Friday, August 19, 2005

Web Gem - Re: Reflections on the first Women's National Team

Current Long Island Lady Riders General Manager Kim Wyant reflects on on being the first goalkeeper to play for the US Women's National Team, recording the first win and shutout. Wyant went on to win four W-League Goalkeeper of the Year honors, leading the league in nearly every all-time statistical category. She was inducted into the USL Hall of Fame in 2003.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Bucks Celebrating Top 10 Games

The Michigan Bucks are celebrating their 10th season with a countdown of the top 10 games in franchise history, which includes several high-profile US Open Cup matches, on their website.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Chelsea coaches lend a hand

Coaches from Chelsea's developmental program made a stop at a camp for the Northern Virginia Royals and Majestics. The Potomac News caught up with them as they worked with a group of 10 year old girls.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Sunderland visit from

Newly promoted EPL side Sunderland fell 3-0 to the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday in the first of three preseason friendlies against the USL First Division's northwest trio. They continue the series in Seattle Wednesday and wrap up in Portland next Saturday. Fans can also follow the series on Sunderland's site to see the visitors point of view.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Sunday Night Soccer webcast show

Sunday Night Soccer is a new weekly internet soccer show. Check out the show's site for recent interviews with USL Vice President Tim Holt and W-League Director of Operations Tammy Gage as well as several W-League team executives.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

W-League players in action for US

Eight current and four former W-League players will be with the US Sunday in a friendly against Ukraine in Portland. Heather Mitts (Central Florida), Cat Reddick (New Jersey), Lindsay Tarpley (New Jersey), Danielle Fotopoulos (Central Florida), Heather O'Reilly (New Jersey), Angela Hucles (Boston), Christie Welsh (New Jersey Wildcats) and Tina Frimpong (Seattle) are missing W-League action for National Team duty. Former W-Leaguers Lorrie Fair, Shannon Boxx, Kristine Lilly and Carli Lloyd were also named to the game roster. Catch the game at 12:30 pm ET on ESPN2 or on Match Tracker.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Mauro Biello and golf? hmmm...

Don't bother picking up a French-English translation book. This RDS spot featuring Montreal's Mauro Biello contemplating a different career choice speaks for itself regardless of what language it is in. (file is 2.3m - right click to save)

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Web Gem - Re: Majestics help fight cancer

The Northern Virginia Majestics dedicated Sunday's game to charity, helping raise money to fight breast cancer. Check out the story in the Potomac News.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Web Gem - Re: PDL Game of the Year?

In what may be considered the PDL's Game of the Year, the Indiana Invaders handed the Chicago Fire Premier their first loss since 2003, a 35-game regular season unbeaten streak. With a 1-0 lead Chicago held Indiana scoreless until the 88th minute before the Invaders tied it up to force overtime, which proved even more thrilling. Check out the South Bend Tribune's coverage of the match.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Web Gem - Re: Steve Ankiel

What goes through the mind of a back-up goalkeeper that never gets on the pitch? Richmond's anonymous netminder Steve Ankiel is featured by the Richmond Times-Dispatch about just that.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Webcasts - Enjoy the Fourth

There are plenty of webcasts to listend to this weekend from the USL First Division, USL Second Division and PDL. Nine in total. We hope you enjoy the holiday weekend and remind everyone to be safe.

Web Gem - Re: John Wilson

Former Charleston and Rochester defender John Wilson was featured this week on, highlighting his quick rise to prominence this season for the defending league champions DC United after a lengthy stint in USL after initially being drafted by MLS.

Suspension Change / Point deductions

Bill Sedgewick (Rochester) will be available for this weekend's matches due to an appeal of his six-game suspsension. Also, the PDL San Diego Gauchos were ruled to have used an illegal player in Sunday's 2-2 draw against Bakersfield. The match was ruled a 1-0 forfeit to the Brigade and San Diego recieved a three point deduction in the standings.

Goal of the Week - Woolfolk

If you have not seen this goal, you must. Woolfolk's bike may just be the goal of the year. You must check this out. VIEW GOAL >> 

Wednesday, June 29, 2005


Welcome to the new Blog, the Sizzler. Everyone's doing the blog these days, so why not us. Check this space out for various tidbits of news and notes.


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