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

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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.





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.





Salary Cap and WPS Finances

18 02 2009

The Bizjournal is reporting several key bits of information on the financial strategy of the new Women’s Pro Soccer league. The most glaring peice of info is that the salary cap is set at $565,000. I guess in this economy they should just be happy they have a job right? In all seriousness, it provokes two feelings in me. First, it is comforting in the sense that I highly doubt with a team’s salary so low that this league will falter financially. Second, it saddens me to see that these are players who have worked very hard throughout their life at the game, are very talented, and are combined going to make less than Juan Pablo Angel of NY Red Bull makes in six months. We can hope that these sacrifices by the players now will help plant roots for the league that will later on be able to pay better salaries.
Other notes are that US National Team players have a garunteed minimum of $40,000. The WPS is still looking for two more sponsors to go along with the Puma deal.