News & Media II: Articles, photos, videos, etc.

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by Bonnie Lass, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
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    #3101 Smallchief, Sep 9, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2018
    The next Mia Hamm?

    Today, the New York Times ran a full page article (!) on a 12 year old soccer player named Olivia Moultrie. She already has a soccer scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina -- and is training with European clubs.

    Regarding the problem of the U.S. U-20s, April Heinrichs is quoted as saying that none of the American women on the team had participated on a first division professional team -- but 19 Japanese, 18 Spaniards, 19 French, and 14 English had.

    The article says that "the best talents from Europe and elsewhere have increasingly been following a path long open to boys by turning professional in the late teenage years."

    Well, if you look at Ellie Carpenter of Portland, 18 and accomplished, maybe that is a correct statement.
     
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  2. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    There was a long discussion about her some months ago on the College boards, and specifically on the UNC Tar Heels 2018 thread. The Father of Olivia Moultrie took part himself to that discussion: you can read everything, if you're interested (a pair of pages of thread).
     
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  3. Smallchief

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    Interesting thread. You can put me down as one who doesn't think 12 year old kids should be recruited by colleges. Period.
     
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  4. cpthomas

    cpthomas Member+

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree. She does not, however, have a soccer scholarship to UNC. They can't give her a soccer scholarship at that age.

    Also, her father is a massive promoter. Whether she'll be as good as the aura he's created for her won't be known for a good number of years.
     
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  5. WWC_Movement

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    Dec 10, 2014
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    Nat'l Team:
    Papua New Guinea
    Hey, it's Aunt Sanchez.
    Amazing how our youth players grow up so fast.

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  6. jackdoggy

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    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just to prove the USWNT is on the cutting edge of Social Responsibility, I noticed something new on my ticket - -
    ticket.jpg
    403 hours and 45 minutes to the start of the defense of OUR Cup.
     
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  7. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
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    FC Nantes
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    France
    There is one is in France at the Stade Oceane in Le Havre. 18th or 19th.
     
  8. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, the Mayor? of Le Havre announced that months ago but both federations are hush hush because they want to build suspense I guess. I was referring to (hoping for) yet another match. Makes nooooooo sense at all to travel that distance only to turn around and come right back. Would kinda be nice to know about this and other matches soon. However, I wouldn't hold my breathe till after the CONCACAF Tournament is over.
    I remember trying to get tickets for our matches in Sweden/Norway last summer and spent about 12 hours on the phone with Ticketmaster and another 8 on their website and made absolutely no progress.
     
  9. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did I just see our Mal Pugh in a Gatorade commercial?
    Is it new? Did I miss this somehow? - remember my mind is going.
     
  10. cpthomas

    cpthomas Member+

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That makes you better off than me.
     
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  11. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
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    United States
    Please don't confuse "operating" with "off a cliff":D
     
  12. Glove Stinks

    Glove Stinks Member

    Jan 20, 2014
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    Chelsea FC
    Its been airing consistently for at least a month on ESPN. Almost as run out as a gieco commercial
     
  13. Namdynamo

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    Jan 1, 2005
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/sports/soccer/uswnt-bayern-munich-olivia-moultrie.html
     
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  14. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Related to this, there are definitely games in November, but the opponents are uncertain:

     
  15. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lots of tidbits in this Equalizer article:

    Jeff Kassouf reported that the two games in November will still be in Europe. Its good to get some away games!

    Also in the Equalizer article, Kassouf said there will be no long training camp in January in SoCal. Instead the USWNT will do another trip to Europe (probably for those previously reported games against France).

    The 2019 SheBelieves tournament is set to be England, Japan, and Brazil coming to the US, according to Phil Neville.

    There's some more news directly related to WCQ that I'll put in that thread.
     
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  16. kernel_thai

    kernel_thai Member+

    Oct 24, 2012
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    Seattle Sounders
     
  17. Glove Stinks

    Glove Stinks Member

    Jan 20, 2014
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    Chelsea FC
    Kinda surprised there isn’t much talk in this. Gonna start a separate thread
     

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