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Why Girls Need Women’s Professional Soccer to Survive... Please click link for the full story...

Why Girls Need Women’s Professional Soccer to Survive... Please click link for the full story...

As a former soccer player, I was saddened to hear that the Women’s Pro Soccer league might not make it to a fourth season. Even now, with only five teams (instead of the eight required to be sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation), the league exists because of a FIFA waiver. It doesn’t make outrageous amounts of money and it doesn’t pay its players the extravagant salaries other pro athletes get. But New York Flash player Yael Averbuch knows that women’s soccer fans are passionate , and I know that, too. Playing soccer growing up, I idolized players like Brandi Chastain, Mia Hamm and Julie Foudy (she was #11 and a midfielder, and so was I!). These players were on the team that won the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup and went on to play for the short-lived Women’s United Soccer Association. I hope the WPS doesn’t go the way of WUSA because I believe it’s important for girls —...

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