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PK miss, teammates boosted Johnston after mistake

PK miss, teammates boosted Johnston after mistake

Jeff Kassouf July 1, 2015 43

MONTREAL – Penalty kicks ultimately decided the course of the United States’ Women’s World Cup semifinal victory over Germany on Tuesday. No, not a shootout, but two penalty kicks separated by a mere nine

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Ellis gets tactics right in US win over Germany

Ellis gets tactics right in US win over Germany

Jeff Kassouf July 1, 2015 165

MONTREAL – If you subscribe to the theory that fortune favors the bold, then inductive reasoning would prove that on Tuesday. United States coach Jill Ellis switched up her team’s system against world No.

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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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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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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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Nigeria parts with Okon after group-stage exit at WC

Nigeria parts with Okon after group-stage exit at WC

Jeff Kassouf June 29, 2015 11

Perhaps he should have prepared for this one. The Nigerian Football Federation on Monday that Edwin Okon’s contract as coach of the women’s national team would not be renewed. Christopher Danjuma will serve as

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Krieger embracing semifinal vs. familiar foe Germany

Krieger embracing semifinal vs. familiar foe Germany

Jeff Kassouf June 28, 2015 52

MONTREAL – Ali Krieger says she isn’t quite as sharp as she once was at speaking German, but her words still earn a thumbs-up from fluent German reporters. The United States national team defender

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