Soccer Insights – June Vol. 4

Serbia wins U-20 World Cup, Copa America runs towards the semifinals and the USWNT progresses in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Let’s take a look to the soccer world:

Copa America
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The group stage ended and eight teams qualified to the quarterfinals stage. Mexico, Ecuador, Jamaica and Venezuela were knocked-out at the end of the third matchweek. QF games started on Wednesday night, with Chile narrowly defeating Uruguay thanks to a goal scored by Mauricio Isla. Edinson Cavani and Jorge Fucile were sent of during the game.

Here is the schedule for the four games that will decide the semifinalists this year:

Quarterfinals

Chile 1-0 Uruguay Wednesday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. ET
Peru vs Bolivia Thursday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. ET
Argentina vs Colombia Friday, June 26 7:30 p.m. ET
Brazil vs Paraguay Saturday, June 27, 5:30 p.m. ET

Women’s World Cup
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The round of 16 was played, leaving eight teams qualified for the quarterfinals. The USWNT defeated Colombia 2-0, with goals scored by Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd. They’ll now face China, while Germany versus France is the game everyone is looking forward to watch.

Round of 16 results

United States 2-0 Colombia
China 1-0 Cameroon
Germany 4-1 Sweden
France 3-1 South Korea
Brazil 0-1 Australia
Japan 2-1 Netherlands
Norway 1-2 England
Canada 1-0 Switzerland

Quarterfinals

Germany vs France Friday, June 26, 4:00 p.m. ET
China vs United States Friday, June 26, 7:30 p.m. ET
Australia vs Japan Saturday, June 27 4:00 p.m. ET
England vs Canada Saturday, June 27, 7:30 p.m. ET

U-20 World Cup
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Serbia shocked Brazil by defeating them 2-1, scoring the victory goal during the extra time. This could be the start of a bright generation of Serbian players who could stand out in the next few years. Mali defeated Senegal with a 3-1 score, Adama Traire was the man of the match and the best player of the tournament.

Major League Soccer

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We’ve been focused on the international tournaments in our last few Soccer Insights editions. However, Rivalry Week will take place starting on Friday, bringing some exciting games that you’ll surely want to watch:

FC Dallas vs Houston Dynamo Friday, June 26, 9:00 p.m. ET
New York City vs New York Red Bulls Sunday, June 28, 5:00 p.m. ET
Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders Sunday, June 28 7:00 p.m. ET

Be sure to watch your favorite games and come back next week to find out what did and will happen in the world of soccer!

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