Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Kate and Christie on CNN

When the USA was in Birmingham, Ala., a few weeks ago, CNN cameras came out to follow the USA's Soccer Moms, Kate Markgraf and Christie Rampone, for a day. They even went to the zoo, where Keegan Markgraf hand-fed a giraffe. Man, it's fun to be a kid sometimes. Click below to see the excellent CNN Mother's Day piece that ran last Sunday.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2008/05/11/smith.us.soccer.moms.cnn

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day from the WNT

We all know that the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "Soccer Mom" but the latest all_access video brings it to another level. While in Washington, D.C., the team took time out after a training to thank their moms for, among other things, all that time driving them to practices and tournaments and sitting in the lawn chairs on the sidelines, as well as all the love and support over the years. So, here is a special Mother's Day Tribute from the WNT.

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Technically Difficult

We would like to apologize for the problems with MatchACCESS last night during the Canada game. Best laid plans can come unravelled and we had some major difficulty with the Internet connection for the web stream. We were going to show you the match on ussoccer.com today, but once again, some unforeseen circumstances reared their ugly head in addition to the gremlins invading our technology. We will get some highlights of the game up on the site ASAP as there were some fantastic goals last night (in fact, all six were pretty darn good) and they do deserve to be seen. Thank you for your patience.

Yesterday and TODAY

Coming off the rousing 6-0 victory over Canada last night at RFK Stadium, four U.S. players are scheduled for a brief appearance on the NBC Today Show in New York on Monday morning. Jersey girls Heather O'Reilly, Carli Lloyd and Tobin Heath, along with Rochester, N.Y.'s Abby Wambach should be on live with the Today Show crew at around 8:30 a.m. ET. The weather is forecast to be, in meteorological terms, "yucky" so we're not sure how that will impact the appearance, but after the USA's match in Cary, N.C. n April 27 against Australia that was played in a virtual monsoon, a little rain and wind won't bother these players.