Authored by Michael Saunders
USA vs Colombia: Thoughts on First Game Match, Jan 18, 2021 There was no doubt that the USWNT would have an easy time of their match against the 26th ranked FIFA Women’s National Team in Colombia. Indeed, the final score of 4-0 does not reflect the dominance by the “Stars & Stripes” over “Las Cafeteras”. The basic stat sheet says it all: USA/Colombiaread
A pair from the backline are out and of course another pair are in out are GK Ochoa & Def. Arajou, in come GK Freese & Def. Pines for the ongoing Jan. camp, set to go through the 23rd. Freese out of the Union is in for RSL backstop Ochoa as he incurred a quad injury ahead of getting to camp, DC back Pines is in for Araujo, out due to illness, we wish both players rapid and full recoveries.
This, the elder of the underage NT's will be in camp with the Senior team, some are getting a look for a game later in the month for the full USMNT.read
In the recent past, the local NWSL team, Sky Blue have been adding players to their stable, today they let a veteran and a USWNT player go to Chicago. Young Mallory Pugh and a player they had for half a dozen years, Sarah Woldmoe have blown out of town to the Windy City. Yes, this deal yields SBFC as many as 3 first round draft picks, a pair in the upcoming 2021 Draft and a conditional one in the 2022, yes it is for players, 7 INTERNATIONAL SLOTS IN 2021 & '22, but you are giving up 2 known entities for the immediate but still future. I am not so sure this sits well with me.read
Yes, Ronald Matarrita has left, NYCFC will gain at most $600,000 in GAM for him, sold on the cheap if you ask me. He was quite the dynamic back line player for the MLS club in NYC, an international player, so some cache has also gone off to the mid west.read