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NCAA: For those of you still wondering

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Taylor Knaack is transferring to Texas to finish out her NCAA eligibility, since she can’t do it at Notre Dame. That hurts my heart a little, but rules are rules for a reason, as much as we wish it weren’t so.

And while we’re on the subject of Texas, Clarissa Wedemeyer (also known as That U-17¬† Who Missed a Crucial PK But We Still Feel Really Bad For Her) decided to forgo Stanford and become a Longhorn instead.

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Written by teamongolia

April 22, 2011 at 2:03 pm

WPS: “You can’t buy my love but I will flip through that magazine”

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I haven’t spoken about WPS for a long time. I didn’t even chime in when FC Gold Pride, my hometown team, folded. I was angry and sad for a little while, but then NCAA heated up, the USWNT got in trouble, Alex Morgan suddenly got famous (or as famous as a women’s soccer player not named Mia Hamm can get in the United States), and Lauren Fowlkes got her NCAA championship ring. Morgan and Fowlkes can make my day, any day.

Well, it seems that since FCGP collapsed, so many interesting things have happened. As of this writing, Sinclair, Riley, Bock, Zerboni, and Wilson are going to Western New York Flash (blech what a mouthful). They’ve already got Fountain and Goebel, as you all should know by now — and of course a certain princess is slated to be the #1 2011 WPS draft pick, which WNY owns. I begged WNY to take Carrie Dew and Emma Hayes thanked me for my input. The Washington Freedom’s crazy-ass new owner is sending Freedom fans into conniptions — never seen so much whining in my life — at least, the most whining I’ve seen that wasn’t caused by Hope Solo. The Chicago Red Stars are not showing any signs of life. And, most oddly to me, Kelley O’Hara has been signed by the Boston Breakers, coached by the man who cut her from the 2008 U20 team (and in doing so I firmly believe that he drove a wedge between her and some of those other players). I mean, isn’t she Dennis the Menace to Tony’s Mr. Wilson? (Wonderful analogy, whoever came up with that.)

Other things have happened as well: the U-23s are going to camp again, Tiffany Weimer and co. start Ocho FC, the utopian women’s soccer team (hence it’s perfect and non-existent), Alex Morgan gets interviewed on a blog, and Morgan also did a photoshoot for ESPN the Magazine. Normally I don’t give a rat’s ass for ESPN anything, but OMG OMG, I WANT THAT ISSUE THAT HAS HER PICTURES IN IT, I WANT IT.

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December 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm

NCAA: Is the Bermuda Triangle in South Bend or something

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Where in the world is Taylor Knaack?

Knaack stopped playing around two weekends ago and has since disappeared from the Notre Dame roster as well. That was a more preemptive information wipe than that of Tereza Stastny, who at least waited until the end of the season to disappear. I’m very sad now.

Kindly direct all information regarding Knaack’s whereabouts into the comments section. okthnxbai

EDIT: Taylor Knaack has been found.

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October 18, 2010 at 12:03 pm

England Women’s National Team: LOL DRAMA

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Lianne Sanderson quits England after falling out with Hope Powell

Personally, I feel uncomfortable with Sanderson’s attitude, although I like her well enough with Philadelphia.

If it’s true that Hope Powell constantly gives her the short end of the stick without good reason, then I guess I could understand. It’s clear that Sanderson believes that Paul Riley, at least, gives her a fair shake.

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August 17, 2010 at 6:19 am

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: Let’s Get Ready To Rumble

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They're back! Yay!

  1. It seems that Nigeria’s U-20 women will compete in the U-20 Women’s World Cup after all, as Mr. Goodluck Jonathan has backed off and let FIFA eat their Swedish pancakes in peace.
  2. The United States U-20 women were in New York over the July 4 holiday, and spent it with the DiMartino family (apparently without Tina and Gina, who had a WPS game that day and ENDED UP LOSING TO STUPID BOSTON).

In unrelated news, former Notre Dame Fighting Irish Michele Weissenhofer is at tryouts for SG Essen-Schönebeck of the Frauen-Bundesliga in Germany.

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July 5, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Nigeria U-20 Women’s National Team: Very Crafty Goodluck Jonathan [UPDATED]

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It seems that Nigeria’s poor performance in South Africa is putting the U-20 women’s team in jeopardy. The president of Nigeria, Mr. Goodluck Jonathan (straight out of 17th century New England, yeah!) ordered the Nigerian men’s team to sit out of international competition for two years as punishment for their poor showing in South Africa. Now FIFA doesn’t like it when governments interfere in their respective countries’ football federations (although it’s quite impossible in SOME COUNTRIES for the government not to be involved). As punishment, FIFA will bar the guilty countries from any international competition if sufficiently offended. As of right now, FIFA is still deciding whether it’s offended or not…they’re too busy eating Swedish pancakes and swooning over David Villa’s soul patch.

Unfortunately, the Nigerian U-20 women are in danger of losing their spot in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup this month because of this stupidity, should FIFA ban Nigeria’s teams from playing.

Personally, I sort of doubt FIFA will make that move so soon, with the U-20 WWC so close — they need to finish watching the men’s World Cup and scouting for shitty referees — but we must not forget that FIFA is largely made up of fat old men (too many pancakes for you, Sepp) who have nothing better to do than piss people off, especially when it comes to women’s soccer (and referees).

You Are Useless Sepp Bratter

Although in this case, if FIFA bans Nigeria it will be exactly what the Nigerian president wanted. How very crafty indeed, sir!

EDIT: According to this article, FIFA has given the Nigerian government 48 hours to reverse Mr. Jonathan’s decree OR ELSE. FIFA is now looking into inviting a substitute team to the U-20 WWC, should the Nigerian U-20s be barred from competition. I think that, should FIFA decide to straight swap one CAF team for another, it would appear that either South Africa or Congo DR may be chosen.

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July 2, 2010 at 12:22 am

WPS: Rumors Sell Like Peanuts, Popcorn, Cracker Jack

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Pop Quiz!

Which is more likely?

Rumor #1: Jorge Barcellos has taken the Chicago Red Stars job.

Rumor #2: In order to stay afloat, Athletica will be playing all road games.

Rumor #3: The league will make an announcement about this tomorrow.

I think #3 is well out of the realm of possibility…

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May 26, 2010 at 6:33 pm