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Anson Dorrance wants more girls marinating in soccer

CHICAGO — Anson Dorrance believes that more players—more female players—need to marinate themselves in soccer in order to move the game forward from a macro and micro standpoint.

“The marination part I was talking about is when a kid comes up to me and says ‘I’ve got a chance at Chelsea. Should I stay in the NWSL or go to Chelsea?’” Dorrance said, referencing his original comments that appeared in a Soccer America article (paywall).

Dorrance was responding to a question at the Build the Future of the Women’s Game Together symposium that took place Wednesday afternoon during the USC Coaches Convention in Chicago. The player he was referencing was Crystal Dunn.

“The reason I wanted a player like Crystal to go is that she has relied on her athletic platform her whole life to be a successful soccer player,” Dorrance, who coached Dunn at North Carolina continued. “But obviously…

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