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US media in awe of OL Féminine's exploits ahead of ICC in North Carolina

Published on 21 May 2019 at 1:10 PM
Les USA impressionnés et fans de l’OL Féminin avant l'ICC en Caroline du Nord
The United States press is singing OL's praises as the six-time Women's Champions League winners prepare to cross the Atlantic and participate in this summer's International Champions Cup.

OL Féminine's exceptional performances have had repercussions well beyond Europe. Lyon's sixth Women's Champions League title, their fourth in a row, hasn't gone unnoticed on other side of the Atlantic, where "soccer" is mostly a women-dominated sport. One of the reasons for this outreach is the free live broadcast of Saturday's European final against Barcelona on Bleacher Report Live - a first for the tournament. 



Other US media outlets are also jumping on the OL bandwagon... The New York Times devoted an in-depth feature story to the ladies squad with the headline: "The most dominant team is not the one you think". After comparing the performances of Real Madrid in men's football and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA, the legendary New York daily concludes that "an unprecedented force of domination, a dynasty spanning more than a decade, can be the best team on the planet. Nobody, finally, can say no to Lyon."



Unrivaled in their sport, club captain Wendie Renard and company have won a record 13 consecutive French titles, as well as six Champions League trophies overall. This summer in the United States they'll have the chance to add to their trophy collection. As they did last season, OL will participate in the International Champions Cup, which takes place between August 15-19 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. OL's ties to the United States keeps on growing...