February 1st, 2012
In the wake of the news that the WPS has been suspended for the 2012 season, former majicJack and current USWNT striker Ella Masar has offered her take on the situation via her personal blog.
The current (at the time of writing) Wikipedia entry for Dan Borislow, the majicJack franchise owner, should give you a heads up as to where the blame is believed to lie in this little saga.
I seriously hate this guy. I can't even fully put it into words.
From a male perspective– I enjoy womens soccer. Both my sisters play D-1 here in the states. But I can't for the life of me understand the WPS. That league cannot– obviously– generate enough interest on its on, especially with names like team magicjack. I, personally– and I know many people who feel the same way– would become much more interested if the MLS made womens teams (i.e. Arsenal and Everton, etc). Not only would that be closer to home, it would be more of a household name. The Dynamo already have girls youth academies– so who knows?
But, for some reason or another, this won't happen. Just not sure why, because its a dam shame.
magicJack was Borislow's idea. He renamed the team after something he invented apparently. Oi.
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So sad. Sigh.
This is just sad.
I'm from Rochester and was really looking forward to watching my hometown team (WNY Flash) defend their title. Quite frankly, how many small cities can claim to boast the best club soccer/football team in the world and some of the best players in the world? For one short summer, I marveled at how cold, little Rochester somehow landed the female equivalent of Lionel Messi (Marta) and basically became the Barcelona of female football.
It's truly heartbreaking for all of the women that were part of the league and all of the young girls that aspire to become pro footballers.
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