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A quick note on player development, with a great point from Venturini-Hoch

A quick note on player development, with a great point from Venturini-Hoch

Jeff Kassouf March 15, 2011 1

Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Tisha Venturini-Hoch, a legendary U.S. Women’s National Team player who is on the National Soccer Hall of Fame ballot.  Check out the entire interview in the

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Ali Krieger: On being a mole in Germany, attacking from outside back and spending spring in the U.S.

Ali Krieger: On being a mole in Germany, attacking from outside back and spending spring in the U.S.

Jeff Kassouf March 11, 2011 1

Ali Krieger just completed an extremely successful Algarve Cup with the U.S. Women’s National Team.  In the absence of right back Heather Mitts, who is nursing a strained hamstring, Krieger featured as the starting

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U.S. wins Algarve Cup, Canada victorious in Cyprus Cup final

U.S. wins Algarve Cup, Canada victorious in Cyprus Cup final

Jeff Kassouf March 9, 2011 0

The United States won the Algarve Cup on Wednesday, defeating Iceland 4-2 in the final in Faro, Portugal.  Earlier in the day, Canada defeated the Netherlands 2-1 in extra time to win the Cyprus

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Algarve Cup, Cyprus Cup close group play

Algarve Cup, Cyprus Cup close group play

Jeff Kassouf March 7, 2011 0

Monday was the final day of group play in both the Algarve Cup and the Cyprus Cup.  CONCACAF is well represented in Wednesday’s finals, with the United States facing Iceland in the Algarve Cup

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Tarpley's long recovery beginning to pay off

Tarpley's long recovery beginning to pay off

Jeff Kassouf March 4, 2011 0

On Friday, the United States defeated Norway 2-0 in the Algarve Cup to secure a spot in Wednesday’s final with a game still remaining in group play.  Lindsay Tarpley scored the game-winning goal in

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Friday's Algarve Cup and Cyprus Cup results

Friday's Algarve Cup and Cyprus Cup results

Jeff Kassouf March 4, 2011 0

Friday was day two for Algarve Cup and Cyprus Cup group play. Iceland continues to surprise in the Algarve Cup. After defeating Sweden 2-1 on Wednesday, Iceland topped China by the same score on

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Wednesday Wrap: Algarve Cup, Cyprus Cup and more

Wednesday Wrap: Algarve Cup, Cyprus Cup and more

Jeff Kassouf March 2, 2011 0

Both the Algarve Cup and the Cyprus Cup kicked off on Wednesday and both featured surprising results.  In Portugal, Iceland defeated Sweden, which is expected to be a contender at the 2011 Women’s World

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U.S. defeats Japan 2-1 in Algarve Cup opener

U.S. defeats Japan 2-1 in Algarve Cup opener

Jeff Kassouf March 2, 2011 0

The U.S. Women’s National Team opened the Algarve Cup on Wednesday with a 2-1 victory over Japan. Two early goals were the difference for the U.S., which out-shot Japan 14-6. Amy Rodriguez opened the

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U.S. women view Algarve Cup as building block

U.S. women view Algarve Cup as building block

Jeff Kassouf March 1, 2011 2

The Algarve Cup kicks off in Portugal on Wednesday with 12 teams in the annual major women’s spring competition.  Four of those teams are headed to the Women’s World Cup in Germany this summer. 

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Updated: Hope Solo talks shoulder rehab

Updated: Hope Solo talks shoulder rehab

Jeff Kassouf February 27, 2011 2

U.S. Soccer has released a video with Hope Solo talking about her shoulder rehab.  On Sept. 22, Solo underwent major shoulder surgery. She reveals in the video below that “my shoulder probably would have

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