Marianne Swanson closes her eyes, with smoky gray circles beneath her long lashes, as she counts the number of pills she takes every day for HIV: "One, two, three, four" in the morning, and three more at night.
WPS Week 9 was the first of what will be several consecutive weeks that will not feature U.S. women's national team players. It was also the final week for other select internationals, who will join their respective national teams shortly. Here are five things learned in WPS Week 9:
Week 8 of WPS action was the last weekend that U.S. women's national team players will take part in WPS matches until they return from the Women's World Cup in July. With that in mind and all six WPS teams in action, coaches and players gambled to get results as the halfway point of the season approaches. Here are five things learned in WPS Week 8:
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- It may not have been the highest scoring game in WPS history, but it sure lived up to the hype. Sunday's battle between the previously unbeaten pair of Western New York Flash and magicJack was far from a display of tactical genius, but it was the most entertaining match WPS has showcased to date.
Week 5 in Women's Professional Soccer saw another top rookie forward score her first professional goal and the debut of a promising young international forward. WPS players looking for inclusion in the United States' Women's World Cup roster also learned their fate. Here are five things learned in WPS Week 5:
For the first time this season all six teams in Women's Professional Soccer were in action on the same day, with home teams taking maximum points -- albeit in front of scarce crowds. Here are five things learned in WPS Week 4:
The Atlanta Beat and Western New York Flash played to a thrilling 2-2 draw on Sunday while magicJack finally kicked off its 2011 season at home, beating the Boston Breakers on Saturday. Here are five things we learned in WPS Week 3:
Police in west Georgia found a wounded Transportation Security Administration officer at his home after a woman said the man kidnapped and sexually assaulted her, then gave her a suicide note to deliver, authorities said Tuesday.
FC Gold Pride and the Boston Breakers have played some of the most attractive soccer since the WPS All-Star Game on June 30. A lot of that has to do with the versatility both teams have showed in changing their formations.
No doubt about it, Women's Professional Soccer is the best women's league in the world. The level of play in Year 2 should be stronger than in Year 1 even with the addition of expansion teams in Philadelphia and Atlanta. Teams continued to import foreign stars, most notably from clubs in Scandinavia and England, while another bumper crop of collegians, led by Olympic gold-medalists Tobin Heath and Lauren Cheney, will challenge for starting jobs.