Who better to start off the first formal episode of this new show than with an interview with Seattle Reign rookie Amanda Frisbie?
Amanda Frisbie loves soccer. Her passion for the sport is apparent in her play and when she speaks. Frisbie played for the University of Portland Pilots from 2010 to 2013. She played her entire career as a forward until her senior year, when she was asked to play central defense. It seemed like a strange move coming off her 2012 season, when she lead the team in goals and assists. She proved to be up to the challenge and was nominated for MAC Hermann award and was picked up by the Seattle Reign in the first round of the 2014 NWSL college draft.
I spoke with Amanda outside a North Portland coffee shop on a chilly President’s Day afternoon. We talked about her early days playing in Texas, the influence her family has had on her success, the joys of scoring goals and frustrating goal scorers, and most importantly KELLY CLARKSON.
On a personal note, speaking to Amanda about her passion for soccer reminded me why I love the sport and why started this little project, so for that, I thank her.
The Header Heard ‘Round the World.
A thing of beauty.
My blood pressure started to peak around the time I read
the men’s national squad, seen as the flagship team
And I think I just died (NOT in the good way) some more after reading
Montopoli says the CSA is running “one of largest women’s budgets worldwide”
Women’s national football teams: Mexico WNT
Alyssa Naeher does not approve of your yellow card.
Väldigt bra sagt.
When I was 5 years old , I dreamed of one day playing in the national team . At age 28 I have represented my country for 9 years. During my career , I have seen women’s football develop and grow. I have experienced a championship at home where I have seen young girls and boys have idols and role models. Never have I over the years have needed to feel as small as I did when our biggest sports profile test of time expressed his opinion about women’s football . A person many if not all look up to and listen to . I never asked to be compared and I’m not so stupid that I understand that there is huge difference in men’s and women’s football but having said that , you have to be able to have a respect towards women’s football and the people both on and off the plane put down time and energy on what they love to do. I ask you to respect women’s football but most of all I ask you to think about what you say because there are many 5 - year-old girls who have the same dream I once had.
All this. Also Zlatan Ibrahimovic can fuck the fucking fuck off.