2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations leaves a legacy – Equalizer Soccer

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Photo: CAF Morocco 2022 was arguably the best edition yet of the Africa Women Cup of Nations (WACON). The hosts elevated the marquee tournament to a new level with record crowds and qualification to the World Cup for the first time, something which paid back recent investments in women’s soccer from the country’s government. Over […]

Jenni Hermoso introduced to Pachuca; Tigres earns first win – Equalizer Soccer

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Photo: Pachuca Femenil. Jenni Hermoso was the biggest signing of the Liga MX Femenil offseason by a mile. The former Barcelona forward, who won the UEFA Women’s Champions League with the club in 2021, signed with Pachuca. That signing showed a growth in Liga MX Femenil’s competitiveness and attractiveness around the world. Hermoso was introduced […]

England dominates Sweden to secure spot in European Championship finals – Equalizer Soccer

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James Whitehead /SPP Maybe it was because the English women’s national team failed to advance in three major semifinal matches over the past few years. Or maybe it was because its quarterfinal match against Spain last week, although it was a dramatic come-from-behind victory, wasn’t exactly a confidence-booster, considering Spain looked like the better team […]

The case for Ella Toone to lead England’s midfield – Equalizer Soccer

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England head coach Sarina Wiegman is a fan of consistency. She does not tinker with a winning formula. It’s a results-guided approach that can be basically summarized as: if it isn’t broken, don’t try to fix it. Then again, the reason England is in the semifinals of EURO 2022 is because the Lionesses had problems, […]

How South Africa finally won its first Africa Women Cup of Nations title – Equalizer Soccer

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Photo: CAF For the first time in 12 years, a different team joined Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea in the elite club of WACON winners and took their seat in the hall of fame. South Africa, led by head coach Desiree Ellis, etched their names in the history books after brilliantly defeating hosts Morocco 2-1 to […]

France advance to Euro semifinals for the first time in their history, defeating Netherlands with extra-time penalty – Equalizer Soccer

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Richard Callis/SPP/Panoramic This match went down to the wire, and through regulation time it looked like France’s curse of being unable to advance in major tournaments would continue, but a penalty kick drawn by Kadidiatou Diani changed the game in extra time. The first half was completely dominated by the French side. Everything they did […]

Querétaro stuns CF Monterrey, America continues rolling – Equalizer Soccer

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Photo: Querétaro Femenil. Week 2 of Liga MX Femenil Apertura action did not disappoint. With the Concacaf W Championship wrapping up, teams were still without plenty of big-name stars. However, those players who are with their club sides are impressed, particularly those within the Querétaro and Club América squads. Take a look and see how […]

Germany advances with goals from Magull, Popp as the woodwork haunts Austria – Equalizer Soccer

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Daniela Porcelli /SPP The second quarterfinal of these UEFA EURO games played out between the neighboring nations of Germany and Austria, with the eight-time champions eventually earning the win they were expected to. Austria performed exceptionally well in this match, but they were always the underdogs in this matchup, and the posts didn’t help them […]

Amid USWNT’s youth movement, necessary veteran leadership remains – Equalizer Soccer

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MONTERREY, Mexico — Becky Sauerbrunn and Alex Morgan exchange a knowing glance, smiling as they each hold the latest trophies in their collection. The United States women’s national team had just defeated Canada 1-0 on Monday at Estadio BBVA to win the Concacaf W Championship and qualify for the 2024 Olympics. As US staff — […]

USWNT conquers Concacaf – Equalizer Soccer

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Brad Smith/ISI Photos MONTERREY, Mexico — The buildup to Monday had a familiar feeling, one which could serve as a turning point for the United States women’s national team and Canada in many different ways. The two teams entered the Concacaf W Championship final at Estadio BBVA surrounded by different narratives, and at different places […]