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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.
Just about everyone in women's soccer has benefited from the creation of the NWSL, but perhaps no one more so than U.S. Women's National Team coach Tom Sermanni. SoccerWire.com caught up with him at last weekend's NWSL playoff game in Rochester, N.Y. to talk about his hunt for rising USWNT stars.
This week SoccerWire.com caught up with Chicago Red Stars and Eclipse Select SC coach Rory Dames to talk NWSL, ECNL and the wider evolution of top female players in the United States.
Professional player and guest SoccerWire.com columnist Joanna Lohman makes her return this week, with a look at the state of affairs in the National Women's Soccer League at the halfway point of its inaugural season.