Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
WPSL Elite who's who
by Paul Kennedy, May 10th, 2012 11:50PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[PREVIEW] Women's Professional Soccer is gone, at least for 2012. Trying to fill part of the void is the WPSL Elite, a new division within the Women's Premier Soccer League, that opened play Thursday when the Boston Breakers defeated the ASA Chesapeake Charge, 3-0. The Breakers are one of three former WPS clubs along with the Chicago Red Stars and Western New York Flash among eight clubs entered in the WPSL Elite. For a look at some of the players the new league has attracted ...

(Click herefor WPSL Elite schedule.)

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM.Two U.S. women's national team regulars, Tobin Heath (New York Fury) andLori Lindsey(Western New York Flash), are slated to play in the WPSL Elite when they aren't with the national team, which is preparing for the London Olympics in August. Meghan Klingenberg, who recently signed with the Flash, is a long shot to make the Olympic team but attended the recent camp in Florida. Heather O'Reilly is supposed to train with the Boston Breakers.

WPS.Paul Riley, who led the Philadelphia Independence to second place in WPS in 2011, has brought Nicole Krzysikand Tina DiMartino with him to the New York Fever. It also signed Sky Blue FC star Brittany Taylor to make it one of the favorites to win the WPSL Elite. The Breakers return Leslie Osborne, Taryn Hemmings, Elli Reed and Katie Schoepfer from last year's WPS team and added former national team defender Kat Whitehillfrom the Atlanta Beat. Schoepfer and rookies Veronica Napoli and Jessica Luscinskiall scored within the first 20 minutes to give the Breakers the win at Chesapeake. Chicago signed Lori Chalupny (Atlanta), Ella Masar (magicJack) and Jen Buczkowski (Philadelphia Independence).

COLLEGE.Several top seniors are hoping to make an impact in the WPSL Elite, Melissa Henderson (Notre Dame) and Courtney Jones (North Carolina) are at Boston. Florida State defender Toni Pressleyis one of the New England Mutiny's top signings. Underclassmen planning on spending the summer in the WPSL include Boston College stars Kristen Mewis and Vicki DiMartino (both with the Mutiny) and Penn State's Christine Nairn (ASA Chesapeake Charge).

INTERNATIONAL. There are no big foreign stars in the WPSL Elite. Perhaps the most unusual situation in the WPSL Elite is at FC Indiana, where head coach Shek Borkowski has brought in more than a dozen players from the Haitian national team he's coaching.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS All-Star Game: Acosta and Van Damme added    
Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas) and Jelle Van Damme (LA Galaxy) were added to the MLS All-Stars' ...
What They're Saying: Brad Evans    
"I owe a ton to Sigi, my 1st and only MLS coach. 10 yrs & over ...
What They're Saying: Herculez Gomez    
"Sigi achieved more in 7 yrs than most MLS clubs have in their history... and he ...
MLS Moves: Lodeiro arrives in Seattle    
On the same day Sigi Schmid departed as the Seattle Sounders coach, 27-year-old Uruguayan Nicolas Lodeiro ...
MLS Moves: 'Cap send Espindola to Necaxa    
Argentine striker Fabian Espindola was sold by the Vancouver Whitecaps to Mexican club Necaxa without ever ...
U.S. U-19s lose to Venezuela in Spain    
The U.S. U-19 men's national team, coached by Brad Friedel, opened the COTIF Tournament in Valencia, ...
U.S. Abroad: Soares and Stanko switch leagues    
Americans A.J. Soares and Caleb Stanko have moved to clubs in Denmark and Liechtenstein. Soares, a ...
MLS Power Rankings: Galaxy takes third, Red Bulls fifth    
Leader FC Dallas played a 1-1 tie with No. 2 Colorado that kept those teams in ...
TV Report: MLS up 32 percent on ESPN and ESPN2    
MLS is averaging 312,000 viewers on ESPN and ESPN2 in 2016, up 32 percent from the ...
MLS Spotlight: Sigi Schmid's long run in Seattle is over    
Sigi Schmid, the only coach the Seattle Sounders have ever had in their eight MLS seasons, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives