The women’s college season kicks off on Friday, which means the guys weigh in this week with a special preview edition of The Young Professionals podcast. This week, Travis, J.R. and Will talk about some of the teams to beat, discuss some of the nation’s top players and bring on UCLA star midfielder Sam Mewis for an interview about the Bruins’ title defense in 2014. Don’t miss this one.
Back in November, the Pali Blues and LA Strikers FC women’s teams merged within the USL W-League to create LA Blues SC, which kicks off its first consolidated season on May 16 against Sedona FC. Competing in the competitive eight-team Western Conference, the Blues will run up against teams like the Seattle Sounders’ women’s affiliate.
In advance of the season opener, the Blues came out with this promo video this spring. It starts off as a fairly normal thing until GOALS happens and suddenly you’re wondering why this disembodied voice is shouting you down. It all happens so fast (wait, did he say “the top tier of women’s soccer?”) that by the time he shouts GOALS in your face again, you might as well be drowning.
It’s been a whirlwind weekend for the UCLA women’s soccer team. Winners of the national championship on Sunday, the Lady Bruins were recognized on Thursday’s edition of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, earning a round of applause for their recent accomplishment.
The full episode is posted above, fast forward to the 7:45 mark to see the quick segment during Leno’s monologue.
Welcome to our final installment of the five best women’s DI squads to ever suit up. We’ve already taken you through the 2005 Portland Pilots, the 1998 Florida Gators and the 1992 North Carolina Tar Heels.
Here are our last two combatants. Next up, be on the lookout for a proper vote between the five. Almost time to start picking sides.
Welcome to a fun project we’ve cooked up as the Women’s College Cup approaches next weekend. Over the course of the next few days, we’ll profile what we consider to be five of the best women’s Division I national title-winning sides of all time.
We’ll release the first today, two more on Monday and the final two on Tuesday. Then we’ll open up the floor to you for a vote on which women’s team you think is the best since the NCAA started its DI soccer tournament in 1982. It’s understood that every team that wins a national title deserves praise. But these five stand above the rest as some of the best to ever suit up.
Without further ado, our first contestant.
ACC Soccer Weekly is back to profile the Final Four of the ACC women’s tourney, which features four of the top six teams in the country. If anyone can knock off unbeaten Virginia, call it a coup.
But this video’s a bit special. Breaking it down is our own Travis Clark, whose beard helps him dispense magical morsels of wisdom from some unspeakable place. Watch and be amazed.
Friday was a day of firsts for the Nebraska women’s soccer team.
The Huskers hosted Indiana on Friday on the final day of the team’s regular season. With a win, Nebraska could claim its first ever Big 10 title and first conference championship since 2000. No pressure.
Nebraska led Indiana 2-1 in the second half when keeper Emma Stevens boomed a clearance downfield from the left corner of her box in the 85th minute. The kick caught the chilly swirling wind and bounced awkwardly in front of Indiana keeper Shannon Flower.
With Flower yanked out from her line, the kick hopped through and over the line for a 3-1 lead that clinched the win and the conference title. It was the first goal by a goalkeeper in program history. Pretty good day for the Big Red.
For the sixth straight year, the Iowa women’s soccer team beat Iowa State over the weekend. The Hawkeyes routed rival Iowa State 3-0 Friday in front of a record crowd of 1,594 to take home yet another Cy-Hawk trophy.
No goal was prettier than Alex Melin’s header in the 21st minute to double the lead. A daring leap and a brave head nod for a sturdy 2-0 lead. Props.
Well, tell us how you really feel, Gordon!?
In a lightning rod article this morning, Gordon Parks of the Daily Record questioned whether Scotland should be investing its annual £1.2m on women’s soccer … correction, he didn’t question so much as slam it!
Among his many controversial statements are the following:
“Coaches of the ladies’ game just don’t get taken seriously in the mainstream … call me a cynic but it’s more PC equality propaganda from people promoting a sport they wouldn’t bother opening the curtains to see.”
Whoa. In fairness, you should definitely read the entire article for the complete context. The entire, flammable, context.