Africa
Posted on: July 9, 2019 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

AFCON Quarter-Final Predictions

Now that the Copa America, Women’s World Cup, and CONCACAF Gold Cup all have concluded, the African Cup of Nations is the only major soccer competition remaining. With the round of 16 wrapped up, here are the teams remaining and who they play. Senegal vs. Benin On paper, this is a mismatch. You have a World Cup team, who have star Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly as well as Liverpool’s very…

Posted on: July 6, 2019 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

Three Football Terms You Need To Know Before The Women’s World Cup Final

When the USA women’s national team beat England, 2-1, on Alex Morgan’s goal, it secured USA’s third straight World Cup Final appearance. Before you watch USA play Netherlands, these are some things you ought to understand. 1. Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Arguably the most controversial thing this World Cup, VAR has been used many times, including twice during England-USA. VAR is supposed to be used when a referee doesn’t know…

Posted on: July 1, 2019 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 1

The CONCACAF Quarter-Finals

It was an exciting week of action for CONCACAF, so when the Quarter-finals rolled around we knew we were in for a treat. Here were my predictions, and here’s what happened: Haiti 3-2 Canada When Lucas Cavallini put in a goal in just the 28th minute, it seemed Canada had won. Canada now had a two-goal lead, Haiti hadn’t scored, and Canada’s star offense still had 62 minutes to score…

Posted on: June 30, 2019 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

Weekly Wrap-Up

A lot of things happened this week in soccer, so this should give you a pretty good idea of what has been going on in the soccer world… Women’s World Cup Quarter-finals After Lucy Bronze’s England team beat Norway 3-0 and Megan Rapinoe scored another brace that gave USA a 2-1 win over France, the first Semi-final was determined. England will play USA for a chance to go to the…

Posted on: June 29, 2019 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

Women’s World Cup

When the whistle blew after five minutes of added time in Paris, the host nation slumped down in defeat while the Americans celebrated an 8th straight World Cup semifinal. USA had beaten France, 2-1, in what had been an exciting game but not the prettiest for either side. Two more Megan Rapinoe goals not only caused USA to win but also entered her in the Golden Boot race alongside Australia’s…

Posted on: June 28, 2019 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

Women’s World Cup Preview: USA vs France

Kickoff is in a little under a half of an hour, so what better time to do a preview? France France has played well against all opponents and is very clutch. A win over Norway despite an own goal and an extra time goal to knock out Brazil bode well for them. Wendie Renard, the scorer of the own goal, has played outstanding defense since then and Amandine Henry, Eugenie…

Posted on: June 28, 2019 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

Why the African Cup of Nations is the Best Tournament You Aren’t Watching

When Marco Ilaimaharitra of Madagascar scored the game-winning goal in the 76th minute in a 1-0 win over Burundi, things in Group B of the African Cup of Nations got complicated. Very, very complicated. Nigeria has six points and will be playing Madagascar, who have four points after the win against Burundi. Guinea has one point and will be playing Burundi, who have zero points. Burundi has officially been knocked…