Jansen super strike stuns Twente

ADO Den Haag ladies come away from FC Twente with all three points! The match was not a joy to watch as it was a pure battle of attrition in the midfield, neither side giving much space for the other to exploit.

The first good chance fell to Twente. A free-kick from outside the area was placed with power and accuracy goal bound, some how ADO keeper Barbara Lorsheyd flung herself across the goal to finger tip the ball away, amazing save.

In the twenty sixth minute ADO took the lead. Following a free-kick by Renate Jansen, the ball bobbled around the danger area before Michelle Vrieling latched onto it to score a vital goal for ADO, 0-1.

Twente pulled level in the thirty seventh minute. A long range shot from Twente’s captain Anouk Dekker flew past Lorsheyd just inside the post, 1-1.

The second half saw Twente come flying at ADO from the start and in the forty seventh minute an opportunistic shot from 35m out saw the ball crash aganst the crossbar, ADO lucky to escape with that effort.

ADO almost took the lead in the fifty seventh minute when Lineth Beerensteyn forced her way into the penalty area, Only quick action by Sari van Veenendaal to close down the ADO winger prevented a certain goal, top class goal keeping.

In the eighty second minute Lorsheyd pulled her second breath taking save of the match, it looked odds on that Twente would take the lead as Maayke Heuver raced in on goal forcing the ADO keeper to make a valiant point blank save.

With two minutes remaining Jansen raced down the right wing. She looked up and sent a looping shot high over the keeper into the far corner of the net, a truly amazing piece of skill that would have graced any match anywhere at any level, simply stunning, 1-2.

At the final whistle the ADO players and staff cheered wildly after this great win at their biggest rivals.

On the journey home I asked Renate the obvious question, did she mean that shot to go in?

“I looked up and saw a chance, inside of me Kitty Susan who was in front of goal was screaming at me don’t shoot! Don’t shoot! I could see it so went for the lob and it went in.” She was very humble as I praised the shot again.

Attendance: 500

Woman of the Match: Renate Jansen, that one sublime bit of skill would have won her best player anywhere.


Two top away games for ADO teams this weekend

The ADO mens and ladies teams face their toughest away games of the season this week.

On Friday evening the ladies travel to their greatest Dutch rivals FC Twente. The game between these are normaly the matches that decide who will be the Dutch Champions.

On Sunday afternoon the Men travel to the Amsterdam ArenA to take on Ajax. This is the game all fans of ADO Den Haag look forward to. Yet again this season there will be no away fans allowed into the stadium, so the men will have to do the job without ADO’s vocal support.

Wishing both teams all the very best this weekend. ADO for Expats will be there covering both games, so return to this site for match reports and photos of these big games.

NEW E-ticketing! 50% introductory discount

ADO Den Haag introduces E-ticketing. From now on, anyone can quickly and easily buy tickets online. You buy the tickets through your computer or even from your smartphone and receive them directly by email.

Before the Match ADO Den Haag v Heracles Almelo you can get a 50% introductory discount on tickets via E-ticketing. That way you can look at a fun way to learn about the new system!

After two home victories over NAC Breda and sc Heerenveen we go for our third home win in a row against Heracles Almelo on Sunday 3rd March kick-off 16.30.

In a short time I will post up a step by step how to guide for using the system for non Dutch speakers.

To get your tickets, click HERE.

Surprise welcome back for Omeruo

Yesterday morning was Kenneth Omeruo’s first day back training with the ADO squad since his Nigerian National team won the African Cup of Nations, of which he was a key figure.

He was kept talking by Maurice Steijn as everybody else prepared his welcome. AS he left the changing rooms in Zuiderpark he was welcomed by a guard of honour formed by his team mates. He was then welcomed by the ambassador of Nigeria and embassy staff and by a drum band playing him on.

Kenneth was very pleased with his welcome and enjoyed the big surprise. The ambassador and the people at the embassy remained throughout the training to see their hero.

This briliant video courtesy of ADO Journaal.

Youth players sign their first ADO contracts

On Wednesday  afternoon there was a special moment for Jan Verduijn, Hector Lever, Segun Owobowale and Danny Baker. These young players signed their first contract with ADO Den Haag and are the first ever youth players to do this.

Managing Director and Head of Youth Cees Driebergen and Wilfred van Leeuwen allowed a number of press to attend and witness this event; and, of course the families of the players were there too.

Capturing talented guys like this is an important development for ADO Den Haag. It gives a very clear signal that the club will do everything it can to get the Hague talents and keep them in The Hague and become first team members.

Top ladies international to be held in the Kyocera Stadium

Netherlands v USA (women) on 9 April in The Hague

Orange Women have tempted the Olympic champions; USA for a sparring partner.

The kick-off for the Dutch women’s team towards the European Championship starts with a top class international fixture on home soil. Orange has managed to capture the Olympic champions, the United States for a friendly match. This match is to be played on Tuesday, April 9th ​​place in the stadium of ADO Den Haag, kick-off at 19.00. Tickets are now available in free sale. For teams, school classes or groups of friends (minimum of ten people) there is a special promotional rate.

The U.S. ladies football team has been for many years a superpower in global women’s football. After they won the first World Cup for women in 1991, the team continued to be successful with another world cup win in 1999, and no less than four Olympic titles the last of which was won in London 2012. The U.S. ladies were for five consecutive years the number one team in the FIFA rankings. The national women’s team from the U.S. played once before on Dutch soil, in 1991. The other five meetings took place outside the country.

Coach Roger Reijners is particularly pleased about the upcoming meeting with the United States. “This is a great advertisement for both our teams and for the KNVB and all football fans in the country. Seeing sporting events like this are what we all want to see. The United States and Germany have for years been the dominant superpowers in women’s football. They play at a level where we want to go and only by us frequently playing against such strong countries can we take measure to how far we have come. Moreover, with the European Championships in prospect, this is an excellent test, since we will take on several leading countries, including Germany. In short, I am wondering how we are at present against an opponent of the caliber as the United States? I hope that the stadium of ADO Den Haag completely sells out for this top International.”

ING supports the Dutch women’s team

Tjitske Benedict, Sponsorship Manager at ING Netherlands: ‘We are a proud sponsor of the KNVB Dutch women’s team that will participate in the upcoming European Championships. The women’s team can count on our support. We will also invest in the future activities related to women’s football. We would like to help sponsor the Dutch football at all levels. We focus not only on the top teams from the KNVB. We also want children to have more fun playing football and to help amateur clubs stay healthy.”

In the coming months, the focus for the Dutch women’s team is entirely on the upcoming European Championships that are held in Sweden between the 10th to 28th July. The Netherlands take part for the second time in their history in the final stages of the competition. In the group stage the face defending champion Germany, Norway and Iceland.

Tickets: Netherlands v United States; Tuesday, April 9, 19:00
ADO Den Haag Stadion, The Hague

Tickets for the Netherlands v United States are now available through the Primera outlets, Ticketbox, OnsOranje.nl and the ticket office of ADO Den Haag. This is an open sale, so there is no club card required. The entry price for all areas except the grandstand is € 5.00. A place in the grandstand costs € 10, 00. For groups, such as clubs, teams and schools there is a special promotional rate. Those with ten or more persons visiting the match, pay € 4.00 for a ticket. To find details of this group offer visit the KNVB ticket site (OnsOranje.nl) or the website of ADO Den Haag. If there are still tickets available on the day of the game, the stadium ticket office will be open from 17.30 pm.

Swansea City to be at the Youth International Tournament

The seventh participant of the International Youth Tournament of ADO Den Haag has been announced; Swansea City will be taking part. Along with Club Brugge and Legia Warsaw, Swanse City are another club that has close links with ADO Den Haag. The tournament takes place for the sixtieth time and will be on May 31, June 1 and 2, and for the first time in the Kyocera stadium. Once the eighth and last known course we will keep you informed.

The other participants are obviously ADO Den Haag itself, Cruzeiro and the national teams of Scotland and Mexico Under 19.

ADO ladies lose to last minute penalty

Tonight ADO ladies played a friendly against the mens team GDA (B). The game was much tougher than ADO’s cup match last Saturday. GDA started well and Barbara Lorsheyd in the ADO goal pulled off two good saves and bravely dived at the feet of their forwards twice.

As time passed the ladies began to take over. Kitty Susan and Ilse van der Windt being very dominant. ADO had two good chances, both Renate Jansen and Brittany Persaud going close.

ADO gained more and more possession and eventually it paid off, Jessie van Leeuwen getting her name on the score sheet after scoring from inside the box.

ADO continued to attack and force the midfield of GDA to basically become extra defenders. The rest of the first half saw ADO’s goal under no real real threat at all.

For the first time this season, during the second half I was not using the camera and could actually watch the game properly. I was very impressed. Despite a few changes the movement and drive of the ADO ladies just kept on pushing the men of GDA backwards. The tough tackling ladies did not hold back in their challenges. They were not dirty, but they were firm and aggressive, not giving many free kicks away. They certainkly were bossing the second half for long periods.

GDA got a goal back after what looked like a defensive mix up. The ladies were visibly unimpressed at letting themselves down as the men celebrated the goal.

More changes from ADO saw Yvette van der Veen come on to the pitch. Her lightning speed, skill and tenacity scared the GDA backline so much that they ended up doubling up on her as she marauded down the right wing.

As the clock ticked down chances became fewer and fewer until the final minute when ADO gave away a penalty. The spot kick was placed well into the corner and after another thirty seconds of play the final whislte blew.

ADO ladies may have lost 2-1, but the extra work out did them well I think as they prepare for the match this coming Friday night against their biggest Dutch rivals FC Twente.

Woman of the Match: Kitty Susan, a real powerful peformance.

ADO ladies hammer Fortuna 0-7 in the cup

The ADO Den Haag ladies team travelled to Limburg to take on Fortuna Sittard in the KNVB (cup) Beker. The ADO ladies were way too strong for their hosts and totally dominated the game from start to finish.

The first half saw ADO tease the Sittard back line, Bulk, Beerensteyn and Jensen bullying the defence with star player Noyola pullling the strings in Midfield along side Worm and Reichardt.

Bulk opened the scoring in the sixth nminute. Michelle Vrieling then took both opportunities that were put in front of her in the fifteenth ansd twenty first minutes.

The second half saw ADO really go at the home side, Lorsheyd in the ADO goal basically had nothing to do as ADO just attacked, wave after wave. Paola ven der Veen began to shown her undoubted talents as ADO scored four more times. Beerensteyn in the fifty seventh with an accurate looping header over the keeper from a corner by Jansen.

Two minutes later Jansen made a run into the penalty and put the ball past the Sittrad keeper with ease in the fifty seventh minute. The final two goals came from Worm in the seventieth minute and finally the seventh goal was put away by Bulk in the eighty fifth minute.