Soccer, soccer, soccer!

The USWNT plays China in snowy Detroit today (while the UAW and the rest of us wait for news of the auto industry bailout … and snow falls in Michigan, and here in NH .. and presumably pretty much everywhere in between)!  After what Pia did with this team in the Olympics … Obama might want to think about adding her to his cabinet to help turn the economy around (or any number of the other things that Dubya et al have screwed up).  But he seems to be focusing on basketball as he chooses his various secretaries … so maybe Pia will just have to stick with the USWNT (which is fine by me).

On the WPS front,  the Breakers have announced that their first home game is on April 11 at Harvard stadium, vs. Lori Chalupney and the St. Louis Athletica.  The Breakers will be playing their first game out in California vs FC Gold Pride (the Bay Area WPS club) on April 5th.  The inaugural WPS season kicks off on March 29th when the Washington Freedom (with a healed Abby Wambach) meet the Los Angeles Sol (who have the WPS rights to Marta … so we shall see!).  Oh yeah, and we reall WILL be able to see – as the Fox Soccer Channel is televising this, as well as a bunch of other Sunday night WPS games.  Yee hah!

There’s other great Breakers news!  They lucked out and randomly secured the #1 pick in the upcoming WPS draft.  Can you say A-Rod?  (Just my guess/hope!)  Of course, Tony DiCicco (Breakers Coach extraordinaire) is just back from coaching the U-20’s to a World Cup win – so he may have his sights on some developing players that will be new to me.  (Tony, I trust your judgment!)

What else?

Alice suggests that we check out the Righteous Mothers a feminist band from Washington State.  (I have to wonder if there’s something in the works for NH that Alice knows about – maybe a benefit for the Concord Feminist Health Center???)

Congratulations to HollyCornblog … who eeked out a fantasy football win and now faces our friend Paula R. in the finals.  This is going to be interesting.  It’s Pliny vs. Phatcats for the big prize (bragging rights is all, so far as I know).  Stay tuned.

Guess that’s it.  Oh -did I mention that it’s snowing here?  😉

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