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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…)