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Abby Wambach’s commencement speech at Barnard (video, or text) is just fantastic. “Oh. Does that mean you know Alex Morgan?” ⚽️

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Rally with the AO Family

Violet Crown Soccer recently had the opportunity to discuss this weekend’s AO Rally with Austin-based Dan Wiersema, Director of Communications for the American Outlaws. With over 32,000 current members nationwide, more than 125 of AO’s most passionate members and leaders are expected to descend on Austin for the event. This year’s rally, an AO member exclusive, is designed to energize and bring people together from across the country to continue to grow support for both the women’s and men’s national … Read the rest “Rally with the AO Family”

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Road Report: USWNT Olympic Qualifier in Dallas

On Saturday Chris G. road-tripped to Frisco to watch the U.S. Women’s National Team play Mexico in the second of three group games in the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.

The last time I made the trip up I-35 to Dallas for a soccer game was the FC Dallas – Portland Timbers playoff game last November, and my experience this weekend could hardly have been more different. In November I was late, in terrible weather, and stuck in ridiculous Read the rest “Road Report: USWNT Olympic Qualifier in Dallas”

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2016: The Year Ahead for Austin Soccer Fans

The Aztex hiatus means that we won’t be able to attend professional games in Austin this year, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing for soccer fans in central Texas to do. In fact, with a little travel and/or a TV, there’s a lot of footie in store for 2016.

Foreign Leagues: EPL, La Liga, Bundesliga, etc.

now through mid-May, resuming in August

You may well already be a fan of one of a team or two in the big foreign … Read the rest “2016: The Year Ahead for Austin Soccer Fans”

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Road Report: USWNT Victory Tour in San Antonio

Both of your Violet Crown Soccer correspondents made the trip down to San Antonio last Thursday to see the U.S. women’s national team on the Texas leg of their 2015 Victory Tour. Though we didn’t see the world cup trophy itself – thanks to the Alamodome’s goofy no re-entry policy – we did see: a lively American Outlaws tailgate & march, a Christen Press hat-trick, a six-zero final scoreline, and lots of enthusiastic USWNT fans. Below are a few pictures … Read the rest “Road Report: USWNT Victory Tour in San Antonio”

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USWNT to Bring 3 Stars to San Antonio

On Thursday the United States Women’s National Team’s Victory Tour heads to San Antonio with three stars and a new dedication to bringing equal footing to the women’s international game. A week ago, the match in San Antonio looked to be a rematch versus a Trinidad & Tobago side they were expected to dismantle at Aloha stadium. But that match never happened: according to a statement released by the team, Hawaii’s first ever international soccer competition was called off … Read the rest “USWNT to Bring 3 Stars to San Antonio”

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USWNT Refuses Hawaii Turf, Is Alamodome Next?

U.S. Soccer announced this morning the last-minute cancellation of the friendly the Women’s National Team was to play against Trinidad & Tobago in Hawaii. The decision was made “after a determination that the artificial turf surface is not suitable to hold an international soccer match”.

The U.S. Women are scheduled to play Trinidad & Tobago at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Thursday night. The women’s soccer news site Equalizer Soccer, in a post from just before to the cancellation Read the rest “USWNT Refuses Hawaii Turf, Is Alamodome Next?”