Each team played as hard or harder than in a WK-League match – I think they fielded all-Korean lineups without the internationals(?) and as you see, Suwon managed to upset the form-book with a 1-0 win:

    Incheon Hyundai Steel v Suwon FC (인천현대제철 vs 수원도시공사) highlights
    - www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdHhgngJlBE&t=2h21m06s



    In the other game of note, the national university final:

    Ulsan College (blue) v Daeduk College (white)
    (울산과학대 vs 대덕대 대학부) highlights
    or full video
     
  13. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
    The last matches of the WK-season are today - the top 3 go to the final playoffs:

    In today's live match, Suwon must beat the top club to progress:

    Suwon v Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels
    Oct 22, live at 10:00 GMT / 19:00 KST
    - youtube.com/watch?v=kj64WNQDX34


    Pre-match table:
    1. Incheon, 68pts (Q)
    2. Gyeongju, 53pts (Q)
    3. Suwon, 49pts, GD +14
    4. Gumi 48pts, GD +13

    Gumi are playing 3 hours earlier at last-place Changnyeong.

    After this, the playoffs will be a 2nd vs 3rd single-elimination match, then a 2-leg final with Incheon.



    How to sum up weeks 16 to 27, twelve rounds in one post? Easy!

    [​IMG] Incheon topped the table with ease, but they've lost their best goalscorer Beatriz to injury - she's missing the rest of the season. The Brazilian got a collarbone injury in an unusual incident with Changnyeong's Lee Han-un in week 23. This year, Beatriz had 19 goals (24 in 2017), while her teammate and compatriot Thaís has 16 so far. It would still be a shock if they didn't win a 6th title in a row.

    Gyeongju KHNP are a surprise 2nd-place team, in the club's 2nd season. Their strikeforce of Lee Geum-min (no 9) of Korea, and Ines Nrehy (10) and Josée Nahi (15), both from Ivory Coast, have had a big role in their season, as seen in their 2-1 win at Suwon, and a 2-0 over Seoul. Altogether those three have scored 30 goals.
    (There's a Korean article on the team on FootballJournal, and an interview with the manager Kim Poong-joo, ex-player for South Korea men's team.)

    In the 3rd-4th battle, Suwon stayed ahead in the playoff race with a win and draw against Gumi (2-0 at home, 1-1 away).
    Gumi might overtake today, and they've had some impressive scores, a turbulent 4-3 win at Seoul, then a 3-1 at Hwacheon. Suwon's top-scorers are Moon Mi-Ra and Paige Nielsen (USA), and Gumi's is Kim Sang-eun.

    [​IMG] Hwacheon KSPO (5th) were only a few wins from playoff pace, but they've been inconsistent, and they lost all 4 games to Gumi, the team above them in the table, who they had beaten in 3 games in 2017.

    [​IMG] Seoul (6th) struggled in the league, but they drew twice with the champions Incheon, including a 3-3 away draw with two great goals, Seo Ji-yeon's opener and Shin Ji-young's equalizing header.

    Boeun (7th) were the world military soccer silver-medallists in Texas, but in the WK-League they didn't have much success: only a 0-0 draw at Incheon as consolation. As a Korean army club, they can't sign overseas players, and (if I'm reading this right) there are no civilians in the team except for 2 coaches(?)

    Changnyeong (8th) were playing their first season, and only won 2 games. They might take heart from Gyeongju, who debuted in 7th place and have risen to 2nd.


    RESULTS WEEKS 16-27 (open)

    Mon 06/08/18 Seoul 1 - 1 Suwon FMC More info
    Gumi Sportstoto 3 - 1 Hwacheon KSPO More info
    Mon 06/08/18 Changnyeong 0 - 5 Incheon Red Angels More info
    Boeun Sangmu 1 - 2 Gyeongju More info

    Mon 13/08/18 Hwacheon KSPO 0 - 0 Suwon FMC More info
    Incheon Red Angels 0 - 0 Boeun Sangmu More info
    Gumi Sportstoto 2 - 0 Gyeongju More info
    Changnyeong 1 - 4 Seoul More info

    Mon 20/08/18 Suwon FMC 1 - 2 Gyeongju More info
    Seoul 2 - 2 Incheon Red Angels More info
    Hwacheon KSPO 4 - 0 Changnyeong More info
    Gumi Sportstoto 2 - 0 Boeun Sangmu More info

    Mon 27/08/18 Hwacheon KSPO 4 - 3 Seoul More info
    Incheon Red Angels 3 - 1 Gumi Sportstoto More info
    Changnyeong 0 - 2 Gyeongju More info
    Boeun Sangmu 0 - 1 Suwon FMC More info

    Fri 07/09/18 Changnyeong 1 - 1 Boeun Sangmu More info
    Suwon FMC 2 - 0 Gumi Sportstoto More info
    Hwacheon KSPO 1 - 2 Incheon Red Angels More info
    Gyeongju 2 - 0 Seoul More info

    Mon 10/09/18 Seoul 0 - 0 Boeun Sangmu More info
    Incheon Red Angels 3 - 2 Suwon FMC More info
    Mon 10/09/18 Hwacheon KSPO 0 - 2 Gyeongju More info
    Gumi Sportstoto 2 - 1 Changnyeong More info

    Fri 14/09/18 Changnyeong 2 - 2 Suwon FMC More info
    Seoul 3 - 4 Gumi Sportstoto More info
    Gyeongju 1 - 5 Incheon Red Angels More info
    Boeun Sangmu 0 - 2 Hwacheon KSPO More info

    Mon 17/09/18 Suwon FMC 5 - 2 Seoul More info
    Incheon Red Angels 4 - 0 Changnyeong More info
    Hwacheon KSPO 1 - 3 Gumi Sportstoto More info
    Gyeongju 4 - 0 Boeun Sangmu More info

    Thu 20/09/18 Seoul 2 - 2 Changnyeong More info
    Hwacheon KSPO 2 - 1 Suwon FMC More info
    Gyeongju 2 - 5 Gumi Sportstoto More info
    Boeun Sangmu 0 - 4 Incheon Red Angels More info

    Mon 01/10/18 Changnyeong 3 - 5 Hwacheon KSPO More info
    Incheon Red Angels 3 - 3 Seoul More info
    Gyeongju 4 - 0 Suwon FMC More info
    Boeun Sangmu 2 - 3 Gumi Sportstoto More info

    Fri 05/10/18 Suwon FMC 3 - 0 Boeun Sangmu More info
    Gyeongju 4 - 1 Changnyeong More info
    Fri 05/10/18 Gumi Sportstoto 0 - 3 Incheon Red Angels More info
    Hwacheon KSPO 1 - 0 Seoul More info

    Mon 08/10/18 Incheon Red Angels 4 - 1 Hwacheon KSPO More info
    Gumi Sportstoto 1 - 1 Suwon FMC More info
    Seoul 1 - 2 Gyeongju More info
    Boeun Sangmu 3 - 2 Changnyeong More info

     
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  14. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
    #64 sbahnhof, Oct 22, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2018

    Unbelievable – Suwon are in the playoffs without kicking a ball! In the early game there was an upset, WK_League Fan Twitter reports: Changnyeong 2 - Gumi 0. Goals by Park So-ri (박소리) and Son Hwa-yeon (손화연).

    Changnyeong's third win in the season – and it ends Gumi's season. It was a bit of a bogey team: Changnyeong also beat Gumi 4-3 in July.
     
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  15. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
    Now the regular season's over, the 2nd vs 3rd playoff is on Monday (Oct 29) – Gyeongju v Suwon.

    In the teams' meeting a few weeks ago, Gyeongju won 4-0. Back in June, Suwon had won there 4-2 away. The matchwinners will reach the final, a 2-leg match with Incheon, on Nov 2 and 5.

    Suwon's striker Paige Nielsen has made some excellent guides to WK-League squad routines, tactics and training, and video of a day in a player's life:

    https://paigenielsen.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/womens-professional-soccer-in-south-korea-wk-league/

    - Video: youtube.com/watch?v=GmgDdKyB2gI


    Luckily, in the last game she wasn't subtitled :laugh:

    [​IMG]


    2018 regular season: final table after 28 games
    1. Incheon 69pts, 2. Gyeongju KHNP 53pts, 3. Suwon 50pts, (Q)
    4.
    Gumi Sports Toto 48pts, 5. Hwacheon KSPO 44pts, 6. Seoul 21pts, 7. Boeun 16pts, 8. Changnyeong 12pts


    RESULTS WEEK 28 (open)
     
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  16. chook90

    chook90 Member+

    South Korea
    Jan 2, 2015
    Al Khor, Qatar
    Club:
    FC Seoul
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    :ROFLMAO: I like her
     
  17. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Since this thread isn't in the women's football section of BigSoccer, it's somehow out of my radar: can I ask someone who follows South Korean League regularly how Fuka Nagano did fare this season? Did she look like she's ready to play in Nadeshiko Japan's Senior NT? :coffee:
     
  18. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
    #68 sbahnhof, Oct 29, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2018
    Tonight's winner goes to the final to play 1st-placed Incheon.

    Available to watch online (and live at 10:00 GMT / 19:00 KST)

    Playoff: Gyeongju KHNP v Suwon WFC
    플레이오프 경주 한수원 vs 수원도시공사


    ("New Leader, New Start", wow)




    My expert assessment: "IDK", but you can see her playing 86 minutes for Incheon in last week's game, Suwon (red/black) v Incheon (Nagano is number 28 in blue). She's likely to be in the Incheon team in the final, starting this Friday. The WK site has scant information on her season's record, 1 goal, 1 assist, 0 fouls. :D
     
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  19. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
    Today, Friday, it's the championship game, 1st leg.

    Available to watch online (and live at 10:00 GMT / 19:00 KST)

    Final 1st leg: Gyeongju KHNP v Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels
    챔프1차전 경주 한수원 vs 인천현대제철



    League runners-up Gyeongju are at home in tonight's match. Incheon have had a longer preparation time, more than a week.

    In Gyeongju Women's second year of existence, they're finalists. Incheon are defending a 5-year run of successive titles. Gyeongju need to rely on their adept strikeforce, and the absence of Incheon's Beatriz, if they want to cause an upset.

    It's the same venue where Gyeongju won the playoff on Monday (황성3구장). Incheon won there 5-1 and 3-1 this season. The teams' matches at Incheon were tighter (1-0 and 0-0).

    Wondering if Incheon might add a 6th champions' star to the 5 stars on their logo, or if 6 stars would look silly. But it turns out other clubs are much sillier.
     
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  20. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
    1st leg review: OMG :confused::alien:o_O
    Goal highlights / Match report (Archived) / Match details, KWFF (Archived)


    2nd leg: Who'll be champions? The match is online, and live at Namdong Stadium today, Monday (10:00 GMT / 19:00 KST)

    Final 2nd leg: Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels v Gyeongju KHNP
    챔프2차전 인천현대제철 vs 경주 한수원



    As you see in the interviews, Ko Moon-hee is now Gyeongju's coach in the playoffs. Kim Poong-joo stepped down as coach for personal reasons, apparently.

    Before today's game, there's a great photo diary of the 2016 final at the same stadium. (Archived)
     
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  21. DynamoManiac

    DynamoManiac Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Second leg was absolutely insane. Won't spoil it for anyone that plans to have a watch later, but absolute drama.
     
  22. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
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  23. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
    ^ Make that the KFA's player of the year.


    There'll be a new Japanese player in Korea in 2019 – defender Yoshimi Natsuki is transferring from Stella Nojima to Hwacheon KSPO.

    In mid-December the Korean university draft took place (Player list / video).

    On the TV side, there's a longform interview with commentator Kwon Yee-eun, who had to retire as a Suwon player due to injury.

    After ten years of the WK-League, here's a look back at the inaugural season, 2009. You can see a fan video of Suwon v Busan Sangmu (army club, who later became Boeun Sangmu) from an old thread.
    Also, a match report from the opening game in 2009, Incheon v Daekyo (Archived) – those matches were played in Gunsan, one of only three WK stadiums at that time.


    "Other clubs do it" isn't a good excuse :oops: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp16_CVAAvm/
     
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  24. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Per Nadeshiko Japan Official thread (courtesy of @unepommekun), there should be another Japanese player who'll transfer to South Korea: Mayu Ikejiri, who was a record-scorer in Challenge League (Japanese Third Division) this season, and later had been briefly signed by a Second Division team, should play next season in 水原WFC (that I guess translate as Seoul WFC, but anyone here might correct me).
     
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