U.S. Soccer’s Annual Media Guides from 1990 to the present were great resources for statistics on the early Women’s World Cup tournaments and the number of youth players. The ncaa website tracks the number of men’s and women’s collegiate programs. Soccer America’s writers offered tremendous perspective on the beginnings of the women’s game, particularly Bryan Alvarez (August 22, 2005), Scott French (May 24, June 14, and June 21, 1999), Bob Griendling (November 6, 2000), Mike Woitalla (February 10, 2003), and a general news article of March 24, 2003. fifa’s website has official reports and statistics on past Women’s World Cups. I also interviewed Lori Walker for this chapter. Other sources include:
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DiCicco, Tony, Colleen Hacker, and Charles Salzberg. Catch Them Being Good. New York: Penguin, 2003.
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Pettus, Elise. “Soccer—From the Suburbs to the Sports Arenas.” In Nike Is a Goddess: The History of Women in Sports, edited by Lissa Smith, 245–66. New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1998.