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With World Cup qualification secured, USWNT looks to keep rolling in final against Costa Rica

With World Cup qualification secured, USWNT looks to keep rolling in final against Costa Rica

Jeff Kassouf October 25, 2014 3

PHILADELPHIA — With qualification to the 2015 Women’s World Cup officially secured, the United States women’s national team gets one last official competitive match before next year’s tournament: the CONCACAF Women’s Championship final on

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Japan blanks Canada in first of two friendlies

Japan blanks Canada in first of two friendlies

Harjeet Johal October 25, 2014 1

EDMONTON, Canada — Japan proved to be too much for Canada as they defeated John Herdman’s side, 3-0 in front of 9,654 supporters at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday. Japan’s balanced attack was just too

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Ivory Coast qualifies for Women’s World Cup for first time ever

Ivory Coast qualifies for Women’s World Cup for first time ever

The Equalizer Staff October 25, 2014 4

Ivory Coast is headed to the Women’s World Cup for the first time in the country’s history, beating South Africa, 1-0 on Saturday in Namibia. Ivory Coast joins Nigeria and Cameroon — who qualified

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PK shootout hero Diaz: I felt like all of Costa Rica was behind me

PK shootout hero Diaz: I felt like all of Costa Rica was behind me

Jennifer Gordon October 25, 2014 2

PHILADELPHIA — Penalty kicks taken to decide the outcome of a match are one of the cruelest aspects of sports. Perhaps its never as cruel as when penalties determine who gets a World Cup

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Wide play taking shape for USWNT at qualifying

Wide play taking shape for USWNT at qualifying

Jeff Kassouf October 25, 2014 31

PHILADELPHIA – It’s all about the process, U.S. women’s national team coach Jill Ellis reiterates. The process of qualifying for the World Cup. The process of developing the team’s play and system. The process

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USWNT dominantly beats Mexico to qualify for 2015 Women’s World Cup

USWNT dominantly beats Mexico to qualify for 2015 Women’s World Cup

Jeff Kassouf October 24, 2014 234

PHILADELPHIA — History did not repeat on Friday, as the United States women’s national team defeated Mexico 3-0 in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship to qualify for the 2015 World Cup. Carli

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Costa Rica advances to first-ever World Cup

Costa Rica advances to first-ever World Cup

Jeff Kassouf October 24, 2014 4

PHILADELPHIA – Costa Rica qualified for a Women’s World Cup for the first time ever, beating Trinidad and Tobago in penalty kicks of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship semifinals at PPL Park on Friday. The

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Cuellar on resting players: ‘Hopefully it works’

Cuellar on resting players: ‘Hopefully it works’

Dan Lauletta October 24, 2014 14

PHILADELPHIA  —  He didn’t exactly say it, but he may as well have.  Mexico coach Leo Cuellar was faced with a fascinating choice Friday night at PPL Park.  He could play his absolute best

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Waldrum after loss:  ‘I believe we will qualify’

Waldrum after loss: ‘I believe we will qualify’

Dan Lauletta October 24, 2014 4

PHILADELPHIA — It was equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming.  Trinidad and Tobago’s head coach Randy Waldrum sat at the podium following a gut-wrenching loss in penalty kicks to Costa Rica, and restated his firm

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Confident Costa Rica one win from first World Cup

Confident Costa Rica one win from first World Cup

Jeff Kassouf October 24, 2014 1

PHILADELPHIA — Costa Rica has never qualified for a Women’s World Cup, but the Ticas are one win away from doing so in what has already been a historic tournament for the country. And

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