"Miettinen is the current head coach for PK-35 in Helsinki, Finland, which is currently tied for first place in the Finnish Premier League. Prior to taking over at PK-35, she spent two years at FC Kontu in Helsinki, advancing her club to the Finnish Premier League midway through her first season at the helm."
September 29, 2009
September 19, 2009
Can FC Gold Pride be fixed?
Its public knowledge that Albertin "William Bligh" Montoya has lost the FC Gold Pride locker room sometime last May. Will it be long before Brandi Chastain takes his spot?
September 18, 2009
Peter Wilt is out
According to Chicago sources, Marcia McDermott has completed her boardroom takeover of the Red Stars by forcing out Peter Wilt and assuming his position in the organization.
Does not appear to be a wise move by the CRS.
1. Wilt is the man with second to none connections and experience in Chicago.
2. Wilt has a long memory and sticks around. Just ask the Fire.
3. In a league devoid of real soccer managerial experience, Wilt stood alone.
Will the CRS and the league overcome this setback? I believe this development is a major, major mistake.
September 15, 2009
WPS Expansion Draft
Both Atlanta and Philadelphia will need a lot of luck in 2010.
1.) Leigh Ann Robinson, D - FC Gold Pride
2.) Amanda Cinalli, F - Saint Louis Athletica
3.) Katie Larkin, D/M - Los Angeles Sol
4.) Sharolta Nonen, D - Los Angeles Sol
5.) Sara Larsson, D - Saint Louis Athletica
6.) Noelle Keselica, F - Sky Blue FC
1.) Lori Lindsey, M - Washington Freedom
2.) Jen Buczkowski, D - Sky Blue FC
3.) Nikki Krzysik, D - Chicago Red Stars
4.) Sue Weber, D - Boston Breakerss
5.) Sarah Senty, D - Washington Freedom
6.) Danesha Adams, M - Chicago Red Stars
7.) Kelly Schmedes, F - Boston Breakers
September 05, 2009
FC Gold Pride - Formiga will not return. Arakawa is not impressed with Montoya and will not return. Adriane and Erika are questionable at best. Weimer is desperate to get out.
Red Stars - Its no secret that Emma Hayes is not impressed with Lloyd and will try to unload her to either Sky Blue or Philly. Ostberg is out, Jonsson may go with her. Cristiane will have to take a pay cut to stay in Chicago.
Philly Independence - Caroline Seger of Sweden will be picked #1.
Atlanta Beat - Another Swede or two are expected to be drafted.
LA Sol - Han Duan will be gone.
September 04, 2009
A soldout standing room-only crowd of more than 3,000 fans on hand at the new Alumni Stadium Friday night, hoping to the 2nd ranked Irish women's soccer team get its revenge on top ranked North Carolina in a rematch of last year's national championship game, won by the Tar Heels.
It didn't happen.
Jessica McDonald had two goals and an assist, while Casey Nogueira added a goal and an assist for North Carolina en route to a 6-0 win over the Irish.
September 03, 2009
The Philadelphia Independence is proud to announce the selection of Paul Riley as its Head Coach. Originally from Liverpool, England, Paul has a long and illustrious career coaching men’s and women’s youth, college, and minor league soccer, including two National Championships (2006 and 2009) with the WPSL Long Island Fury.
September 02, 2009
In his weekly column, Chicago Red Stars CEO Peter Wilt gives us an interesting tidbit:
"Minor league baseball impressario Mike Veeck visited a Red Stars game at the end of the season..."
Is Wilt hinting an ownership change in Chicago? Remember the name, Mike Veeck.