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Arsenal Ladies: Two More Chances for Trophies

More of these, please. - Bryn Lennon

What's that you say? Arsenal Ladies actually have a chance to win more than one trophy after their disappointing FAWSL season!? That's crazy talk.

Actually fans its not. Allow me to explain.

Both of these trophy chances will come in January. First: UEFA's Women's Champions League. Second: FIFA Women's Coach of the Year.

Arsenal is in their fifth straight Champions League round of 16 after beating everyone's favorite Kazakhstani Women's Football Championship squad CSHVSM-Kairat 18-2 on aggregate. Yes, you read that right. I can't believe they only scored 18 goals. The offense is really going to have to figure out what went wrong.

Anyways, Arsenal's attention now turns to Scottish Women's Premiere League's very own Glasgow City. I'll have a preview on that later in the week closer to game day. Which is November 9th if you're interested, and the second leg is November 13th. The Ladies will be looking to reach their fifth straight quarterfinals, and will find out who they play after the UEFA redraws for the quarters and semis.

As for the other award, Arsenal's first year head coach Shelley Kerr is on the shortlist for FIFA Women's Coach of the Year. A good deal of people were surprised that Kerr made the list over several of her FAWSL counterparts due to Arsenal's third place finish this year, but let's focus on the reality that Kerr is in fact on the list despite how happy everyone else is about it.

Should Kerr win the award, she would be the first women's club coach to win the award. In the three years the award has existed it's only been won by international women's coaches, last year's award going to then USWNT coach Pia Sundhage.

The shortlist of women's coaches will be whittled down from ten to just the three finalists that we'll see in Zurich (along with the finalists for women's player of the year, but no Arsenal Ladies on that list so let's not talk about it) in early December.

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