HANGING THEM UP Former Independence GK Karina LeBlanc to retire
Former Philadelphia Independence goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc will retire at the end of the current NWSL season. Linda Cuttone/Sports Vue Images
There will be one less former Cheesesteak kicking around women's professional soccer. Former Philadelphia Independence goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc, now with the Chicago Red Stars, will retire at the end of the current National Women's Soccer League Season. Complete story
The Portland Thorns FC coach has been mentioned in some circles as a possible successor for the fired Tom Sermanni as U.S. women's national coach, but he said that he has more than enough on his plate with the defending National Women's Soccer League champions. NORTHWEST REUNION Thorns sign former MVP Veronica Boquete
PORTLAND, Ore. – Paul Riley is bringing his former Most Valuable Player to the Portland Thorns. The National Women’s Soccer League team has signed former Philadelphia Independence midfielder Verónica Boquete.
Boquete is the second former Cheesesteak to join Riley in Portland, following midfielder Sinead Farrely. ENGLAND CALLS Ex Independence Sanderson back with National team
Former Philadelphia Independence forward Lianne Sanderson has been called up to the England Women’s National Team for a camp in La Manga Spain by new head coach Mark Sampson.