Is David Luiz destined to be a pillar of the defence and a leader of men for club and country? With
their latest Brazilian acquisition, have Chelsea signed the new Lucio?
There are clear similarities, not all of them complementary.
Luiz, already in Portugal with Benfica, first appeared on the radar screen of the average Brazilian
fan during a disastrous World Youth Cup campaign in Canada in 2007, mixing up some slipshod
defending with disciplinary problems.
The FFA might not want a team in the A-League from Canberra but Canberra will host up to seven
games in the 2015 Asia Cup.
Now show us how the FFA, Capital Football, ACT Government has any plan to use this huge and
significant tournament to build the game either through a professional football team, a youth team
and a legacy for the kids who play the game in Canberra.
While the Aussies played a 0-0 draw with UAE last night as they start their Asian Cup 2011 bid on
the weekend it was announced by AFC President and Qatari Bin Hamman that Australia has won the
rights to host the 2015 Asia Cup.
Aussie media are reporting we were the only bidder!
So Western Sydney are to die on Thursday so we're told. No money. Not when they ditched Canberra
for the West and not now.......leaving Canberra football exactly where?
The fair city of Canberra with thousands of players in it's city walls and surrounding lands still
has not one State Youth team, not one State Premier League team, not one National Youth team and of
course no A-League Youth team.
Those are a few of the words we could use to describe what the USA accomplished at the
Confederations Cup, which showed what this team is capable of doing and how far they need to go to
do it consistently.
Everything about this tournament can be spun two ways.
Wow, wow, wow. Even the Phillies' loss has not dampened my amazement and feeling of great good
fortune. The USWNT is through to the quarterfinals (not too surprising) and has won their group
(pretty darn surprising) and is starting to score some goals (excellent news). To date, five
different people have scored, [.
Solveig Gulbrandsen is a midfielder for FC Gold Pride of Women's Professional Soccer.
She is a big presence on the field at 5â€²7â€³, making powerful runs up and down the field all
She is the most-capped player on the Norwegian National Team with 139 international appearances
that include three World Cups (1999, 2003, and 2007,) two Olympic games (2000, and 2008,) and three
UEFA Women's Euro tournaments (2001, 2005, 2009.
I didn't say it unfortunately, those where the words of Patrick MBoma yesterday on RMC'c After
Foot show. Patrick Mboma should know, he was one of Cameroon's stars at the end of 1990s and
beginning of 2000, participating in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, winning the Africa Cup of Nations
in 2000 and 2002 as well as getting the gold medal in the 2000 Olympics.
Spain's Olympic football team shockingly failed to advance to the knockout rounds after
proving unable to score a single goal in their three group-stage matches. They were the only team
that didn't score at least once. This nightmarish showing was not only a disappointment for the
country that just won a record third straight major tournament at Euro 2012 and currently holds the
U-21 and U-19 European titles, it was also an emotional blow to touchy midfield genius
Having players and coaches around you that you can trust is critical for a team's success. Ben
Olsen is working on putting together a winning formula with DC United in Major League Soccer, and a
key piece in that equation is Josh Wolff.
Josh Wolff and Ben Olsen had been teammates on the youth
national scene, at the 2000 Olympics and 2006 World Cup.
Her Story: It's tough not to put Joy FawcettÂ higherÂ upÂ on this list, but I
like her here at #5. She grew up in California and was a three time All-American at UC Berkeley.
She would join the Nats in 1987 and would serve the squad well until 2004. For almost two decades,
she would be a constantÂ fixture on the backline for the powerhouseÂ WNT.