‘Enduring Spirit’ citations

When I uploaded the print edition of Enduring Spirit, I noticed a lot of footnotes didn’t fit because the URLs were too long. Simple fix: I’m directing people to this page.

[1] Disclaimer: I once filled in to cover a D.C. United (men’s) game for SoccerWire.com.

[2] Aug. 14 interview

[3] http://twitter.com/AlexBKrieger/status/289824540392038402

[4] http://twitter.com/LoriLindsey6/status/289887088344723458

[5] http://twitter.com/Ashlyn_Harris/status/289898760291639296

[6] http://equalizersoccer.com/2013/02/01/sources-candace-chapman-to-washington/

[7] Postseason interview

[8] http://www.phillysoccernews.com/teams/independence2.php?article_id=7991

[9] http://www.2008.nbcolympics.com/athletes/athlete=979/news/newsid=137438.html

[10] The original Ellertson tweet didn’t pop up in her timeline when I checked again in September, but the retweets survived: https://twitter.com/liviubird/status/299569415580692480

[11] Back and forth Casey Loyd went, all season: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2013/06/zach_loyd_casey_nogueira_peopl.php

[12] http://twitter.com/FountainKaley/statuses/299600829609025538

[13] http://equalizersoccer.com/2013/02/20/fc-kansas-city-call-back-nine-from-open-tryouts/

[14] Postseason communication

[15] Harris and Sermanni quotes: http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Womens-National-Team/2013/03/WNT-vs-SWE-PostMatch-Quotes.aspx

[16] http://www.ussoccer.com/media-library/videos/us-women/2013/03/first-cap-the-hard-way.aspx

[17] Sadly, their names do not rhyme. It’s SEE-gull and WHY-gull.

[18] http://twitter.com/LoriLindsey6/status/312546684301373440

[19] The video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Wr2fLc_js

[20] Lindsey and Matheson video interviews at http://washingtonspirit.com/pro/spirited-blue-devils-hold-washington-to-0-0-preseason-result/

[21] The first of those championships was the AIAW title in 1981, the year before the NCAA launched its championships for women. North Carolina won 14 of the first 16 NCAA tournaments, then two of the next three.

[22] http://washingtonspirit.com/pro/miller-mccarty-goals-send-carolina-home-blue-with-2-0-loss/

[23] http://washingtonspirit.com/pro/open-letter-to-fans-from-washington-spirit-owner/

[24] http://twitter.com/AMCrossley/status/321339209912832001

[25] http://happygosnarky.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/an-open-letter-to-soccer-team-owners/

[26] http://twitter.com/WashSpirit/status/321428126322274304

[27] http://twitter.com/AlexBKrieger/status/321744054150897664

[28] http://twitter.com/Ashlyn_Harris/status/321748152308875266

[29] Matheson also raved about her living arrangement in an NWSLSoccer.com interview, saying other teams in the league should try it. “”We didn’t want to be housed with a host family because we’re older players and wanted to have our own space and this is really the perfect solution. It’s free housing for the league and we get a fabulous apartment and our own space and we get to meet all these amazing people. I think the people at Ingleside have really been enjoying it too. They’ve jumped on board with the team and they come to all the games. It’s just a win-win situation for everyone.” http://nwslsoccer.com/home/728179.html

[30] http://www.pitchsidereport.com/2013/04/12/ingrid-wells-you-can-go-your-own-way-entry-46/

[31] http://twitter.com/domenicahodak/status/323250963290935298

[32] http://twitter.com/CSMiller10/status/323457681354551296

[33] http://twitter.com/GKeepersUnited/status/323467597100224512

[34] A couple of months later, Mike Jorden made it clear that Roberts was indeed fighting for time from Day 1 and coped with it well: “I think Julia, from start to finish, has done a great job. Initially, we thought she’d barely get in the team. To get in the team and play the amount of minutes she’s played, for a rookie, she’s done a great job. She’s skillful, she’s smart, she knows what she needs to work on — she needs to work on the defensive side of the game. From an attacking standpoint and possession, she does a great job. We try to play. And UVA tries to play. We keep it on the floor. She’s that kind of player. She keeps the ball moving, she connects well with Lori (Lindsey) and fits in well.”

[35] http://washingtonspirit.com/news/owners-blog-why-am-i-doing-this/

[36] Slate’s Stefan Fatsis was at the game, and he wrote several pointed analyses of the incident. See http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2013/05/abby_wambach_concussion_u_s_soccer_finally_admits_that_the_star_player_s.html

[37] Postseason communication

[38] Fortunately, no one was hurt. See http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/04/27/fire-crew-stadium-scoreboard-causes-delay-start-clb-dc-match

[39] http://twitter.com/dmatheson8/statuses/327975453933584384

[40] http://www.allwhitekit.com/?p=11436

[41] http://twitter.com/Ashlyn_Harris/status/331114879387836417

[42] http://www.allwhitekit.com/?p=11492

[43] June 6 interview

[44] http://www.soccerwire.com/news/nwsl-early-lead-not-enough-for-reign-spirit-wins-4-2/

[45] http://wosospirit.tumblr.com/post/50757826720/who-can-name-all-the-players-correctly-first-pair

[46] http://twitter.com/WashSpirit/status/336224318428180481

[47] Postseason communication

[48] June 5 interview

[49] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D4YYPHzrUE

[50] June 5 interview

[51] http://twitter.com/shuffman14/statuses/346045745473921024

[52] Postseason communication

[53] http://www.pitchsidereport.com/2013/06/24/match-report-fc-kansas-2-0-washington-spirit-june-23rd-2013/

[54] Postseason communication

[55] The video at http://equalizersoccer.com/2013/06/28/carli-lloyd-hat-trick-wny-flash-beat-washington-spirit-4-0/ shows Harris’ tone, but it cuts off before the comments about leadership cited at http://www.nwslnews.com/post-match-quote-sheet-washington-spirit-vs-western-new-york-flash/

[56] http://twitter.com/Ashlyn_Harris/status/350794281927196672

[57] One of the more unlikely coincidences I encountered in this book: My father is a Woodberry alumnus.

[58] See the Bill Lynch comments on August 14.

[59] Comments in this section from Mike Jorden, Ken Krieger, Kris Ward, Chris Hummer and Domenica Hodak are from postseason interviews.

[60] The conversation with Ali Krieger was in the last week of the Spirit season in August.

[61] Postseason communication

[62] http://equalizersoccer.com/2013/07/03/lowdown-seattle-reign-fc-keep-winning-mike-jorden-fired-reacts/

[63] http://www.allwhitekit.com/?p=11778

[64] http://thesoccerdesk.com/nwsl-spirit-end-skid-with-kansas-city-draw/

[65] http://equalizersoccer.com/2013/07/06/monica-ocampo-again-sky-blue-1-0-washington-spirit/

[66] http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2013/07/washington-spirit-vs-chicago-spirit-willing-flesh-weak/

[67] http://livinlifeyeahh.tumblr.com/post/55192861924/story-time

[68] I did — see August 15, where Krieger describes her sentimental attachment to Germany.

[69] http://washingtonspirit.com/pro/training-report-spirit-get-rare-full-week-of-practice/

[70] http://twitter.com/mparsons_1/status/358400089821155330/photo/1

[71] Postseason communication

[72] Postseason communication

[73] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-FvVcSSRPk

[74] http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/29/walking-through-week-16-of-the-nwsl-season/

[75] Abegg interview was after practice August 6.

[76] http://wspiritanimals.tumblr.com/post/57259908640/the-first-ever-nwsl-team-drinking-game

[77] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ-MAS3fUJE

[78] http://www.chelseafc.com/news-article/article/3344426/title/blues-entertain-former-coach

[79] Pan Am Games records are sketchy, but the Rec Sport Soccer archive is generally trustworthy: http://www.rsssf.com/tablesp/panam-wom07.html

[80] To find the interview, go to http://thesoccerdesk.com/podcasts/. find the August 12 podcast “Now Leaving The Pitch” and fast-forward to roughly the 24-minute mark.

[81] http://www.soccerwire.com/news/washington-spirit-uswnt-star-ali-krieger-latest-nwsler-to-secure-european-loan-i-need-something-fresh-right-now/

[82] The competition was then called the UEFA Women’s Cup.

[83] Parsons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R17_wPGgev4 / Harris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws4KmNsgWA0 / Krieger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9dNe5wTBHU / Matheson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51o5H4RC6Ew

[84] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omy6QZ_guBo

[85] If I ever hear anything from or about Kai, I will post it at SportsMyriad and announce it on Twitter. The door is always open.

[86] Chris Hummer described the sales strategy to the Equalizer’s Jennifer Gordon in August: http://equalizersoccer.com/2013/08/13/washington-spirit-attendance-good-record-poor-nwsl-ticket-sales/

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