While there is no Premier League this weekend due to the international break, there is a new season starting in England. The FA Women’s Super League begins and in a remarkable change of pace you can watch every match this year for free. Let me reiterate that, FOR FREE.
Women’s soccer has been ahead of the rest of the world in the US over the past years. After watching the world cup this past summer, it seems that the quality of the game abroad is catching up. Yes, the US Women won but the tournament. In general, the World Cup was extremely entertaining and exciting to watch. With more countries coming into their own it was not just the powerhouses who made it through to the knockout rounds. Having Norway, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Italy make some noise was brilliant.
Why not give the English league a chance. The Women’s Super League has grown from 8 teams to 12 teams and has promotion and relegation. With three clubs having a legitimate shot at the title this season and the rest of the league growing, it will be a long and winding road to the end. Who knows what other storylines will unfold, but it all begins this weekend.
Once again the app is called, The FA Player (this is not sponsored at all)
Players to Watch:
Fran Kirby (Chelsea): If she can get healthy and stay healthy can be the best player in the league again. One of my favorite women’s players to watch.
Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal): Last years top scorer, can she replicate her form and carry Arsenal to back to back titles
Mel Lawley (Liverpool): Loads of experience coming over from Manchester City, will actually get a chance to showcase herself, and can she help Liverpool stay up.
Ellen White (Manchester City): Manchester City lost some fire power up front, bringing in White is huge but can she help supply the goals they lost.
Gemma Davison (Tottenham): Bringing in experience playing both in the United States and the Super League, she can be a catalyst to help keep Spurs up this year.
Simone Magill (Everton): Has had goalscoring success in previous year, 18/19 did not see the highest rate of return but can help keep Everton up if she returns to form.
Katie Zelem (Manchester United): Contributed 11 goals out of the midfield to help United win promotion, they will need her to bring these results again if they want to avoid the drop.
Adriana Leon (West Ham): With her wealth of experience playing in the NWSL (including the Breakers) can she help lead West Ham to an exciting finish this season.
Emma Hayes (Chelsea): Considered one of the best manager’s in the women’s game, can she keep Chelsea’s rise going without Champions League this year.