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The View from the North: Turf and perception vs. reality

The View from the North: Turf and perception vs. reality

Duane Rollins March 28, 2013 43

As the old saying goes, perception is greater than reality. So it is with the decision to play the 2015 World Cup on turf, rather than on a natural playing surface. The perception of

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Wambach: World Cup no place for artificial turf

Wambach: World Cup no place for artificial turf

Jeff Kassouf March 22, 2013 72

If the playing surfaces of five of the six Canadian venues for the 2015 Women’s World Cup remain as artificial turf, it won’t happen without a fight for natural grass playing surfaces. Thursday’s announcement

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The View from the North: 2015 WWC…on plastic

The View from the North: 2015 WWC…on plastic

Duane Rollins March 21, 2013 31

The 2015 World Cup Final will be the first senior team championship game of either gender to be played on a surface other than grass. Although that announcement was somewhat buried, the embracing of

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Vancouver to host 2015 World Cup final

Vancouver to host 2015 World Cup final

Jeff Kassouf March 21, 2013 11

Vancouver will host the 2015 Women’s World Cup final, FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association announced on Thursday. The announcement came as part of the entire provisional schedule being announced. The final, to be

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Host cities for 2015 WWC announced

Host cities for 2015 WWC announced

Jeff Kassouf May 4, 2012 1

The six host cities for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada were announced on Friday at a press event in Ottawa, ON. The six official cities are: Edmonton, AB; Moncton, NB; Montreal,

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2011: The (historic) year that was in women’s soccer

2011: The (historic) year that was in women’s soccer

Jeff Kassouf December 30, 2011 2

Let’s skip the sentimental business. Another year flew by faster than it should have and we are staring 2012 right in the face. In a landmark year for women’s soccer, it is only appropriate

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Abby Mania: A week in Rochester

Abby Mania: A week in Rochester

Jeff Kassouf July 29, 2011 1

Germany was clearly the place to be this summer, but if there was one place to take in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup within the United States, Rochester, N.Y., of all places, was

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WPS and USWNT: A week in numbers

WPS and USWNT: A week in numbers

Jeff Kassouf July 25, 2011 8

Cold, hard numbers do not typically paint a positive picture for Women’s Professional Soccer and the U.S. Women’s National Team. However, for at least a week, WPS and the USWNT received incredible attention supported

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Kendall Fletcher Blog: On a memorable Women's World Cup

Kendall Fletcher Blog: On a memorable Women's World Cup

Kendall Fletcher July 23, 2011 0

From the close scores of the first round games to the last PK taken in the final, the 2011 Women’s World Cup was filled with excitement, surprises, heartbreaks, handballs, comebacks, controversies and most importantly,

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Operative Words: A final reflection on the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup

Operative Words: A final reflection on the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup

Jeff Kassouf July 23, 2011 3

Now that everyone has had some time to cool off following the Women’s World Cup, it is a good time to reflect on the most important Women’s World Cup to date. Personally, a few

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