The US Women's National Team makes their first appearance in the 2011 Women's World Cup on
Tuesday. One could view their first game the same as every other team debut, but for the US, it's
not that simple.
First issue of complexity: They take on the mysterious Korea DPR -- mysterious because they are
almost impossible to scout due to political reasons.
The second day of the Women's World Cup opened up play for Group B, which has been given the
nickname "the group of life" by ESPN Commentator Kate Markgraf. After seeing Japan, New Zealand,
Mexico and England play, the term Markgraf coined for this group most certainly fits. Japan walked
away with the 2-1 win over New Zealand, but it was not an easy task against the Football Ferns.
The first day of the 2011 Women's World Cup is in the books with all four Group A nations making
their first appearances. Four goals were tallied today in front of almost 100,000 fans in two of
Germany's premier stadiums. France took on Nigeria for a 1-0 win at Sinsheim in the early match and
Germany edged by with the 2-1 victory against Canada in Berlin.
Most fans of professional women's soccer already know that today kicks off one of the biggest
events in the game on the international stage. For those that have not heard that the Women's World
Cup starts today, June 26th. And ESPN has it covered â€“ literally.
Every game of the 2011 Women's World Cup takes place in Germany and every game will be broadcast
live on either ESPN or ESPN2.
It may seem strange to say this with no senior international tournament but, this summer
promises to be one of the most exciting of recent times. Let me explain.
This week has seen the start of the European Under-21 Championships. At a time when the England
team is going through something of a transformative stage and with growing calls for young blood to
be given its chance, the importance of this tournament has never been greater.
For the Fall launch of FIFA 12, EA Sports has released a video that features stars such as Wayne
Rooney, Kaka, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Karim Benzema and many others -- all discussing how the FIFA
video game has helped them and what enjoyment they've gotten from the video game series.
World Cup Fans From Around The World Share Their Stories Coca-Cola, in conjunction with K'naan,
have released five, two-minute vignettes.
No one can ever accuse the U.S. Men's National Team of doing things the easy way.
Needing a win against Panama to ensure a spot in the knockout round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup,
the Americans came out inexplicably flat and ended up dropping the game, 2-1. It was the team's
first loss ever in group play of the Gold Cup, the U.
One of the most difficult and thankless jobs in all of sports is being an referee. I spent six
years refereeing high school soccer in upstate New York. One of the differences between refereeing
those games and refereeing Premier League, Champions League, international matches is, obviously,
the amount of coverage the game garners.
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