Posts Tagged Women’s soccer

Women’s World Cup turf war heats up

In this Jan. 27, 2012, file photo, United States' Kelly O'Hara (5) fights for control of the ball with Costa Rica's Daniela Cruz (8) during the first half of CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer game action at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. A group of players from the U.S. women’s national team, who will vie for a spot in the World Cup in October qualifying, have joined with several international players in protesting the turf surfaces for next summer’s big event in Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward, File)

Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women’s World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.

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UNM women’s soccer team apologizes for hazing case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico women’s soccer team has apologized for a hazing case that sent two players to the hospital for excessive alcohol intoxication.

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Reign top Spirit 2-1 in NWSL semifinals

SEATTLE (AP) — Hope Solo saved a late penalty shot and Megan Rapinoe scored the game-winner as the Seattle Reign FC defeated the Washington Spirit 2-1 in the National Women’s Soccer League semifinals on Sunday night.

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Kansas City FC beats Portland Thorns 2-0 in semis

In this June 7, 2014, file photo, Portland Thorns' Alex Morgan (13) prepares to fire a shot against the Western New York Flash in an NWSL soccer game in Portland, Ore. In the space of about a week, a group of players from the U.S. team, including Morgan, wrapped up the regular season with their National Women’s Soccer League teams, got together for an international friendly against Switzerland, and now face off in the NWSL playoffs. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Randy L. Rasmussen, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Amy Rodriguez and Lauren Holiday scored second-half goals and FC Kansas City beat the defending champion Portland Thorns 2-0 in the National Women’s Soccer League semifinals on Saturday.

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NWSL playoffs open busy time for women’s soccer

In this June 28, 2014, file photo, Seattle Reign's Sydney Leroux, left, and Sky Blue's Sophie Schmidt vie for the ball in the first half of an NWSL soccer game in Seattle. In the space of about a week, a group of players from the U.S. team wrapped up the regular season with their National Women’s Soccer League teams, got together for an international friendly against Switzerland, and now face off in the NWSL playoffs. The country’s top players are maintaining a delicate balance between supporting the NWSL at home while gearing up for a busy two years that include the women’s World Cup in Canada next summer and then 2016 Rio Olympics. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

In the space of about a week, a group of players from the U.S. team wrapped up the regular season with their National Women’s Soccer League teams, got together for an international friendly against Switzerland, and now face off in the NWSL playoffs.

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