LA Sol v Washington Freedom Post Game Thoughts

31 03 2009

In a great unfortunate accident, I fell asleep halfway through the LA Sol versus Washington Freedom match up. If there is one thing I am willing to bet money on though, don’t let this match be the standard for future matches. In both a good way and a bad way.

First, the good way. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sol v Freedom Highlights, Coverage, Video

30 03 2009
14,832 filed in for the inagural WPS match.

14,832 filed in for the inagural WPS match.

For official highlights from womensprosoccer.com click here.

Article from Goal.com summarizing the match.
Article from the NY Times summarizing the match.
Article from USA Today on match with player and coach quotes.

The Los Angeles Sol defeated the Washington Freedom in front of 14,832 fans. It was a good day for the WPS, but we don’t want to build it up too much. I’ll add my thoughts later if I get a chance.





LA Sol, Marta de Vieira, Stephanie Cox

23 03 2009


Check out this coverage of the Los Angeles Sol, with comments from Stephanie Cox, Marta de Vieira and coach Abner Rogers. Unfortunately the english translation of Marta actually sounds quieter than Marta herself, so it’s a struggle for us english speakers.





Marta signs 3 Year Contract

13 01 2009
Marta Viera da Silva

Marta Viera da Silva

“Knowing that WPS is going to be the most competitive league in the world made my decision easy.”

You got that? Everybody got that? Good.  : )





Johanna Frisk Accepts LA Sol Offer

8 01 2009
Johanna Frisk

Johanna Frisk

Word is coming out of Sweden that Umea IK center back Johanna Frisk has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Sol. I know nothing about her except for the fact she is 22 years old, and recovered from knee surgery she had in 2007.





Marta Madness…

25 12 2008

The countdown to Christmas is over, let the countdown to Marta begin. I hope Daniel has this thing right. Supposedly Marta’s announcement of joining the Los Angeles Sol will coincide with her winning World Player of the Year on January 12 at the World Player Gala. What if she doesn’t win? Uh…





Is Marta on her way?

21 12 2008
Home of the LA Sol

Home of the Los Angeles Sol

“Prejudice, lack of structure, lack of options of where to play and where to develop — all these factors restrict women’s soccer in Brazil. I think that if I would have stayed in Brazil, I would have never won the title of best player in the world. You have to have a good location to train, be able to play in a competitive league and to be seen in order to win the award. This is only possible abroad,” said Marta.

Jen Striker says Marta is coming, and as I’ve already stated, I get that feeling too.