Notables for May 20, 2011

Please pardon the brevity once again. Real life has had its fair share of interruptions this week.


  • Match highlights from Wednesday’s USWNT game:

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  • Here’s Beau Dure’s informative take on last night’s USWNT/Japan game on


  • And here’s Lauren Barker’s reaction and player grades on World Soccer Reader.



  • McCall Zerboni earned this week’s WPS Player of the Week honors and becomes the third consecutive Flash player to do so.


  • Jeff DiVeronica is reporting that upwards of 5,500 tickets have been sold for Sunday’s top of the table clash between the Flash and magicJack.


  • And yes, magicJack have their very own YouTube channel complete with highlights from their victory against the Atlanta Beat in five parts. The video of the photo compilation from the match looks like it could have been the final project for a Video Production class at FAU. If that’s the case, hopefully it got an A because it’s actually pretty cool. 


  •  Becky Sauerbrunn tells ESPN’s Jacqueline Purdy why getting selected for the USWNT’s World Cup squad is somewhat bittersweet.


  • Kristina Larsen and Vendula Strnadova have been cut from the Atlanta Beat’s squad. Head coach James Galanis tells the MDJ why. The players didn’t spend too much time on the open market, however, as both players were scooped up by the WPSL’s Orange County Wave on Wednesday.


  • Canada defeated Switzerland 2-1 on Wednesday in a friendly. Christina Julien scored the game-winning goal off of a pass from Kelly Parker.


  • 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers will occur between January 19 and 29 at BC Place in Vancouver.


  • According to Twitter, Christine Sinclair successfully obtained a Green Card.


  • The CBC looks to be among the worldwide media outlets leading the way in pre-WWC coverage. Here’s a feature piece on Birgit Prinz.


  • Silvia Neid is set to announce Germany’s 21-player World Cup roster on Friday. Germany will face North Korea in a friendly on Saturday and will be without the services of Inka Grings.


  • Arsenal will be looking to avenge their first ever FA Cup final defeat last year with a victory over Bristol Academy on Saturday.


  • kindly commissioned me to write a piece about the new FA WSL and here it is.


  • Former Chicago Red Stars general manager Marcia McDermott is now an assistant coach in the USWNT set-up. She was appointed at the beginning of 2011 starting at the Four Nations Tournament. Did we already know that?


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One thought on “Notables for May 20, 2011

  1. kool-aide

    Several of us saw McDermott on the sidelines during the England game. But I’ve never been able to find a ussf announcement about the current USWNT coaches.


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