Updated: Women’s Soccer Pro, Semi-Pro and Pro-Am Teams in North America
It looks better over on Google. So click it!
I’ve finally updated the WoSoPro map for 2014. Click the image above to go to an interactive map.
I decided to use the stadium locations for the pins rather than the contact information, just in case, for example, the contact person lives in a land far, far away.
Neutral on the Mic, but Not in my Heart
I’ve been a P.A. announcer at Emory for ten years, and I’ve seen a lot of stuff. Overtime goals, KO’d players, bottom-of-the-7th grand slams. I can keep an even vocal tone whether I’m excited, disappointed, astounded, confused, etc. Saturday’s NCAA softball Super Regional put that ability to the test.
Part II: “Wanted: Women’s Soccer Coach”
Scene: Beacon Staffing HQ
We return to Beacon CEO Ross Rossington’s office. He is beaming over U.S. Soccer’s hiring of Jill Ellis as the new head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team, since it was he who suggested her as a candidate.
Ross: Well, there, see, we finally got them their female American coach after all!
Michelle: British, sir.
Ross: She’s not American? I thought she was…
USWNT Coach Tom Sermanni Fired: What Happened
Oops, forgot to put a question mark in the title up there. My bad!
As expected, today’s presser with U.S. Soccer head honcho Sunil Gulati was a master class in spin. (Full disclosure: I wasn’t in on the media call. I read parts of a transcript later). If you want to know more about what was said, check out Jeff Kassouf’s article for NBC Sports Soccer, and you definitely should read former USWNT…
The U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey Team Cried on the Medal Stand. You’ll Never Guess What Happened Next!
Photo credit: Andy Miah/Flickr
You probably can guess what happened next: a bunch of mouth-breathing cretins took to Facebook and Twitter and bashed the team for having the temerity to express their sad emotions in public where everyone could see.
I’m not going to waste one word defending the team; there’s nothing to defend. I’m going on offense instead. I’m going to say the things the team…
"Big Girl Soccer" and the Perils of USWNT Announcing
On February 13th the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team had a friendly against Russia here in Atlanta. Fans not in attendance could only watch the game via webcast.
The local NASL team, the Atlanta Silverbacks, was involved in production of the entire event, from the spotter to the stretcher-bearers. They also brought in their P.A. announcer, Justin Hanover, to do the webcast play-by-play.
USA vs. Canada - Olympic Women’s Hockey Recap
(Photo credit: Julio Cortez/AP)
Before the denizens of NHL writers could resume penning odes to Sidney Crosby, there was one more women’s game to play. The United States and Canada faced off for the fourth time with an Olympic gold medal at stake. With seemingly the entire U.S. alerted to existence of women’s hockey, #USAvsCanada was trending before the game even began.
Once the puck dropped,…