World Cup Stars Shine Despite Obstacles in Women’s Soccer

There is a new pro womens soccer league in the U.S. — the third such attempt at professionalizing women’s soccer in the United States, since the Americans won the World Cup before 90,000 at the Rose Bowl and an audience of 17 million watching on TV in 1999. Christen Press will return to her National Women’s Soccer League team, the Chicago Red Stars, after the World Cup ends in July.

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