giglio, I haven't heard anything about that for a long time.
But anyway, here are the nicks along with more info on the eight WUSA teams (source: dailysoccer.com) --
* The Atlanta Beat
will play at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Georgia Tech (46,000 capacity). Coach Tom Stone. Key players: Goalkeeper Briana Scurry (U.S.), forward Charmaine Hooper (Canada) and midfielder Homare Sawa (Japan).
* The Boston Breakers
will perform at either Zinman Field at Tufts University (6,000) or Foxboro Stadium (67,000). Jay Hoffman will coach the team. Key players: Kristine Lilly (U.S.), midfielder-forward Maren Meinert (Germany) and midfielder Bettina Wiegmann (Germany).
* The Bay Area CyberRays
will play in Spartan Stadium at San Jose State University (26,000). No coach yet. Key players: Defender Brandi Chastain (U.S.), midfielder Sissi (Brazil) and forward Katia (Brazil).
* The New York Power
will play at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale, N.Y. (10,000). No coach yet. Key players: Forward Tiffeny Milbrett (U.S.), defender Gro Espeseth (Norway) and forward Ann Kristin Aarones (Norway).
* The Carolina Tempest
will play at Fetzer Field at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. (5,700). No coach yet. Key players: Defender Carla Overbeck (U.S.), goalkeeper Bente Nordby (Norway) and midfielder Hege Riise (Norway).
* The Philadelphia Charge
will play at Villanova Stadium 12,000), the only artificial turf field in the league. No coach yet. Key players: Midfielder Lorrie Fair (U.S.), defender Doris Fitschen (Germany) and forward Kelly Smith (England).
* The San Diego Spirit
will play at Torero Stadium at the University of San Diego (4,000 expanded to 7,500). No coach yet. Key players: Midfielder Julie Foudy (U.S.), defender Joy Fawcett (U.S.), goalkeeper Ulrika Karlsson (Sweden) and defender Kristin Bengttson (Sweden).
* The Washington Freedom
will play at RFK Stadium (55,000). Jim Gabarra is the coach. Key players: Forward Mia Hamm (U.S.), forward Pretinha (Brazil) and midfielder-forward Roseli (Brazil).
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Hmmmm, the Bay Area CyberRays have a cool nick along with Sissi, Katia and Chastain !! And the New York Power, well, at least it's my home team and they are lacking a GK ... Gao Hong, come East
The Atlanta Beat have Charmaine Hooper and Philadelphia's Charge got Kelly Smith
What do you think of the Teams so far?