­Gulati shows Ryan the door. The Times lists a number of potential candidates, though it lacks one candidate that OSG likes for the job and I couldn’t agree more. Would she clash with the USSF? Absolutely. Would that be a bad thing? Hardly. I loved her commentary in tandem with Foudy when this all blew up, which probably wouldn’t make her a prime candidate around the USSF, but hey – she speaks the truth:

“He (Ryan) was the fifth choice of five people, and it’s too bad that we settled – or that we don’t value the program enough, or women’s soccer in general, to do what it takes to get the best person for the job. Clearly, to the federation, it’s not priority No. 1, and from an outsider’s perspective that’s tough.”

Hey, but on the bright side, I totally missed this while I was spending more time on the pitch than reading about it:

The Carolina RailHawks announced on Wednesday night the formation of a USL W-League women’s soccer team for the 2008 season.

The Carolina RailHawks Women will play home games in the Atlantic Division of the USL W-League at SAS Soccer Park in Cary. The team will be coached by Jay Howell, Director of Coaching for the Capital Area Soccer League and will be comprised by some of the best talent the Triangle has to offer. Star players from Duke, NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill as well as Wake Forest University and UNC-Greensboro have already agreed to be a part of the team.

Way to go Railhawks!