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Bassett starts, England beats Germany for 3rd place

Bassett starts, England beats Germany for 3rd place

Dan Lauletta July 4, 2015 33

Fara Williams’ penalty in the second extra time period at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton lifted England to a 1-0 win over Germany in the 3rd place match at the 2015 Women’s World Cup. The

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Laura Bassett breaks silence on own goal

Laura Bassett breaks silence on own goal

Dan Lauletta July 3, 2015 15

England defender Laura Bassett has broken her silence two days after her own goal in stoppage time brought a heartbreaking ending to the country’s World Cup semifinal against Japan. “If I’m being honest I

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Rampone, others met with Ellis at midway point

Rampone, others met with Ellis at midway point

Dan Lauletta July 3, 2015 457

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The World Cup is a funny thing. It goes by in a flash yet it seems to last forever. Thirty days. Lives change. Legacies are made. Teams make adjustments. And

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NWSL:  Flash, Reign draw; FCKC breaks out

NWSL: Flash, Reign draw; FCKC breaks out

The Equalizer Staff July 3, 2015 23

The WNY Flash looked to turn the tides on the Seattle Reign on Friday night at Sahlen’s Stadium after being defeated 5-1 during their first meeting this season. Though the Flash outshot the Reign

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Players’ union FIFPro opens door to women’s players

Players’ union FIFPro opens door to women’s players

Jeff Kassouf July 3, 2015 17

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The world’s soccer players’ union announced on Friday a new initiative to include women’s players for membership. FIFPro announced the opportunity for women’s players to gain direct membership to the

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Mexico coach Cuellar says he’ll leave, won’t say when

Mexico coach Cuellar says he’ll leave, won’t say when

The Equalizer Staff July 3, 2015 27

Mexico coach Leonardo Cuellar says he will leave his job at some point, but he would not give any exact time frame. Cuellar also identified former Mexico player Monica Vergara as a possible successor.

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Johnston, Lloyd, Rapinoe up for Golden Ball award

Johnston, Lloyd, Rapinoe up for Golden Ball award

The Equalizer Staff July 2, 2015 253

Three United States players are among the eight finalists for the Golden Ball at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, an award given to the tournament. Midfielders Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe are on

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Sampson consoles, praises Bassett after crushing loss

Sampson consoles, praises Bassett after crushing loss

Dan Lauletta July 1, 2015 85

Your browser does not support iframes. EDMONTON, Alberta — More than a year ago, Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes recounted an anecdote about the moment she knew Laura Bassett was going to be a

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Stoppage-time own goal sinks England; Japan to final

Stoppage-time own goal sinks England; Japan to final

Dan Lauletta July 1, 2015 172

Your browser does not support iframes. EDMONTON, Alberta — An own goal off the foot of Laura Bassett authored the cruelest of endings to England’s World Cup as the goal handed Japan a stoppage-time winner

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World Cup semifinal preview: Japan vs England

World Cup semifinal preview: Japan vs England

Dan Lauletta July 1, 2015 26

JAPAN vs ENGLAND When: Wednesday, 7 p.m., EDT Where: Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton TV: NBCDeportes.com Team records: Japan 5-0-0 (def. Australia 1-0 in quarterfinals); England 4-1-0 (def. Canada 2-1) Best performance at World Cup: Japan 2011 (champion); England 2015 (semifinalist) Key

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