It’s that time of year.
It’s time to look back and reassess; it’s time to look forward and plan.
It’s not always easy – even if you’re one of the best female soccer players in the nation like two-time Daily Breeze Player of the Year Christen Press, right, of Palos Verdes Estates.
As if to confirm the uncertainty of women’s soccer in this country, as I wrote this week’s column Monday the Chicago Red Stars of WPS folded citing a lack of investment related to the demise of other teams such as FC Gold Pride. It’s hard not to conclude the WPS dominoes are falling, one by one.
It was against this backdrop that I spoke to Press Monday at the opening of the U.S. Women’s Under-23 national Team about her career so far and her future pro prospects.
Press said that absent a California WPS team she’d like to play in Washington with the Freedom to be near her two sisters next year. The Freedom nearly folded this year. I hope she gets her wish.
Read the column here.