25 Jun 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:
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:
|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
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
|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
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
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!