A study recently published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine indicates that women’s soccer suffers the highest rate of pre-season injuries among the major collegiate sports.
Examining more than 98,000 injuries over 16 years, the study sheds some light on why this might be the case; and more importantly, what can be done to prevent it.
Check out the article from the Science of Soccer Online to read more.
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.”
For more details, check out the NY Times Soccer Blog.
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!
Are you ready for some football?
The women’s World Cup soccer tournament kicks off this Sunday, so you’d better get primed with some FIFA facts. Among them: the women’s U.S. team has scored the most goals in the finals history, just one more than…..guess who?
Check out the Five Facts Of The Day and find out.