Off the Post sits down with U.S. Soccer Federation President and economics professor, Sunil Gulati, to talk about the U.S. Women's quest for Olympic gold, World Cup 2014, Wall Street regulation -- and whether he'll play on my Sunday league soccer team.
As goalkeeper for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, I am always on the go. My hectic schedule can be trying, but I know that, in order to achieve my goals and look and feel my best, I need to maintain a balanced lifestyle.
In a time when men's and women's sports teams feel like they are competing against each other for a fan base, it is refreshing to see the new Rapids coach embracing the game as a whole and encouraging fans of all genders.
This week, news came out that the Women's Professional Soccer League had cancelled their 2012 season. This country has to do a better job at supporting women's athletics both financially and in spirit.
While the future of American soccer was unlikely to be determined by the American team's World Cup performance, the impressive showing should lead to even more passion about soccer as a spectator sport, both for the men's and women's pro leagues.