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Montclair, NJ native and current professional women's soccer player for Goteborg FC, in Sweden.

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The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Hopes Third Time’s a Charm

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Hopes Third Time’s a Charm

2013 brings the excitement of (another) fresh start in the world of women’s soccer. This year will see the launch of the third professional league since the founding of the WUSA in February of 2000. Despite three Olympic gold medals for the U.S. Women’s National Team since that time, the country has struggled to sustain [...]

10 Ways to Follow Women’s Soccer

10 Ways to Follow Women’s Soccer

As the SWOL writer responsible for covering the women’s game, I’m constantly searching for things to write about. I’d love to analyze players and games I’ve seen, but to be honest, most times I feel that I don’t have enough information to do so. The only times I get to watch games from around the [...]

Yael Like A Girl: A women’s allstar starting XI based on hair

Yael Like A Girl: A women’s allstar starting XI based on hair

There are many different ways to categorize and rank an all-star lineup. Most would do so based on who they believed were the best in the game based on their position. However, I felt that a different off the wall approach would be much more interesting and a lot more fun. Check out this lineup [...]

Yael Like a Girl: Lindsey Horan discusses breaking the mold of US Women in soccer

Yael Like a Girl: Lindsey Horan discusses breaking the mold of US Women in soccer

This summer, when 18-year-old Lindsey Horan signed a three-year deal at Paris Saint Germain, she became the first female American player to “go pro” straight out of high school. With a full scholarship offer from dynasty program UNC and the opportunity to represent her country at the U20 World Championship, she opted to head to [...]

Indi Cowie: A Magician With the Ball

Indi Cowie: A Magician With the Ball

Indi Cowie is not your average college student. Combining what looks like soccer and acrobatics—and at times seemingly magic—she does things with the ball that no other woman in the world can. Cowie is currently a student at The University of North Carolina, where she is majoring in Studio Art and will represent the storied [...]

Yael like a Girl: Female Football Stars Playlist

Yael like a Girl: Female Football Stars Playlist

Ever wonder what Alex Morgan has playing on her iPod? Or what Megan Rapinoe dances to in the locker room? How about what the Swedish National Team Captain, Caroline Seger, is blasting in her headphones? Or what the five-time FIFA world player of the year, Marta, sings along to in the car on the way [...]

Yael Like a Girl: The Times They Are A-Changin Once Again

Yael Like a Girl: The Times They Are A-Changin Once Again

In late 2007, the US Women’s National Team sat in a hotel meeting room skeptically eyeing their new leader and anticipating some words of wisdom. The Swede pulled out a guitar from next to her at the table and began to sing Bob Dylan’s ’The Times They Are A-Changin.’ Despite awkward giggles and shocked facial expressions, [...]

The (Other) UEFA Champions League

The (Other) UEFA Champions League

There was great hype in the football world surrounding the Champions League draw on August 30th. Twitter immediately exploded with not only groups, but personal commentary. Gossip and hash-tags about who was unfortunate enough to find themselves in the group of death, who escaped that misfortune and who may have the easiest route to the [...]