Tuesday Roundup: Two UWCL Quarterfinal matches available to viewers in US

The Equalizer Staff March 21, 2017 18

Also in today’s roundup, NWSLers named to international friendly rosters for upcoming FIFA date, NC Courage’s preseason schedule is revealed, Snow announces U.S. U-23 rosters for Portland and Orlando camps, and the U.S. U-19 roster is announced for Florida training camp

Carli Lloyd and Manchester City embark on the first leg of the UWCL Quarterfinals on Thursday (photo: Manchester City)

Carli Lloyd and Manchester City embark on the first leg of the UWCL Quarterfinals on Thursday (photo: Manchester City)

Two out of four UEFA Women’s Champions League Quarterfinal games will be available to US viewers this week: Manchester City vs. Fortuna Hjørring and Bayern Munich vs. Paris Saint-Germain.

Carli Lloyd and Manchester City kick off against the Danish side of Fortuna Hjørring on Thursday at 2pm ET. Fans in the US will be able to watch via MyCujoo, a legal (and free) streaming site that has historically live streamed a number of women’s soccer matches such as the U-17 UEFA EUROs, as well as lower leagues in both Europe and Brazil. Once the game begins, click here to watch.

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Also at 2pm ET on Thursday, US viewers will be able to watch Bayern Munich take on Paris Saint-Germain thanks to beIN SPORTS Connect. Users who subscribe to beIN SPORTS will need to authenticate to view the match up, but will be able to seamlessly log in. Those who don’t already subscribe can authenticate with a 7-day free trial to fuboTV in order to see the match.

Full UEFA Women’s Champions League Quarterfinal schedule below:

Wednesday, March 22

Rosengard v Barcelona – 2pm ET 

Thursday, March 23

Fortuna Hjørring v Manchester City – 2pm ET
Bayern Munich v Paris Saint-Germain –2pm ET
Wolfsburg v Lyon – 3:15pm ET

International rosters for April friendlies include NWSL’ers

With a start against Northern Ireland, Jess Fishlock will make her 100th appearance for Wales (Photo Copyright Patricia Giobetti for The Equalizer)

With a start against Northern Ireland, Jess Fishlock will make her 100th appearance for Wales (Photo Copyright Patricia Giobetti for The Equalizer)

Wales, Ireland and Norway national teams announced their rosters for upcoming friendly matches in April that all included some NWSL talent.

WALES: Jess Fishlock was named as part of Jayne Ludlow’s squad for their upcoming two-game series against Northern Ireland on April 5 and 7. The Seattle Reign midfielder’s next appearance for Wales will be her 100th. She will be the first Wales women’s player to ever reach that milestone for her country. Most recently, she played for (and managed) Melbourne City during their run to capture the Westfield W League title in February.

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IRELAND: Denise O’Sullivan was named to the Irish roster for their upcoming friendly against Slovakia on April 10. O’Sullivan will embark on her second season with the Houston Dash next month when the NWSL season gets underway. She saw action is 16 matches last year, making two starts. The forward spent three years with Glasgow City where she scored 33 goals in 65 games before coming to the NWSL.

NORWAY: Boston Breakers forward Emilie Haavi was named to Martin Sjögren’s Norway squad for their friendly against Switzerland on April 10. The Breakers signed the 24-year old last October and she will make her debut for the club later next month. The World Cup veteran most recently scored 49 goals in 82 matches for her previous club, Lillestrøm SK.

Courage announce four-match preseason slate

The North Carolina Courage will open preseason play this Saturday against the University of Tennessee at Queens Sports Complex in Charlotte. The Courage will then open April with three matches in eight days, all against ACC clubs at WakeMed Soccer Park where the club will play home matches this season. The match against Tennessee will be the first time the Courage take the pitch since being sold and transferred from Western New York in January.

The April matches will be against Wake Forest (April 1), Duke (April 5), and North Carolina (April 8). All matches are free and open to the public. The injection of ACC opponents will be a welcome change for those who followed the club from Western New York where top-quality opponents were difficult to find for preseason matches.

The Courage are returning much of the core group that won the NWSL Championship as the Flash last October. They also drafted Ashley Hatch and Darian Jenkins in the 1st round and signed Brazilian midfielders Debinha and Rosana.

The preseason schedule (all timed EDT):

Saturday, March 25 vs. University of Tennessee- 5:30 p.m.- Queens Sports Complex
Saturday, April 1 vs. Wake Forest University- 1 p.m.-WakeMed Soccer Park, Field #3
Wednesday, April 5 vs. Duke University- 6 p.m.- WakeMed Soccer Park, Field #3
Saturday, April 8 vs. UNC-Chapel Hill- 6 p.m.- WakeMed Soccer Park, Field #3

Snow announces U.S. U-23 rosters for upcoming camps in Portland and Orlando

Casey Murphy (Rutgers) among two goalkeepers named to U.S. U-23 squad ahead of Thorns Spring Invitational (photo: Rutgers)

Casey Murphy (Rutgers) among two goalkeepers named to U.S. U-23 squad ahead of Thorns Spring Invitational (photo: Rutgers)

Acting head coach B.J. Snow named both of his upcoming rosters for the U.S. U-23 women’s national team’s participation in the Thorns Spring Invitational in March as well as their Orlando training camp in April.

The Thorns Spring Invitational will kick off on March 26 in Portland where the U-23 squad will take on three NWSL teams at Providence Park (Houston Dash, Portland Thorns FC, Chicago Red Stars) before traveling to Orlando for a training camp from April 2-8 that will include a closed-door game against the Orlando Pride on April 7. Snow named different rosters for each event, with only six players that will be crossing over between the two. There are no NWSL players named to either roster.

See below for the full rosters for both Portland and Orlando.

U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team Roster – Portland, Ore. (March 23-April 1)

GOALKEEPERS (2): Casey Murphy (Rutgers), Bella Geist (Oregon State)
DEFENDERS (7): Alana Cook (Stanford), Taylor Isom (BYU), Ellie Jean (Penn State), Tegan McGrady (Stanford), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State), Gabrielle Seiler (Florida), Alexis Warner (Michigan State)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Tierna Davidson (Stanford), Jordan DiBiasi (Stanford), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado), Brianna Pinto (CASL), Taylor Racioppi (Duke), Michelle Xiao (Stanford), Sandra Yu (Notre Dame)
FORWARDS (6): Simone Charley (Vanderbilt), Mallory Eubanks (Mississippi State), Tziarra King (N.C. State), Savannah McCaskill (South Carolina.), Ashley Sanchez (SoCal Blues), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado)

U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team Roster – Orlando, Fla. (April 2-8)

GOALKEEPERS (2): Cassie Miller (Florida State), Arielle Schechtman (Georgetown)
DEFENDERS (7): Megan Buckingham (North Carolina), Kristen Cardano (Florida), Alana Cook (Stanford), Zoey Goralski (UCLA), Shannon Horgan (Clemson), Taylor Isom (BYU), Tegan McGrady (Stanford)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Sarina Bolden (Loyola Marymount), Rachel Corboz (Georgetown), Kristina Fisher (Miami), Mayra Pelayo-Bernal (Florida), Brianna Pinto (CASL), Gabrielle Seiler (Florida), Chloe Williams (Eastern Washington)
FORWARDS (4): Hannah Diaz (Saint Mary’s), Sarah Luebbert (Missouri), Savannah McCaskill (South Carolina), Hailey Skolmoski (Utah)

U.S. U-19 roster announced for Florida training camp

26 players called into U.S. U-19 training camp in April

26 players called into U.S. U-19 training camp in April

Head coach Jitka Klimkova has called up 26 players for training camp to take place in Sunrise, Florida from March 25 to April 1.

Of the entire group of players brought into the last training camp for the U-19 squad last January, only three players will go on to participate in this one. Those three players Kiara Pickett, Emily Smith Sydney Zandi were all part of the U-17 team that represented the U.S. at the 2016 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

See below for the full roster.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Hillary Beall (SoCal Blues), Brooke Bollinger (Space Coast United), Zoe Clevely (Pateadores Academy)
DEFENDERS (7): Joanna Harber (Eastside FC), Sinclaire Miramontez (Nebraska), Taylor Parker (Colorado Storm), Olivia Petit (Internationals SC), Kiara Pickett (Eagles SC), Sophia Serafin (West Coast FC), Emily Smith (De Anza Force)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Ambere Barnett (SLSG – Illinois), Tiana Caffey (Space Coast United), Emina Ekic (Javanon FC), Alexis Loera (Colorado Storm), Alyssa Poarch (Continental FC), Delanie Sheehan (West Coast SC), Danielle Stephan (Michigan Hawks), Taryn Torres (FC Dallas), Olivia Wade (LaRoca FC), Sydney Zandi (Penn Fusion)
FORWARDS (6): Brianna Atterbury (Sereno SC), Sydney Carr (Arsenal FC), Rachael Dorwart (PA Classics), Penelope Hocking (SoCal Blues), Emily Madril (Florida State), Adrienne Richardson (Minnesota Thunder)

  • Bruce

    Marta Update: Sporting Director of FC Rosengård Therese Sjögran says that the club has still not been contacted by Orlando about a potential transfer.

    I’m still betting that this deal will not come to be unless it’s a short term summer transfer or there are serious changes to roster rules and salary cap for the upcoming season.

    Note to NWSL: it wouldn’t be a bad idea to release roster rules and salary cap info before the season starts. Just an idea.

    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&u=http://www.expressen.se/kvallsposten/sport/marta-klipper-av-usa-snacket-thats-it/&prev=search

    • mockmook

      “the club has still not been contacted by Orlando about a potential transfer”

      Perhaps it has all been just baseless rumor from the get go.

    • Steglitz49

      A short term summer transfer may be enough to stimulate attendances at matches and improve chances of winning.

  • Steglitz49
  • Tom F

    here’s highlights of Caro Hansen’s from her last game. Notice the unusual way she swings her arms while dribbling.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B7OvRmM48I

    • mockmook

      “the unusual way she swings her arms”

      She’s dancing

  • Steglitz49

    A TV-program in Sweden, alleges that it has estimated that the allocation of prize-money in the Champions Legaue is 99.8% to the men and 0.2% to the ladies. The program also alleges that, based on the real financial figures, the division of the spoils ought to be 98% vs 2%, that is the ladies should get about 10 times what they get today.

    It would make a huge difference to WoSo in Europe.

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  • Bruce

    Has anyone participated in this (or any) NWSL fantasy league before? Worthwhile?

    https://www.getrevue.co/profile/nwslfl/issues/nwslfl-who-is-ready-for-the-2017-season-isitaprilyet-31890

    • I’ve done this one every year. http://nwslfl.com/
      I think it’s pretty fun.

      • Bruce

        Thanks Slicey! I’ll check it out.

  • Silver Frost

    Is Allie Long playing goal? The above Casey Murphy pic gave me a double take. However, this would be the next logical step Ellis makes in playing people out of position.

    • sudeep das

      .. and out of the field after that.

    • htm222

      I always figured she’d put Press in goal at some point.

  • sudeep das

    Brianna Pinto under the scanner here being chosen in both the U23 rosters.

  • Ethan

    Shocking defending by the Rosengard player on Barcelona’s goal, which was a tidy finish.

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  • Bruce

    The linked stream in the article for the Man City Women’s match is terrible quality.

    YouTube option much, much better.

    0-0 in 34th minute

    https://youtu.be/D8s0evzqQSo