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It was faith in a gut feeling that helped bring Estefanía Banini to America last year to realise her professional soccer ambition with the Washington Spirit, and so with the Argentinian’s form continuing to shimmer lately, it seems only right that her compelling on-field style is true to that same notion of letting instinct guide the way. Read more →
Goals have been the native language as Jermaine Beckford has made himself heard throughout the past decade, with plot twists a plenty to contend with for the Preston North End striker. Continuity is often an elusive ingredient in the modern game, although some pieces to the puzzles certainly haven’t altered for the ex-Everton and Leeds United man, including his chosen entrance track that sparked his pro years into life. Read more →
The 2015 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Rookie of the Year, Danielle Colaprico’s blend of attractive play, simplicity and a willingness to scrap ensured she stamped her mark as a first-year pro among the league’s best, and although she may not be the first you’ll find stepping up with the dance moves, the Chicago Red Stars midfielder is continuing to find her rhythm impressively in year two. Read more →
Sunderland AFC Ladies
Adding her understanding and poise to Sunderland AFC Ladies as they reached new heights last year, former Everton midfielder Brooke Chaplen settled swiftly in the North East, finding her spot among a group possessing the steel and character to serve them so well on the pitch, along with a welcome unpredictability off it.
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Chicago Red Stars’ Michelle Wenino changing her jersey name to Lomnicki after her marriage to her husband, Wes (pictured).
In the second half of this feature, recently-retired Chicago Red Stars defender and fan favourite Michelle Lomnicki joins the dots of her journey as she goes back behind the scenes of music, life and love in Colorado, as well as college, coaches, and living in the promised land of the pros. Read more →