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Living the Game

This section provides interviews, videos, and articles on professional soccer players and others in the soccer industry.


Interview with former WPS player, Christie Shaner

Christie Shaner is a defender who played for Los Angeles Sol of Women's Professional Soccer. Shaner was drafted by Sky Blue FC in the 2009 WPS Draft. She appeared in two games for Sky Blue before being traded to Los Angeles Sol. On her Sol debut, she sustained a season ending leg fracture from Abby Wambach. Shaner spent the 2010 season playing for two Los Angeles clubs, Pali Blues of the USL-W League and Ajax America Women of the WPSL She received All-W-League honors and helped Ajax reach the WPSL's final four.

Interview with former Galaxy player Josh Tudela

Josh Tudela was selected by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the second round of the 2007 MLS Super Draft. He played 23 games for the Galaxy and most recently was the Captain of the Los Angeles Blues of the USL-Pro League.

Interview with professional soccer player Manya Makoski of Thor/KA

Manya Makoski is enjoying tremondous success as a professional soccer player. In this interview, Manya talks about her experience as a professional athlete, her keys to sucess on the soccer field, and her mental preparation before a game.

Tips from the Pros: Cameron Dunn

An interview with Cameron Dunn who currently plays Defense for the Los Angeles Blues of the USL-Pro League.

Tournament Guidelines for Success

Tournament play can take a major toll on an athlete’s body. By utilizing the following guidelines for recovery between games, players will improve performance during these grueling tournaments. It will also ensure that they are ready to compete at their very best.