Tag Archives: women’s soccer

NWSL preseason wrap: Keep calm and carry on

In May 1996, one team had established itself as the doormat of a new league. Its big-name allocations turned out to be out of shape and disinterested. Its defense was horrible. The team started 1-6. The league itself had a … Continue reading &...

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Washington Spirit vs. Maryland Terrapins: Forget about it

On paper, it doesn’t look good for a pro team to lose to a college team. Particularly one that isn’t renowned as a national title contender (though that could change this year). Particularly when other NWSL teams are mopping the … ...

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FIFA boldly … asks for clarification on Nigeria’s lesbian ban

The Nigerian women’s soccer team went into the 2011 World Cup with the momentum of having ousted lesbians from the team. The FIFA response at the time: “Huh? What? Oh. OK, we’ll talk to the coach.” Now, with reports that &hell...

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Women’s soccer marketing: The kids are not alright

Joanna Lohman, the women’s soccer player most likely to win The Apprentice if she could stomach being in the same room with Donald Trump, has posted a strong, well-supported argument to pitch the new women’s soccer league to people oth...

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Women’s soccer league: Now for something completely different

“Third time’s a charm?” doesn’t really fit the new women’s soccer league announced today. The League with No Name is too drastically different from the overly ambitious WUSA and its scaled-down successor, WPS. This leagu...

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New women’s soccer league: Questions and evolving answers

Posting this before the 1 p.m. ET conference call about the new league. Will update throughout. (Beforehand, I’m putting “likely” if I think it’ll be answered; “unlikely” if I think it won’t be, etc.) Post-co...

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Sermanni makes good impression in first U.S. call

New U.S. women’s soccer coach Tom Sermanni didn’t break out into song. Nor did he start calling out rival soccer coaches. Instead, Sermanni came across as a level-headed guy who seems to appreciate the complexities of his new job without ...

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Women’s soccer trending upward or going in circles?

Interesting quote in this espnW report on the USA-Germany game: The new coach, (Abby) Wambach told reporters this week, will have to be someone who “can put all the X’s and O’s together but who can also treat this more like &hellip...

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