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So much competition, so few spots

By David Bayer

The WPS Draft is just days away … four rounds and only 24 names to be called. Sounds pretty easy, right? Wrong. I spoke to two of the parties  involved, Jim Gabarra, head coach of Sky Blue FC, and Andy Crossley, general manager of the Boston Breakers. Both gave me insight into how their teams have prepared for Jan. 14 and beyond. (more…)


Holiday wishlist and New Year’s resolutions from players and coaches

We asked several players, coaches, general managers, (and even ourselves) what are three things you wish for this holiday season (in no particular order), and we also asked them to tell us the best thing that happened to them in 2010 and what is their New Year’s resolution or wish for 2011. Enjoy. (more…)

LdB FC Malmö midfielder Therese Sjögran signs with Sky Blue FC

Therese Sjögran has signed to play for Sky Blue FC of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). Sjögran will be out on loan from Swedish club LdB FC Malmö, the 2010 Damallsvenskan champions. Sjögran has played for LdB FC Malmö since 2001 and has 63 goals in more than 200 appearances with the club. A member of the Swedish National Team since 1997, Sjögran has more than 200 caps and 18 goals for Sweden. (more…)

Sky Blue FC makes blockbuster trade, acquires Aluko, Kerr, and Heath

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…)

Our Game exclusive: Sky Blue FC sign Anita Asante

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.