ASN Morning Read: The Future of the USWNT
Twenty-two players are ready to show a new manager what they can do; the new ASN 100 has some exciting surprises and surprising conclusions; Geoff Cameron sets his sights on new goals.
United States women's interim coach Jill Ellis named the 22 players who will join her against Canada on May 8. The list, please:
GOALKEEPERS: Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS: Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Tyresö), Meghan Klingenberg (Tyresö), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Nikki Marshall (Portland Thorns FC), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS: Morgan Brian (Virginia), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers)
FORWARDS: Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Christen Press (Tyresö), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)
The new ASN 100 is out and, big surprise, Michael Bradley is on top. We kid, we kid. Meanwhile, Aron Johannsson continues his assault on the top of the chart, checking in at No. 7. Are we really in a place where the seventh best soccer player in the country can't get on the field, while the 31st best (Brad Evans) could start at right back over the fourth best? Yes, yes we are.
Geoff Cameron expects big things from Stoke City... next season. "I think the platform is to get higher next season, maybe finish in the Europa League (places)," he told Sky Sports. "Then a year under Hughes's management, the way we've been playing, we've got the style under control now and the way we want to do things and maybe get into the top six."
If Alex Morgan and Omar Gonzalez had a cereal battle, who would win? The bloggers, of course: “As a lifelong soccer player, I understand the power of team spirit and am pumped to be joining Team Cocoa,” Morgan said. “While Omar has some good moves on the field, we’ll see if Team Fruity can keep up with the chocolate-fueled fans of Team Cocoa.”
Brian Sciaretta feels feelings about the potential Copa America Centenario that's expected to be announced today.
This has nothing to do with American soccer, but it's a great photo. One question: Where's Mr. Clinton?
May 01, 2014
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