Yank Women Abroad

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by mamalia, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
    With so many of our women heading off to international leagues, I thought it might be good to have one dedicated thread where we can update one another on how that's going. Men's Soccer America does a good digest for US men playing in foreign leagues, but little information is provided for the women players from that source.
     
  2. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
    I see this has gotten some looks, but no comments yet. This is what I am thinking - an updated listing of who is playing where (country/league/team) with website links so that is perhaps easier to keep track of activity, highlights etc. I have not had time to do any of the legwork to start a listing today, but will put some effort into it over the next couple of days. Perhaps certain people will want to take on 'monitoring' a particular league or team for the group and post relevant updates, but I am getting ahead of myself. :)
     
  3. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    #3 JanBalk, Aug 28, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2013
    It is a rather big job.
    Christen Press /Sweden/ Damallsvenskan /Tyresö
    Meghan Klingenberg /Sweden/ Damallsvenskan /Tyresö
    Whitney Engen/Sweden/ Damallsvenskan /Tyresö
    Ashlyn Harris/Sweden/ Damallsvenskan /Tyresö
    Ali Krieger/Sweden/ Damallsvenskan /Tyresö
    Alexandra Riley/Sweden/ Damallsvenskan /LdB Malmö (FIFA nationality New Zeeland)
    Yael Averbuch/Sweden/Damallsvenskan/Kopparberg Göteborg
    Camille Levin/Sweden/Damallsvenskan/Kopparberg Göteborg
    And that is only the top 25% of Damallsvenskan we have 9 more teams in it and 14 in the second tier and I think the average is probably at least one North American/team for those 23. And that just Sweden, although I am pretty sure we have the biggest share of North Americans player outside of North America.
    I guess I can keep my eyes out for the two top leagues in Sweden, you get the rest of Damallsvenskan and Elitettan in a while.
     
  4. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
    Yes, thank you, Jan Balk. It is kind of painful. I did find this website, Soccerway Women Soccer
    http://us.women.soccerway.com/which seems to be a pretty good gateway to collected information, rosters, team website links, etc. Maybe everyone knows about it already? I think I would like to stay with top tier teams, because otherwise it is really over the top.
     
  5. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
    Web links for the above referenced Damallsvenskan (can we say 'DV'?) teams:
    http://www.goteborgfc.se/
    http://www.itsawomensworld.se/ (Malmö)
    http://www.tyresoff.se/
     
  6. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
  7. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Karen Bardsley (GK) US born & raised, member of the English team, plays for Lincoln Ladies (WSL)

    Iefoma Dieke (D) US born, member of the Scottish team, plays for Vittsjö GIK of the Swedish Damallsvenskan along with Kendall Fletcher.
     
  8. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
  9. StarCityFan

    StarCityFan BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 2, 2001
    Greenbelt, MD
    Club:
    Washington Freedom
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The (former) Spirit GM told us in an end-of-season interview to expect a lot of these players to return home to play in the NWSL next year.
     
  10. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    DA would be better since it is the two words Dam (Lady) and Allsvenskan (All-swedish, general term for a league covering all fo Sweden and specific when used without any other specifcation for the Swedish men top Soccer league. ).
    So short it either to DA or DAS (Allsvenskan is after all also made from two words) or possibly as SvFF does to D Sweden/D should be enough, then Sweden/E would be for Elitettan our second tier.
    The rest of the North Americans in it, a little bit fewer than I expected.
    Stephanie Labbé /Sweden/Damallsvenskan/Örebro
    Ifeoma Dieke/Sweden/Damallsvenskan/Vittsjö (FIFA nationality Scotland)
    Lydia Williams/Sweden/Damallsvenskan/Piteå (FIFA nationality Australia and born there but with an american mother)
    Katlynn Fraine/Sweden/Damallsvenskan/Mallbacken
    BlakelyMattern/Sweden/Damallsvenskan/Mallbacken
    Jessica Shufelt/Sweden/Damallsvenskan/Mallbacken
    I try to get the ones from Elitettan in place later this week.
     
  11. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    For the Swedish ones, yes I expect about half or a bit more than that will. Close to a third of them was recently signed on short term contract as reinforcements for the rest of the season.
     
  12. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
  13. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
    Bianca Henninger (GK) also to Bayern Munich.
     
  14. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
    Matches noted, 8/31-9/6:
    8/31:
    Göteborg v KIF Örebro

    9/1:
    Vittsjö v Malmö
    Hénin-Beaumont v OL
    Yzeure Allier v PSG
    Birmingham City v Liverpool

    9/3:
    Sunnanå v Tyresö
     
  15. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
    8/31:
    Göteborg v KIF Örebro

    Yael Averbuch scored the fourth goal in Göteborg's 4-1 victory over Örebro.
     
  16. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
    9/1:
    Vittsjö 0 v Malmö 2: Kendall Fletcher on the field for Vittsjö and Ali Riley for Malmö.

    Hénin-Beaumont 0 v OL 4
    Yzeure Allier 0 v PSG 2
    I did not see the goal scorers listed for the French games, yet.

    Birmingham City 2 v Liverpool 4 (Liverpool hat trick by Nicole Rolser)
     
  17. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
    Some factoids on this match:
    9/3:
    Sunnanå 0 v Tyresö 8
    Press with a hat trick. Harris with the clean sheet. Looks like Krieger played full match.
     
  18. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
    Also Klingenberg until subbed at 58 min.
     
  19. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
  20. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
    Matches noted, 9/7
    9/7:
    OL v Juvisy
    Wolfsburg v. Bayern Munich - I've seen posts this may be streamed on Eurosports, also tv.dfb.de, 7a ET
     
  21. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
    Here is the link for the replay. Nice quality. No spoiler from me, I am still watching.
    http://tv.dfb.de/index.php?view=6395
     
  22. Mosan

    Mosan Member

    Apr 29, 2009
    Munich
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Hagen with a very impressive game (minus actually scoring a goal). Brooks solid and strong with her tackles. Tymrak only with a short stint (obviously needs time to gel). Pretty good start for the "Bayern Mädels" against the treble champs Wolfsburg.
     
  23. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
    Thanks for posting, Mosan. I agree with your take on the players/game. I know it was debut game for both teams so lots more to come, but I felt Bayern more than held their own.
     
  24. mamalia

    mamalia Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Cincinnati OH US
  25. kernel_thai

    kernel_thai Member+

    Oct 24, 2012
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Liverpool, Whitney Engens current team, clinched a CL berth when Arsenal lost three points for using an unregistared player in a game earlier this season. Liverpool and Bristol Academy face off Sept 29 to decide the winner of the WSL. Liverpool wins with either a victory or a draw.
     

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