Norwegian Women’s National Team center midfielder Lisa Woods has signed a one-year contract with Fortuna Hjørring of Elitedivisionen in Denmark. In other news, two members of the 2010 United Soccer Leagues W-League regular season champions Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues, Kristen Edmonds and Ashley Thompson, have signed with Stjarnan of Iceland’s top-flight league Úrvalsdeild. (more…)
U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Pia Sundhage announced Monday the 31-player roster for the team’s upcoming training camp in Florida. The camp will take place in Ft. Lauderdale from Feb. 3 through Feb. 9. Of the 31 players, one (Sinead Farrelly) is making her first USWNT camp appearance. (more…)
Written by David Bayer
Happy Anniversary, Cat!
February 1st marks the five year anniversary of the “Testimony of Catherine Anne Reddick Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.”
You may know Catherine better as Cat Whitehill, 2003 Hermann Trophy winner as college soccer’s top female player, World Cup participant, 2004 Gold Medal Olympian, two-year Washington Freedom pro, animal enthusiast, and current member of the Atlanta Beat.
Four years ago, a bill was introduced which would have drastically damaged Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX is a federal statute which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs. Athletics-wise, women athletes are required to get their fair share of scholarship dollars and sports programs. (more…)
Former Saint Louis Athletica and Atlanta Beat keeper Hope Solo will soon be reunited with some of her teammates from the U.S. Women’s National Team, joining Abby Wambach, Christie Rampone, Lindsay Tarpley, and Shannon Boxx, on the team formerly known as the Washington Freedom, according to sources close to the league. (more…)
With a point Saturday afternoon in its match against FCR Duisburg, 1. FFC Frankfurt would’ve moved into first place, but a goal scored just past the 70-minute mark by Inka Grings, her 350th Bundesliga goal, gave Duisburg the win. This make-up game between the second and third-place teams in Bundesliga was scoreless at the half. With the three points, Duisburg now has 38 points, one point behind Frankfurt and two points off the pace of first-place Potsdam. In other Bundesliga news, there were two player signings and one player who has left the league. (more…)
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…)