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U.S. women’s national team Olympic qualifying preview Q&A with Brandi Chastain

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 4:21 PM
I'm pretty sure that I don’t have to tell you much about Brandi Chastain in order to introduce my interview with her. Even those of you who weren’t paying attention to soccer during the 1999 Women’s World Cup probably know that she scored the winning penalty kick in the championship... Read more

U.S. women's Olympic qualifying roster named; games to be streamed online for free

Monday, January 16, 2012, 4:11 PM
There were two major announcements today regarding the U.S. women's national team's upcoming qualification tournament for this summer's Olympics. The first was the roster. All the big names from the World Cup are on the team, including Abby Wambach, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan. The Independence are... 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

Independence make six picks in 2012 Women's Professional Soccer draft

Friday, January 13, 2012, 2:26 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With their six picks in Friday's Women's Professional Soccer draft, the Philadelphia Independence selected three forwards, two defenders and a potential starting goalkeeper. The team's first-round pick, No. 5 overall, was University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee forward Sarah Hagen. From... Read more

Philadelphia Independence brass talk about the uncertainty surrounding Women's Professional Soccer

Friday, January 13, 2012, 2:12 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On the eve of the Women's Professional Soccer draft, I spent quite a bit of time talking with Philadelphia Independence owner David Halstead and head coach Paul Riley. Most of those quotes didn't make it into my story in this morning's Inquirer. So I thought I'd provide a transcript... Read more

Why the survival of Women's Professional Soccer matters to you

Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 9:44 PM
After months of sweating out fears over its existence for the 2012 season, Women's Professional Soccer finally has been granted the waiver it sought from the U.S. Soccer Federation to exist as a five-team league. Here's the press release that U.S. Soccer sent out Tuesday: CHICAGO (Dec. 13, 2011)... Read more

Independence lose WPS championship game to Western New York Flash

Saturday, August 27, 2011, 2:48 PM
It was a game with just as much drama as this summer's Women's World Cup final, and for Philadelphia fans, it was just as heartbreaking. After Amy Rodriguez scored a dramatic tying goal in the 87th minute, the Philadelphia Independence lost the Women's Professional Soccer championship game to the... Read more

Independence vs. magicJack video higlights

Sunday, August 21, 2011, 4:31 PM
In case you didn't get to watch Saturday's game, here are the video higlights. Both goals were impressve, but especially Amy Rodriguez's long-distance chip. Read more
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