A conversation with Tom Sermanni about New Zealand, Australia, the USWNT and its culture, and women’s football
Tom Sermanni, head coach of New Zealand’s national women’s team, is perfectly positioned to talk about the current state of women’s football (or soccer, if you need) around the world.
Canada Soccer, Vancouver Whitecaps, and a sexual abuse story that won’t be ignored (despite some ‘best’ efforts)
A blog post by former Ireland international and Vancouver Whitecaps player Ciara McCormack 12 months ago shined a light on how Canada Soccer and Major League Soccer club Vancouver Whitecaps failed to adequately address decade-long allegations.
When two of the supposed best quit Europe in their mid-20s to play MLS , at what should have been the peak of their career, they took a soft option.
They scoured Munich – where thousands of refugees have arrived – and eventually found Mohsen. He was watching a Champions’ League game in a Munich café. Football can be ugly. Football can be corrupt. But sometimes, the actions of some people within the game demonstrate its power for good.
“Because it’s football — something global and still rather conservative — and a provincial French team hires a female coach, it creates a media earthquake.”