That Was Fun

Kieran Yap reviews Australia’s record run at the Olympics and sees huge positives in not only the team’s fortunes and future prospects, but in the way they brought fans together and connected with them (8/8/21). Above: Sam Kerr celebrates her last gasp goal to take the Quarter-Final with Great Britain into Extra Time. Photo: GettyContinue reading “That Was Fun”

Canada Get It Spot On

Sweden 1-1 Canada Canada win 3-2 on Sudden Death Penalties. Above: Canada’s players mob Julia Grosso after she scored the winning penalty in the sudden death shoot out. Photo: Reuters. By Ben Gilby Canada won their first ever major international women’s football competition with victory in an Olympic Gold medal match of quite staggering drama.Continue reading “Canada Get It Spot On”

Sinclair Verses Seger: A Battle of Legends

Catherine Paquette previews tomorrow’s Olympic Games Gold Medal match between Sweden and Canada by examining it through the lens of each nation’s most experienced players before looking at each side’s biggest threats and summarising what they need to do in order to win. Above: Canada celebrate their semi-final win over the USA. Will they be celebratingContinue reading “Sinclair Verses Seger: A Battle of Legends”

The #ImpetusFamily Previews The Olympic Final

Impetus presently sponsor seven players and have a further four content partner clubs at grassroots level. Here, for the first time, each of the players, clubs and our editorial team come together to each predict who will win the Gold medal and who they thought was the best player in Tokyo. Above: Olympic Medals areContinue reading “The #ImpetusFamily Previews The Olympic Final”

Ruthless USWNT Hold Off Never Say Die Matildas

Australia 3-4 United States of America By Ben Gilby Above: America’s goal scorers Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe celebrate. Photo: Getty Images The USA claimed the Bronze Medal with a stereotypical merciless punishment of Australian errors in a hugely entertaining game in Kashima. This was the most USWNT like performance of the competition by VlatkoContinue reading “Ruthless USWNT Hold Off Never Say Die Matildas”

USWNT and the X-Factor

The United States’ showing at this Olympic Games has been one of the hot discussion points, but Kris Goman has picked up on something else. A fractured fanbase leading to online hate directed at the team due to misconceptions over the way the players faced during the National Anthem and over the Black Lives MatterContinue reading “USWNT and the X-Factor”

7,449 Days…

United States of America 0-1 Canada By Catherine Paquette Above: Jessie Fleming celebrates after scoring the only goal of the game from the penalty spot. Photo: Getty Images 7,449 days.  Let me repeat, 7,449 days: more than 20 years. That is how long it had been since Canada had beaten the United States in women’s football.Continue reading “7,449 Days…”

Rolfö Earns Sweden Deserved Final Place

Australia 0-1 Sweden By Ben Gilby Above: Fridolina Rolfö (18) jumps for joy after scoring the winning goal for Sweden. Photo: Getty Images Sweden gained the place in the Olympic Final that they have so richly deserved for their performances across the Games with a 1-0 semi-final win over Australia in Yokohama. Whilst the MatildasContinue reading “Rolfö Earns Sweden Deserved Final Place”

Olympic Semi Preview: Australia v Sweden

By Kieran Yap Above: Kyra Cooney Cross and Madelen Janogy battle it out when the two nations met in the group stage last week. Photo: Getty Images Focus on Australia: Australia played the long game. They used the pre-tournament matches to experiment with new systems and tactics and altered their game to fit each groupContinue reading “Olympic Semi Preview: Australia v Sweden”

Olympic Semi Preview: Canada v USA

By Catherine Paquette Above: Canadian football icon Christine Sinclair. Photo: Canada Soccer. The first of the two matches tomorrow will be an all-CONCACAF affair.  The confederation’s two strongest women’s programs will meet again for their second semi-final confrontation in the last three Olympics.  The last one was a contentious one. Canada led 3-2 in the 72ndContinue reading “Olympic Semi Preview: Canada v USA”