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WPS Draft needs bigger commitment

WPS Draft needs bigger commitment

Jeff Kassouf January 14, 2012 6

Two years ago the WPS draft room at the Pennsylvania Convention Center was beyond capacity, with a crowd of draftees, families and soccer fans overflowing into the hallway. There was a genuine buzz that

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Leroux goes first in 2012 WPS Draft

Leroux goes first in 2012 WPS Draft

Jeff Kassouf January 13, 2012 1

Friday’s WPS Draft lived up to its billing as a hotbed of forwards. Five of the first seven picks were forwards, beginning with the Atlanta Beat selecting striker Sydney Leroux out of UCLA. Notre

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Tops steals in WPS draft history

Tops steals in WPS draft history

Jeff Kassouf January 13, 2012 0

Women’s Professional Soccer has scaled back its draft considerably over the past two years. The buzz that surrounded the inaugural college draft in 2009 was followed by another lavish splash (thanks to Puma’s pockets)

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Wambach could play in WPS post-Olympics

Wambach could play in WPS post-Olympics

Jeff Kassouf January 13, 2012 13

Arguably the most high profile free agent left on the women’s soccer market is forward Abby Wambach, who elevated herself to heroic proportions during the 2011 World Cup. Wambach, 32, struggled with nagging Achilles

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2012 WPS Draft preview: Forwards and more forwards

2012 WPS Draft preview: Forwards and more forwards

Jeff Kassouf January 11, 2012 2

It is nearly draft day again, and Women’s Professional Soccer teams are ready to build their rosters with young, up and coming (and relatively inexpensive) talent. The 2012 WPS Draft promises to be deeper

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Tuesday News and Notes: Borislow not gone yet, Atlanta makes signings official

Tuesday News and Notes: Borislow not gone yet, Atlanta makes signings official

Jeff Kassouf January 10, 2012 0

Just when you thought WPS was in the clear to move forward with five teams, there is further drama in the WPS-Dan Borislow court case. Monday’s Palm Beach County Circuit Court ruling is a

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Sawa wins Ballon d’Or, plus WPS updates

Sawa wins Ballon d’Or, plus WPS updates

Jeff Kassouf January 10, 2012 1

Japan won the World Cup in July and now, at the start of a new year, the Nadeshiko have swept FIFA’s end of year awards. Midfielder Homare Sawa was awarded the Ballon d’Or on

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Predicting the 2012 role of USWNT players in WPS

Predicting the 2012 role of USWNT players in WPS

Jeff Kassouf January 6, 2012 8

It’s the dawn of a new year and a fourth season for Women’s Professional Soccer. Somehow, despite having to terminate a team and fight for sanctioning, WPS moves into its fourth season with five

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WPS Draft order set

WPS Draft order set

Jeff Kassouf January 5, 2012 3

WPS has finally set the order for next Friday’s draft just over a week before the draft will take place. There are a total of 23 picks over four rounds thanks to the league

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Atlanta continues overhaul, adds O’Hara

Atlanta continues overhaul, adds O’Hara

Jeff Kassouf January 5, 2012 1

  Nearly two years to the day from being passed up by her hometown club in the 2010 WPS Draft, Kelley O’Hara is finally headed home. The Atlanta Beat’s roster overhaul continued on Thursday

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