Tuesday, June 09, 2015

USA Defeat Australia, Nigeria Tie Sweden, West Ham Appoint Bilic, FIFA Film Flop

One, two, three...Rapinoe! SSN Editor's favorite USA Women's Team Member carried (along with Hope Solo) her teammates to an opening match win in Winnipeg last night. Here's your lot:

Women's World Cup: Monday Round-Up
Women's World Cup: Day Three Takeaways
USA 3 - 1 Australia: Grant Wahl at Winnipeg Stadium
USA 3 - 1 Australia: Match Report
USA 3 - 1 Australia: Match Report II
USA 3 - 1 Australia: Three Things We Learned
Sweden 3 - 3 Nigeria: Three Observations

It's on to Group E today, with France vs. England, Spain vs. Costa Rica, Colombia vs. Mexico, and Brazil vs. South Korea. Here's a Preview, here's another, and here's a look at how far football has come in recent years for the women of England.

Gabriele Marcotti is ready to muse. This week, Gab is gabbing that Ireland's FIFA deal sets a dangerous precedent; why did Barca sign Vidal?

Sporting Lisbon. Benfica. The two giants in Lisbon. Andy Brassell reports that Jesus has made a stunning switch from one to the other. Meanwhile, Tim Vickery is looking ahead to Copa America where Chile, Argentina, and Brazil are the favorites. There will be plenty of stars on show at the tournament. Here are 20.

SPECTRE's FIFA's movie? Uhhh, yeah. Like everything else SPECTRE FIFA, not so good.

West Ham have chosen Slaven Bilic to replace Big Sam at Upton Park. Will he last until The Hammers make the move to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford? We shall see...

That's going to do it for today.



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