Catching up with the Independence

I have said a few times on here recently that I have not covered the Independence as much as I would like to. I finally got a chance to catch up with the team on Thursday, as many of the players and front office staff came to PPL Park for the Union game.

It was good to see them there, and not just for the sake of being able to finally do some interviews. Any cooperation between Major League Soccer and Women's Professional Soccer is good for the sport, and growing soccer in America is still what matters most.

I've posted all the interviews I did in the audio player below. I talked to midfielder Lori Lindsey, forward Amy Rodriguez, goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc and defender Heather Mitts. The interview with LeBlanc is especially interesting, as she had a lot to say about the health of women's soccer in the United States and her native Canada.

And here's another topic to discuss: is Amy Rodriguez the best goalscoring player in Philadelphia this year? It's between her and Sebastien Le Toux - and Rodriguez has been has hot with the national team as she has been with the Independence.

By a stroke of good luck, the Union and Independence have back-to-back games tomorrow. The Union play at Dallas at 6 p.m., and the Independence are hosting Boston at 8 p.m. I'm hoping to run a marathon live chat for both games. If you aren't going to West Chester, I hope you'll join me.