“We, as a club, are true believers that you’ll get the best performance out of players if they’re happy, and we try and do things off the field for them that help make their lives easier, from providing lunch at training to washing their kit for them — things that then they don’t have to think about it. They literally just turn up and train.”—Seattle Reign head coach and gm Laura Harvey told SI.com (x)
“I know for a fact that it would work. But it comes down to, ‘Do they want to do it?’”—Trey Roger. Expert in laying grass over artificial turf sharing his oppinion on the Women’s World Cup turf issues. (x)
“I know that when I got into coaching I was sometimes told I didn’t have experience, even though I played 176 times for the U.S. national team. I firmly believe if you are a male and you have an accent, and you say you played for an English Premier League team - even just for a youth team that’s tied to big club - the doors are going to open more easily.”—
This got me thinking about why we only have one female coach in the NWSL. She also says it is a shame that despite producing so many soccer greats over the years in America so few women go into coaching afterwards.