Also in today’s Roundup, New Zealand Football starts new women’s coaching scholarship program and U-17 Concacaf Championship to resume in early June in Florida
Newcomers to the NWSL injury report this week are Megan Klingenberg for the Thorns and Sabrina D’Angelo for the Courage who are both ruled out for their respective clubs. Chicago, however, does not have Julie Ertz or Rosie White listed on their report which is good news for the Red Stars ahead of this weekend’s games. The Red Stars have signed Ryann Torrero as a goalkeeper replacement due to Emily Boyd being out with an excused absence. Emily Menges, Alex Morgan, Estelle Johnson and Sam Mewis are among those listed as questionable.
Chicago Red Stars
OUT: Vanessa DiBernardo (stress fracture pelvis – D45), Emily Boyd (excused absence), Stephanie McCaffrey (illness), Casey Short (right ankle sprain – D45)
OUT: Linda Motlhalo (right knee sprain)
North Carolina Courage
OUT: Sabrina D’Angelo (left ankle sprain), Makenzy Doniak (left knee ACL tear – SEI), Yuri Kawamura (right knee ACL repair – D45), Julie King (left ankle repair)
QUESTIONABLE: Samantha Mewis (right knee strain)
OUT: Camila (right knee surgery – D45)
QUESTIONABLE: Monica (left adductor strain), Alex Morgan (left shoulder sprain)
Portland Thorns FC
OUT: Adrianna Franch (right knee meniscus surgery), Bella Geist (left quad strain), Meghan Klingenberg (personal reasons), Meg Morris (left hip pain), Hayley Raso (right knee sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: Emily Menges (right tibia stress syndrome)
Seattle Reign FC
OUT: Yael Averbuch (illness), Kiersten Dallstream (right hamstring strain), Jaycie Johnson (right knee sprain – D45)
Sky Blue FC
OUT: Amandine Pierre-Louis (right tibia/fibula contusion)
OUT: Rose Lavelle (left hamstring strain), Cheyna Matthews (pregnancy), Arielle Ship (right ACL recovery – D45)
QUESTIONABLE: Estelle Johnson (right hamstring strain)
New Zealand Football introduces female coaching scholarship program
New Zealand Football announced a new initiative designed to get more women into coaching called the Female Coach Scholarship Programme.
This announcement comes on the heels of strides made earlier this week between New Zealand Football and the New Zealand Footballers Association (NZFPA). Both parties negotiated a new CBA that put the women’s team on more equal footing with their male counterparts. This program intends to reduce the financial barrier to coaching by providing assistance towards course fees. All females actively involved in the game are encouraged to apply, but a willingness to pass on knowledge and work to continue to develop the game in New Zealand is required.
Holly Nixon, New Zealand Football Women’s Development Manager, is excited about the chance to offer female coaches such an opportunity designed to further their coaching ambitions. “It is important to have female coaches to provide diversity in the coaching sector,” she said in the federation’s official release. “They provide a visible career pathway for young females to enter the coaching profession and they can relate differently to young women as they are a same-sex role model.”
NEWS | In another ground-breaking step for the women’s game, @NZ_Football is offering scholarships to encourage more females to further their coaching https://t.co/Dy37yLdVQ5 #GETINtoFootball pic.twitter.com/OPFdVGXYku
— New Zealand Football (@NZ_Football) May 11, 2018
U-17 Concacaf Championship to resume play June 6 in Florida
Today, Concacaf announced that the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship will resume play on June 6 in Bradenton, Florida at the IMG Academy.
The competition was suspended on April 22 due to security concerns at the venue in Nicaragua. It was originally scheduled to be played April 19-29 at the Estadio Nacional in Managua, Nicaragua. After three match days, the competition was suspended.
All participating teams that still have an opportunity to qualify for the FIFA u-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay in 2018, will play out the remaining group stage matches from June 6-8. Those teams include: Haiti and Mexico from Group A and Bermuda, Canada, Costa Rica and the U.S. from Group B. Puerto Rico and Nicaragua from Group A hav been eliminated from advancing. The group winners and second-place finishers will advance to the semifinals which will take place on June 10. The final and third place match will take place two days later on Tuesday, June 12.