Why the USWNT is so good – and so popular

by Theo Hewson Betts (22/1/23) Above: Scenes from the New York City ticker tape parade after the USWNT won the World Cup. Photo: Flickr/New York City Department of Transportation Let’s get one thing absolutely clear before anything else – America loves winning. That is the most important piece of background to this piece, and itContinue reading “Why the USWNT is so good – and so popular”

Football Ferns break NZ attendance record as USA dominate

New Zealand 0-5 United States of America by Denise Duffy at Eden Park for Impetus (21/1/23) Above: New Zealand’s Ali Riley wins a header against the USA’s Ashley Sanchez. Photo: NZ Football. It was a historic day for women’s football in Aotearoa / New Zealand. For their second match against the USWNT, a record-breaking 12,721Continue reading “Football Ferns break NZ attendance record as USA dominate”

Lionesses VAR-y Happy After Win Over USWNT

England 2-1 United States of America (9/10/22) by Johnathan Stack at Wembley Stadium for Impetus With EXCLUSIVE photos from Hannah Parnell Above: Rachel Daly embraces Georgia Stanway (8) after her penalty, with Chloe Kelly (11) also showing her delight. Photo: Hannah Parnell for Impetus. It was a night of celebration on Friday at Wembley asContinue reading “Lionesses VAR-y Happy After Win Over USWNT”

Lionesses v USA: Exclusive Photo Gallery

Hannah Parnell was pitchside at Wembley Stadium for Impetus last night. Here’s some of the pick of her superb EXCLUSIVE photos (8/10/22). Above: Georgia Stanway celebrates her goal with Chloe Kelly. Photo: Hannah Parnell for Impetus. More of Hannah’s action photos from the Lionesses’ historic win will appear on the site tomorrow!

Matildas: Learning From Pressure And Finding The Right Balance

In today’s pre-game press conference ahead of Australia’s second friendly in four days with the USA, Ben Gilby heard Matildas head coach Tony Gustavsson address his team’s defensive issues and outlined what he is aiming for between now and the end of the Asia Cup (29/11/21). Above: Tony Gustavsson speaks to the media today aheadContinue reading “Matildas: Learning From Pressure And Finding The Right Balance”

Matildas v USWNT: Post Match Interviews

Ben Gilby hears from Tameeka Yallop on the night of her hundredth cap, debutant Jessika Nash, Manchester City’s Hayley Raso, and Arsenal’s Caitlin Foord (28/11/21). Above: Inside the huddle. Photo supplied to Impetus by: Football Australia. “I was gutted that we didn’t get the win”, admitted Tameeka Yallop, speaking after the final whistle. “However, IContinue reading “Matildas v USWNT: Post Match Interviews”

Tough Start Puts Matildas On Back Foot

Australia 0-3 United States of America Kris Goman was inside Stadium Australia for Impetus and reviews the match and press conferences for us in words and pictures (28/11/21). Above: Hayley Raso on the charge for Australia as Lindsey Horan looks on. Photo: Kris Goman. There was a lot going on in this game. The numberContinue reading “Tough Start Puts Matildas On Back Foot”

Impetus Hears From Matildas At USWNT Series Launch

Impetus’ Kris Goman was at Stadium Australia in Sydney this morning for the media launch ahead of the Matildas forthcoming two-game series with the USWNT at the end of this month. She spoke exclusively to Emily Van Egmond, Jada Whyman, and Bryleeh Henry. Kris additionally heard from NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet, The Hon Natalie Ward,Continue reading “Impetus Hears From Matildas At USWNT Series Launch”

International Round-Up

The past week has seen a huge amount of international women’s football. Ben Gilby rounds up the action in detail from Europe, Asia, South America, and North America. Our French editor Jean-Pierre Thiesset provides a special feature on France’s two matches. Above: Carli Lloyd waves to the crowd ahead of her final international appearance forContinue reading “International Round-Up”

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”