Mallory Pugh

Alex Morgan and Marta both score as the Orlando Pride trounce the Washington Spirit

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The Spirit saw a four-game road trek end with a resounding defeat

The inconsistency that has dogged the Washington Spirit all season came back again tonight, as they followed Friday's 4-1 road win with a 3-0 road loss to the Orlando Pride. Marta, Camila, and Alex Morgan scored three goals in a twelve minute span during the second half, as Washington saw an even game slowly drift out of their grasp from the 40th minute onward.

Mallory Pugh, Marta exchange goals as the Washington Spirit fight back to tie the Orlando Pride 2-2

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Pugh's 90th minute penalty kick gave the Spirit a point in front of a sellout home crowd

It wasn't the result they were looking for, but the Washington Spirit showed some real fight in coming back twice to get a 2-2 draw before a sellout crowd of 5,200 at the Maryland Soccerplex. Marta twice gave the visitors the lead, with a 10th minute penalty kick and a 56th minute shot through traffic, but Mallory Pugh responded both times with a goal of her own, including a 90th minute spot kick after Kristie Mewis drew the foul.

Abby Wambach

England and the 2015 Women’s World Cup: Preview & Videos

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England and the 2015 Women's World Cup: Preview & Videos - originally posted on

Although the Copa America will take place this summer, plenty of football fans will have World Cup withdrawal after being spoiled by the action in Brazil during the last off-season.

However, the 2015 Women's World Cup is set to fill the void and promises to be an exciting festival of football over the space of a month this summer.

Pros and cons, Henry done, State of the League address today, FIFA fun, more news

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Union bits. Henry will not return to NYRB in 2015. Wambach up for US and FIFA player of the year. More news.

Women’s Football : Germany’s Nadine Angerer Favourite To Win Ballon d’Or Over Marta, Abby Wambach

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The Ballon d'Or female finalists were unveiled last week and Germany's Nadine Angerer, Brazil's Marta and USA's Abby Wambach made the cut. All three ladies are phenomenal players and it must be also said that they each had a memorable year in football.

Reaction to KC’s MLS Cup final win and US WC draw, Union Academy alumni in College Cup Final Four, more

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Reaction to Sporting Kansas City's penalty kick win over RSL in MLS Cup final. The US World Cup draw. Madison and Steffen to face off in College Cup semis. More news.

Women’s Football: Angerer, Schelin, Marta and Wambach Make Ballon d’Or List As Germany And Sweden Up For Coach Prize

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The "FIFA Ballon d'Or Men's list may have generated a great deal of excitement on Tuesday, but the Women's version was actually released four days prior (on Friday), after Sepp Blatter's erratic Cristiano Ronaldo robot dance at the Oxford Union. Surely, that must have been a distraction!

Women’s Football: Words Of Inspiration From Marta, Abby Wambach And Alex Morgan & UEFA Women’s Champions League Final Details

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It's Friday our Women's Football Day! This week, read on as the women's football elite trio of Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Marta dish out valuable and inspiring life advice to young women as part of the FIFA 'Live Your Goals' campaign. Vamos, chicas!

"Any young women out there that want to live their goals, I would personally tell them to challenge themselves and to do something that scares them every single day.

Women’s Football : Best Of The Ballon d’Or With Marta, Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Hope Solo – Plus Female Banter!

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Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan (seen above) and Hope Solo were the Futbolitas representin' at the FIFA Ballon d'Or last night. USA women's team captain Wambach also admitted that she was surprised to receive the award from her own teammate, Hope Solo, as she had expected Morgan to pick it up instead.

Wambach beats out Marta, teammate Alex Morgan to win FIFA Women's World Player of the Year

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Alex Morgan Voted Third in Women's World Player of the Year Voting;
Wambach's Honor Marks Third Time American Woman Named World Player of the Year
Following Mia Hamm's 2001 and 2002 Selections CHICAGO (Jan.

Noticias: The FIFA Ballon D’or Nominees feat. Marta, Wambach, Iniesta & The Puskas Winner

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The FIFA Ballon d'Or nominees were revealed today and boy oh boy, it appears to be another case of The Usual Suspects all over again!

The women's award will be contested by Brazil's legend Marta (loving the hairdo above, irmã!

2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or, Girl-Style: What's Missing Here?

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Announced whenever (or yesterday, I think), here's FIFA's short shorts...uh, short LIST of women footballers for this year's big award: Camille Abily (France), Miho Fukumoto (Japan), Carli Lloyd (USA), Marta (Brazil), Aya Miyama (Japan), Alex Morgan (USA), Megan Rapinoe (USA), Homare Sawa (Japan), Christine Sinclair (Canada), Abby Wambach (USA).

Playlist: What Do the World’s Best Female Soccer Players Listen To?

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If you've wondered what Alex Morgan has playing on her iPod or what music Megan Rapinoe dances to in the locker room, wonder no more. How about what Swedish National Team Captain, Caroline Seger, is blasting in her headphones? Or what five-time FIFA world player of the year, Marta, sings along to in the car [.

The Ring of Olympic Soccer

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The US women kick off their quest for medals next Wednesday against France. Games follow against Colombia and North Korea. Team USA has played in every Olympic final since 1996, hanging gold around their necks on all but one occasion, says writer Alan Black.

Philadelphia Union

More Union-Kljestan reports, Lampard signs, US U-20s stumbling, much more

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More reports linking Union to Sacha Kljestan. Lampard officially signs MLS contract. US U-20s winless in CONCACAF Championship after two games. More.

Casey negotiating, Curtin on losing Ribeiro, Madison a champion, more

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Casey wants to stay in Philly. Curtin on losing Ribeiro to Orlando. Darius Madison and Virginia national champs. Steffen Bundesliga move official. More

Nowak: Get over Le Toux, fans the face of the Union. More news

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Look for the Philly Soccer Show podcast with guest Sebastien Le Toux later this morning.

Philadelphia Union

The Union had a live feed of Peter Nowak's weekly press conference on Wednesday on the club website, which is the first time that's happened as far as I can remember.


Women’s Football : Shortlist Announced For UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe, Marta Joins Rosengard

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Brazil's most successful female footballer, Marta, has left Swedish side Tyreso, after the club withdrew participation from the women's league in June. However, she has chosen to remain in Sweden to link up with Swedish frontrunners Rosengard.

The squad already bolsters an already impressive forward line which includes prolific German striker Anja Mittag, and Swiss ace Ramona Bachmann.

Women’s Football: Marta Looks Forward To World Cup, Melbourne Victory Enjoy First Women’s League Title

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One of the legendary icons of women's football, Marta, has expressed her excitement about Brazil hosting the World Cup. For her achievements (five consecutive FIFA Women's Player of the Year awards), surely she deserves her own glittery VIP box!

Marta said that she is hoping to fly to Brazil to catch a few matches, depending on her fixture duties with Swedish side Malmo.

Five Time Ballon D’or Winner Marta : Women’s Football In Brazil Is Moving A Little “Too Slowly”

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It's no secret here at Futbolita that we consider Brazil's Marta to be the greatest female footballer of all time. In the words of our great mates, "She's a legend!" and really, you haven't much of a case against a five-time Ballon D'or Champion!

Brazil Reveals Official World Cup 2014 Poster With Marta, Bebeto, Amarildo And Ronaldo

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The word 'awkward' does not exist in the Brazilian dictionary, which is why everyone from Marta to Bebeto and Ronaldo legends of the game were more than happy to pose with the official Brazil 2014 Poster at an event yesterday.

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Japan, the 2011 Women's World Cup champ, plays Brazil at noon ET on NBCSN and inhabit on in the Matchup Spotlight of the tomorrow. Vote nowadays to say us who you consider will romp.

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Its Monday 30th July 2012 4 days into the Olympics and the Spanish football team already going home, 1 more match then nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah hheeeeyyeeyyy goodbye!!! That actually ruined the beginning of this blog as I started writing yesterday that Spain lost their 1st match at the World 1-0 [.

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Marta is affect something dissimilar this clip. She can say by the manner her teammates are acting. She can tell by how she is acting. This clip, she and her teammates are converted affairs won't go wrong.

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Brazil expressions New Zealand in Group E charwomen's soccer thing. Brazil and Marta trounce Cameroon 5-0 on Wednesday, while New Zealand fell 1-0 to emcees Great Britain and hope to recoil against the Brazilians.

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Great Britain 1 0 New Zealand Stephanie Houghton at 64 minutes Cameroon 0 5 Brazil 7 mins   Francielle 11 mins   R. Costa 73 mins   Marta (penalty.) 80 mins   Cristiane 88 mins   Marta

Sesselmann, Canada fall in final seconds

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Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) and the Canadian women's national team lost to Brazil 2-1 on a last-second goal Tuesday in their final warmup match before the London Olympics.

It was a wild finish to the Match world Women's Cup in Savièse, Switzerland. Canada seemingly forced penalty kicks on Christine Sinclair's equalizer deep into stoppage time, but the Brazilians raced down the field after the restart and Grazielle poked in a cross from five-time reigning women's world player of the year Marta to win it.


Buceta mudou de cor

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Uma das coqueluches deste blog - responsável por um dos posts com maior número de visualizações (3.837) – mudou nesta época de clube. A espanhola Ana Buceta transferiu-se do El Olivo, onde foi uma das melhores apesar da despromoção da equipa da Iª Divisão, para o Levante, onde está a ter um excelente desempenho.

¿Por qué dicen…?

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En la actualidad, aproximadamente 30 millones de mujeres juegan al futbol en todo el mundo. Es el deporte más popular entre el género femenino y se juega en todos los rincones del planeta. México no es la excepción. Lo que si me parece excepcional es lo poco que se sabe sobre el mismo.


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Colombia frontwards Yoreli Rincon is a lifting virtuoso in womanhoods's football, so full that many have started naming her the "New Marta."And yet she hasn't played a Min so far in Colombia's two grouping-stage exits at the Olympics and many fans back home are enquiring why.

Olympics : Brazil Women’s Team To Face World Champions Japan In Football Quarter-Finals

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Despite their 0-1 loss to a resilient Great Britain Olympic side yesterday, the 'selecao feminina' (Brasil women's team) have made it to the quarter-finals of the Women's Football tournament. However, the task will not be any easier as they will face current World Champions, Japan.

The Rest

YouTube Gets Queerer Than Usual for LGBTQ Athletes

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And I, of all things, find myself with a crush on Robbie Rogers. WTF?

Women's Footy Tuesday Morning Roundup

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It's funny how it feels like there isn't much to talk about today, but oh, really, there is:

Karate and Sushi and Freakin' Awesome Women's Football
Japan won the Asian Cup, beating holder Australia 1-0. That link there will tell you two cool things: it's the first time Japan has won the Asian Cup, and its the first time the same country has stood as champions of both the Asian Cup and the World Cup at the same time.

Chesterfield United Soccer club looks to make a splash

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Chesterfield United Soccer Club has expanded south and are looking to make a big splash in the Tri Cities. Over the last two years, Chesterfield United has experienced phenomenal, climbing from 25 to 38 travel teams in the space of just 2 years as well as increasing their UDP program numbers from 2 to 200 annually.

Marta, Morgan y Wambach nominadas al Balón de Oro

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Por fin sabemos quienes son las tres finalistas que entrarán por la contienda del Balón de Oro, pues FIFA acaba de dar a conocer a un trio de jugadoras de talla mundial. Se trata de la infaltable Marta, quién ya posee cinco galardones, Abby Wambach, una de las máximas goleadoras del futbol femenil y Alex Morgan, una joven figura que ha sabido brillar, ser mediáica y volverse indispensable en cuanta escuadra juega.

Marcio Oliveira, nuevo director técnico de Brasil

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Tal parece que la Federación Brasileña de Futbol está haciendo una reestructuración en varias de sus categorías, pues la selección femenina se suma a la varonil, estrenando mando.

Jorge Barcellos presentó su renuncia luego de no cumplir con el objetivo de subirse al podio en los Juegos Olímpicos de 2012, en donde las brasileñas comandadas por Marta y Cristiane, no pudieron colarse entre los mejores equipos del torneo.

Olympics: Great Britain 1-0 Brazil – Women’s GB Side Shoot Down Marta And Her Muffins At Wembley (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

In what could be a seminal moment for women's football in the UK, a crowd of over 70,000 saw Team GB take on and beat the mighty Brazil by a 1-0 scoreline, a result that sees Hope Powell's side top Group E (with three wins out of three) and face Canada in the knockout stages.

Game Changer: Pretty Tough Girls Claim a Piece of Online Turf

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Believe it or not, not every girl is a damsel in distress looking for Prince Charming. The days when girls were expected to play with dolls, wear pink dresses, have perfect hair, and be quiet and clean are long gone. Â For many girls, role models aren't delicate princesses but kick-butt women who surf twenty- foot waves, dunk basketballs, sail off vert ramps, hit homeruns, beat guys on the motor track and more.

Marta re-introduces herself to Sweden with a creative backheel

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The decision to suspend the 2012 WPS season drove Marta to join Tyreso in Sweden's Damallsvenskan in February. Marta scored 111 goals in 103 matches with Umea before moving to America, so the Swedes are already very familiar with her talents, but, as you might've guessed, she's wasted no time in giving them another glimpse of her brilliance.