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I've decided to post today because I got all women's-soccer-excited yesterday, hearing about Nadine Angerer coming to the NWSL and playing for the talent-heavy Portland Thorns. Fantastic. I always get excited when American sports look beyond the borders of our continent, especially when that American sport is women's professional soccer. Will Angerer open the flood gates? Here's to hoping.
More exciting is the conspiracy theories regarding Angerer suiting up for the domestic league, and whether or not the Germans will use her experience and knowledge of the U.S. players to somehow gain an advantage come World Cup time. Ah, yes. We all remember the Germans sending the U.S. home--on our own soil, no less--during the World Cup in 2003, right? That team went on to lift the cup, and many (but certainly not a majority) of the German players on that team had spent a maximum of three years in the WUSA, that short-lived women's professional soccer league.
Other reasons to get stoked on women's soccer: Lindsey Horan's highlight reel. For anyone fearing Wambach's pending retirement, fear no more. We've got it covered.