Monday Roundup: Breakers sign Canadian forward Adriana Leon

The Equalizer Staff January 30, 2017 59

Also in today’s roundup, Stephanie Verdoia signs with Vifdamene of Norway after being waived by Boston

Canadian forward Adriana Leon signs with Boston Breakers ahead of 2017 NWSL season. (Photo Courtesy Canada Soccer)

Canadian forward Adriana Leon signs with Boston Breakers ahead of 2017 NWSL season. (Photo Courtesy Canada Soccer)

Today, the Boston Breakers announced the signing of Canadian forward Adriana Leon for the upcoming season. Leon returns to Boston for the first time since the 2013 NWSL season where she was originally allocated out of college.

Leon most recently played for FC Zurich in Nationalliga A, the top flight in Switzerland, after leaving the Western New York Flash midway through the season last year. During her time at the Flash, she appeared in 10 games making three starts. Before the Flash, the 23-year old spent two seasons with the Chicago Red Stars in 2014 and 2015. In 2015, she appeared in 5 games locking in one goal after a 2014 season where she appeared in 20 games, making 15 starts and tallying one goal and three assists. Leon made her NWSL debut in Boston in 2013, where she appeared in six games making one start in her 163 minutes played that year.

On the international stage, Leon has 38 caps and five goals to date with the Canadian women’s national team. She was named to Canada’s squad for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and appeared in all four of Canada’s matches, totaling 139 minutes of play for the tournament. She, however, has failed to see much action at the senior level since. Leon was left off the roster for the 2016 Rio Olympics where Canada went on to bring home the bronze medal. Most recently, she missed the call up to training camp ahead of the friendly against Mexico this Saturday.

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In Boston’s official announcement, head coach Matt Beard alludes to Leon’s eagerness to make her way back to the national team player pool. “Adriana is keen to come back to Boston and prove herself back in the NWSL and also to get back into the Canadian women’s national team,” he noted.

Stephanie Verdoia signs with Vifdamene of Norway

Midfielder Stephanie Verdoia signed with Vifademene of Norway’s Toppserien as was announced on Saturday. This signing came on the heels of the Boston Breakers announcement that they waived Verdoia this past Friday.

During her 2016 season in Boston, she made five starts in 10 total games played for 453 minutes. In 2015, she saw less action, making only one start in eight games.

In February 2015, Verdoia made her debut at the international level when she appeared for the U.S. U-23 team in La Manga, Spain during a three-game trip.

She was drafted by Boston in the fourth round ahead of the 2015 season after capping off a college career at Seattle University where she became the university’s career leader in goals (51) and points (132).

  • Som Termanni

    Amandine Henry scored a goal in her debut for PSG, subbing in for the second half of a 5-0 win over Arras. Henry’s goal was at 69′. Marie-Laure Delie had a hat-trick.: http://www.psg.fr/fr/Actus/003001/Article/78818/L-equipe-feminine-en-huitiemes

    • Steglitz49

      This was in the French Cup. Ashley Lawrence got a mention in dispatches too.

      The D1 teams prevailed except in the only match between two D1 teams where Rodez beat Albi 2-1. The next round is on Feb 19th with 16 teams remaining. The QFs are on March 12th, SFs on April 16th and the Final on May 20 or 21, a week after the FA women’s Cup final.

  • Som Termanni

    The WPSL’s list of 2017 teams includes reserves for the WNY Flash in Buffalo, and a team labeled “Seattle Reign”. https://twitter.com/WPSL/status/825474228438724608

  • Som Termanni

    Wendie Renard criticized Olympique Lyon fans for their two-sticks at an OL-Lille men’s match suggesting that women go back to the kitchen: https://twitter.com/WRenard/status/825454086510223361

    • Steglitz49

      Thanks for sharing. Given how many go along to Lyon’s key home matches, it seems odd and out of keeping. If you learn any more, please keep us informed.

  • Bruce

    No clue whatsoever as per what Boston is thinking by signing Leon.

    Could they actually be thinking that a NWSL cast-off can push the 5 forwards they’ve acquired in the last 12 months (Ratcliffe, Dowie, Haavi, Onumonu, Purce)?

    None of these six players are or will be allocated. How in the world can BOS justify throwing half or more of its cap dollars at the forward position when so many issues remain on the back line?

    • mockmook

      But, is any of that money guaranteed? If they cut some of these players (which seems very likely) then perhaps they only pay a small fraction of that salary.

      • Bruce

        Maybe you are right.

        I can’t help but wonder if the front office has any real plan for roster development given the economic reality they live in. They’ve shown a few times recently that they value international slots like high second round picks. Given that, the five forwards already on the roster were all acquired in the last 12 months at a cost of a 16th pick or higher, each.

        That’s insane.

        • Bruce

          I didn’t even consider Beckmann. That makes 6 high ranking picks spent at forward in 12 months.

    • another guest

      Boston coach/management has no clue which has been demonstrated often

    • Breakers fan

      Fact check: change Ratcliffe for Rosie White (Ratcliffe played all last year for the team) and you can add another forward, Hayley Dowd, 4th round pick while you’re at it. One thing I’ve heard Beard voice concern about is that Haavi will be leaving for the Euro Cup, but still….a lot of forwards there. I’m hoping they make Westphal and Purce midfielders. Ratcliffe they played at midfield last year, the best I could tell.
      They’ll be counting on 3 off season acquisitions on the backline: Oyster, Frisbie and Chapman. Julie King will almost for sure be the 4th starting defender. If those 3 defending additions play really well he’ll look ok. I agree that he should have drafted another defender but that’s water under the bridge now. He’s counting on Elby and Strom and I assume he sees Westphal as a defender but…will she play? I would love if they tried her at midfield.

      • Breakers fan

        He may see Haavi as a right flank midfielder too….she strikes me as very similar to Ratcliffe, I think. Fast, pretty small in physical stature. But she’s really at this point an unknown. None of us I don’t think have seen her play much, if at all.

        • Steglitz49

          Emilie Haavi is taller than Klings and Crystal, though shorter than Moe, Alex and Christen. She is taller than Adriana Leon. Maybe Beard likes them short?

        • Bruce

          I know this is somewhat personal to you.

          I’m not trying to hate on Boston, and would really love for them to build a competitive franchise. It’s a great soccer town that deserves a good team.

          I just continually scratch my head when I see the moves they make. Hoping to be proved wrong.

          • Steglitz49

            It might be worth clubs investing in head coaches whose first language is not English, like the USWNT did about10 years ago.

          • Bruce

            The problem in Boston is – I think – that their front office sees the sport from a Euro perspective. They continually make talent decisions that seem to defy the very nature of the US game and business of soccer.

          • Steglitz49

            They royally screwed up their very first season and annoyed the Mexican federation as well. The only person to benefit from it was Alyssa Naeher, whom they then sold to Chicago. Boston = Stupid.

          • Breakers fan

            Thanks, Bruce. I don’t at all take anything anyone says here personally. I actually very much *want* people to be brutally honest. I don’t seek sugar-coating, reassurance, comforting, anything like that. I want to hear what other fans really think. As I’ve written here, I would have done some things differently too if I were in charge. That said, I also don’t want to assume things about players until the play happens, so I’m keeping an open mind, and as a home fan of the team, a hopeful outlook. That’s all. And thanks for your good wishes. I wish CRS the same. As a native midwesterner and with my Mom in Chicago I root for them ahead of a lot of other teams.

    • Steglitz49

      Maybe Adriana was cheap?

  • guest

    Breaking News: Breakers lure Jonelle Filigno out of retirement

    • guest

      while they are at it they could add Sesselman and currently-teamless Kyle to their backline. Canadian Maxim brigade to the rescue.

      • Gary Diver

        Am I the only one who confuses pictures of Kyle and Sesselman?

        • guest

          kyle is a teeny bit slimmer with more silvery hair

          • Gary Diver

            Didn’t Kyle play well for Orlando last year? And wasn’t she the alternate team captain?

  • Gary Diver

    Off-Topic Alert: Whitney Engen

    1. Has Engen announced whether she will return to the Breakers this spring?

    2. How much money did Engen make last year in total? And if she returns to the Breakers without a USWNT contract, what would be a reasonable salary for her? (I am wondering the salary difference for a player with versus without a USWNT contract.)

    • Rdalford

      #1 neither Engen nor Boston has not made a public announcement

      #2 Engen was USWNT tier 1 in 2016 (since she made 2015 WC roster) and the USWNT tier 1 base contract salary was $72K
      and in addition, for 2016 NWSL season USSF would have paid Engen league salary of $46K*

      * Engen was not one of the 27 USWNT in 2013 when NWSL started. so she is considered a “new salaried player” (since she first became allocated in 2014) from the perspective of the MOU/CBA – hence the $46K

      • Steglitz49

        You for sure earn a lot of dish if you are in the gravy as an officer of the USWNT. Even in a pathetic year as 2016, you cream it in.

    • Breakers fan

      Almost certain Engen won’t be back this year. Whether she’s taking a break or retiring remains to be seen. My question, as a Breakers fan, is if she takes a year off, do the Breakers have any rights to her or would she be a total free agent, able to sign with whomever she wants?

      My self interest as a fan of the team is: Will the Breakers get *anything* for her if she does this — takes a year off then says she’d like to play again? Anybody know? It would be awful if the team didn’t. It would amount to losing Alyssa Naeher for Engen playing half of last year.

      • another guest

        as you note, Boston effectively traded away Alyssa Naeher and in return received one partial (14 of 20 games) season of Engen

        • Breakers fan

          So if she sits out a season and then returns Boston will get zero future compensation for her and she can sign anywhere?

          • another guest

            Boston did offer Engen a contract for 2017 season (after she was dropped from USWNT contract and allocation status at end of 2016 NWSL season) so they retain her rights for 2017 and I think they hold NWSL rights to Engen at least until start of the 2018 NWSL season.

            The NWSL roster rules has a section titled “RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL” with some language that I do not fully understand and in particular I am not clear how NWSL interprets the language. One possible reading might be that Boston would maintain right of first refusal for Engen going forward –
            but however one reads the right of first refusal stuff, Boston at least has rights to Engen until start of 2018 season.

          • Breakers fan

            That “right of first refusal” article is interesting and it may lead to the Breakers at least getting something for her if she says she’d rather play elsewhere. Would love to know exactly what it is. Thanks for checking. It seems like the league would have to have something for instances like this, or else players who aren’t happy somewhere, still want to play, but who aren’t traded could, it seems, decide to sit out a year just to get out of playing in a certain city and then start over, as it were, in the league the next year. Only question I would have about that is “how much control can they exert in terms of where they go?” That’s maybe where this “right of first refusal” fits in.

            It’s practically unheard of for a player to relinquish a year of playing while in her physical prime just to not play somewhere for a year and I think with Engen there’s more going on, after the de-allocation, but it does also seem that taking a year off may increase your chances of exiting a city you don’t want to be in. How many teams will be interested a year later, though, is the gamble in such a move, though of course that player could go overseas in the off-season to try to regain sharpness before the start of the following NWSL season. My guess is that the Breakers will trade her next year, if they can under these rules, and of course if she returns to the sport.

          • Steglitz49

            Whitney Engen is 29. She has had a fine career by any standards. She is also unusual in being one of the few field players winning the World Cup without playing a second.

            She won the FAWSL1 with Liverpool under Beard and she played for Tyresö in the Champions League final.

            If she wanted to continue her career, she could go abroad again. I suspect she will hang up her boots and concentrate on the next step in her life.

    • Rdalford

      NWSL has not (yet) updated roster rules with new 2017 salary cap info but Engen (or any non allocated/federation player) would be limited by Max player salary (the max player salary for 2016 was $39,700) cap

      • Som Termanni

        If the prior MOU terms hold, as a player whose USSF contract was terminated in the 2016 season (as opposed to retirement), if the Breakers want to keep Engen, they have to offer her the same salary in 2017 as the highest-paid non-allocated player in 2016. That’s likely at or near the max salary of $39k.

        If they decline to do so, they must release her. I’m not sure what happens then–I think she might go into the distribution draft order as Kyle and Belanger did. If not, I imagine she can be signed just as any other unsigned player.

        • Breakers fan

          Do you, or anyone, happen to know if the “distribution draft order” is completely different and separate from the “discovery order”? And do they consist of 2 completely different groups of players?

          Take Belanger and Kyle – what’s likely to happen to them? Who gets “first shot” at them, if that’s the right term to use? No one has claimed either one yet, correct? Either that means there is no interest or the process involved in signing them takes time? I have no clue.

          • another guest

            Distribution Ranking Order is used in Distribution Process for “Distribution-Eligible Individuals” (currently only Unattached Federation Individuals are considered distribution-eligible)

            The Discovery Order is used within the Discovery Process as tie-breaker to resolve situations where 2 (or more) teams make Discovery claim for the same Discovery player

            both Distribution Process and related distribution ranking order and the Discovery Process and related discovery order are described in the “roster rules” section on NWSL site.

          • Breakers fan

            Thanks. I’ll look it up. I should do that first anyway. I get antsy. So now “Distribution” = what “Allocation” used to mean? I think that’s right, as I recall that they changed the word, for some unknown reason, but it means the same thing, if memory serves. For example, in the not-too-distant future Andi Sullivan will most likely be “distributed”, while in the past she would have been “allocated” to a particular NWSL team, correct? Same thing, different name.

          • Som Termanni

            What used to be called “Allocation” is now called “Subsidizing”, because it reflects what the federations do–they pay the players’ salaries, but don’t directly control where they play as is suggested by allocation. (There’s little doubt that federations can put indirect pressure on the league and teams, but they don’t have the authority to unilaterally move, or remove, players from a team roster as the term “allocation” suggests.)

            “Distribution” refers to players added to the league who aren’t eligible for discovery. This is a narrower group that sometimes includes allocated/subsidized not eligible for the college draft (such as why the Thorns traded for order in case Pugh skipped college), allocated/subsidized players coming from other leagues (which would’ve been the case if Leon was still subsidized), and allocated/subsidized players whose federation cancelled their contract _and_ whose current NWSL team declined to retain their rights (Kyle, Belanger, Leon had she stayed with the Flash, Solo had Seattle declined to keep rights to her).

            “Discovery” players are everyone else–anyone eligible in the distribution draft who isn’t picked, undrafted players who registered for the draft (and draft-eligible players who didn’t register, but not until the offseason discovery window), and everyone of any nation who isn’t in the USWNT player pool (as posted by the USSF).

          • Breakers fan

            Very helpful information. It’s all a bit confusing, the different categories, but you explained them and how they differ from one another very well, so thank you!

            For myself let me make one category perfectly clear:

            Players who registered for the draft but were not chosen in the draft.
            I get the sense from your post that these players fall under the “Discovery” category. So, is it, was it, the case that, I would think the day after the draft, teams may have put in Discovery claims for some undrafted (but only those who had registered for the draft) players? And, assuming this happened, at least with 1 player, that if only 1 team put a claim on a player that they got that player, they now have exclusive rights to her? In effect, adding a draft pick, as I see it. If this happened with any players I don’t think it has been reported. Let’s say what I’ve said so far is accurate – that teams CAN do this. My next question is: Does that player *have to* go to that team? Let’s say that player was claimed by Portland in Discovery but wants to play in Boston – wants to go to their open tryout to try to make that team. Can a player refuse to go to the team who “Discovered” her? Or is she now “the property” of that team? I would think the latter is correct, but I’m not sure. It just seems like if no other teams also “Discover” an undrafted player that a team who is active in the Discovery market could swoop up say 5-10 extra, in effect, draft picks. Sure, they have to wait until the 40th pick is made but who’s to say that all very good players were chosen in those first 40 picks? Do you follow me?

            I guess the last thing I would say is that if Discovery of undrafted-but-registered players *has* happened already I wish it had been reported.

            Do you know if what I’m saying is accurate, and has this happened already perhaps, with some undrafted players?

          • another guest

            The off-season discovery process started in Oct 2016 (see NWSL site “competition calendar” in completion rules and regulations section). So yes, a player who registered for the draft but went un-drafted might be on a team’s Discovery List. Details for Discovery Process are found in the roster rules section on the NWSL.

            There are limits on number of players that can be on a teams Discovery List (which should prevent teams from stockpiling).
            The limits vary (up to 7 on list in offseason, can add up to 4 more in preseason, unlimited number of discovery players can be signed – within normal roster and salary cap rules – but only 2 unsigned discovery players and/or 2 unsigned international discovery players can be on the teams Discovery List during the season)
            In theory, players must be notified when placed on a teams discovery list and (in theory) a team would normally be talking with the player before filing a Discovery Player Request to have the NWSL add the player to team’s Discovery List.

            If player A is on Discovery List for Team One but unsigned, then Team Two can submit a Discovery Request for player A This kicks off a 14 day window in which Team One can sign player A, or offer player A a valid bona fide contract, or release rights to player A. If Team One releases rights or does not offer a valid contract, then player A is added to Discovery List for Team Two and Team Two can negotiate with player A.

            If Team One offers valid contract but player A does not sign, Team Two might still negotiate a sign and trade deal where Team One signs player A but then trades player A to Team Two

            The Discovery Lists for the various teams are shared by NWSL among all the teams but are not made public. ) All teams do know which players are on each team’s discovery list and any player on a team’s discovery list has also been notified.

          • Breakers fan

            Splendid reply — thanks a million! That cleared up a lot of things for me. Do you think there’s a reason these Discovery list “acquisitions” are kept secretive, hidden from the public? Is it because they can be in flux, aren’t guaranteed to stick, so why put that info out there if it could change?

          • another guest

            speculating on intent of NWSL rules seems foolish to me.
            however
            the Discovery Process, like many of the NWSL rules, appears to have been modeled on MLS rules. In describing the MLS Discovery Process – which also does not make the Discovery List available to the public – the MLS site states
            “The names on club Discovery Lists will not be made public by the league or the clubs in order for MLS clubs to maintain the confidentiality of players they are seeking to recruit”

            imo, use of Discovery Lists and Discovery Order within the Discovery Process appears to provide some structure (teams identify players who they are/want to be actively negotiating with) and dispute resolution (discovery order used when 2 or more teams want to discovery the same player etc) while giving the teams and players an opportunity to negotiate.

          • Breakers fan

            Thanks. It makes sense to keep this stuff under wraps, for the reasons you gave. We’ll find out soon enough. We don’t have to know *now*. It would just be fun for the fan who scouted the college ranks to see who among the undrafted Seniors were being pursued the nost hotly. It would show us who teams feel perhaps should have been drafted but weren’t, who are “the best of the rest”. If we saw the names we could perhaps go and watch footage of them. Eventually we’ll hear. Thanks for all your help with this! I appreciate it very much.

          • another guest

            From NWSL site roster rules
            “Federation Player
            A Federation Player is a Player whose compensation is underwritten by a Federation.”

            so federation player or federation subsidized player is current NWSL term for “allocated players” – the recent NWSL announcement re Canadian “allocated” players used “subsidized player” language.
            “CHICAGO (Jan. 25, 2017) – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the official list of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team subsidized players for the 2017 season. A total of 10 Canadians will be participating as subsidized players in the upcoming NWSL season.”

            The Distribution Process tries to be a generic process for “distribution eligible” players but currently the only players defined as distribution eligible are “unattached federation individuals”

            from NWSL site roster rules
            “Player Distribution Process
            The intent of the Player Distribution Process is to provide an equitable mechanism for distributing the rights to certain Individuals to Teams in the NWSL.

            Types of Individuals Available for Distribution. The following types of Individuals will have their rights distributed to Teams via the Distribution Process.

            A)Unattached Federation Individuals

            Collectively, these types of Individuals will be referred to as Distribution-Eligible Individuals.”

          • Som Termanni

            Notably, the 2017 roster rules aren’t posted yet. They might be waiting for the WNT CBA, since it probably dictates some details about maximum salaries, team requirements, or player availability.

          • Steglitz49

            Let’s start a book and do some predicting.

            Maybe that $72,000 will become $7,200 now?

        • Rdalford

          Boston and NWSL end of 2016 season roster announcements last October used “Boston in contract discussions with Engen” language. My assumption is that Boston made Engen a valid “bona fide” contract offer compliant with MOU/CBA etc
          Else, if they did not make a valid bona fide contract offer, then Boston would have had to relinquish their rights to Engen and she would have gone thru Distribution (like Kyle & Belanger)

        • Steglitz49

          The most likely event is that Whitney will hang up her boots. The next alternative is that she will have another spell abroad before retiring. Norwegian clubs in the Toppserien have been signing American ladies and lesser clubs in other leagues might suit.

        • Bruce

          I’d put money on Engen sitting out the 2017 NWSL season. Would a top-level player who had a choice and money in the bank choose to go from one dysfunctional franchise to another (BOS > WAS) through the distribution draft? I’d think not.

  • Rdalford

    Midfielder Stephanie Verdoia signed with Vifademene of Norway’s Toppserien

    Good to read that Verdoia has signed to play in Norway, hope she does well.

    • Steglitz49

      The name of the club is Vålerenga.

      Vifdamene should read VIF damene, which means the Ladies of VIF and VIF stands for Vålerenga IF (damene means their ladies team).

      Vålerenga is in a suburb of Oslo, the capital of Norway.

  • guest123

    HAO’s first game (Feb 1st / 4pm local in Spain) with Arsenal will be streamed via the link below. This is Arsenal vs Bayern Munchen friendly.

    http://www.futbolandaluz.tv/

    • Steglitz49

      Thank you. Arsenal is also playing in a mini-tournament with Chelsea (Crystal) in London and two Swedish clubs, I think

  • guest123

    FYI: D1F – OL vs Juvisy Feb 1st game cancelled due to bad field. This was supposed to be played in Dec but was postponed due to U20 WWC.

    https://twitter.com/Juv91Officiel/status/826430289014562816

    https://twitter.com/willy_pasche/status/826102145183313920

  • Rdalford

    Can WNT roster for Feb 4th match vs Mex WNT released
    – final match for Tancredi, Wilkinson, and Marie-Eve Nault
    – Buchanan and Lawrence not on roster (Feb 4th match not in a FIFA window so Buchanan and Lawrence not released by club teams)
    – number of young (15, 16, 17, 18 & 19 yr old) players included on roster

    from Canada WNT site
    Canada Soccer’s Bronze Medal Celebration Match will be broadcast LIVE from BC Place 4 February on TSN2 and RDS2 at 15:00 PT/ 18:00 ET.

    Canada Soccer Women’s National Team February Camp Roster (in alphabetical order):
    Lindsay Agnew, age 21, from Kingston, ON/ Washington Spirit (NWSL)
    Janine Beckie, age 22, from Highlands Ranch, CO/ Houston Dash (NWSL)
    Josée Bélanger, age 30, from Coaticook, QC/ UQAM
    Gabrielle Carle, age 18, from Lévis, QC/ CS Lévis-Est & Québec Soccer REX
    Ashley Cathro, age 16, from Victoria, BC/Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer Rex
    Allysha Chapman, age 28, from Courtice, ON/ Boston Breakers (NWSL)
    Sabrina D’Angelo, age 23, from Welland, ON/ North Carolina Courage (NWSL)
    Jessie Fleming, age 18, from London, ON/ UCLA (NCAA)
    Jordyn Huitema, age 15, from Chilliwack, BC/ Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX
    Stephanie Labbé, age 30, from Edmonton, AB/ Washington Spirit (NWSL)
    Alex Lamontagne, age 20, from Whitby, ON/ Durham United FC (League1 Ontario)
    Marie Levasseur, age 19, from Stoneham, QC/ University of Memphis (NCAA)
    Diana Matheson, age 32, from Oakville, ON/ Seattle Reign (NWSL)
    Marie-Ève Nault, age 34, from Trois-Rivières, QC
    Nichelle Prince, age 21, from Ajax, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)
    Deanne Rose, age 17, from Alliston, ON/ Scarborough GS United (League1 Ontario)
    Rebecca Quinn, age 21, from Toronto, ON/ Duke University (NCAA)
    Sophie Schmidt, age 28, from Abbottsford, BC/ FFC Frankfurt (Bundesliga)
    Desiree Scott, age 29, from Winnipeg, MB/ FC Kansas City (NWSL)
    Kailen Sheridan, age 21, from Whitby, ON/ Sky Blue FC (NWSL)
    Christine Sinclair, age 33, from Burnaby, BC/ Portland Thorns FC (NWSL)
    Sarah Stratigakis, age 17, from Woodbridge, ON/ Aurora United FC (League1 Ontario)
    Melissa Tancredi, age 34, from Ancaster, ON
    Hannah Taylor, age 17, from Edmonds, WA/ Eastside FC
    Rhian Wilkinson, age 34, from Baie d’Urfé, QC
    Shelina Zadorsky, age 23, from London, ON/ Washington Spirit (NWSL)

  • guest123

    NWSL TV deal announcement tomorrow, Feb 1st @ 10am EST via Youtube & Facebook. A+E is partly owned by ESPN which is partly owned by Disney.

    https://twitter.com/NWSL/status/826528030101233664