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D.C. United

D.C. United Women Head Coach Mike Jorden named Coach of the Year Finalist

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D.C. United Women head coach Mike Jorden has been named a finalist for 2012 W-League Coach of the Year. Jorden will be leading his team in semifinals action this upcoming weekend in Ottawa, Ontario. 
D.C. United Women Head Coach Mike Jorden 

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D.C. United Women Advance to W-League Semifinals

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D.C. United Women won two games this past weekend setting themselves up for a W-League semifinals match against Ottawa in Ontario next Sunday.


TAMPA, Fla. – The participants for the 2012 W-League Championship presented by Umbro have been set, with the D.C. United Women, Quebec City Amiral and Pali Blues set to join the host Ottawa Fury for Friday's semifinals at the Algonquin College Soccer Complex in Ottawa, Ontario.

Taking Attendance 7/12/2012: Ranking ‘Em 1-149

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Just because people have asked and not because it's particularly revealing or surprising, here are the 149 teams in MLS, the NASL, USL Pro, the PSL, WPSL Elite and the W-League ranked by average announced attendance. Before you ask, many lower teams don't always report all of their numbers, so there are many missing figures in the WPSL-E, the PDL and W-League.

Preview: D.C. United Women at Fredericks​burg Impact

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Fredericksburg, VA. - This Saturday D.C. United Women travel to Fredericksburg, VA to face the Impact in W-League action. United feature Forward Mikaela Howell who was named to the Team of the Week after notching three assists in her last match.

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Virginia Beach Piranhas

Piranhas vs. Majestics, weekend W-League action

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Piranhas look to remain unbeaten at home when Northern Virginia visits the Sportsplex tomorrow night.

The Virginia Beach Piranhas look to get their offense back on track when they host the Northern Virginia Majestics at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex Wednesday night. The Piranhas were held scoreless for only the second time this season during Saturday's 0-0 tie vs Fredericksburg.

Tryouts for W-League Virginia Beach Piranhas announced

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Official Virginia Beach News Release:


VIRGINIA BEACH PIRANHAS ANNOUNCE 2012
W-LEAGUE OPEN TRY OUT DATES

Virginia Beach, Virginia - The Virginia Beach Piranhas have announced an open tryout date for the W-League team for the 2012 season.

The womenb's team (W-League) will hold tryouts on March 3 from 9-11 a.

Abegg, Goddard named to 2011 W-League All-Conference Team

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The W-League has announced their selections for 2010 All-Conference Teams and D.C. United Women Defender Marisa Abegg made the Eastern Conference along with Stephanie Goddard of the Virginia Beach...

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W LEAGUE PIRANHAS BEAT FREDERICKSBURG ON 90TH MINUTE GOAL

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Virginia Beach, Virginia – In a breakneck, end-to-end match that had four lead changes in the second half, the W League Piranhas found their form Saturday night, beating the Fredericksburg Impact 5-4...

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W LEAGUE PIRANHAS FACE FREDERICKSBURG IMPACT SATURDAY NIGHT

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Virginia Beach, Virginia – Third time is a charm. That's the theme for the W-League Piranhas as they want to earn their first win in the third game of the 2011 season on Saturday, June 4 against...

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PDL and W-League Piranhas Coaches get help at the Helm

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Virginia Beach, Virginia – The Virginia Beach Piranhas are pleased to announce the hiring of two new assistant coaches for the 2011 season. Chris Cullop will assist Wendy Waddell for the W-League...

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W-LEAGUE PIRANHAS LOSE LAST MINUTE HEARTBREAKER TO DAYTON

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Virginia Beach, Virginia – The W-League Piranhas are still on the search for their first win after losing their season opener last week, and they came close to at least a draw Saturday night. But...

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W-League Piranhas drop Season Opener 2-0

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Virginia Beach, Virginia –The newly formed W-League Piranhas 2011 squad took on conference powerhouse Charlotte Lady Eagles Saturday night in the season opener of the new campaign. The Piranhas fell short with a final score of 2-0.
In the first half the game went back and forth between both penalty areas, but due to strong defending on each side, scoring opportunities were rare.

Q & A with W-League Piranhas' head coach Wendy Waddell

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Virginia Beach, Virginia – The W-League Piranhas and Wendy Waddell go hand in hand in the world of women's soccer in Hampton Roads. Waddell, a native of Rochester, New York and former college player for Virginia Tech, first joined the Piranhas in 2004 as a player and became the team's player-coach in 2008.

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Taking Attendance 6/18/2012

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I just noticed this seems to be the only stuff I post here anymore. Sorry about that. I really don't have much to say that's over 140 characters most of the time anymore.

Anyway, here are the latest attendance figures for the various leagues, with only a few quick notes because I'm otherwise engaged:

THE MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER G Total Average Seattle Sounders 8 308,698 38,587 Montreal Impact 6 199,600 33,267 Houston Dynamo 4 88,156 22,039 Los Angeles Galaxy 8 176,305 22,038 Portland Timbers 7 143,066 20,438 Sporting KC 7 135,549 19,364 Vancouver Whitecaps 8 152,051 19,006 Toronto FC 6 113,336 18,889 Real Salt Lake 7 129,403 18,486 Philadelphia Union 6 110,439 18,407 New York Red Bulls 6 94,939 15,823 Colorado Rapids 6 91,165 15,194 Chicago Fire 7 100,906 14,415 DC United 9 123,013 13,668 Chivas USA 8 109,239 13,655 Columbus Crew 6 79,314 13,219 FC Dallas 8 105,451 13,181 New England Revolution 7 82,730 11,819 San Jose Earthquakes 7 81,677 11,668 MLS TOTAL 131 2,425,037 18,512 NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE G Total Average San Antonio Scorpions 6 56,757 9,460 Atlanta Silverbacks 6 28,180 4,697 Minnesota Stars FC 4 15,461 3,865 Carolina RailHawks 6 18,610 3,102 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 7 21,491 3,070 Tampa Bay Rowdies 5 15,301 3,060 FC Edmonton 5 7,925 1,585 Puerto Rico Islanders 7 7,812 1,116 NASL TOTAL 46 171,537 3,729 USL PRO G Total Average Orlando City 7 48,844 6,978 Rochester Rhinos 4 26,554 6,639 Wilmington Hammerheads 6 23,966 3,994 Charleston Battery 6 22,367 3,728 Richmond Kickers 5 14,990 2,998 Harrisburg City Islanders 6 7,683 1,281 Antigua Barracuda FC 6 6,400 1,067 Los Angeles Blues 6 5,382 897 Dayton Dutch Lions 4 3,465 866 Charlotte Eagles 6 4,954 826 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 5 4,052 810 USL PRO TOTAL 61 168,657 2,765 PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE G Total Average Portland Timbers U-23s 5 18,314 3,663 Des Moines Menace 5 17,963 3,593 Fresno Fuego 4 13,100 3,275 Carolina Dynamo 4 7,535 1,884 Austin Aztex 6 7,863 1,311 West Texas Sockers 5 6,293 1,259 Ventura County Fusion 5 5,687 1,137 Victoria Highlanders FC 5 4,785 957 Western Mass Pioneers 4 3,613 903 Michigan Bucks 3 2,413 804 Forest City London 2 1,550 775 FC Tucson 4 2,718 680 Palmetto FC Bantams 5 3,287 657 Laredo Heat 3 1,962 654 Baltimore Bohemians 3 1,818 606 Kitsap Pumas 2 1,178 589 BYU Cougars 4 2,236 559 Panama City Beach Pirates 2 1,115 558 Mississippi Brilla 4 2,185 546 Thunder Bay Chill 4 2,155 539 WSA Winnipeg 6 3,000 500 Sounders FC U23 5 2,455 491 Long Island Rough Riders 4 1,628 407 CFC Azul 6 2,363 394 Fredericksburg Hotspur 5 1,941 388 Ocean City Nor'easters 3 1,154 385 El Paso Patriots 5 1,908 382 Orlando City U23 3 1,083 361 Worcester Hydra 5 1,799 360 Ocala Stampede 3 1,000 333 St.

Taking Attendance, 6/4/2012

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Here are the latest attendance figures for all the various leagues in the US and Canada, through games of Sunday, June 3. I'm missing a couple of USL Pro attendance figures (both in Dayton), a couple W-League figures, several in WPSL Elite (both leagues have been a bit lax in other areas lately) and many in the PDL.

USL Confirms VSI Will Operate USL PRO Team in Tampa in 2013

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The United Soccer Leagues released a statement this morning in conjunction with a press conference in Tampa this morning, stating that VisionPro Sports Institute (VSI) has chosen to establish an international youth soccer academy in Tampa, Florida. With that institute VSI will move forward in 2012 by operating a PDL, W-League and Super-20 team.

Taking Attendance: The Final Chapter

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After a long hiatus (for a number of reasons), here are the final (in most cases) attendance figures for the primary men's and women's outdoor soccer leagues in North America for 2011. As always, corrections and additions are welcome.

THE MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER G Total Avg. Seattle Sounders 17 654,431 38,496 Los Angeles Galaxy 17 396,693 23,335 Vancouver Whitecaps 17 346,909 20,406 Toronto FC 17 344,535 20,267 New York Red Bulls 17 335,740 19,749 Portland Timbers 17 320,051 18,827 Philadelphia Union 17 310,401 18,259 Sporting Kansas City 17 302,776 17,810 Houston Dynamo 17 300,796 17,694 Real Salt Lake 17 299,047 17,591 DC United 17 258,332 15,196 Colorado Rapids 17 252,248 14,838 Chivas USA 17 252,102 14,830 Chicago Fire 17 242,648 14,273 New England Revolution 17 224,770 13,222 FC Dallas 17 218,636 12,861 Columbus Crew 17 207,147 12,185 San Jose Earthquakes 17 201,587 11,858 MLS TOTAL 306 5,468,849 17,872 NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE G Total Avg.

Former Gopher Captain Kelsey Hood Leads Vancouver Whitecaps W-League Team into Playoffs

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Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Whitecaps and Bob Frid

Last summer, former U of M defender Kelsey Hood was in Europe playing in Norway's women's Toppserien or premier division for FK Donn. This season she's playing for the Vancouver Whitecaps USL W-League team. While Vancouver may be closer to her home than Norway it's still a long ways from Ankeny, Iowa where she grew up.

Former Gopher Captain Kelsey Hood Leads Vancouver Whitecaps W-League Team into Playoffs

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Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Whitecaps and Bob Frid

Last summer, former U of M defender Kelsey Hood was in Europe playing in Norway's women's Toppserien or premier division for FK Donn. This season she's playing for the Vancouver Whitecaps USL W-League team. While Vancouver may be closer to her home than Norway it's still a long ways from Ankeny, Iowa where she grew up.

Virginia USL Round-up (July 6)

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Another week in to the season for the many USL Leagues in Virginia, lets see how the teams did. Get caught up on PDL, Pro, and W-League after the break: USL Pro - Richmond...

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Virginia USL Round-up

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This week we look to get back on track and update our readers on how Virginia teams are holding up in USL play. Get caught up on PDL, Pro, and W-League after the break: USL...

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Goddard continues to dominate for Piranhas with second hat trick in two weeks

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It is looking to be the best player move made by the Piranhas, bringing Stephanie Goddard from Germany to play for the W-League Piranhas. For the past two weeks Goddard has been lighting up...

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Piranhas' Goddard is W-League Player of the Week

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TAMPA, Fla. – United Soccer Leagues announced the W-League Team of the Week today, with Virginia Beach's Steffi Goddard earning Player of the Week honors. Goddard hit Fredericksburg for three goals...

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Taking Attendance, 5/31/2011

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Might be the last one for a while, but here's the latest list of attendance figures for the prominent leagues (if a team's not listed, either they haven't had a home game yet or I have no figures for them).

THE MLS G Total Avg. Seattle Sounders FC 7 253,864 36,266 Los Angeles Galaxy 6 136,938 22,823 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 7 140,923 20,132 Toronto FC 8 157,020 19,628 Portland Timbers 6 111,762 18,627 Philadelphia Union 6 108,596 18,099 Houston Dynamo 7 122,414 17,488 New York Red Bulls 6 104,036 17,339 Chivas USA 5 85,592 17,118 DC United 6 98,063 16,344 Real Salt Lake 5 81,360 16,272 Colorado Rapids 6 83,007 13,835 FC Dallas 7 96,099 13,728 Chicago Fire 5 66,439 13,288 New England Revolution 7 87,146 12,449 Columbus Crew 6 60,427 10,071 San Jose Earthquakes 6 59,132 9,855 TMLS TOTAL 106 1,852,818 17,479 NASL G Total Avg.

USL W-League Round-up

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Three Virginia W-League teams where in action this past week and here is a quick round-up of their results. Fredricksburg Impact win 1-0 vs Northern Virginia Majestics FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — The...

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magicJack Owner Dan Borislow responds to low attendance

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After only four weeks of action the attendance figures for the WPS are looking very bleak.

Jenna Pel of AllWhiteKit.com is reporting that league wide average attendance this past week was only 1,987.

The former Washington Freedom franchise now known as magicJack is not helping those numbers at all.

WPS

Looking Ahead to Life After WPS

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A few weeks ago, Becca4Kicks asked "Can we really replace Women's Professional Soccer?"

Since then, it appears that whether we like it or not, we're going to be looking for answers to that question.

As we wait for the inevitable press release to come from Women's Professional Soccer announcing the closing of the league, it's time for fans to finally accept this and start looking ahead to the future of professional women's soccer in the U.

More on Khalfan, Arena on foreign training stints, Chandler goal, more

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Philadelphia Union

This Vancouver blog attributes Nizar Khalfan's inability to become a regular starter with the Whitecaps to being away on international duty and being on the outs with then head coach Tommy Soehn. "Frankly, I think the Whitecaps should have kept him, and my feeling is the loss of the Vancouver Whitecaps is the Philadelphia Union's gain.

Interested in Adu, new kit reaction, WPS troubles, Blatter says row over, more news

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Union

Y0u can watch a live stream of today's Expansion Draft the French Canadian way from 3pm on the Montreal Impact website. (It's supposed to be on the MLS site too but, as of this writing, they haven't put the link up yet.)

Montreal Impact head coach Jesse Marsch is among those who noticed Freddy Adu was left unprotected by the Philadelphia Union ahead of today's Expansion Draft.

Quotes from Union presser, more news

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Union

Wednesday's press conference contained much talk about the future of the club. Here are some talking points, beginning with Peter Nowak on:

Consistent lineups: "It's not that we are saying everything is fine. All we are saying is that having a starting lineup consistent, 11 guys, maybe two substitutions or three guys, you cannot win the championship with 13 guys.

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Homegrown – Summer 2015 Roundup

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On this Special Summer Roundup Episode, hosted by Jason Sieira: A 2015 Premier Development League (PDL) review. Interview with NPSL Champion side Cosmos B head coach Alecko Eskandarian. Interview with W-League's Colorado Pride captain Laura Kane. And a 2015 College Preview. Other ways to listen: Download the Podcast.

Mujeres Sounders Invictas

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El equipo femenino de los Sounders mantiene un invicto de cuatro partidos luego de vencer esta noche al las Mujeres del Colorado Rapids en el Starfire Complex por marcador de 3 0. Las anotaciones de hoy fueron de Alex MORGAN, Lyndsey PATTERSON y Estephanie COX. El próximo encuentro de las Sounders es este viernes [.

Chelsea? Set pieces. Previews & Predictions. Le Toux said what? More

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Chelsea in Philly?

At ESPNsoccernet.com, the last sentence of a report on word of a Chelsea vs. Celtic friendly at Yankees Stadium this summer says, "[I]t is understood Chelsea, who enjoyed a successful tour of the United States in 2009, will also play matches in Philadelphia, Washington DC and Seattle.

Horan goal propels Rush

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Soccer fans on Friday night got an entertaining match and a win for the home team as the Colorado Rush dispatched the Seattle Sounders 1-0 in W-League action.

Lindsey Horan delivered the lone goal of the evening in the 56th minute at Trail Winds Park in Thornton, Colo. Horan threatened several times during the night before her shot from inside the box found the upper left corner, giving her four goals in four games this season.

D.C. United Women - Support OUR Team!

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There is plenty of bad blood left over from the way Dan Borislow took the Washington Freedom away and the complete mess he has made of the once great franchise. Luckily fans of top level women's...

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