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Raquel Rodríguez interview (Part One): Soul, goals and how the Raque began to roll – A personal play of Pura Vida for Costa Rica’s history-maker

 

At each of her significant junctures, it seems Sky Blue FC midfielder Raquel Rodríguez manages to find an opportune moment to sign her name over a little pocket of history. A national championship-winning Penn State University career helped make her the adopted American she is, but her Costa Rican pride beats in time with all she does, and it was right there when her most treasured elements came together in a blissful crescendo, one June day, two years ago. Read more →

Josephine Henning interview (Part Three): ‘A design for life’ – Playing from the notes that Josy wrote

Josephine Henning joined by fellow gold-winning teammates after Germany’s Olympic success at Rio 2016. instagram.com/josephine_henning

 

As the kaleidoscope carries on turning for Josephine Henning, the 27-year-old centre-back keeps inspiring by playing to a pattern all of her own. She may be competing on the field or constructing a masterpiece off it, but it is clear that social reigns supreme in any case for the captivating German international, as we take a final tour through the creative and confidential arena of the artist informally known as Josy. Read more →

Josephine Henning interview (Part Two): La Riviera symbolique – Brand new brushstrokes for Lyon’s champion extraordinaire

Left to right: Lyon’s Josephine Henning, Caroline Seger and Dzsenifer Marozsán after the UEFA Women’s Champions League win in June. instagram.com/josephine_henning

 

The champagne scarcely had time to burst into the Cardiff night before Olympique Lyonnais returned to the skies with the UEFA Women’s Champions League still clasped safely in their possession after penalty triumph over Paris Saint-Germain last month. Although Josephine Henning had felt take-off from that particular winners’ runway three times before, the Hollywood-style exit and diamond-encrusted days that followed felt full of novelty for the dab-hand designer/defender. Read more →

Josephine Henning interview (Part One): ‘Just searching for a world with some soul’ – Germany defender by the book but beyond the set list

 

Germany defender Josephine Henning comes from the inner circle of knowing what it takes to deliver when the spotlight is burning brightest. While her record shows a mountain of titles and tournament wins, she starts to uncover in the opener to this three-part interview just how much magic swirls amongst the method in the life of Olympique Lyonnais’ number 26. Read more →

Ola Kamara interview: Nine goals high and rising – Crew SC striker serving up a steady storm

Photo: Daniel Herlensky / Crew SC Communications

 

Save the odd blast on the stadium megaphone, Columbus Crew SC frontman Ola Kamara doesn’t tend to chase too much unnecessary noise. Nevertheless, the Norwegian international’s sublime finishing repertoire has meant the hits have been raining down in audible fashion since he arrived Stateside last year. Read more →