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The Philadelphia Independence is proud to announce that Louise Waxler is joining its front office on Dec. 1 as its Associate General Manager and Director of Operations. Louise is recognized as one of the bedrock pioneers that has brought womens professional soccer to the forefront of sports in the United States. Her credentials span executive leadership, operational planning and execution, and corporate construction, as well as sports PR and events management. Team President/CEO David Halstead stated, Louise brings to our organization a maturity in thinking about how to become fully integrated into the Philadelphia communities. She has successfully directed numerous womens and youth soccer initiatives and understands all the key components required to deliver a superior fan experience to everyone following the Independence. "She is well-known throughout the mid-Atlantic soccer world and strengthens our credibility in the areas of operations, venue management, player services, outreach programs, and youth development. Says team GM Terry Foley, When we began advertising this position, we were hoping to find someone with Louises knowledge, expertise, reputation, established working relationships, and commitment to the success of womens professional soccer. We could not have found a better candidate to fulfill these roles for our franchise. I have known and worked with Louise for many years, and there is no question that our staff, our fans, and the league will grow to appreciate Louise and what she does for us. For more than 20 years, Louise has served in key roles of professional and amateur sports management within the Maryland, DC, and Virginia soccer communities, as well as on the national and international levels for soccer expansion and governance. Most recently, she served as the Director of Operations for the WPS Washington Freedom where she managed all team, venue, and game day operations for the franchise. Louise has been a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) since 1991 and served in several distinctive positions within that organization, including President, Womens Committee Chairperson, Youth Representative, and Board of Directors. She was Marylands FIFA Womens World Cup National Coalition Chair and currently serves as Executive Vice President of the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association Board of Directors. Louise is widely recognized and respected for her experience running youth and professional sports and soccer events. She served as Director of the Washington Area Girls Soccer Tournament, RFK Stadium Director for Womens World Cup Tournament, was a member of the staff at the Adidas/Disney International Youth Soccer Tournament, and served as Director of Discovery Cup Soccer Tournament and Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament. The previous story is excerpted from a press release by the Philadelphia Independence of the WPS. PHOTO CREDIT: Marianos body of work is beyond compare, but Goose Gossage in 1981 faced 54 postseason batters and yielded no runs. Rivera has never had a streak like that but his 14 postseason berths and 29 playoff series trumps Gossages four berths and eight series. Americans are argumentative debaters always looking for that perfect statistic to render the others point of view with more holes than Swiss cheese.
So for 2008 in the MLS, David Beckham recorded eight assists while some guy named Guillermo Barros Schelotto accounted for 20 assists.So is Schelotto better Did Beckham make some great passes but his forwards blew the opportunities Are Schelottos teammates amazing Who knows Simple goals and assists stats do not reveal anything about the inner workings of soccer. I want shot power measured in miles per hour, pass accuracy percentage, times offside recorded, goalkeepers measured with baseballs fielding metrics, the advantages of a four or five man wall, header efficiency, defenders juked, slide tackle efficiency, preferred shot targets in penalty kicks, and stats for or against short corner kicks. We really do not know why some soccer players play and some sit on the bench. We like seeing our football coaches yammering on their headsets or baseball managers checking matchup cards in the ninth inning. But soccer coaches all too often look like Ralph Lauren models with slicked hair and pursed lips watching the match without uttering a word.The simplicity of soccer is a major turn-off for the American viewer.
Sure the long halves without commercial breaks damage the sports advertising ability and the lack of scoring or the celebration of a near miss is perplexing to Americans used to cheering for touchdowns and grand slams. Its not just soccer; simple sports such as boxing and hockey are struggling to attract new viewers because there just isnt that much to them.We dont understand soccers attraction and for that reason, the sport will never be included among Americas pantheon of major sports Its not because soccer is too complex Cricket is complex Judging gymnastics is complex Soccer is putting the ball in the goal We get it Too well.Its not the talent. This past summer, the American squad had Brazil on the ropes before losing in the final minutes. That would be as huge of an upset as the US hockey team defeating Russia in 1980. America is no longer a pushover in international competition and is actually doing a lot of the pushing.Foreign soccer spectators roar at the sight of a special move an attacker puts on a defender or scream when the ball narrowly misses the goal. This is like American fans applauding a basketball players missed dunk or a hard-hit fly ball thats caught 15 feet short of the warning track We like scoring and scoring is a function of stats.