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Meghan Klingenberg interview: The rhythm of our lives – Stripes earned, now U.S. defender shoots for the stars

Photo: Brittany Alvarado

Photo: Brittany Alvarado


The U.S. Women’s National Team inspired a nation with their 1999 FIFA World Cup win, and as one of the kids watching at home that afternoon – defender Meghan Klingenberg – prepares to step onto the same stage, some notes still play on in the key of unashamed nostalgia from that special day. Read more →

Atdhe Nuhiu interview: Until the track runs out – The highs, the hurt and the heart of Owls frontman


In his first two years in England, Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu has displayed the kind of on-pitch spirit that garners respect from his supporters and the personal characteristics to endear him to many, but there has been much more than just footballing development to take in for the towering Austrian since his arrival. Read more →

Meleana Shim interview: Home in the islands, pride and purpose in Portland – Thorns’ kama’āina burning bright again

Photo: Craig MItchelldyer

Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer / Portland Thorns FC


One of the National Women’s Soccer League’s most intriguing young talents, Portland Thorns midfielder Meleana ‘Mana’ Shim has seen her form catch fire at the beginning of this season, and the song in the heart of the reinvigorated Hawaiian is sounding out loudly once more. Read more →

Romeo Castelen interview: Dutch winger into the flow with a Wanderers welcome

Photo courtesy of Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Photo courtesy of Western Sydney Wanderers


Once the young winger who excited many with his storming potential, Romeo Castelen went on to represent Holland on ten occasions, and now the former Feyenoord and Hamburg man has found the Sydney rhythm to his liking as he takes his story Down Under. Read more →

Fara Williams interview: When a few become one for Reds’ England midfielder

Liverpool Ladies FC

Liverpool Ladies FC


England’s all-time leading international appearance-maker, Liverpool Ladies’ Fara Williams has come a long way since she was just starting out in the game, still keeping a close ensemble of past teammates to throw it back in style with. Read more →