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Women's World Cup Notebook: Day 18

June 25, 2019

Women's World Cup Notebook: Day 18 by Lindsay Eanet

Italy 2-0 ChinaWe're almost done with the round of 16! How's everyone feeling? Are you hydrated? Have you gotten enough rest? For our friends in France, are you dealing with the heat okay? It's weird to think of Italy as a Cinderella story in an

Women's World Cup Notebook: Weekend Wrap

June 17, 2019

Women's World Cup Notebook: Weekend Wrap by Nicole Haase

Forgive us for the condensed recap of Days 7, 8, and 9! We all had a busy weekend. Japan 2-1 ScotlandThis one was bookended by nearly identical, gorgeous long-distance goals. Japan got on the board first thanks to a strike from outside the 18-yard box

Women's World Cup Notebook: Day 4

June 11, 2019

Women's World Cup Notebook: Day 4 by Lindsay Eanet

Argentina 0-0 JapanIt's strange to have a scoreless draw that feels like a major upset, but here we are. The Nadeshiko entered the tournament as juggernauts, having won it all in 2011 and sailing to the finals in 2015. They entered the World Cup as

2019 WWC: Quarterfinals Recap and Looking Ahead

April 12, 2019

2019 WWC: Quarterfinals Recap and Looking Ahead by Zoë Hayden

The quarterfinals were pretty much as expected, with a couple of stunning goaltending performances in the mix.  These set the stage for semifinals on Saturday: USA vs. Russia and Canada vs. Finland.  These matchups may feel like foregone conclusions, but they're not free passes. USA