Posted by iamhannah on April 2, 2009
CARSON, CA – Thursday, April 2, 2009 – The Los Angeles Sol of Women’s Professional Soccer, fresh off a 2-0 defeat of the Washington Freedom in their first-ever match, have signed forward Liz Bogus to a developmental contract, the club announced today. Per club and WPS policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The 25-year old Bogus tallied 31 goals and 18 assists during her four-year career with Arizona State University, picking up the Pac-10 Conference Freshman of the Year award in 2002 and earning Pac-10 First Team honors in 2002 and 2005. She joins a Los Angeles Sol side that already features three-time defending FIFA World Player of the Year Marta and U.S. National Team fixtures Shannon Boxx and Aly Wagner.
“Bogi possesses exceptional pace and athleticism,” General Manager Charlie Naimo said. “She is a terrific all-around player that will truly be an asset to this team.”
The 2002 Gatorade Utah High School Player of the Year will join former ASU teammate Manya Makoski on the pitch for the Sol.
Courtesy of: Los Angeles Sol
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Posted by iamhannah on March 21, 2009
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Posted by iamhannah on February 19, 2009
CARSON, CALIFORNIA – Thursday, February 19, 2009 – The Los Angeles Sol of Women’s Professional Soccer has announced today that it has reached contractual agreements with three international players. The players are France midfielder Camile Abily, China forward Han Duan and Sweden defender Johanna Frisk. Per club and WPS policy, terms were not disclosed.
“I have no doubt that finding the right mix of international players and their American counterparts is going to play a large role in the success of our franchise,” said Los Angeles Sol General Manager Charlie Naimo. “I think each player we signed today brings something to the table that makes us better as a club.”
Abily, who has 46 caps and eight goals scored for France, comes to the Sol after playing most recently with Olympique Lyonnais in her homeland. She is a versatile, attacking player who debuted with the French national team in 2001 and is considered one of the side’s stars of the future.
Los Angeles also welcomes China striker Duan into the fold after she has made nearly 20 career appearances for the Steel Roses. Formerly of Dalian Football Club, Liaoning Duan, Han finished seventh in the voting for FIFA Women’s Player of the Year in 2006, the first Chinese player to finish in the top-10 since Sun Wen in 2002.
Frisk is a young, physical defender who has been on the radar for the Sweden National Team for a couple of years. Since 2006, she has played for Umea IK, the fabled women’s club team in her home country that also boasts Swedish superstar Hanna Ljungberg.
The Sol will kick off the 2009 season on Sunday, March 29 at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University-Dominguez Hills, when the club hosts the Washington Freedom in a 3 pm (PT) match. The WPS Inaugural Match between the Sol and the Freedom will be the only one played in WPS that weekend.
Courtesy of: Los Angeles Sol
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Posted by iamhannah on February 4, 2009
Los Angeles – Wednesday, February 4, 2009 – The Los Angeles Sol of Women’s Professional Soccer have signed Japanese midfielder Aya Miyama, the club announced today. Per club and WPS policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The 24-year-old Miyama is one of the best young players in the world, and is quickly becoming the cornerstone of the Japanese Women’s National Team. Her play in the Olympic Football Tournament in Beijing helped lead Japan to the semifinal stage of that event for the first time in their history.
“We are certainly pleased to add an international player of this caliber to an already talented roster that includes players like Shannon Boxx and Marta,” said Sol Head Coach Abner Rogers. “We welcome Aya to Los Angeles and to her new playing home today, and look forward to having her return here full-time for the start of training camp on March 1.”
Miyama is a gifted midfielder who can use both feet to strike the ball with equally impressive results. She has shown the ability to take over a game and will be asked to take on a leadership role in the Sol’s midfield. The added firepower and depth provided by Miyama will be crucial as the Sol looks to put the best possible lineup on the field each week and play attractive, attacking soccer.
“The season is fast approaching and we already are in the process of pulling our preseason roster together and this signing represents a big step,” said Sol General Manager Charlie Naimo.
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Posted by iamhannah on January 22, 2009
The LA Sol have three players selected to the USA’s Under-23 Women’s National Team. Katie Larkin (forward), Brittany Bock (midfielder) and Val Henderson (goalkeeper) have been called into the squad. The U-23’s will be in La Manga, Spain for matches against Norway and England. The Norway match is set for February 4 and the England date is February 6.
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Posted by iamhannah on January 17, 2009
This week’s episode of the Women’s Soccer Show we talk to Tim Vickery about Marta and about the WPS Draft.
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Posted by iamhannah on January 13, 2009
Marta who has one the FIFA World Female Player of the Year award for the last three years signed for the LA Sol on Monday afternoon. Marta who plays for the Brazilian National team and formally of Swedish side Umea IK, joins Shannon Boxx, Aly Wagner, Stephanie Cox who star for the US National team.
“I am extremely excited to be joining the Los Angeles Sol,” Marta said. “Knowing that WPS is going to be the most competitive league in the world made my decision easy. I am going to Los Angeles to win as many titles as possible and achieve all the remaining goals in my professional life.”
While playing for Umea IK Marta scored 111 goals in 103 games. She will no doubt be one to watch in the upcoming WPS season.
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Posted by iamhannah on January 12, 2009
Marta is finalizing a deal to sign with the Los Angeles Sol of the WPS. THE WPS or Women’s Professional Soccer league launches in March.
Christine Sinclair has been named Canadian women’s soccer player of the year for 2008. Sinclair has won the award for the last four years. In 2008 Canada won the Cyprus Cup and finished second in the Peace Queen Cup.
Sources: LA Times & CBC
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