Plus, star striker Alex Morgan feels confident of her team's chances, but warns the two-time champions to be wary of Tuesday's semi-final opponent Germany.
Two-time World Cup champions will clash with heavyweights Germany in the semi-finals of the 2015 edition, being held in Canada.
Ranked 2nd and 1st in the world respectively, the two powerhouses of women’s football will meet for the third time in this competition’s history, with USWNT boasting a better track record, winning twice, though losing the last affair in 2003.
Alex... Read the rest of the article »
As the two top sides in women's football meet, how does Hope Solo and the USWNT compare against Nadine Angerer and Germany?
After weeks of thrills, spills, surprises, and heartbreak, the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup has finally arrived at a very exciting juncture. Out of the 24 teams - eight of them debutants - in this summer's tournament, only four remain, with the USA, Germany, England, and Japan all fighting it out for the chance to be crowned champion on July 5th.
Given the fact that just a quartet of teams are... Read the rest of the article »
United States has not received a goal in over 400 minutes. Germany's Celia Sasic is the tournament's leading scorer with six goals.
The final is in sight for both Germany and the United States of America in this Women’s World Cup. These are the two best teams in the world according to the FIFA Rankings.
The U.S. has been the favorite to win every match up until now. They have picked up four wins and one draw since the competition began. In the last game, they overcame not having Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday, two... Read the rest of the article »
'Home advantage' takes a whole new meaning with hosts like Chile. Neutrals and Peru fans were obviously not happy with the performance of the referees in Monday night's Copa America semi-final match.
A couple of hours before kick-off, Chile’s national football team created for themselves a handful of new haters as their appeal against Jara’s ban was successfully heard. The three-game suspension he received for fingering the anus of Uruguay’s Cavani was reduced to two, leaving football fans stunned.
And that wasn’t all for the day. Five minutes had barely gone down... Read the rest of the article »
Gonzalo Jara has been suspended for the rest of the Copa America. Peru has more Copa America titles (2) than Chile (0).
Chile is one step away from reaching another final and hoping that they can win the Copa America for the first time. After having hosted the tournament six times, a seventh could be a charm for Jorge Sampaoli and his players. Right now, Peru is the team to beat and the one the Chilean manager wants his team to focus on.
Chile comes into this game undefated. Yes, they have suffered in almost... Read the rest of the article »
After the defender was banned by CONMEBOL, coach Sampaoli and goalkeeper Paulo Garcés spoke about the team's chances of making history.
Chile is getting closer to make a comeback to the Copa América finals for the first time in 24 years, but people seem to be more interested in talking about what happened with defender Gonzalo Jara and Edinson Cavani. During their pre-match conference, coach Jorge Sampaoli and Paulo Garcés stated the subject has to be kept out of the pitch, asking the media to forget about it and focus... Read the rest of the article »
Will the Chileans be able to win their first Copa América in front of their home crowd? Stats certainly support that idea.
Usually, when a host nation enters the final stages of any tournament, their fans and experts believe they can win it all. When it comes to Copa América games, a number of teams have been able to cover themselves with glory, but some others fail in their attempt to win it all.
Out of the 44 editions of the tournament, host nations have emerged victorious 20 times. Uruguay and Brazil are... Read the rest of the article »
With all four coaches born in Argentina, which one seems more fit to lead his team to the South American glory? Here is a profile of each manager.
No matter what team wins this Copa América edition, Argentina will have a winner. The South American tournament will hand its glory to one of the four Argentinean coaches still alive in the competition, each with different backgrounds, but all of them with the needed credentials to be considered among the best managers in CONMEBOL. Three of these coaches made their debut with their team after... Read the rest of the article »
USA and Germany will clash at the Stade Olympique in the Women's World Cup semi-final on Tuesday, the 30th of June. Check the live TV and online streaming broadcast listings for USWNT vs Germany below.
The two heavyweights will clash in what is expected to be a scintillating clash. USA earned a hard fought victory in their quarter-final clash through a solitary goal from captain Carli Lloyd who scored in the 51st minute to give her side the victory.
However what awaits the USWNT now is a clash against the number one side in the world and even though it seems like a daunting task to get the... Read the rest of the article »
Watch the final game of the U-21 category between the Portuguese and the Swedish squads. Check out the live streaming & TV info for this game below.
Portugal and Sweden will determine the winner of the Euro U-21 this Tuesday, when both sides clash for the second time in the tournament. Both teams made it to the final match after strolling past their semi-final games against Germany and Denmark, and this might come in handy for a match that promises to be a nail-biter for fans around the world.
Portugal's form during the tournament has left... Read the rest of the article »
The World’s Top Two Women’s Soccer Teams To Meet In The Semifinals Of The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™; Japan vs. England Semifinal Match on Wed., July 1 At 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT
NBC UNIVERSO, the modern sports and entertainment cable channel for Latinos, will air live the powerhouse semifinal match between the top two women’s soccer teams in the world: USA vs. Germany live on Tues., June 30 at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT. The winner will advance to the final game to compete for its third FIFA Women’s World Cup title against either Japan or England, which... Read the rest of the article »
The two most successful sides in women's football will clash in an exciting semi-final on Tuesday, with a spot in the final up for grabs. How do Germany and the USA stack up?
The top ranked side against the second best. Both battling for the chance to become the first ever team to win three World Cup titles, having won four out of the prior six tournaments. It all has the perfect ingredients for a final - the USWNT taking on bitter rivals Germany. Unfortunately, though, this game will not be taking place on July 5th, but rather at the semi-finals stage tomorrow, meaning... Read the rest of the article »
Petr Cech was with Chelsea since 2004. Negotiations with Vidal are 90% completed and could sign after the end of Copa America.
Chelsea's legendary goalkeeper will continue in London but now on the other side of the English capital. Petr Cech has become the newest Gunner after signing a long-term contract with Arsenal for an undisclosed fee. He leaves a club with which he played over 400 games in 11 years. At the age of 33, he is joining his sixth club.
Cech was an important player in helping Chelsea win the 2011 Champions... Read the rest of the article »
He was a special guest for NYCFC during their derby against New York Red Bulls. He sat alongside Frank Lampard who will also join the team.
Andrea Pirlo is closer than ever to become the next big deal in the Major League Soccer as he is expected to sign with New York City FC within the next five days. The 36-year-old midfielder, winner of six Scudettos with AC Milan and Juventus, is starting to embrace the New York way of life after a 20-year-career in Italy.
Pirlo was recently spotted at Yankee Stadium watching a game of... Read the rest of the article »
His club in Germany is also analyzing the possibility of separating him from the team. Jara used Cavani's father situation to anger him even more.
A three-game ban is what CONMEBOL decided to give Gonzalo Jara after his incident with Edinson Cavani in the game between Chile and Uruguay. Now, the Chilean defender will miss the rest of the Copa America and one World Cup Qualifier game.
The referee, who was not able to see what the cameras did record, apparently misjudged the incident that offset Cavani’s red card. The images show Jara... Read the rest of the article »
According to the Brazil coach, virus struck his squad in the days leading up to the quarter-final clash, but stressed that is no excuse for their loss.
In the aftermath of Brazil’s 2015 Copa America exit, coach Dunga revealed one factor that could have helped hinder their progression, claiming virus hit his squad in the days leading up to their quarter-final game.
The Selecao locked horns with Paraguay in a repeat of the last edition of the continental tournament, which saw them fall to the very exact fate as in 2011, losing on penalties... Read the rest of the article »
Seven weeks after the first New York Derby, NYC FC will welcome New York Red Bulls to Yankee Stadium for a re-match on Sunday, June 28th. Read on to find some online streaming & live TV listings options for NYC FC vs. New York Red Bulls.
A bit under two months ago - seven weeks to be exact - a new derby was born. Just as Manchester have the famous Manchester Derby between Manchester United and Manchester City, Rome have the Derby della Capitale between Lazio and Roma and Milan the Derby della Madonnina between AC Milan and Inter, New York now has one of their own between NYC FC and the New York Red Bulls.
The first ever... Read the rest of the article »
Just like in 2011, Paraguay was able to defeat Brazil after a penalty shootout. Dunga's team led after 45 minutes, but a handball by Thiago Silva changed the game.
Brazil's fans around the world will have to think twice whenever they believe their team can easily defeat Paraguay. La Albirroja pulled another stunner against the Brazilian side, just like in the 2011 Copa América, forcing the penalty shootout and leaving Dunga's team away from the semi-finals for the second straight time.
Robinho gave Brazil the lead before the first half hour had... Read the rest of the article »
Brazil will try to confirm their chances of winning the tournament despite Neymar's absence, while La Albirroja attempts to pull an upset against A Canarinha. Check out the live streaming & TV Info for this Copa América Quarter-final match below.
Brazil and Paraguay will be playing the final Quarter-final match in the 2015 Copa América edition. Both sides were pointed out as two of the most complete sides in this tournament, and their clash to determine the last semi-finalist will surely be a tough match, where the winner will need all their talents to defeat the other.
Brazil's first test without Neymar ended up with a 2-1 victory... Read the rest of the article »
The Brazilian manager feels his players can live up to the pressure of defeating Paraguay, since A Selecao's players have proven before they can work as a team.
Coach Carlos Dunga has not lost an ounce of faith despite the absence of his star player. Prior to the Quarter-final game against Paraguay, the former midfielder referred to Neymar's absence in a press conference, where he stated his belief thateven though some experts consider this version of Brazil's National Team is not talented enough, there have been times where the squad has enjoyed the antics... Read the rest of the article »