Beats & Rhymes FC

Nicole Barnhart interview (Part One): Pocket Rocker to shot-stopper – The composing of FCKC’s steady hand

Photo: John Rieger/FC Kansas City

 

In a game so often filled with unnecessary noise and haste, the pace is altogether more mellow and sincere with FC Kansas City goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart, with special significance in the 54-cap U.S. international’s story hidden away in song so securely that even she was surprised to uncover it. Read more →

Mandy Islacker interview: ‘The one who is always learning’ – Germany striker’s happy belated hit parade

Photo: Carlotta Erler/Courtesy of 1.FFC Frankfurt

 

For years, Mandy Islacker featured high on the Frauen-Bundesliga scoring charts for various teams, although it is perhaps only now that the 2015 UEFA Women’s Champions League match-winning hero is having her talents projected to the audience she deserves, as the 1.FFC Frankfurt and Germany striker chases top speed on the international track. Read more →

Isabelle Linden interview: ‘Oh what a feeling, when we’re dancing *through* the ceiling!’ – Bella and the German roof-raisers

 

Taking her club football overseas for the first time in 2016, Birmingham City’s German forward Isabelle Linden has come to appreciate both the beauty and illusion the game holds. As she looks forward at recapturing the kind of form that took her to Euro 2013, she can think back to that tournament with a smile at how Germany were too much for the opposition, as well as the construction! Read more →

Lydia Williams interview: Keeper of the Matildas’ magic keys – Sounds like team spirit to Australia’s number one

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The sunniest of personalities, the last warrior at the defensive gates and an eternal team DJ, Australia goalkeeper Lydia Williams has been at the heart of the anthem-worthy moments for the Matildas in recent times, adding a few more notes of nostalgia to her life’s playlist. Read more →

Abby Erceg interview: Ferns captain bound by the beauty of the beat

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A Championship-winning captain this year with the Western New York Flash, New Zealand skipper Abby Erceg has led a cultivated soccer life up to now, taking elements and lessons from each country her career has so far encompassed, and finding just the right chords to her soul’s song in the process. Read more →