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Costa Rica pulls out as U-17 Women’s World Cup host

Costa Rica pulls out as U-17 Women’s World Cup host

Jeff Kassouf February 28, 2013 1

Costa Rica has pulled out from hosting the 2014 U-17 Women’s World Cup because construction delays mean stadiums in the country will not be ready, the Associated Press reports. FIFA said the decision was

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Q & A with Mexico and Flash forward Veronica Perez

Q & A with Mexico and Flash forward Veronica Perez

Harjeet Johal February 27, 2013 5

Veronica Perez is a talented 24-year-old forward from San Mateo, Calif., who holds dual Mexican and American citizenship and plays on the Mexican women’s national team. Currently Perez is preparing to join the Western

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Leroux ready for first pro league experience

Leroux ready for first pro league experience

Meg Linehan February 27, 2013 0

Sydney Leroux is ready to fight. Figuratively, of course. This is the basis of every decision Leroux has made in 2013 about her career and her future with the United States women’s national team,

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The Lowdown: A look at NWSL rules and tiebreakers

The Lowdown: A look at NWSL rules and tiebreakers

Dan Lauletta February 26, 2013 48

We’re now at less than 50 days until Portland Thorns FC and FC Kansas City usher in the NWSL era on April 13.  Slowly—and we do mean slowly—but surely the league and clubs have

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Sky Blue FC finalizing roster as preseason looms

Sky Blue FC finalizing roster as preseason looms

Dan Lauletta February 25, 2013 3

Sky Blue FC head coach Jim Gabarra has confirmed the club is finalizing a contract with Australian teenager Caitlin Foord. The 18-year old veteran of the 2011 World Cup broke the news herself via

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Spirit to start season with Harris, without Garciamendez

Spirit to start season with Harris, without Garciamendez

Jeff Kassouf February 23, 2013 6

Washington Spirit and Mexican international defender Alina Garciamendez will be unavailable for the start of the National Women’s Soccer League season as she finishes her studies at Stanford University, The Equalizer has learned. Garciamendez

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Rapinoe, Heath, Horan all shine in weekend action

Rapinoe, Heath, Horan all shine in weekend action

Jeff Kassouf February 23, 2013 15

Saturday was a productive day for Americans abroad, with Megan Rapinoe scoring for Lyon and Tobin Heath assisting a Lindsey Horan goal for Paris Saint-Germain. Rapinoe opened the scoring for Lyon in the 21st

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Mexico, Canada name latest training camp rosters

Mexico, Canada name latest training camp rosters

Jeff Kassouf February 22, 2013 4

Mexico and Canada have named their latest training camp rosters ahead of the Algarve Cup and Cyprus Cup, respectively. Mexico women’s national team coach Leo Cuellar has named 19-players to a pre-Algarve Cup training

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Adversity piling up for Reign FC with Hope Solo injury

Adversity piling up for Reign FC with Hope Solo injury

Liviu Bird February 22, 2013 77

SEATTLE — What seemed to be a promising allocation from the National Women’s Soccer League could leave Reign FC without a single U.S. player on the field come opening day. It’s shaping up to

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Thorns FC adds Danielle Foxhoven as second Discovery signing

Thorns FC adds Danielle Foxhoven as second Discovery signing

Liviu Bird February 21, 2013 0

Portland Thorns FC leaped to make its first two Discovery Player signings, adding forward Danielle Foxhoven on Thursday. The club also signed defender Jazmyne Avant on Wednesday. Foxhoven played locally for University of Portland from

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