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Are the rumors true? I’d like to hope so.

Footy love, nikhak


That is the resounding message that came from Wednesday’s rather quietly conducted meeting in Chicago between U.S. Soccer and soccer businessmen and women interested in filling the void left by the demise of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS).

Four former WPS teams and current WPSL Elite League, WPSL and potentially, some USL W-League teams would be involved in the new, more modestly budgeted league, which would launch in 2013. The league would consist of 12-16 teams stretching from the East Coast to the West, sources say.


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I refuse to believe that women’s pro soccer can’t make it in this country. Call me hopelessly optimistic, I don’t care. We will figure it out one day. And believe me, when we do, millions of young girls and boys will be grateful we did.

Julie Foudy  (via beyourself711)

Footy love, nikhak

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Well said.
Lots of snark in the Twittersphere about the suspended 2012 WPS season.
Hoping that it will come back bigger & better in 2013 [or sooner!].

Well said.

Lots of snark in the Twittersphere about the suspended 2012 WPS season.

Hoping that it will come back bigger & better in 2013 [or sooner!].



Jun Stinson’s short documentary The 90th Minute is screening tonight in Hollywood.

The 90th Minute takes you inside the lives of three ambitious players with an unpredictable future in the world of women’s professional soccer. In the 20 minute film, Ali Riley, Kim Yokers and Rosie Tantillo share some of the highest and lowest points of their careers as professional soccer players.

Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) is the top female soccer league in the world starring some of the world’s greatest players. But the league has struggled to sustain itself since 2009 and it’s questionable how much longer it can survive.

The documentary sheds light on what it’s like to be a female professional soccer player today – a decade after the 1999 Women’s World Cup when players like Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain inspired girls across the country to play the sport.

December 15, 2011: Hollywood, California

Film Festival Premiere at Newfilmmakers LA – Sunset Gower Studios

Tickets on sale here:

Has anyone seen this? How was it?

Footy love, nikhak

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The WPS needs to find an investor for a sixth team in order for the league to stick around for a fourth season but chances are looking slim.  In 2009 the league started with 7 teams, since then 5 of those 7 teams have folded. Positively, 3 teams (Philadelphia Independence, Atlanta Beat, and Western NY Flash) have joined the league and are committed to a 2012 season.


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I, personally, believe that if WPS folds before the years ends that it will be place a huge impact on the future of women’s soccer in the US. (I suppose that goes without saying.) I believe that on a national level other countries will continue to grow, including several other professional women’s leagues (Sweden, Germany, England, Sweden - just to name a few) - with the world wide growth, the USWNT will ultimately become less of a powerhouse team as they have been over the last few decades. This too could go without saying, as other nations have slowly been sneaking up behind the US for the last few years. But I strongly hope this will not be due to the loss of the WPS…

Can anything be done to save Women’s Professional Soccer?

What others are saying about the possible downfall of the league?

What are your thoughts?

Footy love, nikhak

    Yet again, things are not looking good for WPS. More from All White Kit here.

    Footy love, nikhak

    November 18th, 2011

    Dan Borislow, whose magicJack team was terminated by Women’s Professional Soccer three weeks ago, has filed suit against the league in Palm Beach County (Fla.) Circuit Court seeking reinstatement of the team.

    Yes, more of Dan Borislow. Will it ever end?

    Footy love, nikhak

    In August I met up with some fine gents of Section 8 Chicago’s Hot Mess CF97podcast along with special guest Peter Wilt (former CEO of the Chicago Red Stars and first President and General Manager of the Chicago Fire). Peter and I were asked to be guest speakers on this paticular episode to discuss this summer’s Women’s World Cup as well as the Chicago Red Stars.  Needless to say, I was flattered they asked me to join them.  Peter has been an incredible inspiration and a wealth of knowledge to me over the years.  I was excited, yet nervous (obvs!) to share the mic with him.  In the end, everything turned out to be more fun than I could have imagined (or maybe it was the whiskey).   

    This particular episode of the podcast is appx 2 hours long, but if you have 30 minutes on your hands while you’re surfing the net, on your commute to work, or need to kill time while you’re on the john then you should listen to the 30+ minutes when Peter and I discuss (and possibly share a little gossip) the WWC and the Chicago Red Stars:HOT MESS EPISODE 5: THE WAILING AND GNASHING OF TEETH EPISODE.  Women’s soccer chat chimes in at appx the one hour mark, and if you’re up for listening to more Chicago Fire and US Soccer related fun then don’t hesitate to listen to the rest of the podcast.  The men of Hot Mess CF97 wouldn’t disappoint you - would they?

    If you have a chance to listen to the podcast, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.

    Footy love, nikhak

    Meghan Klingenberg scored the winning goal against her former team, who she was traded from earlier in the week.

    Boston Breakers 2 : 1 magicJack