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November 29, 2000 -- WUSA, the newly formed American league has signed contacts with the following players:

GK - Gao Hong
DF - Wan Lirong
DF - Fan Wenji
MF - Liu Ailing
FW - Sun Wen

Earlier today, Sun Wen, top scorer at the Sydney Olympics (2000) and MVP of WWC 1998, arrived in Kentucky where she will undergo knee surgery and treatment.

Source: Sinanet.
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Ah, if only one of them joins any teams along the Eastern seaboard ...

I will keep you informed as further details become available. Meanwhile, let me know what you think !!


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These are five very good players, and this bodes well for the WUSA.

Evidently FIFA plans to name Sun Wen the female player of the century.

I think the two defenders' correct names are Wen Lirong and Fan Yunjie, actually.

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You're right giglio, that's how their names were spelled in the WWC 98 press releases.

However, there had been different spellings since then. This is due to the fact that the Chinese pin-yin systems in the media are not yet unified. In the interim we will have to play guessing games.

Sun Wen has my vote for best female footballer. But what do you think of the fact that Fifa had only nominated 8 players ? (and no Sissi? no Katia? no Foudy? no Hooper? ) Geez, is this a joke?

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How refreshing to find a soccer fan who knows how to use the word pin-yin intelligently in a sentence!

In truth, Bonita, none of the four you mentioned ever had a real chance of being player of the century, so their absence from the list of nominees probably makes no real difference. This is not to deny they are all great players in their own right.
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Lazindo01, your apology is accepted.

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The five Chinese players were drafted in the first round (surprise! ) by the following teams:

Sun Wen -- Atlanta Beat
Liu Ailing -- Philadelphia Charge
Fan Yunjie -- San Diego Spirit
Gao Hong -- New York Power
Wen Lirong -- Carolina Tempest

Is that enough "Eastern seaboard" for you, Bonita?
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(where is that :speechless: smilie when I need her?)

Gao Hong ... I am getting my camera and sharpie ready.

Sun and Hooper And Scurry and Sun? Interesting.

Liu Ailing has always been my mentor as I also play midfield (DM), it's great to know she's less than a 45-minute train trip away.

Wen Lirong and Carla Overbeck together in North Carolina?

Fan Yunjie, oh she will have to come East to play the Power.

grazie mille giglio You, Nedved and Crespo have made my day. Now back to these stacks of art research papers.

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