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I was given a random city (Grand Rapids, MI) and was told to bring a sports team to it.
Upon my research of Grand Rapids, I found that Anna Bissell was the first woman to ever become a CEO. I knew this was the perfect opportunity to bring a group of strong, powerful women in the form of a soccer team to the city. I decided on the name 'Sweep' because I wanted to pay homage to her company Bissell (who sells vacuums), while also playing to the fact a 'Sweeper' is a position in soccer, as well as the fact the city is built on rapids.
A city built on rapids, a city built on strength, Grand Rapids, Michigan is home to the Sweep. The women of this NWSL team stand for grit, tenacity, and community.