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Soccer’s American television and media evolution
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted June 9, 2014 at 1:15pm

Tweet (This is the second in a series of posts this week about the World Cup, which kicks off June 12 in Brazil. Monday’s post was about FIFA dealing with match-fixing and corruption allegations.) Twenty years ago this summer, the lead announcers ...more

Topical Gear Gives Female Athletes a Competitive Advantage on the Field in Preventing ACL Injuries
by Michelle Meier
posted May 18, 2013 at 9:12am

ACL injuries are one of the most devastating and long-term injuries athletes can endure and females specifically are eight times more likely to sustain ACL tears due to anatomical and hormonal differences than males....more

Sauerbrunn Leads DCU Women to Conference Championship
by All White Kit
posted July 10, 2012 at 10:41am

  Becky Sauerbrunn plays for the Black-And-Red in her last match before the Olympics On one of the hottest evenings in DC history, a season-record 703 fans showed up at the Maryland Soccerplex Stadium to watch the DC United Women play the Dayton ...more

Women's USA Deaf National Soccer Team Hold Fundraiser with Columbus Crew
by Meghan Maiwald
posted April 18, 2012 at 10:18am

The best team that you never heard of: USW(Deaf)NT. The USWDNT is made of women of all kinds of different levels of deafness; some only ASL or speaking as the primary language, or 50-50, like me. We come from all corners of the country and our age’s range...more

Photos: MLS SuperDraft and NSCAA Convention
by Soccer Science
posted January 22, 2012 at 8:04pm

The 2012 NSCAA Convention could once again be called: The busiest week of my life. Here’s the play-by-play, through the camera on my iPhone. I’ve posted the photos in chronological order, enjoy! Tuesday, January 10 Arrived in Kansas City ...more

Beckham debuts custom pink cleats with kids' names
by A Glam Slam
posted July 20, 2011 at 10:53am

David Beckham is a family man. It’s not often we see him photographed without his boys in tow. Fresh off the news of the birth of his baby daughter, Harper, the soccer star debuted new kicks during a game against Real Madrid, which paid tribute to all o...more

Reflections on my first week at MLS Digital HQ in NYC
by Soccer Science
posted March 9, 2011 at 10:16am

I’ve just returned to San Francisco after an amazing five days at the MLS league office in New York City working with the Digital team on social media strategy, and I can’t contain my excitement! With a Commissioner who’s enthusiastic about soci...more

Anouk Hoogendijk is women’s soccer’s answer to this
by All White Kit
posted June 20, 2010 at 9:33pm

Anouk Hoogendijk is women’s soccer’s answer to this: (That’s Oguchi Onyewu if you didn’t recognize him. Can anyone translate Dutch?) ...more

The Making of a Champion: an Interview with Soccer Star Staci Wilson
by MarieS
posted December 14, 2009 at 12:25am

Like many great athletes, Staci Wilson is passionate about her sport and about furthering the profession of women’s soccer. But, something else always struck me – her genuine desire to help children and women boost their self-esteem and confidence by ...more

Notes from an alienated fan: Why I want a feminist, anti-homophobic WPS & a more progressive, anti-nationalist/pro-migrant MLS
by From A Left Wing
posted August 27, 2009 at 8:44pm

OK. I know a lot of you read that headline and either rolled your eyes, or muttered "dream on, sister."I've been involved in a discussion on Big Soccer about Dan Loney's article, "Endless Summer". He opens with a reference to my post about the Galaxy/Bar...more

David Beckham: an argument for non-monogomy
by From A Left Wing
posted July 21, 2009 at 2:08am

I am talking tomorrow with Gustavo Arellano (KPFK 90.7/4:00pm) about David Beckham, one of my favorite subjects. Becks, of course, is much in the news for his reappearance on the LA Galaxy roster in an exhibition match against the other team in his life...more

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