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PUMA shows off Women’s Soccer Training collection

Kick It with PUMA® in Your New Favorite Sweats

Sportlifestyle brand hosts youthful shopping parties for collection launch

What: Every girl’s got her favorite pair of sweats – and PUMA® is confident she’ll fall in love all over again with the comfy sweats, cozy hoodies, technical tanks, and supercute shorts of the brand’s new Women’s Soccer Training collection. In celebration of the launch, PUMA is hosting “I <3 My Sweats” parties at soccer shops and other retailers across the country. The Saturday afternoon shopping events give young athletes and budding fashionistas alike the chance to view the collection, hang with their friends, win great PUMA prizes, and, at select locations, meet some of their favorite women’s soccer superstars like Natasha Kai. And, in an effort to give back and trade in the old for the new, PUMA will also be collecting gently-used soccer gear to donate to The U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Passback® Program. Check out a special video invite from some of PUMA’s soccer athletes here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrU8qkFOf-4.

When and Where:

March 12 

March 12

March 12

Soccer and Rugby International :: 2-5p :: 3300 Post Road :: Southport, CT 

The Soccer Store :: 2-5p :: 21000 Boca Rio Road :: Boca Raton, FL

Soccer 4 All :: 2-5p :: 6700C Louetta Road :: Spring, TX

March 19 Soccer Stores :: 2-5p :: 11118 Balboa Boulevard :: Granada Hills, CA 

Soccer Fanatic :: 2-5p :: 24721 Alicia Parkway :: Laguna Hills, CA

March 26 

March 26

Soccer World :: 2-5p :: 5736 Canton Center Road :: Canton, MI 

Sterling Soccer :: 2-5p :: 47100 Community Plaza :: Sterling, VA

April 9 Macy’s :: 500 Garden State Plaza :: Paramus, NJ
April 16 Macy’s :: 111 North State Street :: Chicago, IL
April 23 Soccer World :: 2-5p :: 9864 East Grand River Road :: Brighton, MI

RSVP: Visit puma.com/womenssoccer to RSVP and for more details.

WPS preseason opens up, rosters announced

Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) opens its preseason today, and preseason rosters for all six teams have been announced. Teams are allowed to have a maximum of 30 players on their preseason rosters. The first roster cut, which will bring teams down to 28 players, will be announced March 15. The second roster cut, down to 26 players, is March 25, and the regular season 24-player rosters will be announced March 31. Here are the preseason rosters … (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…)

Florida Atlantic University confirms that magicTalk SC will play on campus

Mitch Silverman, Asst. AD (Facilities Management, Operations and Events) at Florida Atlantic University, said Wednesday night that magicTalk SC will play all of its home games on the Florida Atlantic University campus in Boca Raton, Florida. (more…)

Allie Long: ‘That reversed smashed car feeling is only temporary’

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…)

WPS unveils 2011 preseason schedule

Thursday, Women’s Professional Soccer announced the 2011 preseason schedule. Games will take place in both the U.S. and abroad. Sky Blue FC heads to Turkey next month to play in a four-team tournament with three other international clubs, while many remaining teams will play U.S. colleges. Also, magicTalk SC has not released its preseason schedule. (more…)

The Wright Stuff

Kylie Wright and her Grandma Peggy

By David Bayer

Okay, I’m sure many of you are referring to me as a draft genius. Of all the 900 eligible draftees I could have chosen for my “Chasing the Dream” article, I picked one who was drafted in the first round AND ended up with my local team, the Atlanta Beat…Kylie Wright. (more…)

WPS officially announces a number of magicTalk SC signings

After nearly two months of speculation and rumors as to which players would end up on magicTalk SC/Washington Freedom, Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) officially announced a number of signings Thursday and Friday. Shannon Boxx, Marian Dalmy, Ella Masar, Rebecca Moros, Christie Rampone, Lindsay Tarpley, and Kacey White have all signed with magicTalk SC. (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…)

Four Games … 33 minutes … one shot … priceless

Nikki Weiss and Kerri Butler at the recent Atlanta Beat tryouts

By David Bayer

In my article “So Much Competition, So Few Spots,” I asked if it was really worth it for undrafted players to attend a team tryout. In the words of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) star Kia McNeill, “There is a lot of great talent out there who underestimate themselves and automatically think they don’t have a chance at the professional level. Those players who tryout and do well attest to the fact that there is a lot of opportunity in this league … as long as they have the heart, work rate and skill.” (more…)

Alex Singer heading to Dalsjöfors after Australian W-League season

Alex Singer, a defender for Perth Glory of the Westfield W-League in Australia, is off to Sweden after the W-League season. She will play for Dalsjöfors of Damallsvenskan. Singer previously played in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) for the Washington Freedom where she made 20 appearances (13 starts) in two seasons. (more…)

Abby Wambach trade rumors are just that, according to magicTalk SC

One day after Marta’s contract was acquired by the WNY Flash of Women’s Professional Soccer, rumors of a Marta for Abby Wambach (magicTalk SC) trade surfaced. That was cleared up Wednesday afternoon by magicTalk SC owner Dan Borislow. (more…)

Dan Borislow talks about Marta’s signing with WNY Flash

Just four days ago, magicTalk SC owner Dan Borislow talked about wanting to sign five-time FIFA World Player of the Year, Brazilian Women’s National Team forward Marta. But Tuesday night, the Western New York Flash announced that they had acquired Marta, taking over the third year of her contract. Late Tuesday night, Borislow told Our Game Magazine in an email: “This came as a total surprise. I am glad she will be playing in the league. She will discover we are the team to beat, so I hope she is at the top of her game when she plays us.”

WNY Flash acquire Marta

The Western New York Flash of Women’s Professional Soccer announced Tuesday night that they have acquired Brazilian star and five-time FIFA World Player of the Year, Marta. In a statement, the team said that it has taken over the third year of Marta’s contract. “We are thrilled to bring Marta to the WNY area,” Head Coach Aaran Lines said. “This is an incredible opportunity for the community and youth soccer players to embrace one of the best female players ever in their hometown. She has incredible physical attributes matched with phenomenal technical abilities. She is an extremely exciting player to watch and is important to the women’s game, and we are excited for her arrival.” Marta is currently on loan with Santos FC in Brazil. WNY Flash have not said when she will report to the team. (more…)

Therese Sjögran will join Sky Blue FC during exhibition tournament in Turkey

Sky Blue FC will head to Turkey in March to play in a four-team exhibition tournament. The WPS club will face LdB FC Malmö of Damallsvenskan, Russian club FK Energiya, and Fortuna Hjørring from Denmark. At the tournament, LdB FC Malmö will officially loan out Therese Sjögran to Sky Blue FC, according to the Swedish club. (more…)

Bianca D’Agostino: Philadelphia’s third-round pick

The Philadelphia Independence had the most selections in the 2011 WPS Draft (7), and they made the most of it, coming away with a few steals, including getting Penn State/Wake Forest midfielder Bianca D’Agostino at No. 15. “I didn’t know what to expect, and I started to get a little nervous because the draft was coming to the end,” D’Agostino told Our Game Magazine. “I’m so excited about Philly. I’ve never been, and Philly has been one of the teams in the league that I would have loved to go to. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Philly, and I’m really happy that I have the opportunity to go there.”

WPS Draft live blog

Follow us throughout the 2011 WPS Draft Click Here for our live blog

WPS Draft Day coverage

The 2011 WPS Draft is set for 1 p.m. today at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention inside the Baltimore Convention Center.  We’ll be covering the draft all day. Check back later for our live updates, photos, and video from the draft.

Christen Press: chance to play in WPS has been “a long time coming”

Stanford forward Christen Press, projected to be a top three pick in Friday’s WPS Draft, talked about taking the next step to the professional level. Calling from the Missouri Athletic Club last Friday, where she won the MAC Hermann Trophy, Press said: “I’m very excited. It’s been a long time coming.” (more…)

Carrie Dew signs with Sky Blue FC

Former FC Gold Pride midfielder/defender Carrie Dew has signed with Sky Blue FC. The 24-year-old played two seasons for the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer champions. Dew was the 12th overall pick of the 2009 WPS Draft. (more…)

Chasing the Dream

Chasing the Dream

By David Bayer

When I started out writing this article, part of my intention was to point out the disparity between men’s and women’s soccer programs, and the lack of opportunities for women. However, after doing some research, I discovered that I couldn’t totally go with that approach. (more…)

Brisbane opens 2011 with huge win over Sydney in W-League action

Brisbane Roar got a goal in the 50th minute from Joanne Burgess Saturday at Campbelltown Stadium, and it held up as the Roar beat Sydney FC for the first time in more than two years. The win moves Brisbane four points clear of second-place Sydney in the Westfield W-League (Australia). (more…)

Quotes of the year from Women’s Professional Soccer

Throughout the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) season, Our Game Magazine writers had a chance to interview a number of players and coaches. Here are some of the more memorable quotes from the season. (more…)

Becky Edwards latest player to sign with WNY Flash

Former FC Gold Pride midfielder Becky Edwards has signed with the WNY Flash of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). The 22-year-old recently was called up by the U.S. U-23 team for its mid-December training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Edwards joins a Flash team that last week acquired Swedish international Caroline Seger and U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Yael Averbuch. (more…)


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