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I spent this pleasant Sunday afternoon watching the Boston College’s women’s soccer team play Hofstra in the second round of the NCAA Championship Tournament. While being entertained by these teams giving their all on the field, I thought of the topic for this week’s discussion – the women’s game at the college level.

Q1: The NCAA tournament.

  • Were than any surprise first or second round tournament winners?
  • What university/college do you see exceeding expectations?
  • Which teams do you see making it to the final four?

Q2: Top college players.

  • Who are the top players in the NCAA?
  • Who are the best available players for the WPS draft?
  • Do you see any player increasing their draft stock in the NCAA Championship tournament?

Q3: Local Team Support.

  • Do you go to local college, high school, or youth games?
  • Is/should the WPS tap into this local support to build a fan base?

Q4: What would you like to discuss in the upcoming weeks?

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The WPS announced the protected players’ list for the upcoming expansion draft set for November 4th. This week’s chat will look at the effect this has on the league, the teams, and the players. Let’s also “dream big” for a minute and talk about our own “dream expansion teams”– If you were a GM, how would you build your team?

Q1: The Expansion of the League.

  • What does this mean for the WPS (pros and cons)?
  • Was the expansion in the right market area?

Q2: The existing Teams through expansion.

  • How does the draft change a team’s off-season plans?

Q3: You are a GM for the a new expansion team.

  • How would you start to build your team through the expansion draft?
  • Who are the best available players in the draft?

Q4: What would you like to discuss in the upcoming weeks?

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Last week in the WPS, there were some shake-ups that clearly affected three teams. With these trades and releases, the Independence, the Breakers, and the Red Stars are setting their sights on the 2011 season. This week’s questions will look at these moves and how they might affect the teams.

Q1: The Independence trade Karina LeBlanc for a pair of 2011 WPS draft picks (a first round pick and a third round pick).

  • Does this leave a hole in the GK position for the Independence?
  • What position(s) should the Independence look to improve with the acquired draft picks?

Q2: The Red Stars trade two of their 2011 WPS draft picks for Karina LeBlanc.

  • Does this trade create competition for the starting GK position?
  • Did they give up too much in the trade?

Q3: The Breakers release Stephanie Cox, Kasey Moore, Laura Del Rio, and Sarah Walsh.

  • Who do you see as the best fit to fill the void left in the starting left back position?
  • Who are the best internationals available for the 2011 WPS season?

Q4: What would you like to discuss in the upcoming weeks?

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With the thrill of the championship fading, the WPS off season is upon us. This week’s question will look at the possibilities for players during this off season- trades, releases, and how any movement might affect the teams.

Q1: Player trades.

  • What players do you see thriving on another team or in another system?
  • What players may have increased their trade value this season?

Q2: Player releases.

  • What players do you see being released from their contracts?
  • What players are the top free agents of the off season?

Q3: Player movement.

  • Will this off season be busy for WPS players?

Q4: What would you like to discuss in the upcoming weeks?

Join us on Monday at 8pm EST to throw your thoughts into the mix. Just log on to Twitter, Tweetchat, or Tweetgrid, and use the #WPSchat tag.

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