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Corral shines for Mexico at CONCACAF qualifying

Corral shines for Mexico at CONCACAF qualifying

Jennifer Gordon October 31, 2014 1

Mexico’s women’s national team found itself in a position in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship that few would have predicted prior to the tournament. On three separate occasions, the team needed a result to reach

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Italy-Netherlands to decide final UEFA spot in Canada

Italy-Netherlands to decide final UEFA spot in Canada

Dan Lauletta October 30, 2014 15

The Netherlands defeated Scotland, 2-0 on Thursday to move to the brink of their first appearance at the Women’s World Cup.  Second-half goals by Lieke Martens and Manon Melis made it a 4-1 win

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France, South Korea bid for 2019 Women’s World Cup

France, South Korea bid for 2019 Women’s World Cup

Associated Press October 30, 2014 9

ZURICH — Football delegates from France and South Korea have handed over their bid documents to FIFA for the 2019 Women’s World Cup. France and South Korea are also bidding for the 2018 under-20

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Hamm named part-owner of new LA MLS team

Hamm named part-owner of new LA MLS team

Jeff Kassouf October 30, 2014 18

It’s been a busy week for United States women’s soccer legend Mia Hamm, who on Thursday was unveiled as one of 22 owners of the new Los Angeles MLS team set to begin play

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Schelin sets Swedish scoring mark in loss to Germany

Schelin sets Swedish scoring mark in loss to Germany

Jeff Kassouf October 29, 2014 114

Lotta Schelin broke Sweden’s all-time scoring record with her 73rd international goal on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough for Sweden in a 2-1 loss to Germany in Orebro. Schelin opened the scoring in the

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FIFA: Men’s World Cup could be on turf ‘sooner rather than later’

FIFA: Men’s World Cup could be on turf ‘sooner rather than later’

Associated Press October 29, 2014 27

The men’s World Cup could be played “sooner rather than later” on artificial pitches, FIFA said Wednesday in the latest defense of its decision not to stage the 2015 women’s tournament in Canada on

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Canada midfielder Matheson has torn ACL

Canada midfielder Matheson has torn ACL

Jeff Kassouf October 29, 2014 35

Canada midfielder Diana Matheson has a torn ACL, the Canadian Soccer Association announced on Wednesday, putting Matheson’s World Cup hopes in question. Canada hosts the 2015 World Cup, which begins on June 6. Matheson

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Japan beats Canada late to sweep two-game set

Japan beats Canada late to sweep two-game set

Harjeet Johal October 28, 2014 24

VANCOUVER, Canada — Aya Sameshima scored a stoppage time goal on Tuesday at BC Place in Vancouver to lift reigning world champion Japan past 2015 World Cup host Canada, 3-2. It was Japan’s second

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New Zealand easily qualifies for World Cup

New Zealand easily qualifies for World Cup

The Equalizer Staff October 28, 2014 15

New Zealand became the 22nd team to qualify for the 2015 Women’s World Cup with a 10-0 victory over Cook Islands on Wednesday in Papua New Guinea. New Zealand outscored opponents 29-0 in three

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CSA responds to lawyers’ letter claiming reprisal

CSA responds to lawyers’ letter claiming reprisal

Associated Press October 28, 2014 12

TORONTO — The Canadian Soccer Association is denying allegations that it targeted players involved in a legal challenge to the use of artificial turf at next summer’s Women’s World Cup. “No such threats were

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