Wednesday Kicks: South Bay’s Engen named to WPS Best XI & more

*Rolling Hills Estates’ Whitney Engen was named today to the Women’s Professional Soccer Best XI, along with former LA Sol star Marta.

Engen is a defender for the Western New York Flash, which won the league title last weekend. She was also earlier named WPS Defender of the Year.

Hermosa Beach resident Abby Wambach was also named to the WPS team.

More details here.

*Are there too many international fixture dates? A consortium of European clubs say yes – and are demanding changes.

*Finally, check out this video (shot before Tuesday’s U.S.-Belgium game) wherein former Chivas USA midfielder Sacha Kljestan talks about the role ham and cheese sandwiches played in motivating him to learn French:

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