While the men’s team came nowhere close to sniffing silverware this season. Chelsea’s women’s team continues to prove their World Class status, winning a third straight women’s FA Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United at a sold-out Wembley Stadium.
As she always seems to be, Australian international Sam Kerr was the hero for Chelsea, scoring, then doing a super dope backflip. Canada will face her at this summer’s World Cup in the group stage, in her home country…big yikes.
Speaking of Canadians, Jessie Fleming played 57 minutes in the centre of the park for Chelsea, while Kadeisha Buchanan came on to help the Blues secure the result in the final minutes. Jayde Rivière, who is only just returning from injury, was an unused sub for United.
Meanwhile, Buchanan’s former side, Lyon added their record 10th Coupe de France title this weekend with a 2-1 victory over PSG. Vanessa Gilles played the full 90 to lift the trophy with Lyon, while Ashley Lawrence played 71 minutes in a losing effort for PSG.
Lyon and PSG will meet again next weekend in a match that could ultimately determine their seasons. It’s worth noting that Lyon has a significantly better goal difference, so if PSG want to pass them in the table they will not only need to beat their rivals, but also hope for Lyon to drop points during the final week of the season.
With massive games ahead this summer for the national team, seeing so many Canadians feature in some of Europe’s biggest games this season is a very good sign.