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USWNT, Mexico meet again in WC qualifying semis

USWNT, Mexico meet again in WC qualifying semis

Jeff Kassouf October 23, 2014 1

PHILADELPHIA – Four years ago the United States nearly missed out on the World Cup. It’s a tale told many times since, but Friday’s rematch with Mexico in the semifinals of World Cup qualifying

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Nigeria returns to World Cup; Cameroon qualifies for first time

Nigeria returns to World Cup; Cameroon qualifies for first time

Jeff Kassouf October 22, 2014 4

Nigeria is headed to a seventh World Cup and Cameroon qualified for its first-ever World Cup on Wednesday with semifinal victories in the African Women’s Championship. Nigeria is the only African team and one

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WATCH: Venegas’ world-class bicycle kick

WATCH: Venegas’ world-class bicycle kick

Jeff Kassouf October 22, 2014 5

There have been a handful of world-class goals in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, and three of them came on Tuesday night. Costa Rica cruised past Martinique, and the 6-1 victory was capped off by

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2015 Algarve Cup field set: Brazil, France join

2015 Algarve Cup field set: Brazil, France join

Jeff Kassouf October 20, 2014 31

The Algarve Cup field appears to be set for 2015, with Switzerland joining the fray and France officially getting its wish to move up to the elite tournament. It will take place from March

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Morgan out 4-6 weeks with sprained left ankle

Morgan out 4-6 weeks with sprained left ankle

Jeff Kassouf October 18, 2014 127

Alex Morgan is out 4-6 weeks with a sprained left ankle, U.S. Soccer confirmed Saturday. She will miss the remainder of World Cup qualifying. Morgan went down injured in the 37th minute of the

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Heath makes statement in win over Guatemala

Heath makes statement in win over Guatemala

Jeff Kassouf October 18, 2014 43

Tobin Heath found herself fighting for playing time all year with the U.S. women’s national team, trying to find her role in a team that still has seemingly very few absolutes. She played in

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Africa World Cup qualifying down to final four

Africa World Cup qualifying down to final four

Jeff Kassouf October 18, 2014 1

World Cup qualifying in Africa is down to the final four teams, and there are guaranteed to be at least two newcomers from the continent at Canada 2015. Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and South

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Shirley Cruz: A trailblazer for Costa Rica

Shirley Cruz: A trailblazer for Costa Rica

Jeff Kassouf October 16, 2014 5

Shirley Cruz might be the best player in CONCACAF who you’ve never heard of. She won the UEFA Champions League title twice with Lyon in 2011 and 2012 — as well as six straight

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GK Forbes says T&T didn’t fear ‘mighty’ USWNT

GK Forbes says T&T didn’t fear ‘mighty’ USWNT

Jeff Kassouf October 16, 2014 21

Opponents once feared the United States. The U.S. women would bury teams with ease and not give a hoot about how ugly the score got. At 2012 Olympic qualifying, the U.S. beat the Dominican

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