Mónica Vergara previously coached Mexico’s Women’s U17, U20, and now is set to coach the Senior team. She did a fantastic job with our youth, finishing as runner ups in the 2018 U17 World Cup. We could use her brain and passion for El Tri. Bienvenida, y a trabajar 🇲🇽
Katie Jay, Katie Jay, oh the one who got away. Yes, I'm aware that Katie Johnson plays for Sky Blue now, but allow me this moment to reflect on a player I really love, and one I hope returns to Royal Blue real soon. I actually ended up watching back all of the goals she scored for us, and that was really fun. It was hard to settle on one favorite, though. I guess by circumstance and celebration the 2-1 against Chicago is an easy pick, but I still have a huge soft spot for her 2-0 goal against Houston. 'Spose you can't go wrong with either, right?
Side note, if any of you have Instagram, follow @blesstherebel there. Hopefully I fuckin' remember to post my pieces here in the future, but they'll for sure be up there first.
Mexican players pose with their gold medal on the podium after winning the women's football final of the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) at the Modern Stadium Julio Torres in Barranquilla, Colombia, on July 30, 2018.
Not only is it Maria’s birthday today, but after 14 years the Mexico WNT will finally be returning to play at el Estadio Azteca under new headcoach Mónica Vergara. I am excited to see this new team! Kickoff is at 1pm CT and it will be streamed on TUDN 🇲🇽
I've just watched the send off series (it was long overdue, but I wanted to watch them during my off-week now) and I have to admit that there was an obvious worst team on the field: not Mexico, of course not the USA, but the referees!
During the first game on July 1st the refs even tried to hide the fact they're useless with the heavy rain, so they've let the game continue, even as the players were struggling to move themselves, let alone the ball. Lindsey might also considered to seek some justice in the 47th minute but it could also be just my imagination.
It got so bad that the players are running and almost kicking into each other, because they can't even see past their own noses...
Well, it might have worked, because in the second game July 5th the skies have cleared and their amateur-status could NOT be any more obvious.
But I have to admit that I found myself smiling due to Emily's effort for a team celebration after convincing Megan and the rest of the bench for a little teasing of Carli's fingerpointing (no surprise there).
But I still knew what was coming (obviously noone kept quiet about it)... I guess it was tragic but somehow funny as well, as the players, the coaches and the crowd including the side-referee are practically telling the head referee to "JUST SHUT UP !"
We don't even get to see it often, that players from each oposing team are both complaining over the refs whistling... simultaneously!
Since they made almost every mistake possible: handballs dismissed, ignored the weather conditions (which fortunately gave everyone some much appreciated "artistic" photos/content in the rain), fouls not called, penalty not given, goal mistaken for offside, then corrected by the side ref but that decision being overruled, etc., I hope they (as a group) learn from their collective mistakes and will be better during the olympics and hopefully the future in generall.
Not to be cursi, but the team is playing amazing. They are finally playing football with the intention to win the game. Every position, every player is doing an amazing job. Sorry but this is something I have been waiting for, it’s giving me hope