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The rise and fall of FC Gold Pride: Players reflect on finding new homes

The rise and fall of FC Gold Pride: Players reflect on finding new homes

Giovanni Albanese Jr. February 23, 2011 2

It’s not often you see a unit gel the way the 2010 FC Gold Pride did. A year after finishing the inaugural Women’s Professional Soccer season with a league-worst record, the Pride, after making

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Philadelphia Independence signs Nicole Barnhart

Philadelphia Independence signs Nicole Barnhart

Jeff Kassouf February 22, 2011 6

The Philadelphia Independence have signed U.S. Women’s National Team goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart, The Equalizer has confirmed. Barnhart won the 2010 WPS Championship with FC Gold Pride, but the team folded in November, leaving Barnhart

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Marta's Santos loan questionable, never authorized by FC Gold Pride

Marta's Santos loan questionable, never authorized by FC Gold Pride

Jeff Kassouf January 26, 2011 43

Since FC Gold Pride ceased operations in November, the worldwide hunt has been on to acquire Marta.  On Tuesday, WPS expansion team Western New York Flash announced it had signed the five-time FIFA World

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Q+A with Nancy NeSmith, former owner of FC Gold Pride

Q+A with Nancy NeSmith, former owner of FC Gold Pride

Jeff Kassouf November 24, 2010 8

FC Gold Pride officially folded Nov. 16, ceasing operations after two seasons.  The 2010 FC Gold Pride squad was arguably the best women’s soccer team in history and put together a 16-3-5 (53 pts.)

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The Marta Experiment: Can WPS be the world’s best league without the world’s best player?

The Marta Experiment: Can WPS be the world’s best league without the world’s best player?

Jeff Kassouf November 18, 2010 0

With FC Gold Pride officially announcing Tuesday that it has ceased operations, many are pointing to Marta’s high salary as a cause.  FC Gold Pride did not fold solely because of Marta, but it

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FC Gold Pride overpowers Philadelphia, wins 2010 WPS Championship

FC Gold Pride overpowers Philadelphia, wins 2010 WPS Championship

Jeff Kassouf September 26, 2010 0

The result was always inevitable.  Faced with a third game in a week – two of which went to overtime – and a cross-country flight to take on arguably the world’s best team, the

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McNeill's challenge deserved suspension

McNeill's challenge deserved suspension

Jeff Kassouf July 7, 2010 0

Atlanta Beat defender Kia McNeill was handed an additional two game suspension Wednesday by Women’s Professional Soccer for her 34th minute challenge on FC Gold Pride goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart in Saturday’s 4-0 loss to

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One on One with Marta

One on One with Marta

Jeff Kassouf July 6, 2010 0

FC Gold Pride forward Marta was voted the Women’s Professional Soccer Week 12 Player of the Week by the Northa American Soccer Reporters. Last week, Marta scored two goals in the 2010 WPS All-Star

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Boxx headed west, Athletica players update

Boxx headed west, Athletica players update

Jeff Kassouf June 1, 2010 0

The Atlanta Beat made serious upgrades to its roster Tuesday by signing former Saint Louis Athletica goalkeeper Hope Solo, defender Tina Ellertson and forward Eniola Aluko.  Word is, the Beat may not be done

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The Marta Circus Stops in Boston

The Marta Circus Stops in Boston

Jeff Kassouf May 16, 2010 0

Friday morning I hopped into the cah (too soon for Boston accents?) and headed to Boston for my first Harvard Stadium experience of the year and boy was I treated.  The showdown between FC

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