FootyPop: Alyssa Naeher Makes 100th Cap in USWNT 3-0 Win Over Colombia

    In this week’s women’s soccer news, the Gold Cup is on to the semifinal matches, with Canada vs. USWNT and Brazil vs. Mexico. Plus, the NWSL dropped a new commercial and new kits, a USWNT star made her debut for Chelsea, and much more. Keep on reading for the whole week’s lowdown!


    High of the Weekend 

    Catarina Macario scored a goal in her first game back from ACL recovery and debut for Chelsea! The Blues took on Leicester City, and Macario subbed in in the 72nd minute. It didn’t take long for her to score, netting a goal in the 78th minute. 


    Low of the Weekend

    Sam Kerr is facing a criminal trial for alleged racially aggravated harassment against a police officer. The trial is set for February of next year. 


    News of the Weekend 

    The USWNT beat Colombia 3-0 in an intense quarterfinal matchup. It was great to see the USWNT bounce back and put out a decisive win against a quality Colombia side.

    Besides the scoreline, Alyssa Naeher made her 100th cap for the USWNT and had a clean sheet with some world-class saves. Few goalkeepers make this many caps with their national teams, which shows that Naeher is the real deal. 


    Win of the Weekend 

    The NWSL has a new commercial airing! If you weren’t already excited about the season starting soon, give this a watch. It’s great to see that the league is hyped up because of its intense competition, great talent, and overall excitement!

    Another win for the NWSL is their new kits, which just dropped last week. Many have been calling for teams to step outside the box with their kits, and some of the teams definitely did precisely that with the new designs. 


    Upset of the Weekend 

    Mexico made history in their 2-0 win over the USWNT last in the Group Stage of the Gold Cup, making that the team’s first win in 16 matches against the USA. Mexico showed up big time, putting on an amazing performance and scoring two long-distance goals. 


    Goal of the Weekend 

    Despite losing to Mexico, the USWNT advanced to the quarterfinals, where they beat Colombia thanks to three goals, including this absolute banger from Jenna Nighswonger. 


    Player of the Weekend 

    13-year-old McKenna Whitman, who just became the youngest athlete to sign with Nike, joined the Gotham FC team for The Women’s Cup. But that’s not all. She actually scored the game-winning goal for Gotham in the semifinal match against Deportivo Cali!


    Team of the Weekend 

    Gotham FC and Racing Louisville faced off in the final of The Women’s Cup down in Colombia after winning each semifinal match. 

    Louisville was up in the first half 1-0, but Gotham FC squandered their lead and made a comeback, winning 3-1. 


    What to Look Forward To

    In international soccer news, the reigning Women’s World Cup Champions, Spain, became Women’s Nations League Champions after defeating France 2-0! 

    Additionally, in the third-place match, with an Olympic qualification spot on the line, Germany beat the Netherlands 2-0, meaning Germany is headed to the Paris Olympics.

    Can’t wait to tune into the world tournament this summer.


    Fav Social Media Post 

    Let’s just say the USWNT vs. Colombia match did get a bit heated, especially in the first half. 


    Featured image via @uswnt on Instagram




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