NOTE: New Handle (@WSoccerExpress)

Today, I changed my Twitter handle from @wsoccer_news to @WSoccerExpress.

I also changed my Tumblr subdomain from wsoccer-news to wsoccerexpress. But, since I also have a full domain name, this change is mostly a behind-the-scenes change.

These are “in-place” modifications, which means that you do not need to do anything other than take a mental note of the change. If you were following me before, then you’re still following me. And, if you have me in a list, I am still in that list.

The main reason for the change are (1) to clear up any confusion between me and  @wSoccerNews (; and (2) to use PR speak, to have a more consistent “brand identity” across all platforms.

Regarding confusion with other Twitter accounts, there are two soccer stores with handles @SoccerExpress and @Soccer_Xpress, but I do not think that confusion with those accounts will be that much of an issue as those are general soccer retailers and I am focused on just women’s soccer news. 

This was something I had been mulling over for a couple days, but compared to the name change, there were several additional issues to consider, so I wanted to take my time. Plus, I felt that changing the account’s name and handle at the same time might be more confusing.

USWNT Rival Watch: Brazil WNT Training Camp Roster Includes 5 U-20 Players

Jorge Barcellos has called up 25 players for a camp from February 24th to March 8th. These are mostly, if not all Brazil-based players as regulars such as Cristiane and Fabiana remain in Europe. Marta is not listed, either. I’m not sure where she is: Either she’s training some place else or was given a rest pass.

Notably, the roster includes U-20 standout forward Thaisnha, who scored 7 or 6 goals in the recent CONMEBOL U-20 women’s championship in Brazil. (I’ve yet to find a final, official tally, hence the uncertainty.

Goalkeepers: Andreia Suntaque, Barbara Micheline, Daniele Neuhaus, Letícia Izidoro

Central Defenders (Zagueiras): Gislaine, Bagé, Renata Costa, Bruna

Sidebacks (Laterais): Maurine, Maycon, Danielle, Poliana

Defensive Midfielders (Volantes): Erika, Elaine

Midfielders (Meio-campo): Fran, Gabi, Mayara, Maria, Bia, Formiga

Forwards (Atacantes): Adriane, Thaisinha, Debinha, Chu, Grazi