Veronica Boquete may be the best player at the Women's World Cup you've never heard of. She doesn't play for one of the title contenders. Spain lags behind
other major European nations in terms of its acceptance of futbol femenino. But she has been a star in three U.S. women's league and will return to next week's UEFA Women's Champions league
final with FFC Frankfurt.
Concussion dangers still not fully accepted If ever proof were needed that the English style of refereeing is a bad model for American referees, it was provided in abundance this past weekend. Of course, I am of the opinion that no such added
proof was needed anyway, so skewed is the English view of officiating.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
"He would always tell me, 'You're going to play for the national team one day, you're going to be a starting goalkeeper. I would be like, 'You tell me all these things, but sometimes I want to knock
your head in because you're not even playing me for your own team -- but you say all these things about me.'"
-- Tyler Deric, who faces his former
coach, Dominic Kinnear, for the first time since taking over as the Houston No. 1 keeper. Deric says Kinnear, who returns to Houston with the San Jose
Earthquakes Tuesday night was "brutally honest" with his players, telling him he wasn't playing out of loyalty to since-departed Tally Hall. (MLSSoccer.com)