Soccer Insider: WPS


Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 01/30/2012

WPS shutdown might mark the end of U.S. women’s pro soccer efforts

With the latest attempt at women’s pro soccer halted, questions must be raised about its long-term viability.

By Steven Goff  |  05:53 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WPS, USSF, Olympics

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Women’s soccer league terminates troubled Florida franchise

Women’s Professional Soccer has terminated its troubled Florida franchise, which featured Hope Solo and Abby Wambach.

By Steven Goff  |  11:14 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WPS, women's soccer

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Monday kickaround: Dwayne De Rosario, MLS playoffs, WPS, Virginia Cavaliers, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan in ESPN promo

Dwayne De Rosario, MLS playoffs, WPS, Virginia Cavaliers, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan in ESPN promo

By Steven Goff  |  10:40 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, D.C. United, WPS, Virginia Cavaliers, U.S. women's team

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Chief executive for women’s soccer league steps down

The chief executive of Women’s Professional Soccer is stepping down.

By Steven Goff  |  06:35 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WPS

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 08/28/2011

WPS final: Western New York Flash edges Philadelphia Independence on penalties

Western New York Flash outlasted the Philadelphia Independence in a penalty kick tiebreaker to win the WPS championship.

By Steven Goff  |  11:21 AM ET, 08/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WPS, women's soccer

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Thursday kickaround: FC Dallas makes MLS history, Kansas City bobblehead incident, D.C. United in Chicago, Bocanegra to Rangers, U-20 World Cup, Abby Wambach’s goals

FC Dallas made MLS history by winning in Mexico. A bobblehead incident in Kansas City. D.C. United hits the road. Carlos Bocanegra to Rangers. Under-20 World Cup. Abby Wambach scores twice.

By Steven Goff  |  08:45 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, WPS, CONCACAF, Under-20 World Cup

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Women’s pro soccer team owner Dan Borislow of MagicJack faces grievance from players’ union over e-mails, conduct

MagicJack owner Dan Borislow was the subject of a grievance filed by the WPS players union over e-mails sent to the players and other issues

By Steven Goff  |  04:14 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WPS, MagicJack, women's soccer

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Women’s soccer: WPS attendance rises since World Cup, playoff format set, college preseason top 25 released

Heading into the playoffs, WPS is enjoying an attendance bump provided by the World Cup. Meantime, Soccer America has unveiled its college preseason top 25.

By Steven Goff  |  09:47 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WPS, women's soccer, Abby Wambach, Marta

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 08/03/2011

WPS seeking to terminate Florida franchise with Hope Solo and Abby Wambach, lashes out at renegade owner

Women’s Professional Soccer is seeking to terminate the South Florida franchise, formerly the Washington Freedom.

By Steven Goff  |  10:40 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WPS

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Weekend soccer TV listings: Copa America, MLS, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, Manchester City, Everton, German Super Cup, Mexico, Brazil, WPS, USL

The Copa America final and Manchester United and Real Madrid friendlies in the United States are among the 28 matches available for live viewing.

By Steven Goff  |  03:41 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings, Copa America, Manchester United, Real Madrid, D.C. United, MLS, WPS

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Wednesday kickaround: D.C. United, Tim Howard, Everton, Women’s World Cup, Claudio Reyna, TV listings

D.C. United, with new midfielder Austin da Luz on the roster, faces the last-place New England Revolution at RFK Stadium tonight.

By Steven Goff  |  10:05 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Women's World Cup, WPS

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 05/12/2011

Thursday kickaround: USA vs. Spain, Gold Cup roster, Real Madrid, WPS, MLS, Scottish coach attacked, Americans abroad, soccer on TV

Tickets sales for USA-Spain friendly surpass 50,000. Real Madrid sets another U.S. tour venue. Video of Scottish coach attacked. WPS problems continue. Americans abroad. TV listings.

By Steven Goff  |  10:13 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Real Madrid, U.S. national team, Spain, MLS, WPS

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Wednesday kickaround: Manchester United vs. Barcelona tickets, D.C. United player ratings, WPS attendance, Americans abroad, MLS schedule

Tickets for the July 30 friendly pitting Manchester United vs. Barcelona at FedEx Field are essentially sold out, although tickets can still be had through D.C. United’s prorated season ticket package or through StubHub.

By Steven Goff  |  09:13 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barcelona, Manchester United, Washington Redskins, D.C. United, MLS, WPS

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/02/2011

MLS weekend highs, WPS lows

Major League Soccer enjoyed a strong weekend at the box office, while Women’s Professional Soccer continued to struggle to attract fans

By Steven Goff  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, WPS

Posted at 02:38 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Late at night, a soccer fan’s e-mail brightens a blogger’s long day

When you least expect it, a small gesture goes a long way — even for a soccer blogger.

By Steven Goff  |  02:38 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, WPS