The team that has conquered the world of women’s football are once again coming to the United States of America with their second appearance in the Women’s International Champions Cup (WICC).
Olympique Lyonnais Féminin have developed into a club that has reigned supreme both domestically and internationally and attracts some of the biggest names, most talented players in the industry.
This team has held the Division 1 Feminine title for an astonishing 13 seasons in a row, won the Coupe de France Feminine a record 10 times and just completed fourth consecutive UEFA Women’s Champions League title. Can you say absolute dominance?
With the talent that they have in their roster, the players also have a lot of personal success when representing their respective international countries.
This year at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Olympique Lyonnais Féminin was one of the most represented football clubs in the tournament with 13 players playing for seven different countries. This, of course, testifies to the level of talent they obtain.
However, even with the stellar success rate and ability to seemingly win everything, the team is not perfect.
Just last year in the inaugural WICC tournament the French Club lost the final to hosts North Carolina Courage 1-0 after Heather O’Reilly put the ball past Lisa Weiss.
With the semi-final matchups of the tournament only two days away, club head coach Reynald Pedros is getting the squad ready as fast as he can with the team finally being back together after their summer endeavours.
Beyond the multiple training sessions, the club has promoted both their team and the tournament across all their social media platforms to let the world know they're coming and they’re hungry.
The four players nominated for The Best FIFA Women’s Player including captain Wendie Renard, Amandine Henry, Lucy Bronze and Ada Hegerbeg among others have taken to Twitter and Instagram to get fans ready for another show.
With this particular outcome of the bracket, there is even the possibility for a repeat of last year’s final in which the French club will surely aim to come out on top.
Regardless of whether or not that happens, Pedros and his team are doing everything they can ahead of this summer’s tournament and the world will be waiting to see if they can add another title to their ever-growing record.
Olympique Lyonnais Féminin will meet against Atletico Madrid Feminino on August 15th at 5:00 p.m. EST at Sahlen’s Stadium in WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, North Carolina.