Wed. Apr 24th, 2019

Month: April 2019

Global Weekly Women’s Soccer Round-Up

HAPPY EASTER to you and welcome to another walk in the women’s football park as you catch up on some of what’s been going on around the world over the past week (April 15 – April 21, 2019).

If you missed the previous round-up, you can catch up on it here.

Starting off in my home country Ghana, 30 players have been called into camp by tentative national team head coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo. The Black Queens are preparing for the second edition of the West African Football Union (WAFU) Zone B Women’s Cup, taking place from 8 May – 18 May 2019 in Ivory Coast.

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An All-Time Upset: Recapping the Blue Jackets’ Sweep of Tampa Bay

When I wrote my article after the miraculous comeback in game one, I had absolutely no idea what was about to transpire in the series ahead. I was oh so happy to steal a game in Tampa, but the pessimist in me feared this might be the only good thing the Jackets could accomplish in this series before the Tampa behemoth woke up.

So, I came into game two with lowered expectations. The national pundits kept talking about how game one was a fluke and how Tampa would get it together and assert their dominance. And I believed them because I thought there was no way Tampa would allow themselves to play that poorly again.

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The Rays are a Threat in the American League

The Tampa Bay Rays have the best record in baseball early in 2019 and a wave of people still don’t think they have a chance to win the division. With the Yankees and Red Sox getting off to slow starts, the Rays have capitalized and are trying to create a wide gap between those teams in the division race. Do the Rays have a real chance to win the division and compete for a title in 2019?

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Meet Ajax; The Giant Slayers

For the first time in four years, Cristiano Ronaldo will not be playing in the UEFA Champions League semi-final round. The team that beat him and Juventus… Ajax.

Ajax plays in the Eredivisie (Dutch) League. They are the same team who manhandled Real Madrid in the Round of 16 after coming out of a group that included Bayern Munich, Benfica, and AEK Athens; each the winner of their respective leagues last year, with both Bayern Munich and Benfica looking to repeat. So how did they do it? How did they pull off the impossible, not only once, but twice? Let me explain.

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