the footy queen

A few soccer-loving ladies sharing their thoughts, opinions, personal experiences, and more on the beautiful game.

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Jill Scott and Hope Solo:

Could these two go head to head in the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada?

via: http://www.mcfc.co.uk/

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Mrs Graham’s XI, from Stirling in Scotland, are thought to be the first women’s football team in Britain, and sparked riots after they beat England 3-1 in their second match ever in May 1881.

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Indeed, Louisa Necib is quite brilliant on the pitch. 

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footybedsheets:

She is from Marseilles and is of Algerian descent.

They call her “the Female Zidane”.

She played for the top Women’s Club Team on the planet. Olympique Lyonnais of the Division 1 Féminine

She was shortlisted for a Puska Award this year and is undoubtedly incredible. 

Madames et Monsieurs….Louisa Necib. 

Women’s football: Etihad Stadium summit examines attitudes

There are some who still cling to the outdated belief that football is a man’s world, run by men and played by men for the enjoyment of other men.

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IWSL shared this photo via Facebook today and it made me really happy - women of all ages playing the game in the Chicagoland area.

How old will you be when you retire your boots?

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kessi-mittag:

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Ella. Ballin’. What else?

(via womenssoccer)

Last weekend I was visiting Columbus, and I took in all the soccer I could since I was missing a Chicago Fire home match that ended in a disappointing draw against Houston.

On Saturday I went to the Columbus Crew vs Seattle Sounders match, which was delayed an hour or so due to storms (this turned out to be a blessing in disguise, which I’ll address in another post). Sounders went down to 10 men very early in the match but ended up defeating Crew 1-0 with a goal from Eddie Johnson. (Photo on right)

On Sunday I went to the OSU women’s match against Arizona. I was excited to see a high level college game, but I ended up being disappointed in most of the play. As I tweeted, “Would be awesome if one of these teams could string a few passes together instead of relying on long ball & brute force. " Overall, the game appeared to be a battle of who was stronger and players would constantly try to take on 1, 2, or 3 defenders rather than cutting the ball back, shielding the ball, looking for other options. I was impressed with the play from Ohio State’s Danica Wu, who also plays for the Canadian National Team.

All my fellow Fire supporters always hate on Columbus, and while I’ll never be a fan of Columbus Crew, I quite enjoy the city.

Footy love, nikhak

England’s Hope Powell sacked after 15 years // The Equalizer
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England’s Hope Powell sacked after 15 years // The Equalizer

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This is great. Really looking forward to watching this in full.

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Trailer: Goals for Girls

The producers of Goals for Girls have re-released their website today and this served as a good…

Another beer bus to the Chicago Red Stars’ next home match on Sunday, July 14th!

Kick It Social is collaborating with the Chicago Red Stars to host a beer bus to their upcoming match and also working with Section 8 Chicago as they host a watch party for Chicago Fire’s upcoming match against Vancouver Whitecaps.

Join us for the soccer festivities!

Chicago Red Stars v. Kansas City 

Beer Bus and Match Ticket $20 Buy bus/match ticket here: http://tinyurl.com/CRSBusJuly14

Upon return, stay and watch the Chicago Fire take on Vancouver Whitecaps at the Section 8 Chicago hosted watch party.

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Schedule:

1pm: Bus Pick-Up from The Anthem, 1725 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

3pm: Kickoff

5pm: Section 8 Chicago Watch Party at The Anthem

6pm: Kickoff Fire @ Vancouver

6:30pm: Bus returns

Footy love, nikhak