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This Week in Women’s Soccer: Dec. 15

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. On Friday, this country witnessed yet another horrifying moment that it will never forget. This one happened just minutes up the road from where I live.

Twenty innocent little children and six adults, plus the gunman were killed in Newtown, Conn. on Friday. It’s a town I’ve passed through regularly for the last 15 years or so. I cannot even begin to imagine what everyone in that town is feeling right now, particularly those who lost a child or a loved one; I don’t know them personally. I can say, in all honesty, that it really is that perfect little town in which you would never think of something like this happening.

In light of this terrible incident, we refrained from posting the below episode of This Week in Women’s Soccer on Friday, as I did not feel that any shred of soccer news was worthy of addressing at that time. We will begin posting news and analysis here again beginning now (USA-China kicks off in less than two hours and the new league’s name and logo will be unveiled at halftime), but I felt it necessary to address this before any further articles appeared on this site.

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy, of which the numbers are vast and the emotions are being felt throughout this country and across the globe.

Below is our new episode, which airs originally on North American Soccer Network. Cat Whitehill and I recorded this on Thursday night and it was released Friday morning, prior to any of these horrifying details being released. Feel free to listen in as we discuss some of the latest news in women’s soccer. It all feels irrelevant now, after what happened on Friday.


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