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2015 Algarve Cup preview: Prelude to the World Cup

2015 Algarve Cup preview: Prelude to the World Cup

Jeff Kassouf March 3, 2015 96

An annual friendly tournament with no major implications could become monotonous, but the Algarve Cup has carved out a special place in women’s soccer. The tournament, hosted each year in the southernmost region of

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2015 Cyprus Cup preview: Six WWC teams in action

2015 Cyprus Cup preview: Six WWC teams in action

Jeff Kassouf March 3, 2015 15

Some of the best evidence of how much the gap between the the varying tiers of teams in the world can be found in the rise in quality of the Cyprus Cup, an important

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Real Salt Lake meets with NWSL commissioner Plush

Real Salt Lake meets with NWSL commissioner Plush

Jeff Kassouf March 3, 2015 3

A week after an agreement with the Utah State Fairpark for a stadium fell through, Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen signed a letter of intent with West Valley City, Utah, to build

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Herdman: Matheson’s recovery ahead of schedule

Herdman: Matheson’s recovery ahead of schedule

Jeff Kassouf March 3, 2015 9

Canada coach John Herdman said Diana Matheson is ahead of schedule in her recovery from a torn left ACL, but there is no timetable yet on her return. “Diana, she’s one of the most

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Canada blanks Australia in Cyprus scrimmage

Canada blanks Australia in Cyprus scrimmage

Jeff Kassouf March 2, 2015 22

Christine Sinclair and Josée Bélanger each scored as Canada defeated Australia, 2-0 on Sunday in a scrimmage ahead of the Cyprus Cup. “We knew today’s match would be a step up from what we’ve

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Proposed Atlanta team would play at Silverbacks Park

Proposed Atlanta team would play at Silverbacks Park

Jeff Kassouf February 27, 2015 46

An Atlanta investment group looking to bring a National Women’s Soccer League team to the city has reached a tentative agreement with Atlanta Silverbacks Park, as reported by The Equalizer last week. The team,

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Costa Rica captain Cruz has surgery on right knee

Costa Rica captain Cruz has surgery on right knee

Jeff Kassouf February 27, 2015 11

Costa Rica captain Shirley Cruz is expected to miss at least a month after undergoing surgery on her right knee on Thursday. Cruz and the Costa Rican federation says the World Cup — which

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England legend Smith has big coaching aspirations

England legend Smith has big coaching aspirations

Jeff Kassouf February 26, 2015 6

Kelly Smith, England’s all-time leading scorer, has her eyes on some big managerial roles. Smith announced in early February her retirement from England international duty, ruling her out of the 2015 World Cup. But

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Report: Prosecutors appealing Solo case

Report: Prosecutors appealing Solo case

Jeff Kassouf February 25, 2015 43

On Tuesday morning, U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo was on national television saying she made a “horrible choice” at training camp in January, allowing her husband, ex-NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens, to drive

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