Pain AND Gain: On the Edge of Injury AND Glory

I got to spend my mornings last week with the First Ladies of soccer, the Washington Spirit. I have never seen that kind of soccer quite so up close and personal. These women are phenomenal. Just standing by, I can … Continue reading

Dear Abby, when you have a concussion, please take a seat on the sidelines

I read in Washington Post columnist┬áSteve Goff’s recap of the Spirit vs Flash 1-1 tie that Abby Wambach “remained in the match and assisted on her team’s 85th minute goal. But at the final whistle fell to her knees and … Continue reading

Washington Spirit’s Ali Krieger Inspires After ACL Repair

“Soccer or Basketball?” That’s all I need to ask the girl at the gym. She looks about 16 and she’s got a 4 inch vertical scar down the middle of her left knee. She’s newly post ACL surgery. That goes … Continue reading

Washington Spirit Humbled in the Face of UVA Onslaught

It was a cold and windy night at the Maryland Sportsplex. The first night I could make it out for one of the DC Spirit’s pre-season games. Free tickets online. No excuse not to go, except for the drive and … Continue reading