Spirit taking shape without Olympians

The Washington Spirit, one of eight clubs in the new National Women's Soccer League, was not allocated any of the 18 U.S. Olympians. However, the owner believes the club has a good core.

Krieger allocated to Washington women’s team

U.S. veterans Ali Krieger and Lori Lyndsey were allocated to the Washington Spirit in the new National Women's Soccer League. Hope Solo is going to the Seattle Reign, Alex Morgan to the Portland Thorns and Abby Wambach to the Western New York Flash.

Wednesday kickaround

Kevin Payne to Toronto FC, MLS awards, MLS Cup, NASL's new commissioner, U.S. women's friendly, Charlie Davies case, Americans abroad