BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (Aug. 22, 2010) – FC Gold Pride clinched the WPS Regular Season title with a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Red Stars in front of 6,089 fans Sunday evening at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. As the winners of the regular-season title, FC Gold Pride will host the WPS Championship presented by Citi on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 2:30pm ET / 11:30am PT.
“This is very exciting,” said FC Gold Pride Head Coach, Albertin Montoya, on clinching the WPS Regular Season Championship. “We went from finishing at the bottom last season to being on top, so we are ecstatic. Coming back strong in our second season and finishing in first means a lot to the entire organization. I want the team to really enjoy this moment because they earned it, but we also need to keep in the back of our minds what happened to last year’s Regular Season Championship Team [Los Angeles Sol] in the finals.”
“I’m very, very happy,” said the league’s leading goal scorer Marta. “Winning the regular season title is great, but winning the WPS Championship is very important. We achieved a lot, but there is more work to be done to prepare for the Championship.” continue @source......but this is America so on to the playoffs
CONCACAF Announces Groups for 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifying
The CONCACAF qualifying event will take place between 28 October and 8 in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The hosts, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana comprise Group A which will play in Estadio Beto Avila in Cancun, while Group B sees USA, Costa Rica, Haiti and Guatemala playing at the Estadio Unidad Deportiva in Playa del Carmen.The two finalists from the North, Central American and Caribbean zone will qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011. The third-place team will play-off against the fifth-place finisher from the European zone.
GROUP A - Mexico, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana
GROUP B - United States, Costa Rica, Haiti, Guatemala
The African Women's Championships will be held in South Africa between 29 October and 14 November. The eight participating teams are: Equatorial-Guinea, Algeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. The two finalists will book their tickets for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.
Europe 41 teams will compete in eight groups from 19-20 September 2009 through25 August 2010. The group winners will progress to the play-offs on 11-12 and 15-16 September 2010, producing four qualifiers for the finals. A fifth European side will be determined via further play-offs and they will meet a team from the CONCACAF zone in a play-off for one more berth in Germany.
The OFC Women's Nations Cup 2010 will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, between 29 September and 8 October. Eight teams will participate: New Zealand, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Tahiti, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Tonga, with the winner qualifying for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 in Germany.
The South American Women's Championship will take place between 28 October and 14 November in Ecuador. The two top teams will earn a ticket to Germany 2011.
Asia - Australia, Japan, Korea DPR
We never said congrats to Princesses of Germany for winning the U20 Women's World Cup
And congrats to this badass, Alexandra Popp, for winning the golden boot with 10 motherfucking goals!
FC Gold Pride coach Albertin Montoya .................................i would
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Chicago Red Star
FC Gold Pride
(they are wearing pink for "project pink" it is a Puma breast cancer fund raiser they are doing with the all the teams - go buy something)
Look Ma! I Scored!
Jordan 's goal (@1:20) was #4 on Fox Soccer Report's goals of the week, the highest I've seen them put a girls goal.
another shotout to Popp
Watch the baby feeders!
Let this flip throw welcome you in.....