Turning Pro at 13

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    So true. All of it.
     
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    this quote from the article is one of the reasons I would not be on board with my player going pro at 17 or 18

    "...... Average NWSL attendance recently surpassed 6,000 for the first time. Still, some teams play in high school stadiums to sparse crowds. Last summer news stories detailed depressing conditions at the New Jersey–based Sky Blue FC. Port-a-potties for locker rooms. Players cleaning their own jerseys. Unreimbursed medical bills. This is the “professional” world Carli Lloyd returned to after her World Cup heroics. "

    Maybe a contract in Europe but not to play in US
     
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    I'm not even sure how he got that posted to the ESPN website. He has got some real juice.
     
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    You almost tied him.
     
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    At least he didn't spend his whole career sitting on the bench.
     
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    The closest I came to college athletics was playing clarinet in the pep band.
     
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    Not sure how accurate that is...looks like he played more than one game...and looks like a decent player.
     
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    Now we know who rainbow_unicorn is!
     
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    Who posts something of himself 21 years ago? Oh, someone with a lot of juice. Hilarious.
    I can say this for him, he is very good at marketing himself and his dd.
     
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    Kind of like when I wore my college jersey at a showcase and sat next to a college coach and pointed out my daughter to him.
     
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    guarantee he has more than one account and id on this forum.

    by always playing up, she is insulated somewhat from criticism. when making mistakes, can always use the excuse, "well, she's playing with girls 3yrs older"
     
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    KC use to have a handle on the previous forum. He no longer posts.
     
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    Oh, I'm sure he still reads and posts when he feels the urge. Just under new handles.
    I am sure he is reading this stuff and loving the free publicity. Good or bad, it's all publicity and marketing.
     
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    One thought I don’t think anyone has touched on is that if OM is going to be considered a “phenom,” then she has to be at the top of her sport by the age of 15 or 16. And by the top of her sport, I mean one of the best players in the world, period. Think Janet Evans, Tracy Austin, Nadia Comaneci. She will be there soon, so we’ll see.
     

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