Women's Soccer USA

Coverage of women's soccer in the US. If it's not here...it's not important...

April 22, 2007

China 2007

GROUP A: Germany, Japan, England, Argentina
GROUP B: Nigeria, USA, Korea DPR, Sweden
GROUP C: Norway, Ghana, Australia, Canada
GROUP D: China, New Zealand, Brazil, Denmark

April 19, 2007

Boston Breakers

Joe Cummings, Kristine Lilly and Angela Hucles were all smiles yesterday as they helped officially announce the return of the Boston Breakers.
Cummings said he expects to name a head coach, key front office personnel and a home field within the next 30-60 days.

April 12, 2007

U-17 Tournament in Costa Rica

USA Region 3 - Panama 1-2
USA Region 2 - Mexico 1-4
USA Region 1 - Chile 0-0
Costa Rica - USA Region 4 2-6

April 10, 2007

U-17 Tournament in Costa Rica

USA Region 2 - Chile 1-1
USA Region 3 - Mexico 1-2
Costa Rica - USA Region 1 1-2
USA Region 4 - Panama 0-1

April 09, 2007

Federal court: Jury should hear case against Dorrance

A jury should hear the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former North Carolina soccer player against her coach, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Melissa Jennings has accused her former coach, Anson Dorrance, of sexually harassing team members by asking about their sexual activity. Jennings, a walk-on reserve goalkeeper for two seasons, also said the harassment broke Title IX laws by limiting her ability to take advantage of collegiate athletics.
In a rare decision from the entire 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., 10 judges decided that Jennings should get a jury trial on the sexual harassment and Title IX charges. Two judges dissented.

April 04, 2007

WUSA grows to eight teams

New York
Los Angeles
San Diego
St. Louis

Coach-player relationships

There have been plenty of coach-player relationships in the past.
They just happened between male coaches and female athletes. Women's soccer stars Brandi Chastain, Danielle Fotopoulos and Julie Foudy all married their former college coaches.
The salient question, I think, is whether those relationships began while those players were being coached by their future husbands. In one or two of these cases, there have been whispers that they were, but nothing definite.