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USA off podium at U-20s; North Korea win

USA off podium at U-20s; North Korea win

The Equalizer Staff December 3, 2016 78

Mami Ueno connected in the 87th minute to secure third place at the U-20 World Cup for Japan and knock the United States off the podium, 1-0. Combined with the U-17 side being knocked

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U-20 WWC: U.S. fall to North Korea in extra time

U-20 WWC: U.S. fall to North Korea in extra time

The Equalizer Staff November 29, 2016 672

R Hyang Sim finishes off a flowing DPR Korea attack 45 seconds into extra time. #USAPRK #U20wwc pic.twitter.com/uoapR0tuTE — Ann Odong ⚽️📝 (@AnnOdong) November 29, 2016 North Korea scored early in extra time and

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Japan’s Kawasumi returning to Seattle Reign FC

Japan’s Kawasumi returning to Seattle Reign FC

The Equalizer Staff June 16, 2016 189

Japan forward Nahomi Kawasumi is returning to Seattle Reign FC, the club announced on Thursday. She is expected to arrive in Seattle in the next 10 days. Kawasumi was a major part of Reign FC’s

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Morgan, Johnston lift U.S. past Japan in rematch

Morgan, Johnston lift U.S. past Japan in rematch

The Equalizer Staff June 5, 2016 507

Lightning didn’t strike twice on Sunday for the U.S. women’s national team after a bizarre 3-3 draw with Japan on Thursday, but once was enough to halt the rematch in the 76th minute. Julie

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U.S. adds June 5 friendly against Japan

U.S. adds June 5 friendly against Japan

The Equalizer Staff April 20, 2016 56

The United States will play Japan in an international friendly at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on Sunday, June 5. The match extends the series between the rivals to two games over four days. The

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USWNT to play Japan on June 2 in Colorado

USWNT to play Japan on June 2 in Colorado

The Equalizer Staff April 4, 2016 181

The United States will host Japan on June 2 at Dick Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado. The match will kick off at 9 pm. EDT and be broadcast live on Fox Sports

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Sasaki steps down as Japan coach after Rio failure

Sasaki steps down as Japan coach after Rio failure

The Equalizer Staff March 10, 2016 39

Japan has parted ways with Norio Sasaki after eight years, the federation announced on Wednesday. Sasaki led Japan to a miraculous triumph at the 2011 World Cup just months after the nation was devastated

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Australia, China to Olympics, Japan out

Australia, China to Olympics, Japan out

The Equalizer Staff March 7, 2016 68

China beat South Korea, 1-0 on Monday to knock Japan out of contention for the Olympics. Later, Australia downed North Korea, 2-1 tot wrap up trips to Rio for themselves and China. The only

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Japan on the brink after loss to China

Japan on the brink after loss to China

Dan Lauletta March 4, 2016 117

Japan’s hopes of qualifying for the Olympic Games have been reduced to needing a lopsided win over Vietnam plus some help from their rivals. The struggles for the Nadesheko continued Friday when they lost

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Wednesday roundup: Canada lose, Japan held

Wednesday roundup: Canada lose, Japan held

The Equalizer Staff March 2, 2016 112

Canada dropped to 0-2 since qualifying for the Olympics after losing their Algarve Cup opener, 1-0 to Denmark on Wednesday. Thorns’ forward Nadia Nadim scored in the 56th minute for the only goal of

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