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Get Them to the Match: The NWSL and Connecting with Their Fans

By JJ Duke


After a year without women’s professional soccer in the United States, 2013 will be a re-awakening for fans around the country. The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) was christened last December and since that day fans have found out where the eight teams will be stationed for the inaugural season as well as where their heroes from the US, Canada and Mexico National Teams will be playing. Read more

The National Women

by Rachael Caldwell

While the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is getting ready for its first season, there are other women’s

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soccer teams across the US preparing for their very own season as well.  One such team is The Nationals Women, an exhibition team based out of Austin, Texas. Read more

Tobin Heath lands at PSG, while Germany’s Bundesliga picks up two key players

The market’s relatively quiet, and so are some of the announcements it seems.

One of the best young midfielders in the game heads to France and it’s revealed almost as an aside to the announcement of Tom Sermanni’s first group of players called into camp.

Tobin Heath to Paris Saint-Germain came off as an “Oh, by the way, I’ll be around for dinner tonight” kind of moment, casually mentioned in passing. It was buried in U.S. Soccer’s release. But you can’t really fault U.S. Soccer for that one. PSG hasn’t officially announced it. Not sure what they’re waiting for. Heath’s already on her way to France. According to Equalizer Soccer, Heath’s deal with PSG runs six months. She’ll return to join Portland Thorns FC in the National Women’s Soccer League when she comes back to the states. Read more

Players Abroad: 13 Americans Playing in Germany this Weekend

by Tiffany Weimer

Some interesting news came out of Germany this week when FCR 2001 Duisburg announced they were filing for bankruptcy. Currently, there are two Americans on that team, Ashlyn Harris and Elli Reed. Although Harris was recently allocated to the Washington Spirit of the Nationals Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), she was to finish out her season with Duisburg and join the Spirit in late May. Read more

NWSL Draft Recap

By JJ Duke

Running at a pretty furious pace for those following on Twitter, the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) concluded it’s first-ever College Draft Friday morning in Indianapolis. Thirty-two graduating seniors found out where they would be heading to continue their soccer careers and there were a few surprises along the way. Officially, all but one team has 11 players on their roster after the national team allocation and today’s draft. We will take a look at how each team fared and what the teams will be looking for in the coming free agency period. But first here is how the draft panned out: Read more

We’ve Got Spirit, Now You Can Too!

Our Game Magazine has two season tickets to the Washington Spirit to give away to a student. We’re passionate about soccer and we know you are too! That’s why we’re giving you the opportunity to tell us what the game means to you. Or you can nominate a student. See below for specific rules and contact info.

This giveaway is generously sponsored by @Deegley. We thank @Deegley for her long-time support of women’s soccer and Our Game Magazine.

How to Get the Tickets

Send us a one-page essay on any of the following topics:

  • How has soccer changed your life?
  • How do you continue to grow the game in your community?


Know a deserving student who would love the tickets? Submit a one-page essay describing the nominated student and answers one of the following:

  • How has soccer changed the student’s life?
  • How has the student continued to grow soccer in the community?

Essays must not be more than 500 words. Send your essay to by January 30, 2013. We will accept attachments in .txt, .pdf, or .doc formats, or embedded in the body of the email. One submission per person.

The Fine Print

Here are the contest rules:

  • One submission per person.
  • Essays must be by or about a student currently enrolled in school, including elementary, junior and senior high schools, college, or university. Verification of current enrollment may be required.
  • Submissions must not be longer than 500 words.
  • Submissions must be received by January 30, 2013. No exceptions.
  • Essays will be judged by Our Game Magazine staff. Decision will be based on the essay’s originality, creativity, and clarity.
  • All decisions final.

Our Game Magazine will notify winner by email. Winning submission will be posted on Our Game Magazine‘s Web site.

The Washington Spirit is not affiliated with this contest. For questions, please contact