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Thorns, Red Stars trade PKs, share points again

Thorns, Red Stars trade PKs, share points again

Jeff Kassouf July 9, 2014 92

Portland Thorns FC and the Chicago Red Stars traded penalty kicks on Wednesday in a 1-1 draw at Benedictine University outside of Chicago, marking the second time in five days the Red Stars came

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Holiday hospitalized due to dehydration after Sky Blue match, returning to KC Thursday

Holiday hospitalized due to dehydration after Sky Blue match, returning to KC Thursday

Jeff Kassouf July 9, 2014 4

FC Kansas City midfielder Lauren Holiday was hospitalized in New Jersey with symptoms of dehydration following her team’s 5-0 win over Sky Blue FC. Holiday missed practice on Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reports,

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FIFA suspends Nigeria; World Cup-bound U-20 women could suffer immediate impact

FIFA suspends Nigeria; World Cup-bound U-20 women could suffer immediate impact

Jeff Kassouf July 9, 2014 3

The FIFA Emergency Committee announced on Wednesday that it has suspended the Nigeria Football Federation, effective immediately, due to government interference. No team from Nigeria — clubs or national teams — is allowed to

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Double duty: Waldrum takes over as Trinidad & Tobago coach, keeps same role with Dash

Double duty: Waldrum takes over as Trinidad & Tobago coach, keeps same role with Dash

Jeff Kassouf July 7, 2014 10

Randy Waldrum has taken over as coach of the Trinidad & Tobago women’s national team just six weeks ahead of the CFU Women’s Caribbean Cup, the final set of CONCACAF sub-qualifying for the 2015

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Reign erase deficit again to beat Breakers, 3-2

Reign erase deficit again to beat Breakers, 3-2

Jeff Kassouf July 6, 2014 101

They did it the hard way again, but Seattle Reign FC stayed unbeaten on Sunday, defeating the last-place Boston Breakers 3-2 at home at Memorial Stadium. Seattle (13-0-3, 42 pts.) hasn’t lost through the

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Harris won’t face discipline for ref incident; Breakers’ Billiard, Durkin fined for comments

Harris won’t face discipline for ref incident; Breakers’ Billiard, Durkin fined for comments

Jeff Kassouf July 4, 2014 52

Washington Spirit goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris will not be disciplined for an incident involving referee Dimitar N. Chavdarov in Wednesday’s 3-3 draw with the Boston Breakers. Harris appeared to push Chavdarov after he stood between

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Gulati: Solo’s apology ‘appropriate and appreciated’

Gulati: Solo’s apology ‘appropriate and appreciated’

Jeff Kassouf July 3, 2014 8

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati commented for the first time on women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo’s arrest, telling Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl that Solo’s apology via Facebook was “appropriate and appreciated.” Solo was

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NWSL investigating incident between Harris, ref

NWSL investigating incident between Harris, ref

Jeff Kassouf July 3, 2014 86

The National Women’s Soccer League is looking into an incident involving Washington Spirit goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris and referee Dimitar N. Chavdarov in the 87th minute of Wednesday’s match. Harris appeared to push Chavdarov after

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Heath back with Thorns, ‘not trying to be superhero’

Heath back with Thorns, ‘not trying to be superhero’

Jeff Kassouf July 3, 2014 17

Friday will bring the Fourth of July fireworks of the first Alex Morgan vs. Christen Press matchup in NWSL history when Portland Thorns FC host the Chicago Red Stars. It could also mark the

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