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Philadelphia helps nurture UAE soccer dream

Philadelphia nurtures UAE soccer dream

Originally Published: July 25, 2011
By Val Henderson

Val Henderson is a goalkeeper for the Philadelphia Independence of Women's Professional Soccer. In July, the United Arab Emirates government sent a delegation of 20 women's soccer players to the East Coast for training, including a stop in Philadelphia to work with the Independence. Henderson, struck by the country's effort to develop soccer, shares her impressions with espnW.

Over the past couple of weeks, I've been completely absorbed with the women's World Cup in Germany. I get ...

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