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magicJack set to make 2011 WPS debut

Nearly four months after Dan Borislow bought the Washington Freedom, changed its name to magicTalk, magicTalk SC, magicJack’s Washington Freedom, and then finally, magicJack, the team that calls Florida Atlantic University (FAU) its home will play its first game of the 2011 Women’s Professional Soccer season. MagicJack was supposed to open up against the Philadelphia Independence in Pennsylvania last weekend, but the game was postponed due to inclement weather. Tonight at 7 p.m. ET in Boca Raton, Florida on the campus of FAU, magicJack will play the Boston Breakers, who come into the game with a 1-1 record. (more…)

WPS teams release 2011 rosters

Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS)  is set to launch its third season, and today, all six teams unveiled their final rosters. The 2011 season begins Saturday, April 9, at KSU Soccer Stadium in Kennesaw, Georgia as the Boston Breakers take on the host Atlanta Beat. Sky Blue FC faces the Philadelphia Independence on Sunday, April 9. Here are the 2011 rosters … (more…)

Caroline Seger lands in Western New York, getting closer to obtaining U.S. residency

Caroline Seger is settling into life in the United States in more ways than one. The 26-year-old Swedish international and midfielder for the Swedish women’s national team recently landed in Rochester, New York, preparing for her upcoming Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) season with the expansion Western New York Flash. She’s also close to becoming a U.S. resident. (more…)

WPS update: rosters change, preseason games continue

Sky Blue FC training in Turkey

Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) preseason is in full swing, and on Monday, teams made a number of roster moves. On a day that was supposed to cut rosters down to 28, some teams added players from their initial preseason rosters that were announced back on March 1. In other WPS news, magicJack made its preseason debut Tuesday, and Sky Blue FC landed in Turkey for the Alanya Women’s Tournament of Champions. (more…)

Ali Riley ready for new challenge in WPS

Former FC Gold Pride and Stanford University teammates Ali Riley (right) and Kelley O’Hara are now WPS opponents.

When FC Gold Pride ceased operations less than two months after winning the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer Championship, more than two dozen players were left without a place to play. Ali Riley was one of them. Even though her stock rose after winning the 2010 WPS Rookie of the Year, she was like everyone else on her former team – a free agent. But she found a home in the offseason, one she’s looking forward to in a big way. (more…)

Ali Riley: “I think we’re going to be more competitive and a lot more confident”

Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

It’s a little more than four months from the start of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. But Ali Riley’s got a lot of soccer to play between now and then. In less than two months, she makes her debut for the expansion Western New York Flash of Women’s Professional Soccer. But Riley’s 2011 soccer season actually begins in 10 days. She’s heading overseas to compete in the 2011 Cyprus Cup with the New Zealand Women’s National Team. (more…)

Tina Ellertson, Atlanta Beat terminate contract, magicTalk signs three more players

Tina Ellertson and the Atlanta Beat have mutually terminated their contract, while magicTalk SC signed Megan Schnur, Sarah Huffman, and Australian Lisa DeVanna, who has played the past two years with the club formerly known as the Washington Freedom. In other WPS news, the league officially announced that the Atlanta Beat signed Cat Whitehill and that Sky Blue FC has signed Swedish international Therese Sjögran, who join the team in Turkey next month. (more…)

PUMA unveils new WPS uniforms for 2011 season

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…)

Western New York Flash sign Candace Chapman, McCall Zerboni, and Brittany Cameron

The Western New York Flash of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) agreed to terms today with former Gold Pride defender and Canadian international Candace Chapman, midfielder McCall Zerboni, formerly of the Atlanta Beat, and former Gold Pride keeper Brittany Cameron. (more…)

Allie Long talks to Our Game as WPS free agent signings heat up

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.


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