Season Two, Electric BoogalooBy: Melissa | February 21st, 2010
Turbo and Ozone! And Kelly! It’s a dance-off!
WPS season two is coming right at ya with more drama than, uh, season one for sure. Let’s review:
There was a draft If you follow college soccer then you know the whole first round was mostly predictable and uneventful. If you don’t follow college soccer then you are asking yourself, who the crap are these people? I would like to remain a member of the second group so I shall plead the ignorance even though I did catch quite a few College Cup games when they were streaming on the internets.
The demise of the La Sol Personally, I’m sick of people telling me LA were the best thing for WPS and this situation is the worst thing for the league. People who actually follow the league know that LA racked up a buttload of debt which was exactly the sort of thing WPS and its grassroots mentality was trying to avoid. And then AEG pulled out prematurely (heh heh) (but seriously, I believe they promised the league two years) leaving Blue Star LLC scrambling for new investors. And one of the members of Blue Star LLC is the actor Anthony LaPaglia whose bread & butter, some sort of cop drama called Without A Trace, got canceled last year. So if you really think about it, the fact that all of us stopped watching Without A Trace directly led to the demise of the LA Sol. YOU ONLY HAVE YOURSELVES TO BLAME.
Then there was the dispersal draft And not quite all of those LA Sol players went bye bye and are now playing for the remaining teams. Or at least they are gunning for a coveted spot with the remaining teams. This will only serve to make said remaining teams even better cause that was some quality talent right there that went poof.
So what does it all mean? It means WPS is still limping along and pushing their way up that giant hill of relevancy in the world of professional sports. And as for me, I dissolved my stupid attempt to run my own business and took a full-time job with a – now former – client (said former client will soon be a new Ben & Jerry’s flavor fyi) leaving me with heaps of time to do all the fun stuff I’ve missed over the past few months. The fun stuff being me writing about women’s soccer. Yeah, I can’t believe I just wrote that too. I’ve promised Dave one post a weekend on the USWNT over at World Cup Blog and I’ll soon be attempting more serious “journalism” for a local site in the Bay Area (details to come). And I’ll be here sporadically, posting somewhat relevant nonsense and completely unprofessional prose, while at the same time finding any excuse to segue into pop culture references and random geek talk. You have been warned.