U-20 Women's World Cup

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U-20 Women’s World Cup: Germany And USA To Meet In Final After Superb Wins Over Japan, Nigeria

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Sunday's U-20 Women's World Cup Final clash has been set and after their splendid semi-final wins yesterday, Germany and USA perennial 'elites' in the women's game will meet in the final. To celebrate their 3-0 win over Japan in Tokyo last night, the German girls took off their socks and boots, went barefoot and did a lap of honour for the supportive Japanese fans.

U-20 Women’s World Cup: Germany Down USA 3-0, Norway Advance To Quarter-Finals

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The Norwegian girls made it to quarter-finals of the U-20 Women's World Cup yesterday, cementing their position as the tournament's surprise package. Admittedly, they felt a little dispirited after their opening defeat to South Korea last week, but fought hard in their 4-1 victory over the Argentinians yesterday.

Kassey Kallman Named to US WNT U-20 World Cup Squad

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After a year and a half of consistent play on the US U-20 Women's National Team, Woodbury, Minn. native Kassey Kallman has been called on again to represent her country. This time she and a squad of 21 players has been called together by head coach Steve Swanson. Kallman will represent the United States at the [.

U20 Women’s World Cup Draw Announced

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The U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team will face Ghana, China PR and Germany in Group D at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, taking place at five venues in Japan from Aug. 19-Sept. 8. The Final Draw took place in Tokyo on Monday evening (early morning Eastern Time).

The U.S. plays its first two Group D matches at the Hiroshima Big Arch Stadium in Hiroshima, opening its tournament on Aug.

Nigeria’s U-20 Women’s Team Take A Big Step Forward For African Soccer

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We were penalty kicks away from the first African team reaching the semi-finals at the World Cup earlier this month. Today, Nigeria's U-20 Women's World Cup team defeated the United States on penalty kicks in the quarter-finals of the fifth edition of that competition, and became the first African nation to reach the semi-finals of any FIFA women's competition.

Philadelphia Union

Players happy Hack no longer interim, US in U-20 WC final, more news

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Players happy Hackworth no longer interim manager, says he brings stability. Adu says "amazing" Union fans are one of the best fan bases he's played in front of. US in U-20 Women's World Cup final after defeating Nigeria in semis. USMNT news ahead of Friday's WCQ. More.

“Must-win,” pushing Freddy, beIN Sports buys rights to USMNT away WCQs, more news

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Hackworth says Friday's match against RSL is a must-win. Plus, what Freddy Adu must understand & more from Hackworth's presser. Anderson Monarchs film getting rave reviews. Hope Solo book highest ever debut for soccer book on NYT bestseller list. BeIN Sports buys rights to show USMNT World Cup away qualifiers.

Valdes TOW honors, River Cup, La Salle women top NSCAA Mid-Atlantic poll, more news

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Carlos Valdes named to MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week. River Cup draws near. La Salle No. 1 on NSCAA Mid-Atlantic women's soccer poll, U Penn at No. 10. More news.

Ref talk continues, “teachable moments,” vote Union youth, more news

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Talk about Sunday's refereeing disaster continues across the league. Hackworth says DC game had plenty of "teachable moments." Valdes named to PST Team of the Week. MLS ranked 8th in the world for pro soccer attendance. Mexico v USA top primetime broadcast. More news.

women's soccer

The Invisibility of Women’s Soccer – Even When On TV!

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I was pleased yesterday to find that ESPNU was showing the U-20 Women's World Cup in Germany, and tuned into the US-Ghana game The first half was exciting, with Ghana threatening an upset over the defending champions, 1-0 up at the break thanks to a simply fantastic strike from Elizabeth Cudjoe from 20, 25 yards or so (somehow, the significance of the US playing Ghana again at a World Cup and going 1-0 down early in the game didn't hit me until everyone reminded me of it on Twitter).

IS NORTH KOREA THE WOMEN’S SOCCER POWER OF THE FUTURE?

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Kim Jung-Il might have chosen North Korea's official athletic specialty, women's soccer. Although North Korea, or the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has produced Olympic Champions in gymnastics, boxing, weightlifting, and speed skating, they have never challenged consistently on the world stage in any sport.

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US U-20 Women Squeak into Quarterfinals of World Cup

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The US Women's U-20 World Cup squad dropped their final Group D match this morning, 3-0 to Germany, who finish atop the group. Despite the loss, the US moves into knockout competition after qualifying by goal differential. "There is no greater, more exciting or prestigious duel than us against the USA, who have always set [.

Noticias: Germany, Korea, Norway Win In U-20 Women’s World Cup – Plus Nuri Sahin & Sara Carbonero

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Matchday 4 of the U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan saw record-breaking performances from Korea DPR (who handed the poor Argentinean girls a 9-0 thrashing with five goals from Kim Un Hwa!) and Germany, whose injury-time goal from Lina Magull in Hiroshima saw them advance to the next round.

US women win U-20 World Cup

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Congratulations to the USA national team on winning the women's U-20 World Cup in Chile today. They defeated North Korea 2-1 on goals by Golden Boot winner Sydney Leroux and Alex Morgan in the first half (North Korea got their goal in second-half stoppage time). The match was very choppy in the beginning and the North Koreans actually had the advantage, but after Leroux's goal the momentum shifted decisively to the USA and they never gave it up.

A Lot Going on in 2008: International Competitions

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Save the World Cup, you couldn't ask for a more action-packed year in waiting. 1. African Nations Cup (January 20-February 10) - As many European clubs try and hold on to their African stars for as long as possible, 16 teams will focus on Ghana, the host, and their chance at a place in the 2009 Confederations Cup.