WUSA Retirements

Discussion in 'NWSL' started by Kim-GoBeat!, Sep 7, 2002.

  1. Kim-GoBeat!

    Kim-GoBeat! New Member

    Jun 21, 2001
    Thugsville, USA
    Okay I started a thread with this title in the Beat forum, but have relented and decided to place one here under the same title so all can join in on the discussion.

    These are some of the players that we have heard rumor or official reports on concerning retirement:

    Liu Ailing (official)
    Meinert (not sure if official)
    Wang (unsure)

    Someone feel free to add more or correct me if I am wrong...I have a dinner date or I'd add more!!
     
  2. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
    Here is KGB's original thread:

    https://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=11982

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    From the WUSA Insider newsletter:

     
  3. Kim-GoBeat!

    Kim-GoBeat! New Member

    Jun 21, 2001
    Thugsville, USA
    Does anyone have updates on official retirements? Also, when do teams start releasing players? I can't remember when they released them last year.
     
  4. magiclamp

    magiclamp New Member

    Jan 2, 2000
    New Yawk
    Can we VOTE for a player to retire?? :-D

    Beg maybe?? I have a suggestion or two...

    :)
    Norma
     
  5. soccerobsessee9

    soccerobsessee9 New Member

    Jul 18, 2002
    Rensselaer, Indiana
    Shhh...
    You'll make me sad! :)
     
  6. piper

    piper New Member

    LMAO

    :D

    Yeah, me too.
     
  7. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
  8. milbrett

    milbrett New Member

    Apr 9, 2000
    MA
    i thought she was married!







    OH! That fence!:p
     
  9. *Crazy_Chastain*

    *Crazy_Chastain* New Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    Florida

    :mad:






















    :D
     
  10. piper

    piper New Member

    I guess you sorta figured who I was talking about eh? LOL



    So if Meinert retires, how bad will it be for Boston? I hope she comes back. With a new Coach, and the talent they have with here there, Boston could pull a Carolina next season... maybe. *smiles*
     
  11. g4m

    g4m New Member

    Oct 28, 2000
    New Jersey
    a semi relevant rumor but it has been widely touted that the Chinese football association is considering holding back all chinese NT players for the 2003 season, if thats true, let the allocation war begin :eek:

    the list of who should and who WILL retire are 2 different things.

    im not sure about minert...riise is another one on the fence apparently

    as for who should...overbeck for 1, ducar and webber for 3.

    also when are off season roster cuts due, i thought novemeber?
     
  12. piper

    piper New Member

    Ooooooh, good point about the Chinese! It sounds like something they would do. But it's not like the WUSA would have any choice in the matter, would they?

    I agree with you about Overbeck and Webber, but Ducar hasn't really had that big of a chance. And even if she had, she wouldn't.

    This is a very interesting subject. Do you think there will be any surprises with roster cuts? And with talk of relocation how would that all work concerning the draft?

    The league gave us too much to chew on this off season. :D
     
  13. g4m

    g4m New Member

    Oct 28, 2000
    New Jersey
    the only relocation i see is the power moving locally which really isnt much of a move but much needed.

    i do NOT buy oliver's charge to LA rumor.

    i think portland will get an expansion team if WWC goes over well and the league expands for 2004....and i think there will be some scheme to ensure millie will be playing there.
     
  14. Hawkeye17

    Hawkeye17 DynaChick v QuakeBabe v WildKate v Chewie23

    Aug 25, 1999
    Miami Vice 82
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The only way LA will get a WUSA team is if San Diego chooses to move to Carson or expansion.

    (2 West Coast teams would be ideal at this stage to alleviate travel for the Rays and Spirit.)

    Expect all if not most of the Chinese WNT players to bail out for 2003 in prep for the WWC. The only ones who would be exempt, maybe, would be Sun Wen or anyone who isn't in the team pool.

    If Portland gets a team, besides Milbrett they could go for MacMillan, or even both. Some trade with picks or players in an expansion draft will be involved.

    Overbeck doesn't need anything now that she's got a FC Title under her belt. Riise for the same reason. Sun Wen could hang them up but playing for a title is enough to keep her for at least another year--she's been banged up for the past few years so that might be an incentive to slow down.
     
  15. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
    From Soccer America's womens soccer newsletter:

     
  16. DCUPopeAndLillyFan

    Apr 20, 2000
    Colorado
    I think it's safe to say that New York is a pretty extraordinary case...

    We all saw how 'wasted' an international slot Gro Espeseth was in defense for NY...
     
  17. magiclamp

    magiclamp New Member

    Jan 2, 2000
    New Yawk
    You said it, Ron. NY's success last year was due in great part to the fantastic combination of Gro and Gao in the back. (and Millie practically doing all the scoring herself) They were two you could always count on. I feel incredibly bad for Gao that her injury affected her so badly this season. I'm really hoping, partly because SHE really wants it too, that she will be back next year.

    As for Gro, what can I say? She was simply the best. Was she "worth" it? Hell yeah!! Every damn penny and then some. This picture says it all:

    http://groups.msn.com/BwanasPlace/shoebox.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=11
     
  18. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hmmm. Ask the Boston Breakers about that. :(

    The story of Year 1 was the defense brought by Doris Fitschen to Philly and the forementioned Espeseth to New York. I would add the impact of Alagich in Bay Area to that list, until she got injured. Philly was able to compensate for the loss of Fitschen with some US talent, NYP was not.

    Maybe the lesson of Year 2 is that the foreign offensive players can light it up against American-born defenses. A point that I hope is not lost on April Heinrichs. ;)
     
  19. magiclamp

    magiclamp New Member

    Jan 2, 2000
    New Yawk
    Sorry guys, didn't realize my group was restricted. I made it public so you can view the picture. Can someone tell me how I can just post the picture within the post? I'd rather do that than make you have to follow a link.

    thanks!
    :)
    Norma
     
  20. bison

    bison New Member

    Nov 29, 2000
    New England
    The Power also waived Nel Fettig, the other central defender, weakening their defense even more.
     

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