Welcome to another edition of the NWSL News Headlines. Although the league has been pretty quiet on news that hasn’t stopped your favorite online soccer outlets from finding great stories.
Before jumping into today’s list we just wanted to let you know that we are putting the finishing touches on something that we believe you will all enjoy. We know that is very vague but trust us, a lot of you have been requesting it and we’ve heard your loud and clear. We’d say give it another two weeks and we’ll be ready to unveil it.
Now on to today’s (and some of yesterday’s) NWSL News posts:
– Leroux ready for first pro league experience at EqualizerSoccer.com
“I’m going to stay in the States and I’m going to continue fighting. I’m always fighting, I’m always trying to prove something. I’m always trying to be better,” Leroux said in an exclusive interview with The Equalizer.
– Let ASN Help You Pick Your Favorite NWSL Squad at American Soccer Now.
The most “hometown” team of the league is the Washington Spirit. USWNT star Krieger is an Alexandria, Virginia native, forward Tiffany McCarty hails from Laurel, Maryland, and Caroline Miller calls Rockville, Maryland home. Other allocated players Lori Lindsey and Ashlyn Harris previously played for the Washington franchise in the WPS, making the Spirit full of native daughters with strong ties to their town.
– The Return of the Red Stars: Is Women’s Pro Soccer Finally Here to Stay? is an audio interview with Chicago Red Stars GM Alyse LaHue by Morning AMp.
The NWSL (National Women’s Soccer League) is the third iteration of women’s professional soccer in the US. This time, they’re hoping to stick around as stars from the US, Canadian and Mexican national teams join college draft picks and free agents for a spring and summer season. Chicago Red Stars GM Alyse Lahue discusses the league’s future, prepping for the coming season and open try-outs on March 5 with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon.
– What’s Inside is What Counts: Hope Solo is Solo’s part of the MAKERS AOL and PBS documentary thats showcases compelling stories from women of today and tomorrow.
Hope Solo hopes that we can teach young girls to focus more on themselves, and not what other think of them.
– Preseason Dossiers – Seattle Reign at All White Kit.
Given all the uncertainty, the Reign certainly present one of the more intriguing tactical puzzles of the new league. It will be interesting to see how Harvey puts together all the pieces, though you wouldn’t bet on Seattle as a favorite for the playoff places at the moment.
– Abby Wambach talks WNY Flash, Rochester, and more! at WNYFlash.com.
We caught up with USWNT and WNY Flash player, Abby Wambach at the Rochester Lancers game. Watch to find out what she think of playing for the WNY Flash, Rochester, and the NWSL!
– Abby Wambach returns to Rochester as Lancers’ celebrity captain at the Democrat and Chronicle.
“For me, this is a big reason why I signed with the Flash because it puts me in the community and it gives me more opportunities to be involved and make a big difference in a smaller city,” the 32-year-old Our Lady of Mercy High graduate said after signing autographs and taking pictures with hundreds of fans for an hour before the match.
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