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Pia Sundhage interview: ‘Your time has come to shine’ – Sweden supremo the voice to the verses of change

Former U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach Pia Sundhage (right) with her ex-captain Christie Rampone. Photo: @christierampone

Sweden’s former U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Pia Sundhage (right) with her ex-captain Christie Rampone. Photo: @christierampone

 

One of Sweden’s greatest ever female footballers, Pia Sundhage is two years into her mission to lead her nation’s women’s team to the very top, and the 2012 FIFA Women’s Coach of the Year has many a melody to help guide the way. Read more →

Jess Clarke interview: The striking talents of Notts’ England songstress

Photo: Notts County Ladies

Photo: Notts County Ladies

 

International pedigree is everywhere to be found at Notts County Ladies but it is one of their England players, forward Jess Clarke, who has led the scoring this season, and she has the vocal precision to match. Read more →

Terrence Boyd interview: Stars and Stripes with a little East Coast swing for U.S. striker

Photo: GEPA Pictures / Kerstin Kummer

Photo: GEPA Pictures / Kerstin Kummer

 

Although born in Bremen, RB Leipzig striker Terrence Boyd is as proud a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team as anyone, and just like his American flag tattoo, music is a permanent link to a big part of his heritage. Read more →

Lauren Barnes interview: Reign defender set adrift on Seattle bliss

Photo: JaneG. Photography

Photo: JaneG. Photography

 

Seattle Reign have taken the National Women’s Soccer League by storm this year, and while the regular season winners have had a relentless intensity, consistently impressive defender Lauren Barnes has been doing her bit to keep it all rather mellow. Read more →

Christie Murray interview: Canada calls but it all gets ‘complicated’ for the Scots

Christie Murray (left) with teammates Emma Mitchell(centre) and Caroline Weir (right) after Arsenal Ladies' 2014 FA Women's Cup win.

Christie Murray (left) with teammates Emma Mitchell (centre) and Caroline Weir (right) after Arsenal Ladies’ 2014 FA Women’s Cup win.

 

Arsenal Ladies midfielder Christie Murray is out to ensure the Flower of Scotland is represented at next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, even if the players have to borrow a certain something from host nation Canada. Read more →