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James Bailey interview: Free amid the Fury – Ex-Rams midfield man’s capital venture

Photo: Ottawa Fury FC/Chris Hofley

Photo: Chris Hofley/Ottawa Fury FC


Once a Crewe Alexandra prospect, James Bailey started to make his name at Derby County before spells with Coventry City and Barnsley, although much has changed for the Ottawa Fury FC midfielder since leaving English football last year, bringing a whole lot of fresh and new, but with space always for reminders from way back when. Read more →

Derek Boateng interview: ‘Elevate your mind, free your soul’ – Higher learning in the heartland from Rayo’s Ghana midfielder




The North American Soccer League (NASL) is uncharted territory for long-time Ghanaian international Derek Boateng after many years in several of Europe’s highest divisions, and while enhancing expansion team Rayo OKC’s midfield, the two-time FIFA World Cup participant is out to share his vast understanding from a varied career while in Oklahoma. Read more →

Nadine Angerer interview: The Rose City sessions reprised for Thorns’ former stopper supreme

Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer /

Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer /


World and European champion on multiple occasions, ex-Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer’s illustrious career took her around the globe before finishing up in a city she adores, and in the jazz café that is her Portland world, closing time has been put off for a little longer yet. Read more →

Natasha Kai interview: ‘Bring the beat back!’ – Sky Blue’s Hawaiian returns to rock the house


Stacked with pace, power and an irrepressible personality, Natasha Kai emerged as one of the most exciting players in women’s soccer before stepping away from the limelight over four years ago. Now the time has come for the Olympic gold medal-winning U.S. forward to return to the professional game and to familiar surroundings with New Jersey’s Sky Blue FC, and there are no plans to do it quietly. Read more →

Stephanie Roche interview: Ireland striker and the homeland hitmakers


Stephanie Roche’s name has spread far and wide over the past couple of years, introducing the Irish international to situations and settings that may once have been inconceivable, although no matter where the ride takes the Sunderland striker, the steady sounds of home remain. Read more →