Women of the World Cup

The big games are today:

  • 9am PST – USA vs. France (EPSN)
  • 11:30 PST – Sweden vs. Japan (ESPN)

These games have really been spectacular with so many going to the end 다운로드.

In honor I have selected my favorite women of the 2011 World Cup.

Hope Solo

As the goalie for the USA, Hope presents a dominate aggressive attitude 다운로드. I really think the players are scared of her. It works too because she looks gigantic on screen with those goalie gloves (though she is only 5’9) Serialchart download. Still, she is gorgeous and considered the best goalie in the world.

Josefine Öqvist

Ahh, Josefine 다운로드.

Photo: Peder Sterling

She is more like a sex symbol than an athlete with all her photos and magazine covers (maybe NSFW) 다운로드. Plus, she really seems to be having fun. In this viral video, Josefine shows skin as she trades jersey’s with a guy in the stands, but I can’t tell if she is flirting with him (he is cute) or this is all a stunt:

Regardless, Josefine is a powerful player and a “rapid and unpredictable forward who can decide any game” 문명5 무설치 다운로드.

French Women

Gaetane Thiney, Elodie Thomis and Corine Franco.

All three of them decided to do some stylish nude photographs for Bild magazine 다운로드. Their intention was to alert the French public that games are actually being played. They feel that women’s soccer is ignored and men’s is a spectacle since the Zidane headbutt in the 2006 World Cup Finals 국정원 내 pc 지키미.

It’s really is a cool photo (NSFW) since it doesn’t reveal all and the women look like athletes not plastic surgeries 돈스타브 다운로드.

Mana Iwabuchi

The Japanese Team has a 18 year old “teen phenom” playing for them, Mana Iwabuchi. This girl was born in 1993 다운로드!

This team is definitely my favorite to watch because they show such technical skill on the field (they have to since every team is so much taller than them). Plus, they also have good clean fun:

Final

Ok, since you made it this far I have a link for you (if you’re male). The German women’s team also went all out for their publicity. Posing in the German Playboy (definitely NSFW).

Why You Should Watch the Women's World Cup

Hope Solo Makes the Save

In a world where sports is synonymous with ego, contracts, money, and scandal – the FIFA Women’s World Cup (now 20 years old) is a return to all that is good, right and beautiful in the world 다운로드. No strikes, no steroids, no rapes, no murders vnc download. Just sport and play for the love of the game, in the name of one’s country, for all the world’s viewing pleasure.

Yesterday’s match between the United States and Brazil was the stuff dreams are made of – a gripping testimony to FIFAWWC‘s rightful place in the global sports arena 다운로드.

There was no reason the U.S. women should have won. Not when their first goal of the game went in off a Brazilian defender. And not when they were given a controversial red card and Brazil was awarded a penalty kick which was to be denied by the captivatingly formidable Hope Solo only then to have the save denied with another controversial call by the ref which allowed Marta to nail the recovery penalty kick in and consequently leave the United States to play a woman down for the remaining 25 minutes in the second half with the scoreboard at 1-1 ybm 사전.

And certainly not when the lightning speed and talent of said Marta made for a dire situation when her shot on goal reached the far post, out of Solo’s reach, and into the net to give Brazil a 2-1 lead in overtime roccat.

But somehow, someway — the United Statues made magic happen when Megan Rapinoe sent a beautiful cross that connected with Abby Wambach who headed it in:

With only one minute left on the clock, the U.S 질리안마이클스 다운로드. was able to even the score.

Despite all the fakery and theatrics of Brazil’s bombastic cast (watch how Brazil player #13 just pops off the stretcher), they were unable to beat the heart, soul and spirit of the United States in the final minutes of play 라이트 룸 다운로드.

You didn’t have to be a soccer fan, or sports fans, or even a fan of the United States to appreciate the moment. You only needed to be human to understand the sheer determination and collective will that took to make the tying goal and the ultimate victory happen 다운로드.

In the final overtime penalty kick shootout, it was solid refereeing that recalled a block by an overzealous Brazilian goalkeeper, a tremendous and fair block by Hope Solo, and the unanimous execution of the United States team to deliver one of the finest matches in soccer history win-cms.

Fortitude, resilience, tenacity, mental toughness, calm under pressure, execution – these are the hallmarks of greatness. And no single player for the United States team could claim them individually 이뻐이뻐 다운로드. Ever single player on the field stepped up, dug deep and produced them as one unstoppable unit. You can watch all the highlights from the game at FIFA.com.

Now, heading into the semifinals, the U.S. faces similar opponents in Japan (an underdog who knocked out perennial powerhouse Germany and has never made it to the semifinals), France (who dismantled soccer royalty, England) and Sweden (who beat the United States in the group stage) – teams that drew upon their own unique strengths and depths to make it to the final four.

This final week will be soccer at it’s best, a sport that is embraced by world, played by both men and women, and is a pointed reminder that women (who in parts of the world are still struggling for their right to vote, to get an education, and to simply show their faces) can not only rock out as athletes, but can do it damn well.

Why You Should Watch the Women’s World Cup

Hope Solo Makes the Save

In a world where sports is synonymous with ego, contracts, money, and scandal – the FIFA Women’s World Cup (now 20 years old) is a return to all that is good, right and beautiful in the world 다운로드. No strikes, no steroids, no rapes, no murders windows 10 enterprise iso. Just sport and play for the love of the game, in the name of one’s country, for all the world’s viewing pleasure.

Yesterday’s match between the United States and Brazil was the stuff dreams are made of – a gripping testimony to FIFAWWC‘s rightful place in the global sports arena 아크로뱃 9 프로 다운로드.

There was no reason the U.S. women should have won. Not when their first goal of the game went in off a Brazilian defender. And not when they were given a controversial red card and Brazil was awarded a penalty kick which was to be denied by the captivatingly formidable Hope Solo only then to have the save denied with another controversial call by the ref which allowed Marta to nail the recovery penalty kick in and consequently leave the United States to play a woman down for the remaining 25 minutes in the second half with the scoreboard at 1-1 다운로드.

And certainly not when the lightning speed and talent of said Marta made for a dire situation when her shot on goal reached the far post, out of Solo’s reach, and into the net to give Brazil a 2-1 lead in overtime 최신 ccm 다운로드.

But somehow, someway — the United Statues made magic happen when Megan Rapinoe sent a beautiful cross that connected with Abby Wambach who headed it in:

With only one minute left on the clock, the U.S 다운로드. was able to even the score.

Despite all the fakery and theatrics of Brazil’s bombastic cast (watch how Brazil player #13 just pops off the stretcher), they were unable to beat the heart, soul and spirit of the United States in the final minutes of play 7인의 사무라이 다운로드.

You didn’t have to be a soccer fan, or sports fans, or even a fan of the United States to appreciate the moment. You only needed to be human to understand the sheer determination and collective will that took to make the tying goal and the ultimate victory happen 다운로드.

In the final overtime penalty kick shootout, it was solid refereeing that recalled a block by an overzealous Brazilian goalkeeper, a tremendous and fair block by Hope Solo, and the unanimous execution of the United States team to deliver one of the finest matches in soccer history 토익스피킹 인강 다운로드.

Fortitude, resilience, tenacity, mental toughness, calm under pressure, execution – these are the hallmarks of greatness. And no single player for the United States team could claim them individually 유튜브 영상 파일 다운로드. Ever single player on the field stepped up, dug deep and produced them as one unstoppable unit. You can watch all the highlights from the game at FIFA.com.

Now, heading into the semifinals, the U.S. faces similar opponents in Japan (an underdog who knocked out perennial powerhouse Germany and has never made it to the semifinals), France (who dismantled soccer royalty, England) and Sweden (who beat the United States in the group stage) – teams that drew upon their own unique strengths and depths to make it to the final four.

This final week will be soccer at it’s best, a sport that is embraced by world, played by both men and women, and is a pointed reminder that women (who in parts of the world are still struggling for their right to vote, to get an education, and to simply show their faces) can not only rock out as athletes, but can do it damn well.