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Jordan Angeli: ‘I won’t let an injury determine my fate’

4, 1.5, 2, and 20. These numbers have been running through my mind lately and here is why…

4 – It’s been 4 days since my 25th birthday. Twenty-five, wow what a milestone. A quarter of a century. Halfway through my 20s. Alright, I better stop before I start getting down. I can’t explain why, but after I hit this milestone, I almost had a quarter-life crisis! Luckily for me, I soon realized that you don’t have to have life figured out by 25, just as long as you are trying to find your way. I will be fine, right?!

1.5 – It has been 1.5 weeks since my surgery. Everything went well the day of surgery. I was pumped to get my journey started up until I actually started driving over to the surgery center on May24th. On that rainy Colorado morning, I got very quiet. Something you may not know about me is that is not a very normal thing. (more…)


Interviews with Emma Part 7: A Conversation with Atlanta’s Keeley Dowling

Emma with Keeley Dowling

By David Bayer

When Keeley signed with the Beat in the off-season, the only thing I heard about her was that she has an incredible vertical leap. After meeting her, we found there are many incredible things about her. She’s warm, friendly, unassuming, and has a smile that leaps out at you. (more…)


Interviews with Emma Part 6: A Conversation with Atlanta’s Lauren Sesselmann

Emma with Lauren Sesselmann

By David Bayer

We’re back to the Beat, but not just any Beat player…an original Beat player. In fact, the only original Beat player still with the team. (Lori Chalupny joined mid-season in 2010) As such, we’ve had many occasions to meet Lauren ( Emma must have a couple hundred of her autographs), but this was our first “real” conversation. (more…)


WNY Flash midfielder Caroline Seger named WPS Player of the Week

Caroline Seger in action against magicJack (ISI Photos)

After her two-goal performance led the Western New York Flash to a 3-0 win over magicJack on Sunday, Flash midfielder and captain Caroline Seger earned WPS Player of the Week honors for gameweek 7. The Swedish international becomes the fourth Flash player in a row to win the award.

“I’m very happy to have won this, but I want to say thanks to my teammates because without them I wouldn’t have gotten this,” Seger told Our Game Magazine. “They make me play well and it’s easy to be good when you have 10 others that help you out there.” (more…)


magicJack owner Dan Borislow hit with fine, suspension

Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) announced on its website Sunday that magicJack owner Dan Borislow has been fined 10,000 and has been “suspended from serving in any technical capacity for magicJack for two (2) games, effective immediately.” This is for what WPS states as: “public statements (made by Borislow) that are derogatory and not in the best interests of the league.” This is the third time that magicJack has been penalized this season. (more…)


WPS Roster Report for Week 7

Several teams were without their national team players last week, but for the most part, all of those players return for what could be the next to last WPS game they play prior to heading off to the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany. The U.S. Women’s National team beat Japan twice this past week, but lost Lindsay Tarpley to an ACL injury. Tarpley will miss the World Cup and the remainder of the WPS season with magicJack. Other notables on the injured list this week: Heather Mitts (Atlanta) and Christie Rampone (magicJack). (more…)


Boston Breakers to retire Kristine Lilly’s No. 13

Kristine Lilly will become the first female professional athlete in Boston sports history to have her number retired when the Breakers honor the U.S. soccer legend at halftime of Sunday’s Breakers game against the Philadelphia Independence. She is also the first player in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) history to have her number retired. Lilly played for the Breakers in 2009 and 2010 and for the WUSA Breakers from 2001-2003. She is the most capped player in US Soccer history (men and women) with 352 international appearances for the United States Women’s National Team. (more…)


Former Atlanta Beat players Kristina Larsen and Vendula Strnadova find new home

On Tuesday, Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) announced that the Atlanta Beat had released forward Kristina Larsen and midfielder Vendula Strnadova. Late Wednesday night, Orange County Waves General Manager Terry Foley confirmed that the Waves, of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL), signed both Larsen and Strnadova. (more…)


McCall Zerboni named WPS Player of the Week

For the third straight week, a member of the Western New York Flash earned WPS Player of the Week honors. This week, it went to forward McCall Zerboni, who scored two goals in a 3-2 win over the Boston Breakers last Friday night. Her goal in the 69th minute proved to be the game-winner for the Flash, who remained in first place in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). (more…)


Women’s Professional Soccer hits magicJack with penalties

On its website this morning, Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) posted that it has handed magicJack a series of penalties, including docking the Florida-based club one point in the WPS standings and losing future draft picks. (more…)


McCall and Emma – The Journey Continues

By David Bayer

As I mentioned at the end of my March 23rd article, our Bayer family and McCall Zerboni have not let a few miles (873 to be exact) get in the way of our relationship. We also won’t let that distance get in the way of teaming up to help others. Breast cancer awareness is very important to McCall, having lost a relative to this terrible disease. Our family has lost two friends, and we have another who has battled through it. Last fall, we participated in a local awareness festival to help raise funds. This year, we are again doing our part, but on a more widespread level. (more…)


WPS roster report released

The roster report for week five in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) was released this morning. The first game of the weekend takes place Friday afternoon in Rochester, New York as visiting Sky Blue FC (0-2-1, 1 point) takes on the first-place Western New York Flash (2-0-1, 7 points). Sky Blue FC is without Kendall Fletcher and Lindsey Johnson, who are both injured. Meanwhile, the Flash will be without Christine Sinclair, who was not rostered for the game, as well as the injured Kaley Fountain and Alex Sahlen. The one other injury to note this week is Allison Falk (Philadelphia). Here is the entire WPS roster report for this week … (more…)


Alli Lipsher makes WPS history

Atlanta Beat keeper Alli Lipsher became the first player in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) history to win back-to-back Player of the Week awards. WPS announced today that Lipsher won the award for the second straight week after her performance in Sunday’s 2-2 draw against the Western New York Flash. (more…)


Interviews with Emma Part 3: A conversation with WNY Flash’s Caroline Seger

Emma with Caroline Seger

By David Bayer

I realize it’s still early in this series, but Emma and I decided to take a big step. We went … international! Our guest this week was Caroline Seger. Caroline is not only from Sweden, but she is the captain of the Swedish National Team! I’ll admit that I went into the interview feeling a bit intimidated. Luckily, Emma kept her composure. She broke the ice with her discussions about mosquitoes, her injury in the jumpie, and the 47 eggs she found on her Easter egg hunt. We then moved on to our questions. (more…)


Chicago Red Stars are back, will play in WPSL

One of the founding members of Women’s Professional Soccer, the Chicago Red Stars have returned. The Red Stars, who suspended operations in late 2010 and are not in WPS this season, will play in the Women’s Premier Soccer League in 2011. Their goal is to rejoin WPS as early as 2012. (more…)


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…)


Interviews with Emma Part 1: A conversation with Boston Breaker Jordan Angeli

Emma with Jordan Angeli

By David Bayer

When I was a kid (a thousand years ago), my first favorite athlete was Cookie Rojas. I’d be willing to bet that 99.9 percent of you have never heard of Cookie. Cookie was a second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies. I can’t remember why I chose him. If you look him up, you’ll see that he was far from the coolest looking guy. He had a decent career, but his statistics weren’t stellar and the team he played on was pretty terrible. Nonetheless, he was my guy.

Soccer players, like baseball players or any athletes, are much more than numbers, especially to kids. Kids don’t care how many goals a player has scored, how many “caps” they have or how many different “U” teams they’ve been on. They want to connect personally somehow, whether it be a uniform number, hometown, etc. (more…)


Sundhage calls 29 players into training camp

The U.S. Women’s National Team will head into a training camp from April 18-May 6 in West Palm Beach, Florida. U.S. Head Coach Pia Sundhage named 29 players to her training camp roster, including three in collegians – Sydney Leroux (UCLA), Kristie Mewis (Boston College), and Christine Nairn (Penn State). Leroux and Mewis will attend only the first week of camp from April 18-22 while Nairn will train only in the second week from April 25-29. The roster includes 25 players from Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). (more…)


Opening weekend for leagues around the globe

This weekend marks the start of several top-flight leagues from Women’s Professional (WPS) to the national women’s football league in Vietnam. Sweden’s Damallsvenskan and Finland’s Naisten Liiga are also amongst the group of leagues that begin play this weekend. (more…)


Germany news: Lewandowski will return to Frankfurt next season, SC Bad Neuenahr announce new coach

Runners up 1.FFC Frankfurt announced the re-signing of Gina Lewandowski for the upcoming season. Lewandowski currently is with the Western New York Flash in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) and will re-join the German team for the 2011/12 season once the WPS season has concluded. SC Bad Neuenahr announced its new coach, 49-year-old England native Colin Bell. He spent seven years of his active career in Germany and has stayed their since. He has been coaching men’s teams, and is new in women’s soccer. His contract is for two seasons. (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…)


Analisa Marquez signs with the Atlanta Beat

In less than 10 months, Analisa Marquez has been part of three Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) organizations. Monday, she officially signed with her third team, the Atlanta Beat. The former Boston Breakers defender, who started the 2011 preseason with the Western New York Flash, landed in Atlanta on a trial basis. Four days later, the team signed the former University of Arizona star. (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…)


Jordan Angeli: In Boston and back with the Breakers

Hey all you Our Game Magazine viewers, my name is Jordan Angeli, and I am excited to start blogging for the best women’s soccer magazine out there! Since it is my first blog, I thought it’s only appropriate to introduce myself and hopefully make a good first impression. I grew up playing soccer in Colorado for what I claim to be the best club in the world – the Colorado Rush. I then attended Santa Clara University for six years. Yes, I am sure all of you are thinking, “Whoa, she flunked a few too many classes!” In actuality, I took a medical red shirt and a red shirt year my senior and fifth years due to injuries (I still claim they just didn’t want to get rid of me). My time at SCU lasted a bit longer than I imagined, but I am very thankful for it because I don’t believe I would be where I am now if it weren’t for all I learned and experienced there. (more…)