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Alex Morgan, Forward

  • FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Silver Ball: 2008
  • ESPY Award Best Breakthrough Athlete nominee: 2012
  • ESPY Award Best Moment Nominee: 2013
  • Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year, Team Sport: 2012
  • U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year: 2012
  • FIFA World Player of the Year finalist: 2012
  • National Women’s Soccer League Second Best XI: 2013
  • CONCACAF Player of the Year: 2013
  • USWNT All-Time Best XI: 2013
  • SheBelieves Cup Golden Ball and MVP: 2016
  • FIFPro: FIFA FIFPro World XI 2016

you: tobin heath

me, an intellectual: tobin powell heath, #17, UNC alum, 2016 US Soccer Player of the Year, two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA Women’s World Cup silver and gold medalist, plays for the USWNT and Portland Thorns, two-time NWSL Champion, born in NJ but calls Portland her home, is a SOFT cute attractive spicy woman who has the best smile, has crinkle crinkle™ eyes, snapback t-shirt calvins ripped jeans wearing, 23 loving, nutmeg queen, surfer bro, hard chiller, ‘um’ stuttering, orange backpack wearing, fantastic hugger, a harry and a new kid, tobin the toadbin, sweaty fly aways, God loving, major stud and dork, stupid half bun ponytail, lil shit on the pitch, jaw thing, ultimate hype woman, barefoot loving woman and should be loved by everyone.

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Hope Solo claims ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her
Hope Solo says former FIFA president Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her when he grabbed her buttocks backstage at the Ballon d'Or awards in 2013.

U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo says then-FIFA president Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her in 2013.

Speaking to Expresso while in Portugal, Solo said Blatter “grabbed my ass” at the Ballon d'Or award ceremony.

Blatter’s representative called the allegation “ridiculous” in a statement to Expresso and The Guardian.

“I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass,” Solo told Expresso. “… It was at the Ballon d'Or one year, right before I went on stage. … It’s been normalized.”

Hope Solo said former FIFA president Sepp Blatter grabbed her buttocks just prior to walking on stage together to present Abby Wamback with the women’s world player of the year award in 2013.

Solo and Blatter walked on stage together to present the women’s world player of the year to her U.S. teammate Abby Wambach.

“I was in shock and completely thrown off,” Solo told the Guardian. “I had to quickly pull myself together to present my teammate with the biggest award of her career and celebrate with her in that moment, so I completely shifted my focus to Abby.”

Solo said she never saw Blatter again after the ceremony and was disappointed not to be able to “tell him directly, ‘Don’t ever touch me!’

"That’s the way I’ve always handled things. Directly,” she added.

Blatter, now 81, was banned by FIFA in 2015 after serving as president since 1998. In 2004, he was criticized for saying women players should consider wearing more revealing uniforms, such as skimpier shorts, to bring more attention to the game.

Last month, Solo posted on Instagram in the wake of revelations about the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, and on Friday she reiterated her stance to the Guardian that more must be done to combat sexual harassment in women’s sports.

“While in this instance it was Sepp Blatter, who was the most powerful man in football at the time, sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior are rampant at every level in women’s sport, and it needs to stop.”

Solo, who won the 2015 World Cup with the U.S., has been sidelined by an injury and has not played for the national team since a six-month suspension for criticizing opponents Sweden at the Olympics in 2016.

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Greats Of The Game - Christen Press, Forward

International

USA

  • CONCACAF Women’s Qualifying Tournament: 2014
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup: 2015
  • Algarve Cup: 2013, 2015
  • She Believes Cup: 2016

Club

Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC

  • Swedish Cup : 2012

Individual

  • Hermann Trophy: 2010
  • Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year: 2010
  • Soccer America Player of the Year Award: 2010
  • Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Year Award: 2010
  • WPS Rookie of the Year: 2011
  • Damallsvenskan Golden Boot award (Tyresö FF): 2013
  • UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award Nominee: 2013
  • NWSL Second XI: 2014
  • NWSL First XI: 2015, 2016
  • NWSL Player of the Month: 2015 (April)
  • NWSL Player of the Week: 2015 (Week 2)

“In an interview with the Portuguese newspaper Expresso, being published on Saturday, Solo, 36, claimed she “had Sepp Blatter grab my ass” at the glittering presentation of Fifa’s annual football awards for achievement during 2012. Solo presented the Fifa women’s world player of the year award on stage alongside Blatter, to her colleague on the USA team that had won the gold medal at the London Olympics, the striker Abby Wambach.” - The Guardian

Taking Kerr of Business

( I made the vid, I don’t know anything about vid editing so it’s crappy. Credit to owners of the clips and music)

Taking Kerr of Business by Ann Odong 

(Excerpts from the FOURFOURTWO OZ magazine article, thank you to @preathlife for sending me the article) 


“I don’t think I want to do this anymore” In a corner of a locker room in the United States, a distraught Samantha Kerr was inconsolable on the phone with her mother… It was June 2016 and the 22 year old had just returned to play for American National Women’s Soccer League side, Sky Blue FC, after being sidelined for eight months through injury. Towards the end of the game, Kerr had felt a shard of pain once again.

“I was too scared to tell anyone that I’d hurt my foot again and I was just crying and crying.” She recounted. Teammate Nikki Stanton helplessly watched as Kerr’s distress grew and finally urged her to call her mother. “I was too scared to tell my Mum, who I tell everything to, and I just felt like I’d let everyone down.” said Kerr. “She just said ‘Is this what you want to do now? Like, is this how you want to live your life?’ It’s just literally at that point I said I’m done. My career was over and there was a sense of relief.”

In the corner of that locker room, in the United States, that could have been the end of Samantha Kerr’s football story - a story that over a decade had taken an unknown teen from Fremantle to stadiums across the globe.

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Two time Olympic Gold Medalist. Two time FIFA Player of the Year and World Cup Winner Carli Lloyd signs for Man City Women. She sits down with City TV to give her first interview as a blue.

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The Journey is an original U.S. Soccer series that follows U.S. Women’s National Team players on and off the field as they work toward earning a spot at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. In this episode of The Journey, Sponsored by Motrin, we learn how U.S. WNT midfielder Samantha Mewis grew up in Hanson, Massachusetts while always looking up to her older sister Kristie, a U.S. Youth National Team star and elite college player. As the years have gone by, Sam has emerged from her sister’s shadow, blossoming into a strong, independent and mature person, as well as an impact player for club and country who is making a name for herself at the international level.

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Greats Of The Game - Hope Solo, Goalkeeper 

High school

  • Parade Magazine All-American: 1997, 1998
  • Washington State Championship: 1998

College

  • NSCAA All-American: 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Pac-10 Selection: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Club

  • WPS Goalkeeper of the Year: 2009

International

United States

  • Olympic Gold Medal: 2008, 2012
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion: 2015
    Runner-up: 2011
  • Algarve Cup: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015
  • Four Nations Tournament: 2006, 2007, 2008
  • CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup: 2006, 2014

Individual

  • U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year: 2009
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Glove: 2011, 2015
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup Bronze ball: 2011
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star Team: 2011, 2015
  • CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup Golden Glove: 2014
  • CONCACAF Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year: 2015
  • SheBelieves Cup Golden Glove: 2016
  • FIFPro: FIFA FIFPro World XI 2015, 2016
  • IFFHS World’s Women Best Goalkeeper: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Honestly, just look at how stacked Maro’s achievements are at 25. Incredible.

FFC Frankfurt

  • UEFA Women’s Champions League: Runner-Up 2011–12, Winner 2014–15
  • DFB Pokal: Winner 2010–2011, 2013–2014

Olympique Lyon

  • Division 1 Féminine: Winner 2016–17
  • Coupe de France Féminine: Winner 2017
  • UEFA Women’s Champions League: Winner 2016–17

Germany

  • UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship: Winner 2008
  • FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: Winner 2010
  • UEFA Women’s Championship: Winner 2013
  • Summer Olympic Games: Gold medal, 2016
  • Algarve Cup: Winner 2012, 2014

Individual

  • FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Silver Ball: 2008
  • FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Golden Shoe: 2008
  • UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship: Top scorer 2008
  • Fritz Walter Medal: Bronze 2009
  • FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Golden Ball: 2012
  • UEFA Women’s Championship All-Star Team: 2013
  • Algarve Cup Most Valuable Player: 2014
  • UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award 3rd Place: 2015, 2016
  • FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Nominee: 2016
  • IFFHS World’s Women Best Playmaker: 2016
  • FIFPro: FIFA FIFPro World XI 2016
  • UNFP Female Player of the Year: Winner 2016–17
  • Division 1 Féminine XI of the Year: 2016-2017
  • WWC 2015 Records
  • In addition to breaking numerous worldwide social media and viewing records, the 2015 Women's World Cup set and broke a number of unique tournament records as well. The players and teams that participated in this wwc should all feel extremely proud for the history they have made. Their performances continue to show the world that female athletes are capable of so much more than they are ever fully recognized for.
  • • First player, male or female, to play in six world cup tournaments: Shared : Homare Sawa (Japan) and Formiga (Brasil)
  • • Top scoring team in wwc history: United States - 112 goals
  • • First hat-trick by an African player in a wwc: Gaelle Enganamouit (Cameroon)
  • • Oldest player to score in a wwc: Formiga (Brasil)
  • • Oldest player to compete in a wwc tournament and to win a wwc final: Christie Rampone (United States)
  • • Most capped active international player, male or female, in world cup play: Christie Rampone - 308 (United States)
  • • Most goals scored by a single player in wwc history: Marta - 15 (Brasil)
  • • Second fastest goal in wwc history: Marie Laure Delie - 34 seconds (France)
  • • Most capped active female goalkeeper in wwc play, tie for most wwc shutouts, and the first goalkeeper in wwc history to receive back to back golden gloves: Hope Solo - 177 caps and 10 shutouts (United States)
  • • First English player to score in three wwc tournaments: Fara Williams (England)
  • • Fastest hat-trick in wwc history: Fabienne Humm - three goals in 5 minutes (Switzerland)
  • • Fastest hat-trick in a wwc final, fastest hat-trick - from the time of kick-off - in wwc history - 16 minutes, first hat-trick in a wwc final, first goal scored from halfway line in a wwc final, and first American player to score in four consecutive wwc games: Carli Lloyd (United States)
  • • Highest scoring wwc final: United States vs Japan
  • • Tie for most minutes without conceding a goal: 540 minutes - United States and Germany
  • • First country to win three wwc titles, and most consecutive finishes in the top four and top three in tournament history: United States
  • Honorable mentions
  • • The 2015 Women's World Cup was the largest women's sporting event in history with 24 teams and 552 players
  • • Eight countries made first time appearances, 3 of which reached round of sixteen play (Cameroon, Switzerland, Netherlands), and 4 of which were among the teams with least goals conceded - under 5 - (Spain, Netherlands, Costa Rica, and Cameroon)
  • • England made the most historic run and finish for it's women's team and achieved the second best performance of either it's men's or women's teams in world cup history, finishing third
  • • Only two teams played the entire tournament without receiving any yellow or red cards - Australia and Costa Rica
  • • FIFA fair play winners - France
  • • Least goals conceded of any team (1) - Brasil
  • • This year saw the highest attendance in any wwc tournament with 1,353,506
  • • The opening match set the record for the largest crowd to ever watch a national team in any sport in Canada
  • • Broadcasters in the following countries beat the highest TV audience for any match from the 2011 edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup - Australia, Brazil, China, Korea Republic, United States, and Norway
  • • The 2015 wwc final was the most watched world cup final, men or women, and most watched soccer match in US history with a peak audience of 30.9 million viewers
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Mariel Margaret “Mia” Hamm-Garciaparra, Forward, two-time Olympic gold medallist, and FIFA Women’s World Cup winner. Hamm played for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team from 1987 to 2004 and was a founding member of the Washington Freedom in the first professional women’s soccer league in the United States. Hamm was named the women’s FIFA World Player of the Year the first two times that award was given (in 2001 and 2002). She is listed as one of FIFA’s 125 best living players (as chosen by Pelé) being one of two women, accompanied by teammate Michelle Akers. She was also inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame as well as the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, and the World Football Hall of Fame.

Estefania Banini #10 🇦🇷

Estefania Banini’s parents took her from club to club in Mendoza, Argentina, searching for a place for their 5-year-old daughter to play soccer. No, came the answer. No, again and again. At least 10 times. It was 1995, and in Argentina, as in much of Latin America defined by machismo culture, girls did not play soccer. Girls played field hockey. Soccer was a man’s game, the union between fathers and sons, male bonding bridging generations. “It’s a very manly sport and, at that time, women faced discrimination about playing soccer,” Banini, a 26-year-old attacker for the Washington Spirit, said this week. “I’ve been blessed my parents have been supportive since day one. They were always behind me.” And they didn’t give up. They found a club, Cementista, that accepted her. Initially, she did not play outdoor soccer, but futsal, an indoor version of the sport with South American roots emphasizing technique, creativity and improvisation. There weren’t enough girls involved, so for 10 years, she played on boys’ teams. Banini didn’t join a women’s outdoor team, Las Pumas, until she was 15. Her aspirations: the national team and a U.S. pro career. The latter dream has blossomed. Banini signed with the Spirit of the NWSL last year and this season has earned a share of the team’s scoring lead. Banini’s NWSL tenure has reminded her of the challenges women face in soccer. The league features U.S. national team stars seeking greater equality with the men’s program, an effort that led to legal action against the U.S. Soccer Federation. At least, the Americans have a functioning program. In Argentina, the women’s squad has been inactive for most of the past two years and, consequently, ineligible for consideration in the FIFA rankings. Last year, Argentina was No. 35. The team has not qualified for the Olympics since 2008 and the World Cup since ’07. “The federation doesn’t see a future for the women,” Banini said in an interview in which she alternated between Spanish and English. “They are not against it, but they are not helping. We do the best we can, but doors keep getting shut in front of us.” Long before signing with the Spirit, Banini set out on a pro track. Her role model was Marta, the five-time world player of the year from Brazil, who played in the second failed U.S. league, Women’s Professional Soccer. Although Argentina launched a first division for women in 1991, a 10-team circuit dominated by illustrious men’s clubs Boca Juniors and River Plate, Banini chose to join Colo-Colo, Chile’s most successful club. “A steppingstone,” she said. Three years brought nothing but championships. NWSL coaches knew of her work with the Argentine national team. Jim Gabarra, the current Spirit coach, said he liked her game but thought she was too inexperienced to join his team at the time, Sky Blue. Mark Parsons, the Spirit’s coach in 2014-15, pursued her before last season. She started the first four matches before suffering a knee injury that ended her season. Banini was not a certain starter this year, but in anticipation of losing several players to periodic national team call-ups and the Olympics, Gabarra would need her. All of her four goals have come in the past six matches, including a pair two weeks ago at Kansas City. “She was frustrated by not playing as much, but she waited for the chance,” Gabarra said. “We always expected her to be starting caliber.” Banini is a natural playmaker, but under Gabarra’s direction, she has had to expand her horizons by playing on the front line and taking more responsibility in applying high pressure and grasping defensive tasks. While lack of support has stunted the growth of Argentina’s national team, the country’s sports culture has left the women’s program in the long shadows of the ultra-popular men’s team, a two-time World Cup champion. But even Lionel Messi and the men’s squad are unhappy with the federation. During this summer’s Copa America Centenario, Messi voiced his disgust about the federation’s dysfunction and, after defeat to Chile in the final, said he was quitting the national team. Beyond the federation issues, the women face an indifferent public. “In America, people care about the women’s national team,” Banini said. “We see what they are fighting for. We fight alongside of them. We share the anger for not getting what they deserve. People here listen. It’s in the news. “In Argentina, they are not taking notice, and that is the hard part. It comes down to the mentality of the country and how the U.S. people responded during the World Cup [last year]. The United States wants good things for the team. In Argentina, we don’t have that mentality for our national team.” She draws inspiration from the U.S. team’s excellence on the field and pursuit of fairness off it but acknowledges the enormous differences between the programs. “We want the same things for ourselves, but the Americans have the support of the public and we don’t have that support at home,” she said. “As a country, the people aren’t pushing for more respect. It’s hard, but we are trying to keep the dream alive.”

hey just a reminder - the fifa women’s poty nominees did not pick who was getting nominated or awarded!! it is not their fault that fifa sucks and picked players who didn’t deserve the award this year!! do not be mad at them, be mad at fifa!!

FIFA Women’s player Award 2016

The Gals were told our very own Carli Lloyd is between the 10 candidates! Their reactions were not as expected:

Ok…well… what do you think Christen? You haven’t said anything..

So apart from Hope no one seemed that excited about the nomination so we decided to let them democratically vote who their US nominee should be, and the winner IS………….

TOBIN HEATH!!!


*But jokes aside, at the end of the day.. :)