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Wednesday Kick-Around: USWNT active off field

The women of the U.S. national team are everywhere from the Capitol to Japan and Germany.

Last week, Nicole Barnhart, Rachel Buehler, Lori Lindsey, Alex Morgan, Kelley O’Hara and Becky Sauerbrunn ran the Let’s Move! clinic on the South Lawn at the White House. The WNT Blog has more on that here.

Stephanie Cox and Jillian Loyden are in Sendai, Japan along with members of the Japan women’s national team to meet with children and community leaders from the area that was hit hard by an earthquake earlier in the year. As Cox tells the WNT Blog, Japan and U.S. players have developed a real bond following the Women’s World Cup final.

And although this is from last week, it’s always worth a read to hear defender Ali Krieger’s thoughts on going back to Germany. Should the trend of players moving abroad transition from temporary loans to more permanent deals, Krieger will be looked at as the pioneer of such a move. She is years ahead of the curve. And if WPS salaries get slashed as part of league cost-cutting, you can expect to see more players make the jump. Jenna Pel gives an idea of just how many Americans are playing abroad in this story.

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