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Author Archives: Jacquelyn Brazzale

Reviewing USWNT’s 23-player roster for 2015 Women’s World Cup

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Jill Ellis released her 23-player roster today for the U.S. Women’s National Team heading to this summer’s Women’s World Cup. Goalkeepers: Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers) Defenders: Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Whitney … Continue reading

England vs USA preview: USWNT need answers in critical test

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After a string of poor performances by the US Women’s National Team and losing its number one ranking in the world, critics are still calling for more changes to the team, shuffling more players around, and questioning whether USWNT Head Coach Jillian Ellis can … Continue reading

Troublesome U.S. Women’s National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo suspended for 30 days

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After recently being cleared of domestic assault charges, USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo was handed a 30-day suspension from U.S. Soccer last night. The federation would not cite the specifics of the suspension, but the order comes after an incident in … Continue reading

Assault Charges Against U.S Women’s Goalkeeper Hope Solo Dropped

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Charges against United States women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo were dropped on Tuesday afternoon. Solo, 33, was facing two counts of fourth degree assault after a June incident in which she allegedly attacked her nephew and half sister while intoxicated at a … Continue reading

Jeff Plush Announced as the Women’s Soccer League Commissioner

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The National Women’s Soccer League announced the hiring of Jeff Plush as the league’s new commissioner Tuesday afternoon. The hiring comes three month after the league’s inaugural commissioner Cheryl Baily, announced she would step down once her replacement was found. … Continue reading

FOX Sports Announce Coverage For The 2015 Women’s World Cup

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The 2015 Women’s World Cup will feature many firsts. The first time a senior tournament will be played on turf, the first time an expanded field of 24 teams will play in Canada and the first time in 11 years … Continue reading

Previewing The USWNT’s Brasilia International Tournament

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2014 has not been the U.S. Women’s National team’s best year. A coaching change out of the blue, back to back losses for the first time since 2001, taking an all time low 7th place at the Algarve Cup, and placement … Continue reading

USWNT Drawn in The 2015 Women’s World Cup ‘Group of Death’

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Even with an expanded field for the 2015 Women’s World Cup, the U.S. Women’s National Team still managed to find themselves in the Group of Death. The Americans eagerly watched to learn which teams will be featured in their group … Continue reading

Women’s World Cup Players Submit Lawsuit Over Turf Issues

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It wasn’t an empty threat. And it certainly wasn’t a joke. 40 of the top international world players have made good on a threat to take legal action against FIFA for its use of artificial turf in next year’s Women’s … Continue reading

Previewing The USWNT’s Matches For December

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The United State Women’s National Team will head south to Brazil this December to participate in a four-team international tournament, that includes host nation Brazil, China PR and Argentina. The US return to Brazil for their first game in 17 … Continue reading

3 Things We Learned From the Latest USWNT Friendlies

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After a combined score of 12-0 in a two game friendly series with Mexico, the United States Women’s National Team seems to be sitting in prime position heading into CONCACAF qualifying. There is little question on the American’s ability to … Continue reading

2014 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying Schedule

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The stage is set for the United States Women’s National Team to start their 2015 World Cup campaign. First up, CONCACAF Qualifying against Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala and Haiti. CONCACAF drew groups for World Cup Qualifying (also known as CONCACAF … Continue reading

USMNT Friendly Against The Czech Republic A Stepping Stone For Russia 2018

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U.S. Men’s National Team will kick off their campaign to Russia 2018, with a friendly against the Czech Republic tonight. Manager Jürgen Klinsmann has enlisted the help of a 23-man squad in the team’s first post-World Cup game and the … Continue reading

Kansas City Claim The National Women’s Soccer League Championship

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Kansas City might be the new home of soccer. Sporting KC were 2013 MLS champs. Now FC Kansas City are 2014 NWSL champions. It’s hard to call them underdogs, but when up against the 16-2-6 Seattle Reign FC, most fans … Continue reading

New NWSL Schedule Changes To Accommodate Women’s World Cup

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The National Women’s Soccer League has made significant changes to its 2015 schedule in order to accommodate the Women’s World Cup next summer The league announced the new schedule will feature 20 games and a two-week break for the group … Continue reading

USWNT Names Roster For Midweek Friendly Against Switzerland

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U.S. Women’s National Team head couch Jill Ellis has put together her 19-women roster for the August 20 friendly against Switzerland at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. It is a safe and predictable roster for Ellis, who narrowed … Continue reading

Hope Solo Court Trial Set For November, Won’t Interfere With World Cup Qualifying

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A November date has been set for the trial of U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo, who is accused of assaulting her half-sister and 17-year-old nephew. Solo appeared in Kirkland, Washington court Monday following two counts of fourth degree domestic violence in … Continue reading

Top Female Soccer Players Express Outrage That Women’s World Cup Will Be Played On Artificial Grass

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More than 40 international women’s players have stepped forward and are threatening to take legal action against FIFA and its decision to allow the 2015 Women’s World Cup to be held exclusively on artificial turf in Canada. What started as … Continue reading