Friday 15 December 2017

It's all business, says soccer star Stephanie

Stephanie says she is still determined to keep going.
Stephanie says she is still determined to keep going.
Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

Irish soccer star Stephanie Roche believes she still has a future in professional soccer, but admits it will be difficult to pick up the pieces after her American dream came to a premature end, writes Declan Whooley.

The 25-year-old striker was released by Houston Dash after making just two substitute appearances, but said the decision to cancel her contract was purely a business decision.

Writing in the Irish Independent today, Stephanie says: "Houston's decision to release me wasn't about my ability as a player. There is no sentiment involved. It's all business."

The 2014 Fifa Puskás Award runner-up said she was convinced she was still good enough to succeed. "I'm determined to keep going and would love another shot at this league," she said.

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