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Document shows Australian players against turf at 2015 World Cup, despite official’s comments

Document shows Australian players against turf at 2015 World Cup, despite official’s comments

Jeff Kassouf August 26, 2014 20

Australia presented an odd twist to this 2015 Turf War. On Sunday, Football Federation Australia’s head of women’s football Emma Highwood said the federation was fine with artificial turf being used at the 2015

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Oshoala, Lavogez, Mbock Bathy steal show at U-20 WWC

Oshoala, Lavogez, Mbock Bathy steal show at U-20 WWC

Jeff Kassouf August 25, 2014 18

MONTREAL, Canada – There was a buzz around Olympic Stadium on Sunday every time France’s Claire Lavogez or Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala touched the ball. Everyone knew there was a high possibility for something special

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Petermann lifts Germany to U-20 World Cup title, besting Nigeria in extra time

Petermann lifts Germany to U-20 World Cup title, besting Nigeria in extra time

Jeff Kassouf August 24, 2014 30

MONTREAL, Canada — Lena Petermann’s goal in extra time lifted Germany past Nigeria, 1-0 in extra time in the U-20 Women’s World Cup final on Sunday at Olympic Stadium. The triumph is is Germany’s

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France tops Korea DPR for third place at U-20 WWC

France tops Korea DPR for third place at U-20 WWC

Jeff Kassouf August 24, 2014 7

MONTREAL, Canada — France fell short of following up its 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup triumph with a U-20 title in 2014, but Les Bleuettes will return home with their first-ever U-20 medal

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Riley rips Kansas City turf, stadium, purported 159-degree field temperatures

Riley rips Kansas City turf, stadium, purported 159-degree field temperatures

Jeff Kassouf August 24, 2014 199

For almost a year, Portland Thorns FC players and staff have discussed how they wanted to repeat as champions on their home field. Providence Park averages about 13,000 fans per game, an anomaly in

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In U-20 Women’s World Cup final rematch with Germany, Nigeria has chance to join world’s elite

In U-20 Women’s World Cup final rematch with Germany, Nigeria has chance to join world’s elite

Jeff Kassouf August 23, 2014 11

MONTREAL, Canada – Sitting high above Montreal’s city center, Nigeria U-20 women’s national team coach Peter Dedevbo was all business. He stood stiffly next to the World Cup trophy for the media photo opportunity,

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Thorns hope they’re peaking at right time as they head to Kansas City

Thorns hope they’re peaking at right time as they head to Kansas City

Jeff Kassouf August 21, 2014 15

There’s really no telling which Portland Thorns team will show up in Kansas City on Saturday. The Thorns have been Jekyll and Hyde this year, exploding to some victories to show their potential (6-1

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Germany, Nigeria win semifinal matches to setup U-20 Women’s World Cup final, 2010 rematch

Germany, Nigeria win semifinal matches to setup U-20 Women’s World Cup final, 2010 rematch

Jeff Kassouf August 20, 2014 18

Germany will play in its third consecutive U-20 Women’s World Cup final against Nigeria on Sunday after Lena Petermann scored a late goal to lift Germany past France, 2-1 on Wednesday in Montreal. Nigeria

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Thorns’ Marshall has torn ACL, needs surgery

Thorns’ Marshall has torn ACL, needs surgery

Jeff Kassouf August 20, 2014 3

Portland Thorns FC defender Nikki Marshall has been diagnosed with a torn right a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and will undergo surgery. Marshall went down on a non-contact injury early in Portland’s 1-0

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