Posts Tagged ‘Women’s World Cup’
Carli Lloyd wheels away after scoring the winning goal for USA against China.

Women’s World Cup Update (The Broken China Edition)

Kristian Lin
On the same day that the Supreme Court made gay marriage legal everywhere in America (and thus made members of Team USA happy, though not Texas’ idiot governor and attorney general), USA promptly went out and defeated China i...

Alex Morgan scored for USA against Colombia.

Women’s World Cup Update (The Shutting Off the Coffee Edition)

Kristian Lin
On Monday, USA defeated Colombia in the Women’s World Cup round of 16, and nobody seems all that happy about it. To which I say, welcome to life as a soccer superpower. If the men’s team ever reaches that status, the negati...

USA Nigeria

Women’s World Cup Update (The Now It All Gets Serious Edition)

Kristian Lin
With their 1-0 victory over Nigeria yesterday, USA takes first place in the Women’s World Cup Group of Death and now looks forward to a matchup with Colombia on Monday. Should USA win that game, a quarterfinal berth opposite ...

Meghan Klingenberg helped preserve a draw for USA against Sweden.

Women’s World Cup Update (The Kissing Your Sister Edition)

Kristian Lin
On a day when men’s soccer saw a swastika on the field during the Croatia-Italy Euro qualifier match, the Women’s World Cup finished its second go-around, with all teams having played two games and USA still atop Group D af...

Megan Rapinoe was good for two goals against Australia.

Women’s World Cup Update (The Sour Grapes Down Under Edition)

Kristian Lin
The sad realities of working in an office meant that I had to miss the Nigeria-Sweden game, which looked like a real barn-burner. Fortunately, I was on hand to see USA dispatch Australia 3-1 in their opening match, and I’ve m...


Women’s World Cup Preview

Kristian Lin
Tomorrow, the FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off in Canada, with a record 24 teams contesting for the championship of the world. Just like I did with last year’s men’s tournament, I’ll be here all June blogging on the dev...

Women’s World Cup Final Preview (Plus, the Prettiest Women at the Tournament)

Kristian Lin
An observer named Paul Smith said USA’s semifinal match against France should be called Rachel Buehler’s Day Off. I like to think of Coach Pia Sundhage going all Ben Stein in the locker room before the game, droning, “Bue...

USA 2, Brazil 2 (USA Wins 5-3 on Penalties)

Kristian Lin
Wow, that game had everything, didn’t it? Everything except a streaker. And a jaw-dropping coaching blunder. And Hope Solo discovering a terrorist plot and foiling it by single-handedly taking down an army of bad guys command...

Notes from the Women’s World Cup Group Stage

Kristian Lin
A few observations, now that the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals are set: USA’s women have made things a lot harder for themselves… It wasn’t just that they lost their final group game 2-1 to Sweden. It was the way they...

Big Weekend for U.S. Soccer

Kristian Lin
Fans of both America’s men’s and women’s soccer teams will be on pins and needles this weekend. The U.S. men takes on Mexico in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament. USA suffered a serious wobble, los...