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Women’s World Cup – The Best Bits: England 2-1 Canada (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

England made more history in the 2015 Women's World Cup on Saturday night, making it into the semi-finals for the first time ever after a 2-1 win against hosts Canada.

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Canada made a strong start, withMelissa Tancredifailing to most of a great early chance.

Late goals for, against Canada

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There was plenty of drama for Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) and the Canadian women's national team during a pair of international friendlies in Europe in the past five days.

Kaylyn Kyle scored in the final seconds of second-half stoppage time as Canada pulled out a 1-1 draw with France on Thursday in Nice.

Canada, Ireland win again in Cyprus

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State players and their teams continue to fare well at the Cyprus Cup women's tournament.

Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) started and logged 76 minutes at center back as Canada came back to beat Finland 2-1 in Nicosia, while Shannon Smyth (Mequon/Milwaukee DSHA) played the full 90 minutes as the Republic of Ireland topped South Africa 1-0 in Paralimni for its second win of the week.

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FCKC Lose Sesselmann in Expansion Draft

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The NWSL held their first expansion draft today for the Houston Dash. The 10 round draft saw Houston able to select 10 players from the existing eight teams.

In the third round of the draft, the Dash selected Canadian international, Lauren Sesselmann from Kansas City. The defender had formed a solid partnership with Becky Sauerbrunn last year as FCKC finished second in the overall standings.

State's NWSL players on two teams

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The eight National Women's Soccer League teams finalized their season-opening rosters Monday, and five players with state ties are active as the new league prepares to play its first matches this weekend.

Three of those players are FC Kansas City teammates, as defender Katie Kelly (Marquette) joins defender Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) and midfielder Casey Loyd (Cedarburg) on the roster.

FC Kansas City Gets Cheney, Sauerbrunn and Barnhart

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Via NWSL The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) has announced the allocation of 55 National Team players to the eight clubs as 23 Americans, 16 Canadians and 16 Mexicans found out their teams for the inaugural 2013 season.

The allocation process was conducted with assistance from a panel of experts familiar with the player pools, including individuals from the collegiate level, recent professional and semi-professional clubs, and the youth and senior national team level in North America.

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FCKC Losing Scott to England

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It looks like FC Kansas City will be losing a big part of their midfield ahead of the 2014 season. The Equalizer is reporting that Canadian international, Desiree Scott is leaving KC and the US to head to England. The report says that Scott is joining the Notts County Ladies of the FAWSL, the top league in England.

Catching Up on FC Kansas City

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Apologies for the lack of posts regarding FC Kansas City not just in the last week, but the season as a whole. Life has been catching up with me a bit and I had to cut down a little bit in some of my coverage, unfortunately it was the Blues that had to get chopped a bit.

Year End Awards

While FC Kansas City's season ended last weekend against Portland in the NWSL semifinals, FCKC did clean up when it came to the end of season awards.

FC Kansas City Win Streak at 5

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Overland Park, KS- Via Fckansascity.com:On a hot Sunday afternoon in Overland Park5,031 people packed into Shawnee Mission District Stadium to see FC Kansas City and the Western New York Flash do battle. Each team would move up a spot in the standings with a win, but FC Kansas City had pride on the line as well.

FC Kansas City Play to a 0-0 Draw

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On a hot Sunday afternoon in Overland Park 5,031 people packed into Shawnee Mission District Stadium to see FC Kansas City and the Western New York Flash do battle. Each team would move up a spot in the standings with a win, but FC Kansas City had pride on the line as well.

FCKC Drops First Game at Home

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Overland Park,KS-Via FCKansascity.com:

FC Kansas City dropped their first decision at home this season in front of 4,186 fans on Verizon Wireless Field at Shawnee Mission District Stadium. Following a foul in the penalty box that ultimately resulted in Lauren Sesselmann being ejected from the game, Sky Blue's Sophie Schmidt converted a penalty kick in the 23rdminute to hand Kansas City the 1-0 loss.

FC Kansas City Fall at Home for the First Time

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FC Kansas City dropped their first decision at home this season in front of 4,186 fans on Verizon Wireless Field at Shawnee Mission District Stadium. Following a foul in the penalty box that ultimately resulted in Lauren Sesselmann being ejected from the game, Sky Blue's Sophie Schmidt converted a penalty kick in the 23rd minute to hand Kansas City the 1-0 loss.

Loyd signs with FC Kansas City

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Two players who grew up playing soccer in Wisconsin will be teammates in the National Women's Soccer League.

Forward Casey Loyd (Cedarburg) signed with FC Kansas City earlier this week, joining defender Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) on the roster for the inaugural NWSL season.

Canada 2nd, Ireland 8th in Cyprus

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The Canadian women's national team had to settle for second place at the Cyprus Cup for the second straight year.

Rachel Yankey scored in the 70th minute as England topped Canada 1-0 in the championship game Wednesday in Nicosia.

FC Kansas City's Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) and the Chicago Red Stars' Carmelina Moscato, a former University of Wisconsin assistant, started on the backline for Canada.

Sesselmann going to Kansas City

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Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) and University of Wisconsin assistant coach Carmelina Moscato will continue their pro soccer careers in the Midwest.

Sesselmann was allocated to FC Kansas City of the new National Women's Soccer League on Friday, while her fellow Canadian national team defender learned that she'll play with the Chicago Red Stars this year.

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Sesselmann, Moscato off to Cyprus

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Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) and Carmelina Moscato, who formed the center back partnership for the Canadian women's national team that claimed the bronze medal at last summer's London Olympics, could be reunited soon.

Sesselmann and Moscato, an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin, were among the 25 players called in to the team for next month's Cyprus Women's Cup.

Sesselmann called in for China trip

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Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) is headed to China.

The defender is part of the Canadian women's national team's 21-player roster for the Yongchuan Cup, a four-country tournament that starts Jan. 12. The Canadian team leaves Sunday.

The Rest

Catching up on campus

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It's a perfect match for Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame): Being back home and working in soccer.

The Canadian national team defender was named an assistant at UW-Green Bay earlier this week, joining Niki Brooks on coach Trevor Warren's staff.

JackMac levels for US U-23s. Draft reaction. Findley howler. More.

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Jack McInerney scored in the US U-23 team's 1–1 draw with the USMNT. McInerney, Amobi Okugo, and Freddy Adu started the first half. Zac MacMath and Sheanon Williams started the second half.

John Hackworth says of Tom Brandt, the Union's first pick in the Supplemental Draft, "We wanted to get a quality player in the back and we feel like we did that with Tom Brandt.