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The WUSA

It's all about kicks from chicks. More than 300 years ago the first all girls soccer game took place. It happened in Scotland in a match that featured married women playing against unmarried women. Now the all-women's game has arrived in America - but it won't be the married vs. the unmarried. The Womens United Soccer Association (WUSA) kicked off over the Easter weekend with the Bay Area CyberRays playing the Washington Freedom.

The Teams
The WUSA will have eight teams from across America. They are: the Atlanta Beat, the Bay Area CyberRays, the Boston Breakers, the Carolina Courage, the New York Power, the Philadelphia Charge, the San Diego Spirit, and the Washington Freedom.

Players to Watch
US National team stars Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain will be the most well known names in the league. Other notable names include striker Sunny Wenn of China, Sissi from Brazil and Canadian forward, Chuck Hooper (her real name is Charmaine, but she goes by Chuck.) The Atlanta Beat will be giving their opposing teams double trouble. The Beat have a set of twins on their squad - Julie and Nancy Augustyniak.

The Playoffs
The first WUSA Championship game will be played in August, 2001. Any games going into overtime will be decided by a sudden death "Golden Goal."

Learning from the Pros
Many of the teams offer summer soccer camps for kids of all abilities. Some campers may even get a chance to learn some tips from the leagues top pros. If you'd like more info on joining these camps, head to www.wusa.com.

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    LUCYQWERTY123
    well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
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    1PhanTrash
    It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
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    1PhanTrash
    "Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
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    Wolf74
    Wolf74 posted in Dance:
    use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
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    Enki
    Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
    Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
    reply 7 days