FILM: The 90th Minute and the future of WPS

On Wednesday, December 5, FSF members met in East Lansing and online to discuss Jun Stinson’s documentary film The 90th Minute. We were joined by Gwen Oxenham, the producer of Pelada and author of Finding the Game: Three Years, Twenty-five Countries, and the Search for Pickup Soccer.

Participants in the session listened to Peter Alegi’s interview with Jun and Gwen’s reflections on the film, as well as her perspective on women’s professional soccer. Discussion topics also included international comparisons; salary inequities; limited media coverage; fan loyalty and other significant challenges facing the new league to launch in the U.S. in early 2013.

Participants: Melissa Forbis, David Kilpatrick, Alon Raab, Alex Galarza, Peter Alegi, Alejandro Gonzalez, Chipande Hikabwa, Alexander Kitroeff, Benjamin Dettmar, and Lindsay Krasnoff.

Listen to the audio from the session here. (For educational/personal use only.)