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Ambarchian departs WNY, O'Hara added to USWNT roster

The Western New York Flash has relieved Henrik Ambarchian of his duties as general manager, the team announced on Wednesday.  Ambarchian served as general manager when the team played in the USL W-League, winning the W-League championship in 2010.  AJ Cecere, who has served as assistant general manager, will take over all media responsibility.

The AP reports that owner Joe Sahlen is expected to take over as GM. Sahlen told The Equalizer that such a suggestion “is totally inaccurate and merely speculation on the author’s part.” Sahlen intends to maintain his role as owner and as the Flash representative on the WPS Board of Governors.

In U.S. Women’s National Team news, midfielder Kelley O’Hara has replaced Lindsay Tarpley on Pia Sundhage’s Women’s World Cup roster.

“You never want a teammate to get injured, but injuries are part of the sport and my heart goes out to Lindsay Tarpley,” O’Hara told “Those are big shoes to fill because she is an awesome player and a great teammate, so I will play whatever role the coaches want me to play. After initially not making the team, it’s an amazing feeling to be back with these players and going to Germany.”

Also, check out this week’s WPS wrap-up on

Check out this video from U.S. Soccer about five U.S. players returning to their home state of New Jersey:


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