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This week WPS  terminated the magicJack franchise, leaving the league with a total of five teams.  The team roster wasn’t short on high-profile names; including USWNT members Abby Wambach, Hope Solo, Christie Rampone, and Megan Rapinoe and WPS rookie of the year Christen Press. After leaving the D.C. area, the fans and community of this team are once again without someone to cheer for. The league again goes through turmoil in the off-season. With magicJack gone, where does that leave the players, the fans, and ultimately the league?

The chat  will look for your thoughts on the impact to the players, the fans, and the league with the closing of magicJack.

Q1: The Players

  • What happens to the high-profile players?
  • What options do the players have outside of WPS to play?
  • Does this make other professional leagues more appealing to players?

Q2: The Fans and Community

  • Where does this leave the fans of the team?
  • What impact did the team have on the community of southern Florida?
  • How does this impact the soccer community?

Q3: The League

  • What impact does the closure have on the league’s brand?
  • What does the league need to do in order to bounce back?
  • What message is the league sending by the closure of magicJack?

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

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WPS received a boost in popularity and attendance from the coverage of FIFA’s 2011 Women’s World Cup. But even before all that media, WPS was being covered by bloggers, and to a lesser extent major publications and the TV networks. Though not at the level that hardcore fans would like, finding news about the league is a far cry better than it was in the inaugural season.

The chat this week will look to find what works with these outlets, what could be improved, and where you get your WPS news.

Q1: The Bloggers

  • What is the impact made by this outlet to the promotion and success of the league? How could the league promote this channel?
  • What is it that you look for most from this outlet and why?
  • What type of content would you like to see from bloggers?

Q2: The Major Publications

  • What is the impact made by this outlet to the promotion and success of the league?
  • What is it that you look for most from this outlet and why?
  • What type of content would you like to see from major publications? Does that change whether the publication is online or print?

Q3: The Major Networks

  • What is the impact made by this outlet to the promotion and success of the league?
  • What is it that you look for most from this outlet and why?
  • What type of content would you like to see from major networks?

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

The human body, admired from the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The athlete has been at the forefront of that admiration from the beginning with sculptures of the first Olympians. In more recent times, the physical excellence of the athlete has been spectacularly captured by ESPN magazine in the Body Issue. This year’s issue was released on October 7th, and featured Hope Solo on one of the covers. Past issues have had other WPS stars on the cover and in the issue from the likes of Heather Mitts and Natasha Kai.

Get ready to “bare all” in this week’s chat about ESPN’s Body Issue and what it means for the athletes covered.

Q1: The Athletes

  • What is the message sent to the fans or public by the athletes who pose? Does that message vary depending of sex?
  • What is your opinion of the athletes who pose?
  • How does the timing of the release of this issue with Hope Solo impact her media attention with her role in dancing with the Stars?

Q2: The Sport

  • What impact does an athlete posing have on the brand for the sport/league?
  • What type of attention is given to the sport? Is that attention the right fit for the sport?

Q3: The Future

  • What athletes would you like to see in coming issues?
  • Should ESPN keep publishing this issueand every year?

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

If you have a pulse and are a fan of women’s soccer, you know that Hope Solo is dancing away this season on the popular US TV show Dancing with the Stars. Though the eyes of soccer fans have been on Solo for a while, this could introduce a new set of fans to Solo’s skills and to women’s soccer. The topic of this week’s chat will be on the often-in-the-spotlight Hope Solo, what this mainstream attention may mean for the WPS, and yes– her dancing skills.

The chat will still have topics of discussion but will include a live stream commentary as MakSolo performs.

Q1: Hope Solo

  • What impact does her media persona have on her play on the field?
  • How will her career be remembered?
  • Will not winning a world cup final have an impact on her career?

Q2: MakSolo Impact on the WPS

  • What does the mainstream attention from Dancing with the Stars mean for the WPS?
  • Should the WPS leverage this attention? How?
  • How is the support given from WPS players to MakSolo impacting the promotion of the league?

Q3: Dancing Skills

  • Live commentary of MakSolo performance

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

This is the sixth installment in the ‘Who Dat’ series. As I mentioned in my previous post, the beginning of the 2010 season is fastly approaching and to be sure each team gets its due, there will be two series posted at a time. The Saint Louis Athletica is this post’s team to go through the ‘Who Dat’ treatment.

The Front Line: The front line for the Saint Louis Athletica had a slow start to the 2009 season but that shouldn’t be a problem for this year’s group. Eniola Aluko is familiar with the teams system and should pick up where she left off at the end of the 2009 season. In fact, she will have more help now with fellow front line players Madelaine Edlund and Lindsay Tarpley. This unit will be ready to play from the get go.

The Midfield: If you thought the front line for the Saint Louis Athletica was stacked with talent, then you may be surprised that the midfield is as well. They have two veteran USWNT members in Shannon Boxx and Lori Chalupny who will steady this group and provide consistent play. On top of that, they have two international star players in Daniela and Aya Miyama who will provide a great offensive boost. This group shouldn’t have any problems working as a unit and providing great play for the Athletica.

The Defense and Goal Tending: The Athletica goal tending and defense will be as good as any in the league for the 2010 season. You will see a lot of familiar faces in the back line and minding the net. This group had the second best GAA for the 2009 season at 0.75. Tina Ellertson, Kendall Fletcher, and Elise Weber were the reason for this and they are back for 2010 season. In between the sticks you will find Hope Solo who had the leagues second best GAA of 0.82 for last season. This group is top-notch and will be hard to score against.

The Saint Louis Athletica is a good contender to be regular season champs and to knock off Sky Blue FC in their title defense.

The next team to be put on the table for the ‘Who Dat’ treatment will be the Sky Blue FC, so stay tuned.

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