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Canada blanks Australia in Cyprus scrimmage

Canada blanks Australia in Cyprus scrimmage

Jeff Kassouf March 2, 2015 21

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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Sesselmann on ACL recovery: ‘Almost full contact’

Sesselmann on ACL recovery: ‘Almost full contact’

The Equalizer Staff February 28, 2015 7

Canada defender Lauren Sesselmann says she is “almost full contact” as she attempts to recover from a left ACL tear in time for the Women’s World Cup in June. Sesselmann was not called in

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Milbrett, Tarpley now eligible for Hall of Fame

Milbrett, Tarpley now eligible for Hall of Fame

The Equalizer Staff February 27, 2015 88

United States women’s national team great Tiffeny Milbrett is eligible for the National Soccer Hall of Fame for the first time. She is one of 13 players on the ballot for the first time.

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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 44

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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Thorns sign young Canadian midfielder Robbins

Thorns sign young Canadian midfielder Robbins

The Equalizer Staff February 26, 2015 15

Portland Thorns FC announced on Thursday the signing of midfielder Sarah Robbins, who previously played for Finnish club Åland United. “Sarah is a true holding midfielder with all the qualities required to play in

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2015 Women’s World Cup now 100 days away

2015 Women’s World Cup now 100 days away

The Equalizer Staff February 26, 2015 46

The Women’s World Cup begins in 100 days. One hundred days from now, on June 6, the 2015 World Cup kicks off in Canada. It is the seventh edition of the tournament. “I think

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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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Solo: Made ‘horrible choice’ … ‘I’m just human’

Solo: Made ‘horrible choice’ … ‘I’m just human’

Jeff Kassouf February 24, 2015 102

Hope Solo said in her first interview since being suspended by U.S. Soccer in January, calling the incident that led to her 30-day ban a poor decision. “Well, clearly, I wasn’t thinking. I mean,

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