News & Media II: Articles, photos, videos, etc.

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by Bonnie Lass, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think a lot of posters don't watch this thread, but I want to add to the previous post that Girma as the Player of the Year is the first time a true center back who played as center back the whole year has received the award. Solo (as a goalkeeper) won it once. Fawcett (née Biefeld) won the award in 1988 when she was primarily playing as a wide midfielder, and only occasionally as an outside fullback. Ertz (née Johnston) won the award twice, but both times in years when she mostly played as the 6 (although I guess when she won it in 2017, she only played DM for about half the year, but she didn't play much at all in the first half the year). Every other year it went to an offensive player.

    Girma is also one of a handful of players who have been named both as the Young Female Player of the Year and the senior award. I look forward to watching Girma anchor the defense for the next decade!
     
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  2. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Really? I was under the impression that, being a very general thread, almost everyone in the US women's boards was following it. o_O Anyway, I do follow it. :coffee:
     
  3. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know some do, but I've noticed on more than one occasion that after I've posted something here, someone else will post the same thing or make a similar comment in a different thread in the forum a day or two later, and people will respond to it like they didn't see the post here at all. So, it's either that some posters ignore this thread, or they have me on ignore. :unsure:
     
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  4. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Oh, come on, who could have you on ignore? :)
     
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  5. hotjam2

    hotjam2 Member+

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Most Americans are multi sports fans & will only come out of the woodwork during game time! There’s currently a bit of a backlash or at least loss of interest in the USWNT due to its lower than expected performance at the WC. At least it’s being rectified by the NWSL hiring of another Spanish coach as well as the very Euro, Emma Hayes, at the NT.
    Looking ahead at the Olympics, I believe the USWNT will be very competitive but be vying for public attention due to the phenom rise of popularity of other female athletes like Olivia Dunne & Catlin Clark. That’s why I do feel that thr Alex Morgan storyline(will she make the team or not?)could create a lot of media attention & thus keep them still as prevalent as when they were world champs.
     
  6. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Speaking of ignoring, is there a YNT (sub-)forum or thread that I am missing? I see that our U-17s are way ahead of Panama in a Concacaf qualifying group match, but I don't see an ongoing conversation here.
     
  7. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's no sub-forum, but there have been threads in the past. I don't think we have a current one, but you're always welcome to start one. :)
     
  8. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    SheBelieves opponents announced (awhile ago but never posted here):



    Additionally, June friendlies have been announced:

     
  9. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lauren Holiday appears on CBS Sports Kickin' It:



    Holiday is still one of my favorite USWNT players, but even if that weren't true, this is such a great conversation and worth the listen.
     
  10. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    New jerseys have been announced for the Olympic year:



    https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/20...e-and-away-uniforms-for-all-27-national-teams
    The away jersey is meant to be an homage to both the sash kit and bomb pop kit (I immediately saw it as a redesign of the bomb pop kit; I wouldn't have noticed the "sash" part of it if they hadn't told me). I really like it. The home one is only okay, imo; I like the trim on the jersey giving nod to the flag, but I think the trim on the home shorts looks a bit weird. I guess I'll have to wait to see what it looks like from a distance though.

    I don't like the away one quite as much as if they actually brought the bomb pop kit back, but still I really like it. Take my money, US Soccer! (Jerseys go on sale March 21.)
     
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  11. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Another highlight for those who don't click through to the article: for the first time, all US Soccer teams will be wearing these kits at the same time. That includes both senior teams, all youth teams, and all the extended teams (beach, futsal, deaf, CP).
     
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  12. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Instead of bumping a really old thread on equal pay, I'll just post this here. There's a new book out called All Things Being Equal: the Genesis, Costs, and Aftermath of the USWNT's Equal Pay Battle by Rich Nichols about the USWNT's fight for equal pay. I would guess it focuses on the years when Rich was actually involved with the team's negotiations (The PA parted ways with him at the end of 2016. He later represented Hope Solo separately though, and she wrote the foreword of the book.) I haven't read it yet, and I'm undecided if I will.
     
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  13. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sam Mewis interviewed Kelley O'Hara on the Women's Game podcast, and parts of it turned into just an honest conversation between two players on deciding to retire because of injury/chronic pain. It's a good listen:

     
  14. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's been a theme this year of players opening up about career-ending knee injuries. This one is Tobin Heath giving an update at the same time that Press is able to make her way back to (modified) training. For those who don't want to listen, essentially Heath picked up an injury that seemed minor in prep for the 2020 Olympics but was then told was a career-ending injury (mostly knee cartilage damage/deterioration). After a second opinion, she tried to manage it and was still able to make the Olympic roster, then go to Arsenal, and then sign with the Reign. She's had 2 surgeries (between Press and Heath over the last couple of years, they've had 6 knee surgeries). The second surgery was a cartilage transplant, and she's still rehabbing after that, but she basically isn't sure if she'll be able to play professionally again. It's a wait-and-see game right now.

     
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