WPS April 4th, 5th Matches

4 04 2009
Lindsey Tarpley, Chicago Red Stars

Lindsey Tarpley, Chicago Red Stars

Saturday, April 4th
Chicago Red Stars @ Saint Louis Athletica 8pm ET
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Sunday, April 5th
Los Angeles Sol @ Sky Blue FC 4pm ET
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*OurSportsCentral Preview
Boston Breakers @ FC Gold Pride 6pm ET
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Televised on Fox Soccer Channel
-We will hopefully post a link to watch it online





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 »





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.





Los Angeles Sol v Washington Freedom – Watch Live Online

29 03 2009

*EVENT OVER

You can check out the innagural WPS match with Wambach and Marta over at JustinTV. http://www.justin.tv/xyyz





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.





Holy shiTwitter.

21 03 2009

I love the use of technology. When it comes to soccer in the United States, a large part of it has lived on the internet. The rise of the US Womens and Mens National teams along with professional leagues since the early 90s has parralleled this amazingly powerful and cheap way for soccer coverage and discussion to live and grow. BigSoccer, Facebook, Youtube, blogs, streaming matches, I used them or still do use them quite frequently to follow soccer both home and abroad. I was extremely excited to hear that MLS would be doubling the quality of their online streamings of games. But when I heard that the WPS was going to have in-game tweets from players, I felt uneasy. I knew the first place I had to go is Amanda Vandervort’s blog, where of course the top post was a collection of all the people and players that could be followed on Twitter.
Amanda is a no doubt a up to speed tech guru, and I see the sense in having certain people of WPS having blogs and twittering, but I do not like top executives, coaches twittering, nor do I like the idea of players twittering during games.
First, Twitter is for a small quick snippet on the go. For me, if an executive or coach has something to say it should be thought out and have a certain amount of depth to it. Not a 140 byte length snippet. In my opinion, those people should use blogs.
Players could and should use it. I can see it being a useful thing to have players post tweets throughout the week like “ankle is still sore, saturday is still a maybe” or “very positive in training to day, ready for Sunday”. It could even be a personal message like “tonight is a pasta night”. I am totally against (until proven wrong I guess) the idea of players tweeting for the sidelines of a match. I think is not where the focus of the players should be, and it opens up a whole can of worms for what they could say, how it would be interpreted, what kind of statements would you get from bench players, and why would you follow thoughts of a bench player when the game is going on.
I enjoy twitter, and have signed up to the WPS feed, and probably to others, but not all of them. What do you think?





FC Gold Pride vs. LA Sol scrimmage highlights

18 03 2009


Can’t wait to see some WPS action? This should help curb your hunger until the season kicks off. Looks like WPS coverage is going to live primarily on the internet and youtube accounts are being set up to post WPS videos, so I’ll try to track those and post good ones that I find.