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The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) has announced that six clubs will be among the first 25 admitted to the U.S. Soccer Girls' Development Academy, including the Boston Breakers, Orlando Pride, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC and Washington Spirit.
When U.S. Soccer announced the new Girls Development Academy initiative last week, April Heinrichs was front and center. A few days afterward, she spoke to SoccerWire.com in a one-on-one conversation in which she expanded on a number of the leading topics in youth development today. Here are some of the highlights from that discussion.
The Western New York Flash announced today that it has appointed veteran manager Paul Riley as the head coach of the National Women’s Soccer League club.
The NWSL's 2015 season kicks off on Friday. And while many of its national team stars are treating the league as an afterthought, the passion and dedication of its rank-and-file players, not to mention the fans themselves, prove that more growth and maturation is needed -- and a bit more independence from the international game, too, writes Beau Dure.