Time for the "Girls of Summer" to grow up

October 18, 2007
By Steve Davis, ESPNsoccernet
As catchy slogans go, perhaps "The Wizened Women of Summer" doesn't have the same virtuous aplomb. But slick nicknames aside, it seems time for the beloved "Girls of Summer" and their program to grow up.

It's time for the innocents to move away from home. Stay out late. Maybe even get a tattoo. The recent embarrassing keeper kerfuffle seems like the perfect moment for the program to mature into adulthood and ditch some of the outdated Pollyanna.

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