#International Soccer

Canada Won Soccer Gold, but Its Heroic Goalkeeper Fought Anxiety and Panic Attacks on the Way

From the outside, the Canadian women's soccer team had a fairy tale run to its first Olympic gold in Tokyo this year. The team, including stars like Christine Sinclair, Janine Beckie, and Stephanie Labbé, defeated a powerhouse US team to advance to the final against Sweden, which Canada won in a stunning penalty shootout. No one was more a hero than goalkeeper Labbé, who played through injury and saved two of Sweden's penalties en route to gold.
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Roscommon player makes international soccer debut

Christian Donlon is a Republic of Ireland international after winning his first two caps for his country this week. The Cloontuskert teenager made his debut for the national U-15 team on Tuesday against Montenegro in Podgorica. The 13-year-old was the youngest player on the pitch as Jason Donohue’s side recorded a deserved 2-0 win over the home team.
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Soccer – Clubs say FIFA World Cup plan would have “destructive impact”

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – FIFA’s plans for a biennial World Cup would lead to a “direct and destructive impact on the club game”, Europe’s top clubs organisation said on Friday. The European Club Association (ECA) said FIFA’s approach to the reforms of the international match calendar were in “direct and...

Apple Refuses to Reinstate ‘Fortnite’ in App Store

Apple is adding an extra cost to Epic Games’ appeal in their ongoing legal battle: It will not reinstate “Fortnite” to the App Store until there is a final verdict and the case can no longer be appealed. A lawyer representing Apple cited Epic’s “intentional breach of contract” in establishing...
The Mane Land

Lion Links: 9/24/21

How’s it going, Mane Landers? It may officially be fall, but the heat and rain sure don’t make it feel like it. I’ve been spending most of the week indoors and am excited to go out for brunch this weekend. It should be a fun next few days considering the amount of soccer going on. But for now, let’s get this Friday started with some links from around the soccer world.

FIFA delegation tours N.J.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted officials from FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, who concluded their visit Tuesday after touring MetLife Stadium and other area venues as they continue the site selection process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The...

Thursday Freedom Kicks: Washington Spirit, Leagues Cup, and more

Good day to you all! It finally feels like fall, I have the windows open and the air conditioning off. This is my favorite season of the year, so let’s get into and enjoy!. We start off with another bad news story for the Washington Spirit, as their executives and ownership continue to be horrendous. It is time for Steve Baldwin and Larry Best to exit the club and let Michele Kang start to rebuild the culture at the team.

SSFC Spotlight: Djordje Mihailovic refocused at CF Montréal

Sometimes, a player will be stuck in a less than ideal situation at the club level. A reversal of fortune generally requires a change of scenery in the form of a loan or transfer. Since moving to CF Montréal, Djordje Mihailovic (sometimes stylized as Đorđe Mihailović) is becoming a volume attacker, thriving as the focal point in the final third and on pace to set the club record for assists in a single season. The 22-year-old midfielder is rocketing upward, with future call-ups likely to follow.