Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Rapinoe and Cox latest stars to join Sounders Women
March 30th, 2012 12:23AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  seattle sounders, usl

MOST COMMENTED

[W-LEAGUE] The way things are going the U.S, women's national team should think of setting up shop in Seattle. Megan Rapinoe, one of the stars of the 2011 U.S. Women's World Cup team, and Stephanie Cox, a defender with 81 caps, have signed with the W-League's Sounders Women. Previously signed were Hope Solo, Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux.

Cox and Rapinoe both played at the University of Portland, as did Sounders Women coach Michelle French.

“Megan is one of the most entertaining players in the game today,” said Sounders Women general manager Amy Carnell. “A difference maker in the 2011 World Cup, Megan plays with a level of flair and passion that is rarely seen. Watching Megan you learn to expect the unexpected, raw emotion and pure guts to the final whistle is what you get.”

Cox spent the last three club seasons playing in WPS, first for the Los Angeles Sol, then after it folded for the Boston Breakers. Like Rapinoe, Cox grew up in Northern California. She now lives in Gig Harbor, near Seattle.

"I am so excited to be a part of the Sounders program, " said Cox.  "I loved playing collegiately in the Northwest and am excited to continue my professional career here as well."

Carnell admits the Sounders Women have a lot to prove.

“Early on," she said, "we told fans this would be a special season for Sounders women’s soccer, but speaking boldly, this season is about much more. As the future of women’s soccer hangs in the balance we’ve got a lot at stake, and everything to prove. We have the opportunity to set the bar for Women’s Soccer in this country and show that Seattle is a place where a 10 year old girl can dream, where women’s sport is valued, and where a community with such passion for the game can actually change it.”



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Thursday] Seyi Adekoya teamed up with fellow freshman Chase Gasper to break a 1-1 tie ...
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati    
"None of this is personal. Some things could have been phrased differently because the actual opinions ...
AEG antes up at StubHub Center    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The LA Galaxy's owner, AEG, will invest over $15 million to improve facilities and ...
Another MLS flop in Central America    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Two days after the Portland Timbers, needing as little as a one-goal loss ...
Western Conference heavyweights square off    
[MLS: Three Games to Watch] Though only one playoff slot is yet to be determined between ...
Three players suspended for season finales    
[MLS DISCIPLINE] The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced Thursday three suspensions stemming from incidents occurring in matches ...
U.S. under-18 men's national team roster    
[CARSON CAMP] Head coach Javier Perez named a 36-player roster for the U.S. under-18 men's national ...
Cuellar stakes rebuilding work on qualifying    
[SCOUTING REPORT: Mexico] Four years ago in the semifinals of the Concacaf Women's Championship, Mexico beat ...
What They're Saying: Dunga    
"We suggest things so that there's a better atmosphere. We explained it to players and we ...
A horrible, hilarious PK miss     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] You really must watch this botched penalty kick several times to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives