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Book Review: The game and the glory

“The Game and the Glory,” an autobiography of Michelle Akers, is a story of perseverance, dedication, and triumph.   And that’s just the first chapter.   Michelle Akers is a female soccer player who played for the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) from its inception in 1985 until she retired in 2000. To this day …

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NWSL season underway

They boys girls are back in town! Women’s professional soccer is back. The NWSL kicked off its inaugural season this past weekend, with all eight teams taking to the pitch for a full weekend of soccer. The first game on Saturday (April 13) had FC Kansas City hosting the Portland Thorns to a 1-1 draw in …

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Movie Review: ESPN Films 30 for 30 — The band that wouldn’t die

About a year ago, I remember seeing advertisements for this new series on ESPN about 30 directors creating 30 varying sports stories entitled “ESPN Films 30 for 30“. Needless to say, I waited in joyful anticipation for the release of such a series on DVD. When the box came with Volume 1, I scanned the …

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NWSL preseason underway

The teams have taken to the field, unveiling the newest crop of women’s professional soccer here in the United States. The NWSL has decided to create a preseason lineup with their teams pitting themselves against women’s college soccer opponents. Some of the opponents include ACC powerhouses Maryland, Duke, UVA, and UNC, among other strong women’s …

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Spain Blog!

  This past spring break, our women’s team took an abroad tour to the incredible country of Spain! Check out the blog of our adventure here, complete with photos and videos!    

NWSL team highlight series: Seattle Reign FC

NWSL Team Highlight Series Seattle Reign FC Head Coach: Laura Harvey   Stadium: Starfire Stadium Tukwila, Washington Capacity: 4,500   Team History: The Seattle Reign FC  will be inheriting a soccer-crazed town as their home field crowd thanks to the European-type appreciation for the game that has swept the city since the 1970s. The Seattle …

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NWSL team highlight series: Portland Thorns FC

NWSL Team Highlight Series Portland Thorns FC Head Coach: Cindy Parlow Cone Stadium: JELD-WEN Field Portland, Oregon Capacity: 20,438   Team History: The Portland Thorns FC are another brand new team, starting their program history with the inaugural season in the NWSL. Similar to places like Seattle and Kansas City, the Thorns will benefit from …

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NWSL team highlight series: FC Kansas City

NWSL Team Highlight Series FC Kansas City Head Coach: Vlatko Andonovski Stadium: Shawnee Mission District Stadium Overland Park, Kansas Capacity: 6,150   Team History: FC Kansas City is the first team we’ve highlighted that is new onto the scene of women’s professional soccer.  Sporting Kansas City (formerly the Kansas City Wizards), the men’s side, established …

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NWSL team highlight series: Chicago Red Stars

NWSL Team Highlight Series Chicago Red Stars Head Coach: Rory Dames Stadium: Benedictine University Sports Complex Lisle, Illinois Capacity: 3,000   Team History: One of the founding members of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), the Red Stars have been around since 2009. Named after the four six-pointed stars on the municipal flag of Chicago, the Red …

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NWSL team highlight series: Boston Breakers

NWSL Team Highlight Series Boston Breakers Head Coach:   Lisa Cole  Stadium: Dilboy Stadium Somerville, Massachusetts Capacity: 2,500   Team History: The Breakers are one of the two remaining franchises (the Washington Spirit, formerly the Freedom being the other) that competed in the  original Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) in the year 2000, then under …

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