Aqaba: Jordan’s Shabab Al Ordon sealed the WAFF Women’s Clubs Championship 2019 title, securing the prize 48 hours early after racking up a 10-1 win over Arab Orthodox Club of Palestine on Wednesday.
Three wins from their previous three matches meant Manar Fraij’s side needed only a point to seal the title, but they piled on six goals in the opening 20 minutes to complete the job in style ahead of Friday’s tournament finale.
Wednesday’s other match saw UAE’s Abu Dhabi Country Club beat Riffa Sports Club of Bahrain 2-1 to claim their first points of the competition.
Aqaba: Jordanian champions Shabab Al Ordon have one hand on the WAFF Women’s Clubs Championship Jordan 2019 trophy after claiming a crucial 3-0 over Lebanon’s SAS on Monday.
The tournament hosts outplayed their previously unbeaten opponents despite a red card to forward Mai Sweilem, meaning they require only a draw or better against bottom-placed Arab Orthodox Club on Wednesday to reach an insurmountable total of 10 points from four matches.
Bahrain’s Riffa Sports Club also tasted success on Monday, scoring a dominant 9-0 win over Arab Orthodox in the earlier match.
SAS, Shabab Al Ordon set up blockbuster clash with crucial wins
Aqaba: SAS and Shabab Al Ordon continued their impressive starts by collecting second successive wins on Matchday Two of the inaugural WAFF Women’s Clubs Championship Jordan 2019 on Saturday.
Lebanon’s SAS needed late heroics to overcome Abu Dhabi Country Club 2-1, while Jordanian international Mai Sweilem netted a late double as Shabab Al Ordon earned a 2-0 win over Bahrain’s Riffa Sports Club.
SAS and Shabab Al Ordon will meet on Monday’s Matchday Three in what looms as a vital fixture in the search for West Asia’s first women’s club champions.
Aqaba: Lebanese champions SAS delivered a seven-goal title warning, while Ghanaian international Alice Kusi helped Jordan’s Shabab Al Ordon to an opening win as the inaugural WAFF Women’s Club Championship began in Jordan on Thursday.
Shabab Al Ordon earned the competition’s first ever points with their 2-1 win against Emirati outfit Abu Dhabi Country Club, before SAS proved far too strong for Palestine’s Arab Orthodox Club, registering a 7-0 victory.
Korea Republic share spoils with world champion Americans
Chicago: Korea Republic denied world champions United States a record-equaling 18th consecutive win, battling their way to an impressive 1-1 draw in an international friendly at Soldier Field on Sunday.
Chelsea Ji So-yun stunned the 33,000-strong crowd with the opening goal just after the half-hour mark, before Carli Lloyd equalised three minutes later but the Americans couldn’t find a winning goal in head coach Jill Ellis’ final game in charge.
Korea Republic’s draw ends a five-game losing streak and makes them the first side to share the spoils with the Americans since England claimed a 2-2 draw in March.
Bridgeview: Australian striker Sam Kerr made her latest entry to the record books, breaking her own record to set a new individual season scoring mark in the US-based National Women’s Soccer League on Saturday.
The Matildas goal machine and 2017 AFC Women’s Player of the Year found the back of the net twice in Chicago Red Stars’ 3-1 win over Washington Spirit, taking her season tally to 18; one more than the previous record she set in 2017.
Kerr’s 18 goals have come in just 20 appearances, and despite her missing a month of league football due to Australia’s participation in FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, where she scored five goals in four matches.