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If you watched the Breakers v. WNY Flash game last night, you probably noticed the Boston players were saturated in bright pink. This is the second year of the Project Pink fundraising campaign to raise money for breast cancer research. With the WPS/Puma Project Pink initiative now in full swing, this #WPSchat will look at the cause, the fundraisers, and the sponsorship.

Q1: The Cause. Topics for discussion:

  • A good fit for the WPS?
  • Compared to last year, what do you think about the promotion?

Q2: The Fundraising. Topics for discussion:

  • How well do you think the Project Pink games bring attention to this cause?
  • What about the jersey auctions?
  • Or this years new addition, the sports bras auctions?

Q3: The Sponsorship. Topics for discussion:

  • How supportive has Puma been compared to last year?
  • Have you seen a marked difference in how they are marketing/getting behind this campaign

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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It is with a heavy heart that I write this week’s #WPSchat questions. This week’s chat will focus on the two teams– the US and Japan– that made it to the WWC final and the impact the WWC has had on the WPS. Being a fan of the losing side in the final, I am in part using this as part of my healing process.

Q1: The USWNT WWC Story. Topics for discussion:

  • Losing a match for the first time in group stage
  • The Incredible Game
  • Abby’s last-minute heroics
  • Cheney: a future star?

Q2: The Japanese WNT WWC Story. Topics for discussion:

  • Beating Germany
  • The Golden Boot Girl
  • First victory over the USWNT
  • First World Cup title

Q3: Interest in the WPS Coming from the WWC.

  • How should the WPS capture the boost in popularity given to women’s soccer by the WWC?

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.

WPS play is back! After an 11-day hiatus, WPS teams start regular season play– although without their national team call-ups. I am excited that WPS play is back underway, but couldn’t call myself a fan of the beautiful game and host this week chat without covering the 2011 WWC.

With that said, this week’s chat will be a discussion around the WWC, the officiating in such tournaments, and the WPS players playing in the WWC.

Q1: 2011 WWC Open Forum. Some topics for consideration are:

  • The Incredible Game (Brasil vs. U.S.A.)
  • Two time champs going home (Japan vs. Germany)
  • Sweden becoming the team to beat (Sweden vs. Australia)
  • The unlikely run of France (France vs. England)

Q2: World Cup Officiating.

  • Has officiating controlled a game’s outcome (calls and no calls)?
  • Would you like to see more call explanation (to teams, players, fans)?
  • What about standards and disciplinary action? Are these being followed?

Q3: WPS Players in the WWC.

  • What do you think WPS players will bring back to the league from their experience at the WWC?

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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