Talk about turf and whether Hope Solo should be on the pitch all you want. But being part of the World Cup still involves the small matter of qualifying for it. The U.S. women open the CONCACAF Women's Championship on Wednesday.
Star-studded lineups and a not-quite-home-field advantage promise to make for a fascinating NWSL championship game Sunday between Seattle Reign FC and FC Kansas City. Graham Hays looks ahead with five questions.