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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.
A 2012 economic impact analysis of the Maryland SoccerPlex conducted by the Conference and Visitor's Bureau of Montgomery County, Md. concluded that the venue's 12 top youth sports tournaments bring in about $25 million annually for the local economy. In 2014, the SoccerPlex's total impact has spiked to more than $30 million.
As the U.S. Women's National Team continue to inch closer to World Cup qualifying this fall, the U.S. Soccer Federation have yet to name a permanent head coach -- but federation president Sunil Gulati took to Twitter on Thursday to strongly suggest that the next boss will be named on Friday. SoccerWire spoke to USWNT veteran Christie Rampone about the situation.
Star U.S. Women's National Team and Western New York Flash striker Abby Wambach has spoken to the media for the first time since her wedding to longtime partner and club teammate Sarah Huffman in Hawai'i on Oct. 5.