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Carli Lloyd wins Golden Ball; Hope Solo takes home Golden Glove in WWC award ceremony

Signifying the end of the 2015 Women’s World Cup, awards were doled out paying tribute to notable individual efforts.

Following an exceptional hat-trick performance in a… 207 more words

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United States, Japan meet in Women's World Cup final with high hopes back home

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – “Three deep breaths. Keep going.”

United States women’s national team coach Jill Ellis gets that text from her father, John, almost every day. 769 more words

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For Japan women's national team, approach to game and life is team-first

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Japan captain Aya Miyama turned to her goalkeeper, Ayumi Kaihori, and, with a big smile, gave her a huge high-five.

Kaihori had just finished singing the praises of Miyama’s leadership. 670 more words


The Beautiful Game Can Be Cruel: Notes From The World Cup Semi-Finals

The beautiful game can be cruel. Just ask the French – losers on penalty kicks to an inferior German squad. Or England, who battled the defending champion Japanese to a draw until an own goal sent them packing with a minute left in injury time.  421 more words


English heartbreak sets up World Cup Final rematch

With extra time looking inevitable between defending World Cup champion Japan and England, a heartbreaking play left Commonwealth Stadium in silence.

With barely 90 seconds remaining until referee Anna-Maria Keighley blew her whistle to signal extra time, English defender Laura Bassett found herself in a defender’s worst nightmare. 539 more words

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