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Wednesday Roundup: Nine USWNT players named to Women’s World XI shortlist

Wednesday Roundup: Nine USWNT players named to Women’s World XI shortlist

The Equalizer Staff February 22, 2017 134

Also in today’s roundup, Herdman announces Canada’s Algarve Cup squad, Portland re-signs Menges and Shim, the U.S. U-18 WNT continues to win in England and Cal alumna Emma Fletcher heads to Norway FIFPro, the

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Lloyd, Ellis named finalists for FIFA year end awards

Lloyd, Ellis named finalists for FIFA year end awards

The Equalizer Staff December 2, 2016 101

Carli Lloyd and Jill Ellis remain in contention to repeat as The Best FIFA Women’s Player and Coach respectively after the sport’s global governing body announced the three finalists for each on Friday. Lloyd

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CBF could end Brazil WNT’s residency program

CBF could end Brazil WNT’s residency program

The Equalizer Staff August 22, 2016 20

The Brazilian federation is reportedly considering ending the funding of a permanent residency program for its women’s national team following a fourth-place finish on home soil at the 2016 Olympics. Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte

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Marta accepting of loss, rooting for Sweden for gold

Marta accepting of loss, rooting for Sweden for gold

The Equalizer Staff August 17, 2016 52

Brazil will be playing on Friday, but not for the medal the team hoped for. Instead, Marta & Co. will take on Canada in the bronze-medal match after the Rio 2016 Olympic host fell

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Brazil-Sweden preview: Can Sweden use U.S. blueprint to win again?

Brazil-Sweden preview: Can Sweden use U.S. blueprint to win again?

Ray Curren August 16, 2016 184

Being called a “coward” is not quite the same as being dubbed a “chicken”, but even if Brazil spends the hours between now and Tuesday’s Olympic semifinal clucking outside their hotel, I don’t think

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Brazil through to medal round on PKs over Aussies

Brazil through to medal round on PKs over Aussies

Dan Lauletta August 12, 2016 49

Host Brazil survived a tense, scoreless draw and advanced to the semifinals after a gripping penalty shootout against Australia. The two-time silver medalists will meet Sweden on Tuesday afternoon at the Maracana after the

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Brazil wins Group E after scoreless draw

Brazil wins Group E after scoreless draw

The Equalizer Staff August 9, 2016 5

Brazil was held to a scoreless draw by a tenacious South Africa side late Tuesday but comfortably won Group E and will face Australia in Friday’s quarterfinal. The Brazilians were eliminated from last summer’s

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Cristiane sets Olympic record as Brazil smashes Sweden

Cristiane sets Olympic record as Brazil smashes Sweden

The Equalizer Staff August 7, 2016 53

Saturday’s result at the Olympic Stadium in Rio likely said more about Sweden than it did about Brazil. But, oh, what it could mean for the host country. Marta & Co. electrified a partisan,

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Soccer players take in Opening Ceremony from afar

Soccer players take in Opening Ceremony from afar

The Equalizer Staff August 5, 2016 0

Olympic soccer players often aren’t able to march in the Opening Ceremony, since the sport – more than any other each Olympiad – is spread out among cities hundreds of miles outside of the

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Group E Olympic Preview: Where will goals come from?

Group E Olympic Preview: Where will goals come from?

Ray Curren August 2, 2016 37

  (Teams listed in predicted order of finish.) While they’re always in the back of people’s minds it seems, after three consecutive major tournaments without a single knockout-round victory, Brazil does not find itself

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