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Maurice Edu interview: Soul to reign on the track for Union midfielder

Photo: Greg Carroccio. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Union

Photo: Greg Carroccio. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Union

 

After stints in England, Scotland and Turkey, U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Maurice Edu has settled in well with Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union, reading from the same page as his teammates in more ways than one. Read more →

Katie Stengel interview: Blues forward two-steppin’ out to the big league

Photo courtesy of LA Blues SC

Photo courtesy of LA Blues SC

 

A prolific goalscorer in the college game, LA Blues forward Katie Stengel last month agreed her first professional contract with FC Bayern Munich, and the U.S. Under-23 international can look forward to her soundtrack taking on a whole new beat. Read more →

Becky Sauerbrunn interview: The smooth undertones to the Blues’ rock

Photo: John Rieger / FC Kansas City

Photo: John Rieger / FC Kansas City

 

One of the most revered defenders in the women’s game, FC Kansas City’s Becky Sauerbrunn has come to enjoy a fresh perspective on the sport she loves, and a mellow rhythm provides the perfect backdrop for the amiable U.S. international. Read more →

Marcos Senna interview: Ex-Spain midfielder striking the beat of unity

Photo courtesy of the New York Cosmos. By Mike Stobe / Getty Images

Photo courtesy of the New York Cosmos. By Mike Stobe / Getty Images

 

A European Championship winner in 2008, it is the New York Cosmos who now get to make the most of former Spain midfielder Marcos Senna’s talents, although he is pretty sure where his path would have led him had it not been for the footballing light guiding the way. Read more →

Nikki Marshall interview: The roses of reward for Thorns defender

Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer / Portland Thorns FC

Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer / Portland Thorns FC

 

A first call-up to the U.S. Women’s National Team in May was just reward for Portland Thorns defender Nikki Marshall’s progress, and as her daunting initiation back in college showed, she is no stranger to stepping up when called upon. Read more →