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Jill Ellis face huge tactical decisions vs. Germany

Jill Ellis face huge tactical decisions vs. Germany

Jeff Kassouf June 30, 2015 4

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 6

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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The Lowdown:  Has NWSL helped Canada, Mexico?

The Lowdown: Has NWSL helped Canada, Mexico?

Dan Lauletta June 30, 2015 15

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 16

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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US, Germany treating WWC semifinal like a final

US, Germany treating WWC semifinal like a final

Jeff Kassouf June 29, 2015 171

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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Johal: Canada loss to England a missed opportunity

Johal: Canada loss to England a missed opportunity

Harjeet Johal June 28, 2015 118

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Canada is out of the World Cup after a 2-1 defeat to England on Saturday afternoon at BC Place. The hosts fell behind early and never could fully recover. Canada’s

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Stajcic says better team won, but Australia gaining

Stajcic says better team won, but Australia gaining

Dan Lauletta June 27, 2015 24

EDMONTON, Alberta — Australia coach Alen Stajcic was blunt in his assessment of Saturday’s 1-0 quarterfinal loss to world champion Japan. “Today I thought the better team won,” he said On a stifling afternoon

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US displays confidence in quarterfinal win over China

US displays confidence in quarterfinal win over China

Jeff Kassouf June 27, 2015 110

OTTAWA, Ontario – Is this it? Is this finally it? Could Friday’s victory over China – a 1-0 victory, but one that never seemed in doubt – finally be that turning point for the

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Germany, France, and why sports aren’t always fair

Germany, France, and why sports aren’t always fair

Ray Curren June 27, 2015 13

Socrates was once quite the soccer player. At least according to Monty Python he was. And who am I to doubt the esteemed historian? Socrates’ main gig, of course, was philosophy, and in Plato’s

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World Cup quarterfinal preview: Canada-England

World Cup quarterfinal preview: Canada-England

Harjeet Johal June 27, 2015 14

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Canada and England know each other quite well as they get set to play in the quarterfinals of the World Cup. The Commonwealth Countries have met in the Cyprus Cup

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