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Interviews with Emma Part 5: A Conversation with Philadelphia’s Leigh Ann Robinson

Emma with Leigh Ann Robinson

By David Bayer

It was old home week as Philly (our old hometown) came to Atlanta with two former Beat players, Kia McNeill and Leigh Ann Robinson, both favorites of ours. Our interview was scheduled with Leigh Ann, so we waited … and waited … and waited some more. But we did so patiently because she was busy talking to the many fans who wanted to see her; some even had signs for her. When I think of Leigh Ann, two main things come to mind: the funny way she holds her hands when she has the ball, and the fact that after every game – win or lose – she always made her way to both sides of the stadium to greet the fans. (more…)


England upsets the U.S., Sweden tips Canada

The U.S. Women’s National Team had its 52-game unbeaten streak in friendly matches snapped Saturday night in East London as England, ranked 10th in the FIFA World Rankings, beat the No. 1 team in the world, 2-1. And in Italy on Saturday, Sweden beat Canada, 1-0, on an early goal by Charlotte Rohlin. (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…)

WPS week in review – playoff schedule released, Kristine Lilly night set for May 22 in Boston

Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) announced the 2011 playoff format this week. Four teams will qualify for the postseason, which uses a tiered-format with the two top teams earning byes. The top team in the WPS regular season will receive the No. 1 seed and an automatic berth into the final and will host the 2011 WPS Championship. The championship game will take place Saturday, Aug. 27. In other WPS news this week, the Boston Breakers announced that they will retire Kristine Lilly’s number 13 at a halftime ceremony of the May 22nd game against the Philadelphia Independence. (more…)