Monday, August 31, 2015

Women's Soccer

Games to Watch: Stars take stage in NWSL, MLS and Europe

Friday, August 21, 2015, 7:20 AM
Seattle Reign at Houston Dash 8 p.m. Friday (Fox Sports 1) Just two days after leading the U.S. women against Costa Rica, Houston’s Carli Lloyd and Morgan Brian and Seattle’s Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo are back with their club teams. But how much will they play in what’s a huge... Read more

Catching up with former Independence owner David Halstead

Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 8:28 PM
Former Philadelphia Independence owner David Halstead has kept a low public profile since the team and Women’s Professional Soccer as a whole went under in January of 2012. But he hasn’t lost his interest in the sport, and just as importantly, he hasn’t forgotten the experiences... Read more

Games to Watch: Fox's Bundesliga debut, U.S. women return to action

Friday, August 14, 2015, 8:02 AM
Hamburg SV at Bayern Munich 2 p.m. Friday (WXTF 29.2, Fox Sports 2, Fox Deportes and YouTube) After many years outside the U.S. television mainstream, Germany’s Bundesliga finally arrives on the big stage this season. The opening kickoff game features Bayern’s cavalry of superstars: Arjen... Read more

Games to Watch: English and French leagues kickoff

Friday, August 7, 2015, 8:25 AM
Paris Saint-Germain at Lille 2:30 p.m. Friday (beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español) As if three-time reigning French champion PSG didn’t have enough star power already, this season Zlatan Ibrahimović and Edison Cavani are joined by Ángel di María. The Argentine playmaker crossed... Read more

Carli Lloyd 'excited' that Jill Ellis will remain U.S. women's coach

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 1:44 PM
One month to the day after the United States women won the World Cup - and one year to the day before the start of the 2016 Olympics - head coach Jill Ellis got a multi-year contract extension from the U.S. Soccer Federation. Although the news was greeted with mixed emotions in some quarters of the... Read more

A big next step for women's soccer: joining FIFPro's global players union

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12:10 PM
The Women's World Cup is over. The confetti from the New York parade has been picked up. The Sports Illustrated commemoratives are on the newsstands, and by the time you read this might already be gone. Now what? Just because the spotlight fades doesn't mean the game goes away. And just because the... Read more

Kelly Smith hopes pro women's soccer returns to Philadelphia

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 11:30 AM
If you were to make a list of the best creative talents who've played for professional soccer teams in Philadelphia over the years, who would be on it? From the Union, I'm sure you'd have Cristian Maidana, Vincent Nogueira and Roger Torres. Perhaps Kléberson too, and maybe even Freddy Adu and... Read more

World Cup parade sparks hope of legacy for NWSL

Friday, July 10, 2015, 10:32 PM
NEW YORK - The U.S. women's soccer team's World Cup celebration parade through Lower Manhattan's famed "Canyon of Heroes" was a terrific spectacle. I'd imagine that no one who witnessed it in person - whether as a fan, journalist or national team member - will ever forget it. I spent much of the morning... Read more

Celebrating Carli Lloyd and the Women's World Cup

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 8:59 PM
Many of you know that during the Women's World Cup, I hosted a series of podcasts for Backheel.com called A Women's World Cup Home Companion. Below you'll find an index of all seven episodes. And if you keep scrolling, you'll find something else pretty cool that I'm happy to share with everyone. Episode... Read more

Jill Loyden helps train next generation of goalkeepers

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 2:42 PM
I'm sure most of you know Kate by now, but in case you don't - she covers high school sports and occasionally pro soccer for the Inquirer. Follow her on Twitter here. SEWELL, N.J. - Walk into the Keeper Institute and there’s no sign of what the director and founder has accomplished. No big posters... Read more
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