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Picking the team: Who will be Ellis’ 20 for WCQ?

Picking the team: Who will be Ellis’ 20 for WCQ?

Jeff Kassouf September 19, 2014 245

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The friendlies and training camps are over, and now U.S. coach Jill Ellis has to pick a team to lead into World Cup qualifying in October. Eight players will be cut

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Germany, France pull closer in latest FIFA rankings

Germany, France pull closer in latest FIFA rankings

The Equalizer Staff September 19, 2014 55

The United States women retained their No. 1 world ranking in the lastest FIFA rankings released on Friday, keeping hold of the position they’ve maintained since March 2008. The top six teams remained unchanged:

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After another USWNT win over Mexico, all eyes on Ellis’ World Cup qualifying roster decisions

After another USWNT win over Mexico, all eyes on Ellis’ World Cup qualifying roster decisions

Jeff Kassouf September 18, 2014 277

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Jill Ellis did as she said she would and tested out new players in the United States’ lineup on Thursday, and the result against Mexico was the same: a comfortable 4-0

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Angerer: Americans lack quality, Morgan ‘fragile’

Angerer: Americans lack quality, Morgan ‘fragile’

Jeff Kassouf September 18, 2014 111

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Germany hasn’t played the United States in a major international women’s soccer competition since 2004. Let that sink in: It’s been 10 years since the last meeting, when the United States

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Young Mexico playing catch-up before WC qualifying

Young Mexico playing catch-up before WC qualifying

Jeff Kassouf September 18, 2014 8

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Mexico enters World Cup qualifying next month as the favorite in Group B and as a team expected to grab one of the three automatic berths to Canada 2015. But the

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Oregon congressman supports grass at World Cup

Oregon congressman supports grass at World Cup

Associated Press September 18, 2014 83

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon congressman is throwing his support behind players who are protesting the plan to use artificial turf at the Women’s World Cup next summer in Canada. Rep. Earl Blumenauer has

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USWNT still making tweaks ahead of Mexico rematch

USWNT still making tweaks ahead of Mexico rematch

Jeff Kassouf September 17, 2014 37

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Improving upon a performance that yields an 8-0 victory is hardly easy. Avoiding complacency against the same opponent six days later is equally challenging. And getting mentally and physically prepared for

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Sweden qualify for World Cup; four make playoffs

Sweden qualify for World Cup; four make playoffs

The Equalizer Staff September 17, 2014 35

Sweden qualified for the 2015 Women’s World Cup on Wednesday with a 2-0 victory over Scotland. Italy, Netherlands and Ukraine will join Scotland in a four-team playoff to determine the eighth and final team

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Perez sisters dream of playing together for Mexico

Perez sisters dream of playing together for Mexico

Jennifer Gordon September 16, 2014 7

Sometimes siblings share more than genetics. Sometimes they share goals and passions. That’s certainly the case for sisters Veronica and Amanda Perez. Their passion for soccer led them to share the same university and

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Americans shine in Week 1 of Australian W-League

Americans shine in Week 1 of Australian W-League

Tim Grainey September 15, 2014 29

Jasmyne Spencer scored twice to lead Sydney FC to a 2-0 home victory over Adelaide United during the first weekend of Australia’s W-League Season. Australia’s national women’s league started earlier this year than in

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