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NCAA soccer gains British influence

More and more female players from the United Kingdom are playing in the U.S.

Updated: September 29, 2009, 2:13 PM ET
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

Central Connecticut State University was the perfect place for Laura Duncan to play soccer when she arrived from England in 2000. But the middle of New England proved to be a less ideal location for a lifelong Tottenham fan to keep tabs on Spurs.

"There used to be a Portuguese bar in New Britain somewhere that we used to find the games at, a real random place," Duncan said with a chuckle, a thick English accent still present years after her relocation.

Nearly a decade later, ...

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