In the first game since their heartbreaking loss to Japan in the final of the World Cup, the United States Women's National Team played Canada to a 1-1 draw before 16,191 fans at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. The US took an early lead on a 10th minute penalty kick by Abby Wambach. Canada equalized just before halftime on a goal in the 42nd minute by forward Melissa Tancredi, with an assist to midfielder Kelly Parker. In post-game interviews, team captain Christie Rampone gave credit to Tancredi for finishing a good shot, but also put some of the blame on the spacing issues involved with learning their new one forward system. The second half had both teams creating scoring chances but Canada's Erin McLeod and halftime substitute Nicole Barnhart both saved anything that came their way.
I've been writing this while also trying to watch the Sporting KC match with Real Salt Lake. It's kind of distracting, really.
That's not the only thing, though, that's distracting me right now. I'm still a bit surprised about a bit of news I got yesterday after I got home from the USWNT training session at the stadium, and that's the big news for me I mentioned in the post title. My application to write for BleacherReport.com was accepted. From what I hear, they're really picky about who they let write for them, accepting only 20% of the applications they receive. Their partner sites include CBSSports.com, USAToday.com, and NBA.com, as well as local editions associated with the newspapers in Seattle, San Francisco, Houston and Los Angeles.
So, most of my writing will be moving there. I will still post photos and small blog posts here, but I'll be concentrating on the shiny play toy I've been given.
That's all for now... See you soon...
Nice. Do I need to bow to you when I walk by on my rounds now?ReplyDelete
Wow! Congratulations! That is really great news. Will you be posting pretty consistently on SKC? Let us know when you start writing. I compile everyone who is talking about Sporting over at AdAstraSKC.org.ReplyDelete
Sorry I have not commented before!
No, you don't need to bow...ReplyDelete
And thanks, Christian. I'll make sure to tweet when I publish an article...