Some things deserve to be reposted. This is one of them.
Riley is considering putting another NY Fury side in the Elite League, depending on if there is proper financial backing and if the Fury has enough time to organize the myriad off-field responsibilities and commitments. ***
Three Independence players who are in the U.S. Women’s National Team pool — forwards Lauren Cheney and Amy Rodriguez and goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart — said they could play with the NY Fury, even with their commitments with the U.S. Women’s National Team to prepare for the Olympics, according to Riley.
“We’d definitely love to bring them to New York and play,” Riley said. “It depends on what league we will be in.” (x)
See also Union draw, USWNT wins, more news (Philly Soccer Page).
This Elite League is looking better and better. I may be biased, but I am SO excited at the possibility of a NY metro-area team! Hey Pinoe, wanna come play in NY?!
I’ll admit it. Something else I am, a soccer fan. More specifically a women’s soccer fan. I prefer women’s soccer over any other sport, due in large part to the incredible talent of United States female soccer players in the last twenty-five years. Also because they look so goddamn beautiful playing “the Beautiful Game”.
I do consider myself a feminist—bordering on female superiority (closer to 20 miles across the border). But growing up in this society it’s been imprinted since birth that men watch men’s sports and do manly things. Which is great, but in the last four years or so I’ve realized it’s not really my thing. And because of that, I find it odd seeing or hearing about other male supporters of women’s sports. It’s just not what “men” do.
So I guess you could say I’m not really the stereotypical “man”. But I am not complaining. So you can have your NFL, dudes. And your Bro-time. I’ll hang with Abby Wambach and Megan Rapinoe, and watch some fuckin’ women’s soccer.
You, sir, are my new favorite.
A good read. I always love reading what Foudy has to say.
Really? Is this where we are with women’s soccer?
If it weren’t indeed where the sport was at, I might find it strangely entertaining. It’s kinda like watching “Taxicab Confessions” because you don’t know what is going to come out of people’s/owners’/players’ mouths next. Players tweeting profanity at an owner and that owner tweeting nonsense back. Owners quibbling in the boardroom. League sources blaming the demise on lawsuits, diverted resources, sanctioning setbacks.
There is understandably lots of blame to be tossed around after the WPS suspended operations Monday, so let’s continue the buzz kill not even 24 hours after the U.S. team celebrated its Olympic qualifying tournament victory that secured a trip to London.
I’ll just be over here weeping.
"I refuse to believe that women’s pro soccer can’t make it in this country. Call me hopelessly optimistic, I don’t care. We will figure it out one day. And believe me, when we do, millions of young girls and boys will be grateful we did."
Just to carry over my Twitter rant.
- Dan Borislow
- anyone who watches because a player is “hot” but can’t name her club team
- sponsors who refuse to invest in women’s soccer
- TV networks who refuse to broadcast WPS or USWNT games
- sports writers who can’t be bothered to write an article that isn’t about the Olympics or the WWC
- bandwagoners who cheered for Amuurrricuh last summer but didn’t go to a single WPS match
- society in general for shitting on women’s pro sports
- and WPS too for getting a second shot at creating a pro league and bungling it
Maybe with a few years’ distance I’ll forgive, but I will never fucking forget.
THIS. And fuck the WPS owners and all involved for deciding to announce this the day after qualifying. God forbid women’s soccer gets some positive attention for one day.
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Sorry for all the text on here right now. Here’s some Pinoe to make up for it!