The ICYMI Roundup

The ICYMI Roundup: Carli Gets Illustrated

A roundup of what happened in women’s soccer this past week. It’s the roundup you never knew you needed.


Carli Lloyd is a Superhero
Lloyd named to the espnW IMPACT25 list and illustrated by Marvel. More

NWSL Transaction Time
Big week for Boston as it signs Brooke Elby and picks up Angela Salem. Spirit and Dash also make moves. More

College Draft Date Set
The 2016 NWSL College Draft will be held on January 15 in Baltimore. More


NCAA Tournament

Arizona upsets No. 4 seed Santa Clara, 2-1.
UConn upsets No. 3 seed Notre Dame, 0-2.
North Carolina falls to Texas A&M, 0-1.
Auburn outlasts Texas Tech, 2-3.
Duke advances with a 2-0 win over FGCU.
Stanford defeats BYU, 2-1.
Southern California crushes Princeton, 3-0.

We’ll have a review of the second round and updated scores, as well as a full preview of the quarterfinals next week.

Second-Round Preview
The second-round preview or the “We told you so.” Probably not. Maybe. More

UEFA Champions League

The Round of 16 is complete and the teams through to the quarterfinals are FC Barcelona, ACF Brescia, 1. FFC Frankfurt, Olympique Lyon, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Rosengård, SK Slavia Praha, and VfL Wolfsburg.

Current holders Frankfurt needed penalties to dispatch LSK Kvinner and advance.

The draw for the quarterfinals and semifinals will be held on Friday, November 27.



CONCACAF will hold the draw for the 2016 Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship on Monday, November 23. The draw begins at 10am ET and will be stream lived at

Eight teams will compete to see which two teams will head to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The tournament will be held in Frisco, Texas, and Houston, Texas, from February 10–21, 2016.


Former Stanford forward Chioma Ubogagu was released by Arsenal Ladies on Friday. Ubogagu made 21 appearances for Arsenal and scored seven goals for the club. Sky Blue FC selected Ubogagu in the fourth round (No. 28 overall) in the 2015 NWSL College Draft but Ubogagu opted to play in England where she was born.

Westfield W-League

Australian international and Perth Glory forward Sam Kerr ruptured a ligament in her left foot and will be out for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to repair the rupture. Kerr is expected to be out for at least three months. Kerr also plays for Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).

Kerr’s Perth Glory teammate Vanessa DiBernardo scored a brace to lead Perth past the Brisbane Roar, 2-0. DiBernardo also plays for the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL.

Asian Football Confederation
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) released the nominees for the 2015 AFC Women’s Player of the Year Award. The nominees include Aya Miyama from Japan,  Elise Kellond-Knight from Australia, and Rumi Utsugi from Japan. The winner will be revealed at an awards ceremony on November 29.

World Cup Qualifying
Trinidad & Tobago and Puerto Rico qualified for the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship tournament with 2-1 and 1-0 wins over Jamaica and Guyana, respectively. Guyana defeated Jamaica, 2-1, to qualify for the tournament in the third-place match. Trinidad & Tobago and Puerto Rico play are playing in the finals of the qualification tournament. All three teams will join Canada, Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica, and Guatemala in the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship in the United States in February, with the top two teams earning a spot at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The draw for the tournament will be held on Monday, November 23.