Women’s soccer tours continue to grow in popularity with two tournaments in the United States scheduled for August 2022. But again, instead of combining the two tournaments into one, event organizers limited both competitions at the same time. They also have similar names: the Women’s Cup and the Women’s International Champions Cup.
The Women’s Cup returns to Louisville, Kentucky, while the Women’s International Champions Cup returns to Portland and Providence Park. These tournaments come in mid-August. Therefore, he is in the middle of the NWSL season. However, it is a preparatory competition for some other traveling clubs from all over the world.
In total, there are 10 teams participating in two mini tournaments. Furthermore, these ten teams come from six countries. Most notable of these is Olympique Lyonnais, who have won the Women’s Champions League in six of the past seven years. However, clubs such as Chelsea, AC Milan, Tottenham and two Mexican national teams are considered elite in their respective competitions.
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Thus, it is shaping up for high-quality women’s football at the club level over the course of a busy week.
Women’s Football Tours August 2022
On the other hand, it is a blessing for the viewers to be able to watch these women clubs on a busy schedule from August 14 to August 20. However, there is simply no way for fans to watch both competitions in person due to the distance between them. After all, women’s soccer tours are either in Louisville, Kentucky, or Portland, Oregon.
These are two hotspots of the American women’s club scene. The Portland Thorns, which host and compete in the Women’s International Champions Cup, are near the top of the NFL. With the NWSL Championships and the NWSL Shields as the top scoring team in the regular season, the likes of Lindsey Horan and Becky Sauerbrunn make up one of the most talented teams in the NWSL.
Another host for a women’s soccer tour is Racing Louisville, of which Lynn Family Stadium is home. Racing Louisville only started playing in 2021. However, it has a chance to play against some of the best women’s teams in the world.
Women’s Cup 2022
A year ago, the Women’s Cup witnessed distinguished clubs such as Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. This year, more popular bands are coming to Louisville. In addition, there is a bump in the number of teams. From four to six, the teams that have joined Racing Louisville are OL Reign of Seattle, Club America, Tottenham Hotspur, AC Milan and Tokyo Verde.
The seven-day competition includes seven matches in the schedule. On August 14, AC Milan will play Japan’s Tokyo Verde Belleza. On the same day, Tottenham faces Club America. The winner of those games plays Racing Louisville and OL Reign, respectively, in the semi-finals of the competition. The losers in international matches will also play a consolation match.
A year ago, three of four matches went into penalty shootouts. So expect the same kind of drama from the 2022 Women’s Cup.
Women’s World Cup 2022
Among the women’s soccer tours coming to the US this summer, the Women’s International Champions Cup probably features the best teams on average. In fact, only the competing parties should qualify for the position.
Knowing this, the contenders for the 2022 edition are Lyon, Portland Thorns, CF Monterrey and Chelsea FC Women. Each of these clubs has won their domestic competitions and more. As mentioned earlier, Lyon won the Champions League 2021/22 against a Barcelona team that only lost twice in the entire season. Chelsea Women’s FC won the FA Women’s Premier League and FA Women’s Cup.
Like the 2022 Women’s Cup, this is a small tournament in brackets. On August 17, Chelsea play Lyon in a key match between the contenders for the UEFA Women’s Champions League. The other match between Portland and Monterey. Three days later on August 20, the two winners play the de facto final, while the previous two defeated teams play the match for third place.
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