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Jazmine Reeves interview: Rookie and out, but Hokie for life – The harmony of sentiment and contentment for former Breakers forward

Courtesy of Virginia Tech

 

Both individually and with her team, Jazmine Reeves was part of school history with the Virginia Tech name beside her, before sparking impressively in a debut professional year with the Boston Breakers. Although the former forward’s decision for a future away from the field meant that her career was ultimately something of a one-album deal, there were hit moments made on the way that won’t ever stop spinning for her. Read more →

Nicole Barnhart interview (Part Two): ‘Meet Nicole’ – The Cardinal cover, double gold and true Blue

Photo: Ampatent

 

FC Kansas City goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart’s motivation and performance levels have only strengthened since she last wore the gloves for her country, but back before the two-time Olympic gold medallist’s reputation was truly made between the sticks, one of her first tasks in a record-breaking Stanford University career was to turn creative force and reveal some finer details from her inside cover. Read more →

Nicole Barnhart interview (Part One): Pocket Rocker to shot-stopper – The composing of FCKC’s steady hand

Photo: John Rieger/FC Kansas City

 

In a game so often filled with unnecessary noise and haste, the pace is altogether more mellow and sincere with FC Kansas City goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart, with special significance in the 54-cap U.S. international’s story hidden away in song so securely that even she was surprised to uncover it. Read more →

Mandy Islacker interview: ‘The one who is always learning’ – Germany striker’s happy belated hit parade

Photo: Carlotta Erler/Courtesy of 1.FFC Frankfurt

 

For years, Mandy Islacker featured high on the Frauen-Bundesliga scoring charts for various teams, although it is perhaps only now that the 2015 UEFA Women’s Champions League match-winning hero is having her talents projected to the audience she deserves, as the 1.FFC Frankfurt and Germany striker chases top speed on the international track. Read more →

Isabelle Linden interview: ‘Oh what a feeling, when we’re dancing *through* the ceiling!’ – Bella and the German roof-raisers

 

Taking her club football overseas for the first time in 2016, Birmingham City’s German forward Isabelle Linden has come to appreciate both the beauty and illusion the game holds. As she looks forward at recapturing the kind of form that took her to Euro 2013, she can think back to that tournament with a smile at how Germany were too much for the opposition, as well as the construction! Read more →