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FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: Watch It Plz

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A friendly reminder!

I hope you are all going to wake up at 5:18 AM tomorrow (Tuesday, July 13) to watch Brazil’s U-20 women’s team (featuring Texas Longhorn Leah Fortune and her version of Kimberly Pickup’s Pick-Flip) take on North Korea’s U-20 boys’ team women. Brazil won in Chile, and you can bet I am rooting for Brazil because North Korea’s haircuts are EVIL and COMMUNIST.

Also don’t miss the New Zealand U-20 women at 8:18 AM, as they feature California Golden Bear Betsy Hassett. Go Bears!

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Written by teamongolia

July 13, 2010 at 5:38 am

WPS, New Zealand Women’s National Team: Not A Random Rookie

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While listening to the horrible commentary by Mark n’ Jenn on yesterday’s WPS game (SKY POO FC I HATE YOU SO MUCH), their constant referral to Ali Riley as “the rookie from Stanford” chafed at me until I couldn’t take it anymore and had to mute them.

I have already mentioned this, but as in much of life, important things bear repeating. Ali Riley is not just some high draft pick that’s turning out decent performances for her first professional team. She is a regular starter on the New Zealand women’s national football team, playing in the 2007 Women’s World Cup, the 2008 Olympics, etc., etc. — she even captained the Ferns in one of the friendlies against Australia this year.

Of course, if you think Oceania is still the smallest shrimp in FIFA’s sea, then you won’t be impressed by all that, even if I tell you she is the reigning Oceania Football Confederation’s Female Player of the Year.

Some rookie from Stanford?  Overmatched? Did O’Reilly score yesterday?

I don’t think so.

Written by teamongolia

June 28, 2010 at 7:09 pm