Rodriguez selected as first pick in WPS draft

January 16, 2009
ST. LOUIS -- The commissioner of the Women's Pro Soccer League insists the time is right to try again, even in an economy in turmoil.

The league is aiming low and for the long haul, hoping to prosper with modest aims while learning from the mistakes of the big-budget Women's United Soccer Association. That league folded in 2003 after failing to capitalize on a popularity spike following the 1999 World Cup.

The WPS begins March 29 with franchises in Boston, Chicago, the San Francisco ...

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