It absolutely amazes me that in two days almost 55,000 views on YouTube have hit on the video the “Canine Pitch Invader.” If you haven’t seen it, then you probably should so that what I am saying makes sense. Anyways, I have been playing professional soccer for three years, won a national championship at the University of North Carolina and have been involved with many other things that in my opinion are noteworthy. Never in my right mind would I ever think that removing a dog from a field would be so popular. (more…)
The beginning of preseason is just around the corner. Being physically fit is an imperative aspect of being a professional athlete. The winter time would be a perfect excuse not to work out for an average person, but typically at this point in my life this excuse doesn’t
work for me. My injury that I got in December while in camp with the U-23 National Team set me back somewhat, which has led me to the belief that the treadmill might be the worst and best invention ever created and simultaneously my best friend and absolute worst enemy. As I am sitting in my room usually ready to go to the gym two hours before I actually leave to go to the gym, I sit and think: two hours, yes, TWO HOURS, before I am ready to go, this new feeling in my stomach and my brain starts to kick in. I never felt it before, but It’s the feeling like you just reversed into someone’s car, you heard a smash but do not want to go out and see the damage that has been done. That feeling is the same feeling I get when I think of getting in my car to go to the gym. At this point, I mentally talk myself in to going, “Come on Allie, you will thank yourself for the hard work you put in after it’s over.” Yes, it works for about two seconds until, “But damn, it is the most pain I felt in a really long time.” (more…)
As for my very first blog writing for the infamous Our Game Magazine, it is clear to me that I should open my career with a banging first blog. As for that, I really hope the owner of FIFA subscribes to Our Game in hopes of reading this, and when I say FIFA, I am referring to the video game. As I watch the beautiful game of soccer being controlled by two people in unidentified locations via Xbox LIVE, I wonder why no one is playing with a women’s soccer team. (more…)
Alex Scott of the Boston Breakers, Keeley Dowling of the Atlanta Beat, Tasha Kai of the Philadelphia Independence, Karina Leblanc, Allie Long of Sky Blue FC, Nikki Marshall of the MagicTalk SC/Washington Freedom, Leslie Osborne of the Boston Breakers, and Becky Edwards of the Western New York Flash during the PUMA 2011 Women’s Soccer Launch in New York, NY, on February 03, 2011.
The 2011 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) jerseys were unveiled Thursday night in New York City by PUMA. A number of players from around the league showed off the new home and away kits as well as the new Project Pink jersey. (more…)
Sky Blue FC midfielder Allie Long said she’s looking forward to going to Turkey in March with her new team as the club heads to the city of Antalya to play in a preseason tournament against LdB FC Malmö, FK Energiya, and Fortuna Hjørring. “I’m so hyped. I’ve never been to Turkey and pretty sure you wouldn’t catch me buying tickets to go on vacation there, but to be able to go with some of my closest friends while playing soccer is something I’m truly thankful for.” (more…)
Sky Blue FC of Women’s Professional Soccer continues to make offseason moves, and Friday announced one of the biggest trades in WPS history. They acquired English international forward Eniola Aluko, midfielder Angie Kerr, and last year’s No. 1 overall pick, midfielder Tobin Heath, all from the Atlanta Beat in exchange for Sky Blue FC’s two first-round draft picks in the 2011 WPS Draft, as well as future considerations. Thursday, Sky Blue FC inked English international defender Anita Asante, and prior to that signed midfielders Allie Long and Carolyn Blank. (more…)
Sky Blue FC of Women’s Professional Soccer have signed free agent Anita Asante. The English international was a member of the Sky Blue FC 2009 championship team where she played in 16 games as a central defender for the New Jersey club. The fan favorite was one of the key anchors of the 2009 Sky Blue defense.
Asante, 25, played for Washington, Chicago, and Saint Louis last season, ending the year with the Freedom. She was traded from Chicago to the Freedom on Aug. 5, 2010, and then started in five of six games for Washington. Asante played all 120 minutes of Washington’s playoff game against Philadelphia.
Sky Blue has had a busy offseason, having already signed midfielders Carolyn Blank and Allie Long. Long played last year for the Washington Freedom and is now reunited with former Freedom coach and current Sky Blue FC Head Coach Jim Gabarra.
Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) free agency officially began Wednesday, Nov. 17, and since then a handful of players have signed, either with their current teams, or in the case of some players, such as Allie Long, they’ve inked deals with new teams.
Long talked to Our Game Magazine Friday about signing with Sky Blue FC. Long played the previous two seasons with the Washington Freedom. The midfielder started 21 games for the Freedom in 2010. She scored two goals and had one assist. The 23-year-old UNC grad will be playing close to home, having grown up in Northport, N.Y.
“I’m really excited to be able to play for Sky Blue FC,” Long said Friday morning. “I’m hoping I can help my team win another championship, and it’s always nice that my family and friends can watch me a lot more now.”
The Boston Breakers announced Thursday the signings of free agent defenders Rachel Buehler and Kasey Moore. Moore has played the last two seasons with the Breakers, while Buehler played two seasons with FC Gold Pride, the 2010 WPS champions. Buehler also is a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team.
Former Washington Freedom keeper Ashlyn Harris signed this week with the expansion Western New York Flash. In the recent Expansion Draft, the Flash selected defender Kaley Fountain from the Atlanta Beat and midfielder Beverly Goebel from the Washington Freedom. The Flash also unveiled their team logo.