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US defeats Germany, advances to World Cup final

US defeats Germany, advances to World Cup final

Jeff Kassouf June 30, 2015 768

MONTREAL – The United States is headed to its second straight Women’s World Cup final after a 2-0 victory over world No. 1 Germany on Tuesday in front of a raucous pro-U.S. crowd of

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NWSL, FOX reach agreement on broadcast deal

NWSL, FOX reach agreement on broadcast deal

The Equalizer Staff June 30, 2015 28

The NWSL is switching broadcast partners again returning to FOX for the 2015 season. The agreement calls for three regular season matches and all three playoff games to be shown live on Fox Sports

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Reuters:  Sepp Blatter won’t attend WWC final

Reuters: Sepp Blatter won’t attend WWC final

The Equalizer Staff June 30, 2015 9

Reuters has confirmed that outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter will not attend the Women’s World Cup final this weekend in Vancouver. A U.S.-based lawyers told the international news organization the decision was for personal

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Jill Ellis faces huge tactical decisions vs. Germany

Jill Ellis faces huge tactical decisions vs. Germany

Jeff Kassouf June 30, 2015 74

MONTREAL — The United States enters Tuesday’s Women’s World Cup semifinal against Germany with confidence after its best performance of the tournament against China. Finally, things clicked. Carli Lloyd had her freedom. Kelley O’Hara

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Solo, Angerer in spotlight for USA-Germany semifinal

Solo, Angerer in spotlight for USA-Germany semifinal

Jeff Kassouf June 30, 2015 10

MONTREAL – Among many odd, potentially lost-in-translation moments early in the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Germany coach Silvia Neid was asked about United States goalkeeper Hope Solo and her off-field issues, including domestic-violence allegations.

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Tom Hanks available for USA vs. Germany

Tom Hanks available for USA vs. Germany

Jeff Kassouf June 30, 2015 3

MONTREAL — Tom Hanks is available to play for the United States against Germany in Tuesday’s 2015 Women’s World Cup semifinal. Alright, not really, but the actor is the team’s most visible celebrity supporter

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The Lowdown:  Has NWSL helped Canada, Mexico?

The Lowdown: Has NWSL helped Canada, Mexico?

Dan Lauletta June 30, 2015 28

The World Cup is not over yet but it is for Canada and Mexico and those are the two countries that bought into Sunil Gulati’s plan of subsidizing player salaries in a new soccer

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FIFA explains all-female referee crew for World Cup

FIFA explains all-female referee crew for World Cup

Harjeet Johal June 30, 2015 26

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – In any sport, criticisms of a referee’s decisions are quite often the sticking point after a game. Most notably, in soccer a referee is seemingly always under the microscope for

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Australian Kyah Simon set for return to Breakers

Australian Kyah Simon set for return to Breakers

Dan Lauletta June 30, 2015 4

The Breakers brought back a familiar face on Tuesday signing Australian forward Kyah Simon who played for the team in 2012 and 2013. The 24-year old Simon will rejoin the club following a smashing

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US, Germany treating WWC semifinal like a final

US, Germany treating WWC semifinal like a final

Jeff Kassouf June 29, 2015 175

MONTREAL – Like a script making the rounds in Hollywood, the United States and Germany meet on the big stage again on Tuesday in the 2015 Women’s World Cup semifinals, in sequel No. 30

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