Reign FC is an American professional women's soccer team based in Tacoma, Washington. Founded in 2012 as Seattle Reign FC, it was one of eight inaugural members of the National Women's Soccer League. Laura Harvey was the team's first head coach and led the team to two consecutive NWSL Shield wins in 2014 and 2015. Vlatko Andonovski, who won two consecutive NWSL Championships with FC Kansas City over the Reign, is the current head coach; the Reign play. The club played at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila and at Memorial Stadium in Seattle. In November 2012, it was confirmed that a Seattle-based women's professional soccer team owned by Bill Predmore had been accepted into a new women's professional soccer league named National Women's Soccer League. On December 19, 2012, the team name was unveiled as Seattle Reign FC. Former general manager of the Seattle Sounders Women and Seattle Sounders FC Director of Youth Programs, Amy Carnell, was named general manager. On December 21, 2012, the team announced Laura Harvey as their first head coach.
Harvey was head coach of Arsenal L. F. C. from 2010–2012 after serving as an assistant for two years and coached Birmingham City L. F. C. from 2002–2008, served as an assistant coach for England's U-17, U-19 and U-23 women's national teams from 2005–2011. On January 11, 2013, as part of the NWSL Player Allocation, Kaylyn Kyle, Teresa Noyola, Megan Rapinoe, Amy Rodriguez, Jenny Ruiz, Hope Solo, Emily Zurrer were named to the Seattle team. On January 18, the Reign selected Christine Nairn, Mallory Schaffer, Kristen Meier, Haley Kopmeyer at the 2013 NWSL College Draft. On February 4, 2013, it was announced that the team had signed four free agents: Kate Deines, Jessica Fishlock, Tiffany Cameron, Lindsay Taylor. During the February 7, 2013 NWSL Supplemental Draft, the team selected Nikki Krzysik, Lauren Barnes, Laura Heyboer, Liz Bogus, Michelle Betos and Kaley Fountain. Leading into the preseason, it was learned that the Reign would be without all of their U. S. national team allocated players for half of the season.
National team forward, Amy Rodriguez, announced she was pregnant with her first child and would not be playing during the inaugural season. U. S. national team goalkeeper, Hope Solo, would be away for the first part of the season after recovering from wrist surgery and Megan Rapinoe had signed with French side, Olympique Lyonnais, from January to June and would miss at least nine games. After traveling to Japan in the preseason to play matches against defending L. League champion INAC Kobe Leonessa, Fukuoka J. Anclas, Nojima Stella Kanagawa, the Reign faced their first regular season match against the Chicago Red Stars at Benedictine University, in which Seattle's first college draft pick, Christine Nairn, scored the Reign's first goal of the season via a header off an assist from Liz Bogus; the point that Seattle earned in the game would be its only for the next nine games. In June 2013, head coach Laura Harvey began making some trades and signing new international players. With the trades and the return of U.
S. national team players and Rapinoe, the Reign began to turn the season around with a 1–1 tie against the Western New York Flash. The game would be the first of a six-game undefeated streak for the Reign with two ties and four wins. After losing to regional rival, Portland Thorns FC, 2–1 in the season finale in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,855, the Reign ended the 2013 NWSL season seventh in the league with a 5–14–3 record. During the 2014 season, the Reign set a league record unbeaten streak of 16 games. During the 16 game stretch, the Reign compiled a 13–0–3 record; the streak came to an end July 12, 2014 in a match against the Chicago Red Stars that ended 1–0 in favor of the Red Stars. The team finished first in the regular season clinching the NWSL Shield for the first time. After defeating the Washington Spirit 2–1 in the playoff semi-finals, the Reign were defeated 2–1 by FC Kansas City during the championship final. Following the regular season, the team earned several league awards.
Kim Little won the Golden Most Valuable Player awards. The Reign finished the 2015 season in first place clinching the NWSL Shield for the second consecutive time. After defeating the Washington Spirit 3–0 in a playoff semi-final, the Reign were defeated 1–0 by FC Kansas City during the championship final in Portland. Following the regular season, the team earned several league award nominations. Kim Little, Jessica Fishlock, Bev Yanez were nominated for league Most Valuable Player, Laura Harvey was nominated for Coach of the Year. Laura Harvey was named Coach of the Year for a second consecutive year. Barnes, Little and Fishlock were named to the NWSL Best XI team while Kendall Fletcher, Stephanie Cox, Megan Rapinoe, Keelin Winters were named to the Second XI team; the Reign finished the 2016 season in fifth place with a 8–6–8 record, narrowly missing a playoff spot by two points. The season was complicated by a number of players being unavailable during the early part of the season due to injury including Manon Melis, Jessica Fishlock and Megan Rapinoe.
In early July, Nahomi Kawasumi returned to the Reign for the first time since the 2014 season and scored a brace in her first match with the club. Rachel Corsie and Haley Kopmeyer suffered injuries during a match in
Association football, more known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport; the game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal. Association football is one of a family of football codes, which emerged from various ball games played worldwide since antiquity; the modern game traces its origins to 1863 when the Laws of the Game were codified in England by The Football Association. Players are not allowed to touch the ball with hands or arms while it is in play, except for the goalkeepers within the penalty area. Other players use their feet to strike or pass the ball, but may use any other part of their body except the hands and the arms; the team that scores most goals by the end of the match wins.
If the score is level at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time or a penalty shootout depending on the format of the competition. Association football is governed internationally by the International Federation of Association Football, which organises World Cups for both men and women every four years; the rules of association football were codified in England by the Football Association in 1863 and the name association football was coined to distinguish the game from the other forms of football played at the time rugby football. The first written "reference to the inflated ball used in the game" was in the mid-14th century: "Þe heued fro þe body went, Als it were a foteballe"; the Online Etymology Dictionary states that the "rules of the game" were made in 1848, before the "split off in 1863". The term soccer comes from a slang or jocular abbreviation of the word "association", with the suffix "-er" appended to it; the word soccer was first recorded in 1889 in the earlier form of socca.
Within the English-speaking world, association football is now called "football" in the United Kingdom and "soccer" in Canada and the United States. People in countries where other codes of football are prevalent may use either term, although national associations in Australia and New Zealand now use "football" for the formal name. According to FIFA, the Chinese competitive game cuju is the earliest form of football for which there is evidence. Cuju players could use any part of the body apart from hands and the intent was kicking a ball through an opening into a net, it was remarkably similar to modern football. During the Han Dynasty, cuju games were standardised and rules were established. Phaininda and episkyros were Greek ball games. An image of an episkyros player depicted in low relief on a vase at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens appears on the UEFA European Championship Cup. Athenaeus, writing in 228 AD, referenced the Roman ball game harpastum. Phaininda and harpastum were played involving hands and violence.
They all appear to have resembled rugby football and volleyball more than what is recognizable as modern football. As with pre-codified "mob football", the antecedent of all modern football codes, these three games involved more handling the ball than kicking. Other games included kemari in chuk-guk in Korea. Association football in itself does not have a classical history. Notwithstanding any similarities to other ball games played around the world FIFA has recognised that no historical connection exists with any game played in antiquity outside Europe; the modern rules of association football are based on the mid-19th century efforts to standardise the varying forms of football played in the public schools of England. The history of football in England dates back to at least the eighth century AD; the Cambridge Rules, first drawn up at Cambridge University in 1848, were influential in the development of subsequent codes, including association football. The Cambridge Rules were written at Trinity College, Cambridge, at a meeting attended by representatives from Eton, Rugby and Shrewsbury schools.
They were not universally adopted. During the 1850s, many clubs unconnected to schools or universities were formed throughout the English-speaking world, to play various forms of football; some came up with their own distinct codes of rules, most notably the Sheffield Football Club, formed by former public school pupils in 1857, which led to formation of a Sheffield FA in 1867. In 1862, John Charles Thring of Uppingham School devised an influential set of rules; these ongoing efforts contributed to the formation of The Football Association in 1863, which first met on the morning of 26 October 1863 at the Freemasons' Tavern in Great Queen Street, London. The only school to be represented on this occasion was Charterhouse; the Freemason's Tavern was the setting for five more meetings between October and December, which produced the first comprehensive set of rules. At the final meeting, the first FA treasurer, the representative from Blackheath, withdrew his club from the FA over the removal of two draft rules at the previous meeting: the first allowed for running with the ball in hand.
Other English rugby clubs followed this lead and did not join the FA and instead in 1871 formed the Rugby Football Union. The eleven remaining clubs, under
Sweden women's national football team
Sweden women's national football team won the European Competition for Women's Football in 1984, one World Cup-silver, as well as three European Championship-silvers. The team has participated in six Olympic Games, seven World Cups, as well as nine European Championships. Sweden won the bronze medal at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup; the 2003 World Cup-final was the second most watched event in Sweden that year. Lotta Schelin is the top goalscorer in the history of Sweden with 85 goals. Schelin surpassed Hanna Ljungberg's 72-goal record against Germany on 29 October 2014; the player with the most caps is Therese Sjögran, with 214. The team was coached by Thomas Dennerby from 2005 to 2012, the current trainer is Pia Sundhage, who joined in September'12 after most winning the Olympic gold medal in London with the United States. Sundhage's contract goes into effect in December 2012. After winning the two qualifying matches against Denmark for the Beijing 2008 Olympics, the Swedish Olympic Committee approved of record increases in investments for the women's team.
The new budget granted over a million SEK for the team and 150,000 SEK per player for developing physical fitness. The new grants are a 100% increase of the 2005 and 2006 season funds; the developments and conditions of the Sweden women's national football team can be seen in the Sveriges Television documentary television series The Other Sport from 2013. *Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks. ** Gold background color indicates. Red border color indicates; the Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation. Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football. UEFA Women's Euro Champion: 1984 Olympic Games Silver Medal, 2016 Algarve CupChampion: 1995, 2001, 2009, 2018 Nordic ChampionshipChampion: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 Cyprus TournamentChampion: 1990, 1992 North America CupChampion: 1987 Australia CupChampion: 2003 The following table shows Sweden's all-time international record, from 1973 to 2016.
The following players were selected for the friendly vs. England on 11 November 2018. Caps and goals as of 24 October 2018. Head coach: Peter Gerhardsson The following players have been named to a squad in the last 12 months; this list may be incomplete. INJ Withdrew due to an injury. PRE Preliminary squad. *Active players in bold, statistics as of 24 October 2018. *Statistics as of 24 October 2018. Official website FIFA profile
Australia women's national soccer team
The Australian women's national soccer team is overseen by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Federation Australia, a member of the Asian Football Confederation and the regional ASEAN Football Federation since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation in 2006. The team's official nickname is the Matildas, having been known as the Female Socceroos before 1995. Australia is a three-time OFC champion, one-time AFC champion and one-time AFF champion, became the first national team to win in two different confederations; the team has represented Australia at the FIFA Women's World Cup on five occasions and at the Olympic Games on two, although has won neither tournament. Following the 2015 World Cup, Australia was ranked ninth in the world by FIFA; the Australian Women's Soccer Association was founded in 1974 and a representative Australian team competed at the following year's Asian Women's Championship. A national team made up of players from New South Wales and Western Australia was sent to the 1978 inaugural World Women's Invitational Tournament, in Taipei, Taiwan.
Australia played against club teams at the tournament and none of the players' appearances counted as official caps. Coached by Jim Selby, the selected players were: Sandra Brentnall, Connie Byrnes, Julie Clayton, Kim Coates, Julie Dolan, Cindy Heydon, Barbara Kozak, Sharon Loveless, Toni McMahon, Sue Monteath, Sharon Pearson, Judy Pettitt, Anna Senjuschenko, Teresa Varadi, Leigh Wardell and Monika Werner. Australia's first official international match was against New Zealand at Seymour Shaw Park, New South Wales, Australia on Saturday 6 October 1979, as it was billed as the "1st Australian Women's International Soccer Test"; the Australian team listed in the match programme was Sue Monteith, Shona Bass, Kim Coates, Dianna Hall, Carla Grims, Fiana McKenzie, Sandra Brentnall, Judith Pettit, Sharon Mateljan, Julie Clayton, Cindy Heydon, Julie Dolan, Toni McMahon, Jamie Rosman, Rosie van Bruinessen and Leigh Wardell. Jim Selby remained as the managers were Noelene Stanley and Elaine Watson. A lack of resources meant.
Australia played in the first Oceania Cup in 1983 at New Caledonia, losing the final to New Zealand in extra time. It was the first time. A team would not be assembled again until the next edition of the tournament in 1986 tournament in New Zealand, which featured Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan, as well as New Zealand's B team. Australia lost in the final again, beaten 4–1 by Taiwan; the late 80s had Australia encountering the American and European teams for the first time in the 1987 Women's World Invitational Tournament in Taiwan, the 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament in China. For the latter tournament, the players had to sew themselves the own Australian crests onto the team tracksuits. Hosting the 1989 Oceania Cup in Brisbane, the Australians finished fourth; the 1991 tournament doubled as qualifiers for the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup, the winner was determined by the best results from a group. Australia finished level on points with New Zealand, but had scored fewer goals, which resulted in New Zealand progressed to the World Cup as OFC representative.
Between 1991 and 1994, the Matildas played internationally during a tour of Russia in 1994. The Oceania tournament in 1994 again doubled. Again, Australia finished with New Zealand on points but this time had a superior goal difference, qualified for their first FIFA Women's World Cup. Before 1995, the nickname for the women's team was just "Female Socceroos", derivative of the male squad, thus in 1995 the Australian Women's Soccer Association joined with Special Broadcasting Service to broadcast a naming competition for the female team. Out of five names, the popular vote chose "Matildas", from the song "Waltzing Matilda"; the players themselves did not approve of the name, took years to use the moniker to describe the team. At the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sweden, Australia were grouped with the United States and Denmark. During their opening match against Denmark, they lost 5–0. During the team's second match, a 4–2 loss to China, Angela Iannotta scored Australia's first goal at a World Cup.
In the final group match against cup holders the United States, Australia scored first but went on to lose 4–1. The Matildas would assert their Continental strength at the 1998 Oceania Cup, which doubled as a World Cup qualifying tournament. Australia thrashed their Pacific island opposition in their group games and semi-final, before defeating hosts New Zealand in the final 3–1, qualifying for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup in USA. At the tournament, Australia was grouped with Sweden and Ghana. In their opening match, they secured their first non-loss in a World Cup match with a 1–1 draw against the Ghanaians, their following group matches were both 3–1 losses, finishing third in the group, but showing improvement on previous tournaments. Australia still did not have much attention and respect, with the Matildas forced to train with second-hand equipment from the Socceroos, not getting paid and with few games to play. To promote themselves and raise funds for the team, in 1999 the Matildas posed nude for a calendar, which sold over 40,000 u
A midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards; some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders; the number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation. Most managers assign at least one midfielder to disrupt the opposing team's attacks, while others may be tasked with creating goals, or have equal responsibilities between attack and defence. Midfielders are the players who travel the greatest distance during a match; because midfielders arguably have the most possession during a game they are among the fittest players on the pitch. Central or centre midfielders are players whose role is divided equally between attack and defence and to dominate the play around the centre of the pitch.
These players will try to pass the ball to the team's attacking midfielders and forwards and may help their team's attacks by making runs into the opposition's penalty area and attempting shots on goal themselves. When the opposing team has the ball, a central midfielder may drop back to protect the goal or move forward and press the opposition ball-carrier to recover the ball. A centre midfielder defending their goal will move in front of their centre-backs in order to block long shots by the opposition and track opposition midfielders making runs towards the goal; the 4–3–3 and 4–5–1 formations each use three central midfielders. The 4−4−2 formation may use two central midfielders, in the 4–2–3–1 formation one of the two deeper midfielders may be a central midfielder; the term box-to-box midfielder refers to central midfielders who are hard-working and who have good all-round abilities, which makes them skilled at both defending and attacking. These players can therefore track back to their own box to make tackles and block shots and run to the opponents' box to try to score.
The change of trends and the deviation from the standard 4–4–2 formation to the 4–2–3–1 formation imposed restrictions on the typical box-to-box midfielders of the 80s, as teams' two midfield roles were now divided into "holders" or "creators". Notable examples of box-to-box midfielders are Bastian Schweinsteiger, Yaya Touré, Radja Nainggolan. Left and right midfielders have a role balanced between attack and defence, similar to that of central midfielders, but they are positioned closer to the touchlines of the pitch, they may be asked to cross the ball into the opponents' penalty area to make scoring chances for their teammates, when defending they may put pressure on opponents who are trying to cross. Common modern formations that include left and right midfielders are the 4−4−2, the 4−4−1−1, the 4–2–3–1 and the 4−5−1 formations. Jonathan Wilson describes the development of the 4−4−2 formation: "…the winger became a wide midfielder, a shuttler, somebody who might be expected to cross a ball but was meant to put in a defensive shift."
Notable examples of wide midfielders are Ryan Giggs. The historic position of wing-half was given to midfielders, it became obsolete as wide players with defensive duties have tended to become more a part of the defence as full-backs. Defensive midfielders are midfield players; these players may defend a zone in front of their team's defence, or man mark specific opposition attackers. Defensive midfielders may move to the full-back or centre-back positions if those players move forward to join in an attack. Sergio Busquets described his attitude: "The coach knows that I am an obedient player who likes to help out and if I have to run to the wing to cover someone's position, great." A good defensive midfielder needs good positional awareness, anticipation of opponent's play, tackling, interceptions and great stamina and strength. A holding or deep-lying midfielder stays close to their team's defence, while other midfielders may move forward to attack; the holding midfielder may have responsibilities when their team has the ball.
This player will make short and simple passes to more attacking members of their team but may try some more difficult passes depending on the team's strategy. Marcelo Bielsa is considered as a pioneer for the use of a holding midfielder in defence; this position may be seen in the 4 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- 4 -- 2 diamond formations. A defensive midfielder, or "destroyer", a playmaker, or "creator", were fielded alongside each other as a team's two holding central midfielders; the destroyer was responsible for making tackles, regaining possession, distributing the ball to the creator, while the creator was responsible for retaining possession and keeping the ball moving with long passes out to the flanks, in the manner of a more old-fashioned deep-lying playmaker or "regista". Early examples of a destroyer are Nobby Stiles, Herbert Wimmer, Marco Tardelli, while examples include Claude Makélélé and Javier Mascherano, although several of these players possessed qualities of other types of midfielders, were therefore not confined to a single role.
Early examples of a creator would be Gérson, Glenn Hoddle, Sunday Oliseh, while more recent examples Xabi Alonso, Michael Carrick. The latest and third type of holding midfielder developed as a box-to-box midfielder, or "carrier", neither destructive nor creative, capable of winning b
Defender (association football)
In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. There are four types of defenders: centre-back, full-back, wing-back; the centre-back and full-back positions are essential in most modern formations. The sweeper and wing-back roles are more specialised for certain formations. A centre-back defends in the area directly in front of the goal, tries to prevent opposing players centre-forwards, from scoring. Centre-backs accomplish this by blocking shots, intercepting passes, contesting headers and marking forwards to discourage the opposing team from passing to them. With the ball, centre-backs are expected to make long and pinpoint passes to their teammates, or to kick unaimed long balls down the field. For example, a clearance is a long unaimed kick intended to move the ball as far as possible from the defender's goal. Due to the many skills centre-backs are required to possess in the modern game, many successful contemporary central-defensive partnerships have involved pairing a more physical defender with a defender, quicker, more comfortable in possession and capable of playing the ball out from the back.
During normal play, centre-backs are unlikely to score goals. However, when their team takes a corner kick or other set pieces, centre-backs may move forward to the opponents' penalty area. In this case, other defenders or midfielders will temporarily move into the centre-back positions; some centre-backs have been known for their direct free kicks and powerful shots from distance. Brazilian defenders David Luiz and Naldo have been known for using the cannonball free kick method, which relies more on power than placement. In the modern game, most teams employ three centre-backs in front of the goalkeeper; the 4–2–3–1, 4–3–3, 4–4–2 formations all use two centre-backs. There are two main defensive strategies used by centre-backs: the zonal defence, where each centre-back covers a specific area of the pitch; the sweeper is a more versatile centre-back who "sweeps up" the ball if an opponent manages to breach the defensive line. This position is rather more fluid than that of other defenders who man-mark their designated opponents.
Because of this, it is sometimes referred to as libero. Though sweepers may be expected to build counter-attacking moves, as such require better ball control and passing ability than typical centre-backs, their talents are confined to the defensive realm. For example, the catenaccio system of play, used in Italian football in the 1960s, employed a purely defensive sweeper who only "roamed" around the back line; the more modern libero possesses the defensive qualities of the typical libero while being able to expose the opposition during counterattacks. The Fundell-libero has become more popular in recent time with the sweeper transitioning to the most advanced forward in an attack; this variation on the position requires great fitness. While seen in professional football, the position has been extensively used in lower leagues. Modern libero sit behind centre-backs as a sweeper before charging through the team to join in the attack; some sweepers move forward and distribute the ball up-field, while others intercept passes and get the ball off the opposition without needing to hurl themselves into tackles.
If the sweeper does move up the field to distribute the ball, they will need to make a speedy recovery and run back into their position. In modern football, its usage has been restricted, with few clubs in the biggest leagues using the position; the position is most believed to have been pioneered by Franz Beckenbauer, Gaetano Scirea, Elías Figueroa, although they were not the first players to play this position. Earlier proponents included Alexandru Apolzan, Ivano Blason, Velibor Vasović, Ján Popluhár. Other defenders who have been described as sweepers include Bobby Moore, Franco Baresi, Ronald Koeman, Fernando Hierro, Matthias Sammer, Aldair, due to their ball skills and long passing ability. Though it is used in modern football, it remains a respected and demanding position. A recent and successful use of the sweeper was made by Otto Rehhagel, Greece's manager, during UEFA Euro 2004. Rehhagel utilized Traianos Dellas as Greece's sweeper to great success, as Greece became European champions.
Although this position has become obsolete in modern football formations, due to the use of zonal marking and the offside trap, certain players such as Daniele De Rossi:, Leonardo Bonucci, Javi Martínez and David Luiz have played a similar role as a ball-playing central defender in a 3–5–2 or 3–4–3 formation. Some goalkeepers, who are comfortable leaving their goalmouth to intercept and clear through balls, who participate more in play, such as René Higuita, Manuel Neuer, Edwin van der Sar, Fabien Barthez, Hugo Lloris, among others, have been referred to as sweep
Tameka Yallop is an Australian professional football midfielder who plays for Klepp IL in the Toppserien. She played for the Boston Breakers in the WPSL Elite, German Frauen-Bundesliga club, 1. FFC Frankfurt, Japanese Nadeshiko League club Iga F. C. Kunoichi, Swedish Damallsvenskan club Mallbackens, Brisbane Roar in the Australian W-League and has been a member of the Australian national team since 2007. Yallop joined the Brisbane Roar in 2008, they won the W-League Championship and Premiership in 2008-09. In the 2010-11 season, Brisbane returned to the Grand Final. Yallop scored a goal in the 9th minute. Yallop won the Westfield W-League Players Player of the Year Award for the 2012-13 season, she was the recipient of the Julie Dolan Medal for W-League Player of the year in 2014. As of February 2018, Yallop ranks 5th in all-time W-League history with 108 appearances and ranks 3rd in goals with 49. Yallop signed with the Boston Breakers in the Women's Premier Soccer League Elite, the top division of women's soccer in the United States at the time, for the 2012 season.
In January 2013, Yallop signed for German Frauen-Bundesliga club 1. FFC Frankfurt. Yallop was loaned by Brisbane Roar to Iga F. C. Kunoichi along with Elise Kellond-Knight in late May 2014, returned to Brisbane Roar for the 7th W-League season. In March 2016, Yallop signed for Swedish club Mallbackens. In March 2017, Yallop signed for Norwegian club Klepp. After spending ten seasons with the Brisbane Roar, Yallop signed with Melbourne City for the 2018–19 W-League season. Yallop has represented the Young Matildas at various age levels, she was member of the 2007 AFC Women's U-17 Asian Championship team and 2008 AFC Women's U-20s Women's Asian Championship team. Yallop captained the Australian U-20s National Team from 2007–2009 which included winning the 2008 AFF Women's Championship. Yallop has been a been a member of the Australia women's national soccer team since 2007, she was part of the team. Yallop played for Australia at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Australia lost in the quarter-finals in 2011 and 2015.
In 2016, Yallop was named to her first Olympic Team for Rio 2016. Australia lost in the quarter-finals and Yallop did not appear in any games. At the 2017 Tournament of Nations Yallop scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over the United States; this was the first time Australia had defeated the United States. The Matildas won the 2017 Tournament of NationsAt the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup Yallop appeared in three games for Australia; the Matildas advanced to the Final. Australia qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. In December 2017, Yallop announced her engagement to her Klepp IL teammate Kirsty Yallop on her Twitter account; the two were married in Mangawhai, New Zealand, on 9 February 2019. Following the marriage they both took on the surname Yallop. Brisbane RoarW-League Premiership: 2008–09, 2012–13, 2017–18 W-League Championship: 2008–09, 2010–11 AustraliaAFC Women's Asian Cup: 2010 AFF Women's Championship: 2008 AFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament: 2016 Tournament of Nations: 2017 Julie Dolan Medal: 2013–14 Tameka Yallop – FIFA competition record Brisbane Roar player profile Boston Breakers player profile Tameka Yallop on Twitter