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2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France…is the progress enough?

I lived in Germany in 1989.  That was 30 years ago and I'm going to use that as my reference point to Europe.  I have worked (coached, director) in the women's game in the US since the early 1990's.  I have hesitated to do too much reflection in writing partly [...]

By | June 15th, 2019|0 Comments

So many questions – Day 3 at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France

I've been in France for three days, have seen three lives games at three different venues in three different cities.  In many circles that might consider me an expert, but I'm just scratching the surface of my full experience. I came into the tournament with a list of questions.  Well, [...]

By | June 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Images from the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Had to get a photo with Ettie, official mascot China, China! Australian legend Mark Schwarzer Pregame - China vs South Africa Pregame in the stadium BTV from Beijing were looking for fans willing to be interviewed The [...]

By | June 14th, 2019|0 Comments

100 years – a special year for Athletic Club de Cambrai

I had the privilege of visiting Athletic Club de Cambrai 1919 yesterday on my way to Valenciennes.  ACC is a more local/regional club, unlike many of the clubs were hear about in the US like PSG, Monaco, etc.  It was fascinating to learn more about their rich history - this [...]

By | June 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Familiar faces in new places – NorCal Premier Soccer Community well represented in France

This photo made my day.  When I think of women's soccer, I think of people like Cristina Gilmore.  Growing up in Santa Rosa, she made us all proud as she conquered the soccer world.  Christina played with Santa Rosa United and Montgomery HS before playing two years at Sonoma State [...]

By | June 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Photos from Reims, France – US vs Thailand

13-0 win over Thailand before a sold out crowd...decent start for the US! The crowd in Reims was announced at almost 20,000 fans.  My best guess is about 16,000 were Americans, 3000 were French cheering for the Americans and 1000 or so cheering for Thailand.  It was great atmosphere, just [...]

By | June 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Next stop Women’s World Cup in Paris!

I'm getting ready to board my flight in San Francisco and will be in Paris before too long.  Caught the tail end of Canada's win at the airport. Side of veggies and Canada vs Cameroon Working on my selfie game at the airport This morning I [...]

By | June 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Sorry Scotland…the tournament needs an English win!

I love the underdog story as much as anyone, but the soccer world needs England to win this one.  Right now, England is one of the top destinations for women's soccer with EPL team starting to invest more heavily in the women's game.  A good run by the English team [...]

By | June 9th, 2019|0 Comments

4am – good morning from Australia!

Good morning from Australia! I woke up to this face at 4:00am.  Alright, it was closer to 4:30am but I was still half asleep.  Full disclosure - I slept on the coach last night.  I fell asleep watching the San Jose Earthquakes vs FC Dallas.  That wasn't due [...]

By | June 9th, 2019|0 Comments

6:00am games aren’t for everyone…

6:00am comes early for an 8 year old on summer break.  Our son Ely has watched more girls soccer games in his short life than most people will in their entire life as he is a fixture on the sideline cheering on his two sisters, cousins and teams that I [...]

By | June 8th, 2019|0 Comments