Wise words (as usual ) from BtR. I particularly quote the idea that, to reach parity, it should be more other teams growing up than INAC's weakening! And also, as Kawasumi noticed in a recent interview, it's very important to keep the interest for the domestic league alive in Japan: and often some big names to watch for the audience can do more for that than a more open tournament. I guess that's real Nahomi's doubt: right or wrong that it is, she knows that she's the name and the face of the league for many; if she goes to play overseas, could it do any damage to Nadeshiko League's visibility? It's true that many fans on her blog encouraged her to try the overseas experience, but that doesn't mean that the less "dedicated" audience wouldn't suffer from Kawasumi's sudden disappearance from the league. It's true that many very high-profile names (Sawa, Miyama, Ogimi, Ando) went to play in USA or Germany before, but this was when interest for Nadeshiko League was anyway at his lowest, so on one hand it did make great sense for the players trying their chance and gaining experience in bigger leagues, and on the other hand it couldn't really damage a women's football's movement that wasn't very popular at the time, big names or not. Now situation could be a little different, so, although I guess that Kawasumi should go for it and try to play overseas while she's at the peak of her form and WWC is just one year and a half away, I can understand that she meditates a lot about it, before making her choice.