Ahead of tonight’s semifinals, which will decide CONCACAF’s two representatives for this Summer Olympic’s women’s soccer tournament, here are summary tournament stats for the four semifinalist squads.
Semifinals (Friday, February 7th):
- Canada vs. Costa Rica: 7:00 p.m. ET – Fox Soccer Plus (7:06 p.m. kick-off)
- USWNT vs. Mexico: 10:00 p.m. ET – Fox Sports 1 (10:15 p.m. kick-off)
The statistics were compiled from the CONCACAF website’s match details pages for this tournament, which feature detailed player stats for each match.
Continue reading “CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship: Group Stage Stats For Semifinal Teams”
The United States Under-23 Women’s National Team recently finished a series of three friendlies in Norway, drawing 1:1 versus Sweden, winning 4:1 over Norway and losing 2:4 to Norway. In the second friendly versus Norway, which was played in cool and rainy conditions, the USA allowed four goals in fifteen minutes. Continue reading “U-23 USWNT: Quick Recap of Their Trip to Norway”
Early on Tuesday, Japan released its roster for the two friendlies versus the United States and Sweden that will be held in Sweden in mid-June as part of the Volvo Winners Cup. Twenty-one players were called up, including Homare Sawa and Mana Iwabuchi who were both recovering from medical issues. One uncapped player was called up, Ami Otaki, who finished university at the end of last year and now plays for UEFA Women’s Champion League champions Olympique Lyonnais in France.
Japan and the United States WNT play each other on June 18th at 13:00 local time in Sweden.
Continue reading “Opponent Watch: Japan’s Travel Roster For Friendlies in Sweden”
On Tuesday, Sweden released its 22-player roster for its two friendly matches versus the United States and Japan, as part of the Volvo Winners Cup, which it will host in mid-June. There were no surprise inclusions, but Sweden’s injury woes since the 2011 Women’s World Cup has forced several changes to the team’s starting line-up, especially on its back line.
Sweden and the United States WNT will play each other on June 16th at 16:00 local time. Continue reading “Opponent Watch: Sweden’s Roster For Friendlies Versus the USA and Japan”
Here is the table of playing time for the U-20 USWNT at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship that concluded last Sunday in Panama. Only one player, Kassey Kallman played all possible minutes for the USA. Every player had at least 90 minutes of on-field action.
Continue reading “U-20 USWNT: CONCACAF Championship Playing Time Table”
In mid-February, the Mexican Women’s National Team traveled to China for the Yongchuan International Women’s Tournament where they played matches against three opponents: China, North Korea, and South Korea, and lost all three matches. Continue reading “USWNT Neighbor Watch: Mexico, February 2012 (Catch-Up)”
The USA’s Under-17 Women’s National Team completed their three matches in the Ten Nations U-19 Tournament at La Manga, Spain with a 2-0 defeat of the Netherlands’ U-19 WNT on Thursday. In the prior matches, the USA defeated France’s U-19 WNT 2-0 and tied England’s U-19 WNT, but lost on penalties, 4-3 (no extra time).
Continue reading “U-17 USWNT: La Manga Recap with Playing Time Table”
After watching the first three USA group stage matches in the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship, where head coach Steve Swanson has generously employed his full roster, I was curious to see how his use of his roster compares to past U-20 USWNT coaches in previous CONCACAF Championships.
As it turns out, Swanson’s usage of his roster is the most liberal since since 2006, when Tim Schulz (edit: it’s Schulz, no “t”) helmed the U-20 USWNT. Compared to the past two head coaches, Jill Ellis (2010) and Tony DiCicco (2008), Swanson has rested more starters: 8 starters from the first match did not play in either the second or third match, compared to 4 or less for Ellis (3) and DiCicco (4). Swanson has also used more players: all 20 on the roster, in fact, compared to 18 out of 20 for both Ellis and DiCicco. In 2006, Schulz also rested 8 first match starters during the group stage and used his entire roster.
Continue reading “U-20 USWNT: CONCACAF Championship Playing Time (Group Stage)”
At this year’s Algarve Cup, Alex Morgan led the USWNT in playing time, as she was on the pitch for all but 13 minutes over 4 matches. Sydney Leroux had just 51 minutes of playing time, while defender Whitney Engen did not play at all. Eleven players had at least 180 minutes (equivalent of 2 full matches) of playing time while three more had at least 135 minutes (equivalent of 1.5 full matches).
Continue reading “USWNT: 2012 Algarve Cup Playing Time”
The USA’s Under-23 Women’s National Team competed in a mini-tournament at La Manga, Spain from February 26th to March 1st versus their U-23 cohorts from Sweden, England, and Norway. The USA defeated Sweden 2-0, lost to England 2-1, and defeated Norway 5-0. Goalkeeper Bianca Henninger was injured during the first-half of the opening match and did not play the rest of the tournament. Continue reading “U-23 USWNT: La Manga 2012 Playing Time”