Happier Times: Sky Blue FC celebrates its 2009 WPS title.
WPS is DOA…this year, anyway. Amidst a legal dispute over the ouster of the magicJack franchise and its owner Dan Borislow, the Women’s Professional Soccer league announced yesterday it won’t play games at all in 2012.
“We have diverted so many resources into litigation,” said WPS CEO Jennifer O’Sullivan. “This is something that needs to be resolved before we can move forward with play.”
Enaut Zubikarai, the goalkeeper for Real Sociedad, had a very evening earlier this month. Playing in the Copa del Rey’s round of 16, Zubikarai allowed Mallorca to score six goals in the first 60 minutes, and Real Sociedad lost, 6-1. This particular moment of utter failure was Mallorca’s fourth goal in a six-minute stretch.
It was Landon Donovan’s 2012 debut (on a short-term loan) in the English Premier League earlier this month, but it was Everton’s other American — goalkeeper Tim Howard — who made a huge impression when he became the fourth goalkeeper in E.P.L. history to score a goal.
The fourth annual W.P.S. draft took place last week in Kansas City, Mo., amid serious uncertainty about the future of the league. For your answer to the potential trivia question, “Who was selected first in the draft for a league that ceased to exist?” read the rest of the story.
In other news: Don’t forget we’ve moved into our new digs just off of West Valley Highway in Kent, WA (technically our address is 22013 68th Ave S Kent, WA 98032). Our cool company car is right at home parked out front, watching all the traffic screamin’ by. Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood!