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Players officially file lawsuit against FIFA, CSA over artificial turf at 2015 Women’s World Cup

Players officially file lawsuit against FIFA, CSA over artificial turf at 2015 Women’s World Cup

Jeff Kassouf October 1, 2014 32

A lawsuit has officially been filed by a group of women’s international soccer players against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association regarding the use of artificial turf at the 2015 Women’s World Cup. The

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USWNT headed to Brazil for first time in 17 years

USWNT headed to Brazil for first time in 17 years

Jeff Kassouf October 1, 2014 7

The U.S. women’s national team is headed Brazil in December for the first time since 1997, for a four-team tournament that includes Brazil, China and Argentina. The event is dubbed as the International Tournament

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Audit shows Ellis has contract options through 2020

Audit shows Ellis has contract options through 2020

The Equalizer Staff September 30, 2014 32

The U.S. Soccer Federation’s annual audit reveals that women’s national team coach Jill Ellis is under contract through July 31, 2015, with option that could extend her deal through August 31, 2020. The Women’s

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FIFA official: World Cup will be on turf, ‘no Plan B’

FIFA official: World Cup will be on turf, ‘no Plan B’

Associated Press September 30, 2014 37

TORONTO — A FIFA official visiting Canada in advance of the Women’s World Cup next summer says there are no plans to reconsider playing the premier tournament on artificial turf. A group of players

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Barbieri: W-League on the rise; Week 3 results

Barbieri: W-League on the rise; Week 3 results

Tim Grainey September 29, 2014 15

In this edition of the International Review, we look at the Week 3 games in Australia’s Westfield W-League, discuss some coaching changes for the Australian national team and Sydney FC, and talk with long-time

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Colombia joins Brazil at World Cup, Olympics; Ecuador makes WC playoff

Colombia joins Brazil at World Cup, Olympics; Ecuador makes WC playoff

The Equalizer Staff September 28, 2014 23

Colombia has qualified for the 2015 Women’s World Cup and the 2016 Olympics by way of Ecuador’s 3-2 win on Sunday over Argentina. Colombia joins Brazil in both tournaments. With Sunday’s victory, Ecuador secured

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WATCH: Stanford’s Turner scores from crazy angle

WATCH: Stanford’s Turner scores from crazy angle

The Equalizer Staff September 27, 2014 5

Whether she meant it or not, Stanford sophomore forward/midfielder Megan Turner scored from a ridiculous angle on Friday in Stanford’s 1-1 tie with Utah to open Pac-12 Conference play. Have a look: The news

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Brazil becomes 14th team to qualify for World Cup

Brazil becomes 14th team to qualify for World Cup

The Equalizer Staff September 26, 2014 25

Brazil on Friday became the 14th team to qualify for the 2015 Women’s World Cup, thrashing Argentina, 6-0 in the final phase of South American qualifying. With the win, Brazil has 6 points through

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Lawyers finalizing lawsuit against FIFA, CSA regarding artificial turf at Women’s World Cup

Lawyers finalizing lawsuit against FIFA, CSA regarding artificial turf at Women’s World Cup

Jeff Kassouf September 26, 2014 41

A coalition of women’s soccer players demanding natural grass at the 2015 World Cup is finalizing a lawsuit against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association, the players’ lawyers said Friday. In a letter dated

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Rampone on Solo: ‘Right now, team supporting her’

Rampone on Solo: ‘Right now, team supporting her’

The Equalizer Staff September 26, 2014 8

U.S. national team captain Christie Rampone says the team is supporting Hope Solo as Solo’s court date nears on two charges of fourth-degree domestic-violence assault, but acknowledged that repercussions from U.S. Soccer loom if

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