Stephanie Roche, runner-up
says women’s football in the United States is “cut-throat” after her shortlived stint with Houston Dash.
Roche moved to the US Women’s Soccer League
but was released in May before
“I was doing well but I wasn’t getting much game time,” she told BBC Sport.
“I got back from international duty to be told I was being released. It was a big shock.”
Roche, who was was nominated for the Fifa Puskas Award following
was released to free up space for two more players.
“I think it’s taught me a lesson that with football, it can be cut-throat in America,” added Roche, who had signed a two-year deal with Houston Dash.
“To come home and be told I wasn’t going to be there wasn’t a nice thing to hear but as one door closes, another door opens.
“I had a couple of clubs come in for me when I was finishing up. I was very happy with that because I was down on my luck and I didn’t really know what was going to happen next.
“I was just one of the unfortunate ones: mine was made a little bit more public I suppose but it happens all the time.”
Despite her experience, Roche said she does not regret trying to forge a career in the US.
“If I didn’t go, I wouldn’t have known what it was all about,” she said.
“I went and I experienced it. It’s all a learning curve for me and I can take something from it.
“Unfortunately it didn’t work out but I’m here now and I want to do well.”
Source: BBC Football Read Original Article: US football is 'cut-throat' – Roche