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Penn State women’s soccer star Christine Nairn drafted by National Women’s Soccer League’s Seattle Reign

Saturday, January 19, 2013, 1:35 AM
INDIANAPOLIS - I came to the inaugural National Women's Soccer League draft not really sure what I wanted to write about. There was no real spectacle to take in, as only two of the 32 selections on the day were present in the room. In fact, the media was walled off entirely from the eight NWSL teams'... Read more

Taylor Twellman opens up about the state of Major League Soccer, youth soccer player development, and his work researching concussions in sports

Saturday, January 19, 2013, 12:29 AM
INDIANAPOLIS - I'm sure almost all of you are familiar with Taylor Twellman at this point. As ESPN's lead color analyst for Major League Soccer and U.S. men's national team games, the former New England Revolution star has quickly become one of the most respected and influential voices in the American... Read more

Live coverage of the 2013 Major League Soccer SuperDraft

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 2:00 AM
INDIANAPOLIS - While there might not be a standout star in this year's SuperDraft, there are plenty of under-the-radar names with real pro prospects. And as I wrote in my SuperDraft preview, the Union have a history of finding talent under the radar. They'll have two opportunities to do so today,... Read more

Philadelphia Union look for another late-round gem in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 1:44 AM
INDIANAPOLIS – This college sports-crazed city is still in the process of catching on to the world's game the way other parts of America have. Still, it's fitting that Major League Soccer's annual convergence with the college game will take place this year a few blocks from the NCAA's headquarters... Read more

A lesson in building a soccer team from Peter Wilt

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 1:30 AM
INDIANAPOLIS - Peter Wilt is back in a familiar place. Not so much in the literal sense, as this city is still relatively new for him, but in a figurative sense. On Wednesday, Wilt gave birth to yet another professional soccer team. No one who knows him well needed the reminder, but bringing a North... Read more

Toronto FC’s Thomas Rongen tries to mix new and old in youth soccer player development

Monday, January 16, 2012, 9:35 PM
The homegrown player incentive program in Major League Soccer is still relatively new. As such, many of MLS’ 19 clubs are still creating their own paths towards developing their own young talent. We all know what the ends are in the process. Homegrown players don’t count against the salary... Read more

Vancouver Whitecaps coach Martin Rennie finally reaches his destination

Monday, January 16, 2012, 8:04 PM
It is a long enough journey to travel through the North American coaching ranks and end up in Major League Soccer. For Vancouver Whitecaps coach Martin Rennie, the trip has been especially so. Rennie’s latest move spanned over 3,000 miles. The Whitecaps brought him all the way across the continent... Read more

More details on Independence draft pick Sarah Hagen's contract situation

Saturday, January 14, 2012, 5:14 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When I first heard about Philadelphia Independence first round draft pick Sarah Hagen's contract situation, I was intrigued. Whether in Women's Professional Soccer or Major League Soccer, it's very rare that you see players in the draft pool who are under contract with other professional... Read more

Video: Paul Riley talks about the Independence's draft picks

Saturday, January 14, 2012, 2:34 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After the 2012 Women's Professional Soccer draft wrapped up Friday afternoon, I spent a few minutes chatting with Philadelphia Independence head coach Paul Riley. He gave me plenty of details about the team's six selections, and his expectations for each player in the coming season... Read more

Video: Q&A with Women's Professional Soccer CEO Jennifer O'Sullivan

Saturday, January 14, 2012, 2:31 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Friday's Women's Professional Soccer draft represented the first occasion in which new league CEO Jennifer O'Sullivan was really in the spotlight. After spending most of Friday afternoon overseeing the WPS draft, O'Sullivan spent a few minutes chatting with reporters about the goals... Read more
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