1. 2011 Women's World Cup: Is Abby Wambach a Boon or a Bane to US?

    The 2011 Women’s world cup is underway in Germany and the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) pocketed decent wins against North Korea (2-0) and Columbia (3-0), and a tough loss against Sweden (1-2)...

    Shobha  Kondragunta Written by Shobha Kondragunta about 3 years ago 839 reads 10 comments

  2. Amy Rodriguez Brings the Fight to Her Former Team with a Win over the Freedom

    With a left-footed shot that hugged the back of the net in the last minute of the second 15-minute overtime, Amy Rodriguez not only earned a playoff victory for the Philadelphia Independence ...

    Shobha  Kondragunta Written by Shobha Kondragunta about almost 4 years ago 381 reads 2 comments

  3. First Round Picks Cheney and Taylor Shine in the 2010 WPS Inaugural Week

    The transition from collegiate soccer to professional soccer can be difficult. Even to the best of the best—as was evident by the struggles of the top draft pick, Amy Rodriguez, to find the back of the net in the 2009 WPS season...

    Shobha  Kondragunta Written by Shobha Kondragunta about 4 years ago 194 reads 3 comments

  4. Role of High Schools and Clubs in the Development of Future WPS Players

    With the draft process for the 2010 United States (U.S.) Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) in full swing and teams rushing to recruit international players, it is important to reflect on why coaches prefer foreign players over home grown talent...

    Shobha  Kondragunta Written by Shobha Kondragunta about over 4 years ago 606 reads 9 comments

  5. Marta and Abily Whip Up A 2-0 LA Sol Win Over FC Gold Pride

    It was not surprising to see Los Angles post a 2-0 win over FC Gold Pride in the Sunday, 21 June 2009, game broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel. An FC Gold Pride win would have been shocking...

    Shobha  Kondragunta Written by Shobha Kondragunta about 5 years ago 81 reads 0 comments

  6. Sky Blue FC 2-1 WIn over Boston Breakers Keeps the Hope Alive

    While most WPS teams have found their footing in the league, one team that has been tumbling a lot is the Sky Blue FC...

    Shobha  Kondragunta Written by Shobha Kondragunta about 5 years ago 92 reads 0 comments

  7. Leveling of the WPS Stage for a High Quality Play

    The Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league rolled into action with seven teams, each being allocated three players from the 2008 Olympic gold medal winning national team.Many former U...

    Shobha  Kondragunta Written by Shobha Kondragunta about 5 years ago 298 reads 8 comments

  8. Are Goalkeeper Woes Over for the Washington Freedom?

    The Washington Freedom is 1-2-2 in the WPS 2009 season so far. With veterans like Abby Wambach, Homari Sawa, Briana Scurry, and Cat Whitehill on the roster, this kind of performance is not something that the Freedom was expecting...

    Shobha  Kondragunta Written by Shobha Kondragunta about 5 years ago 83 reads 0 comments

  9. Up Close with Washington Freedom Defender Emily Janss

    I recently had a chance to catch up with Washington Freedom defender Emily Janss. Read to find out what she has to say about her experience, the league, and upcoming Breakers vs. Freedom game on May 17...

    Shobha  Kondragunta Written by Shobha Kondragunta about 5 years ago 396 reads 0 comments

  10. Memo to WPS Commish Tonya Antonucci: Save Suspensions for Headbutts and Brawls

    Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league commissioner Tonya Antonucci's decision to suspend Washington Freedom forward Abby Wambach and St...

    Shobha  Kondragunta Written by Shobha Kondragunta about 5 years ago 305 reads 6 comments

  11. Washington Freedom Overcomes Deficit to Secure a Draw with Athletica

    Photo By Katherine Frey -- The Washington Post) A soggy rainy day did not deter the nearly 6000 soccer fans from coming to see the Washington Freedom play the St. Louis Athletica and their favorite home team did not disappoint them...

    Shobha  Kondragunta Written by Shobha Kondragunta about 5 years ago 121 reads 0 comments