Mexican captain Monica Gonzalez pictured above shaking hands with USWNT captain Kristine Lilly at an October 2005 international at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, in issue one of XI Quarterly she talks to Jeff Kassouf about her experiences as an American-born star for the Mexican national women’s soccer team.
“I can tell you right now, I never would have gotten 89 caps [with the U.S.].” Gonzalez says. “Never.”
Photo Credit: Scott Bales/YCJ
Paul Cuadros is best known for his book A Home on the Field, which uses the lens of soccer to explore the exploding Latino population in North Carolina. For issue one of XI, Cuadros continues to look at immigrant soccer players in North Carolina, but as he explains in this interview, he focuses not on Latinos, but Latinas. His article, titled “We Play Too: Latina Immigrants Reshaping Soccer and Life in North Carolina,” examines the lives of the futboleras of North Carolina.
On the day WPS was put to rest permanently, remembering a brighter moment for the league.
In this Sept. 16, 2008 photo, Boston Breakers coach Tony DiCicco, left, stands with players Kristine Lilly, Angela Hucles and Heather Mitts, and Women’s Professional Soccer league commissioner Tonya Antonucci during the allocation draft in New York.
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25 September 2011: UNC players on the bench yell out “Tar”, prompting fans in the stands (not pictured) to respond with “Heels”. The University of Virginia Cavaliers defeated the University of North Carolina Tar Heels 1-0 in overtime at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in an NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer game. UNC players wore special pink jerseys for the game to be auctioned off as part of a fundraiser for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Florida State College women’s soccer team, 1927.
Source: Florida Memory
Girls soccer team, Blues & Whites, December 26, 1913. George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
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Llanelli Ladies FC, 1921