The 2019 USWNT World Cup jersey has leaked over at Footy Headlines, and we think it’s simplistic perfection. Obviously the knee jerk reaction to jerseys these days is to say “WHAT? A WHITE JERSEY?? DID THEY REALLY PAY SOMEONE TO DESIGN THESE?!” and to garner the Facebook likes, as though putting Mia Hamm’s head on the body of a bald eagle soaring through a pattern of stars and stripes is the only way to go about designing a cool kit.
At the highest level of sport, how much does chemistry matter?
Do athletes need to have the full trust and respect of teammates to perform at the best of their abilities? Or can professionals put aside personal matters for the sake of the team?
Can you invite a player onto a team who has actively demonized players and coaches on said team?
These are the questions Jill Ellis must ask in the lead-up to the Women’s World Cup this summer.
We’re now just a few months away from the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, and the hype is starting to build apace. Here at The18, we’ve already covered 18 players to watch at this summer’s tournament, but here are five coaches that are worth following come June. Some have served as pioneers of the women’s game, while others are taking their respective countries to new found heights.
The U.S. women’s national team is used to being the best team in the world. No one has won more Women’s World Cups or Olympic gold medals than the U.S. But three months before the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the USWNT players don’t look near good enough to win a record fourth championship.
For anyone that has ever made an excuse to not go to practice, well, Orlando Pride’s Sydney Leroux just set the standard on how strong women can be.
As of March 3, it’s now only 96 days until the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off on June 7 with hosts France taking on South Korea at the Parc des Princes in Paris. With the date fast approaching, we can now feast our eyes on the official FIFA tournament posters for each of the nine host cities.
Another game, another draw. Is it time to worry?
The USWNT was always in for a challenge at the 2019 SheBelieves Cup against the teams ranked No. 4 (England), 8 (Japan) and 10 (Brazil) in the world. But for the No. 1-ranked team, back-to-back draws showed the challenge may have been too much for the current U.S. team.
When the U.S. women’s national team lines up to play England in the SheBelieves Cup on Saturday, you won’t see the names of Morgan, Rapinoe and Sauerbrunn on the backs of the jerseys. Not that Alex, Megan and Becky will be missing, but the USWNT jerseys vs England will be displaying something more important than the surnames of some of the best players in the world.
To honor Women’s History Month, the U.S. players will wear the names of women who have inspired them on the back of their jerseys.