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News Roundup: Union men on national team duty, the Crew Seek investors in Ohio, and a rough weekend for women’s soccer

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Also pre-season starts, the Fire plan a trip to Bavaria, and silly season gets down to business.

Courage land Crystal Dunn via surprise trade with Spirit

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Crystal Dunn is coming back to the NWSL.

The North Carolina Courage announced on Tuesday that they have acquired Dunn's rights and an international roster spot via a trade with the Washington Spirit. In exchange, the Spirit received Taylor Smith and Ashley Hatch.

Dunn, 25, was most recently on the books of Chelsea after signing with the English outfit in 2017, but played for Washington for three seasons prior to that.

2017 CONCACAF Award Winners Announced

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Miami (Tuesday, December 19, 2017) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the winners in the remaining nine categories of the 2017 CONCACAF Awards. On Sunday, December 17, Alex Morganand Keylor Navas were announced as CONCACAF Female and Male Players of the Year during the fourth edition of [.

Storelli Launches First Line for Female Soccer Players

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Today New York sports technology brand Storelli, creators of the injury-preventing protection gear worn by soccer stars Iker Casillas and Oscar, launches the first ever protective product range designed specifically for female players. The innovative new women's Bodyshield collection includes three key pieces – the Crop Top, Abrasion Legging and Goalkeeper Legging, enabling female players [.

Chicago Red Stars 2017 Nike Home Jersey

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Now in their eight season, the Chicago Red Stars today unveiled their Nike 2017 home jersey. The shirt reveal featured a number of the team's players modeling the new jersey around the city of Chicago. The Chicago Red Stars 2017 Nike home kit is in the club's traditional sky blue and white with red stars [.

Taking Attendance 11/6/2016: The Big List

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Now that all the leagues of consequence on these shores have completed their regular seasons (and only two, MLS and the NASL, are still to crown champions), here's a combined list of the 83 North American outdoor soccer clubs for which I have any attendance data for the 2016 season.

Some information (especially at the very low levels) is incomplete.

Megan Rapinoe kneels during national anthem before NWSL match

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Following an example set by the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick, Megan Rapinoe made her opinions known by protesting during the National Anthem.

The U.S. Women's National Team star took a knee during the anthem during Sunday's clash between the Seattle Reign and Chicago Red Stars.

Taking Attendance 6/6/2016: Professional Grade

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Usually I present soccer attendance numbers by leagues, but, just for fun this time around, let's look at every professional team1 and see where they stack up against each other, one through seventy2.

CAVEAT: These are announced figures. If you find a discrepancy, let me know about it.

Taking Attendance 5/15/2016: NWSL At The Quarter Turn

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Exactly one-fourth of the National Women's Soccer League schedule for 2016 is complete, so here's a check of where the most successful women's pro league ever in this country1 is doing at the gate through mid-May:

Team G Total Average Median High Low
Portland Thorns FC 1 16,073 16,073 16,073 16,073 16,073
Orlando Pride 3 39,455 13,152 8,211 23,403 7,841
Houston Dash 2 12,521 6,261 6,261 7,440 5,081
Seattle Reign FC 3 12,701 4,234 4,083 4,631 3,987
FC Kansas City 4 16,543 4,136 3,152 8,022 2,217
Washington Spirit 3 11,456 3,819 3,578 4,333 3,545
Boston Breakers 3 10,898 3,633 3,622 3,698 3,578
Western New York Flash 1 3,615 3,615 3,615 3,615 3,615
Chicago Red Stars 2 6,553 3,277 3,277 4,024 2,529
Sky Blue FC 3 5,098 1,699 1,275 2,571 1,252
NWSL TOTAL 25 134,913 5,397 3,698 23,403 1,252

A few notes are after the jump.

Carli Lloyd suffers knee injury in NWSL action

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U.S. Women's National Team supporters are holding their collective breath this Saturday after Carli Lloyd went down with an apparent right knee injury in the Orlando Pride's home opener against the Houston Dash.

The FIFA Women's World Player of the Year was forced out of the Pride's first home game of the NWSL season with a knee injury, and she is reportedly scheduled to have an MRI on her knee on Sunday.

Orlando Pride 2016 Nike Home Jersey

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Orlando Pride became the NWSL's tenth team at the start of the ongoing season. The [...]

Seattle Reign FC 2016 Nike Home and Away Jerseys

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Seattle Reign FC have dropped their 2016 home and away jerseys from Nike. The kits [...]

U.S. Women's National Team

Ellis names USWNT roster ahead of Canada friendlies 

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The U.S. Women's National Team has named its final roster of the year ahead of a pair of friendlies against Canada, with the usual suspects being joined by some new names.

A majority of the squad from October's friendlies against South Korea returns. Crystal Dunn will miss the friendlies as Chelsea will not release her ahead of their UEFA Women's Champions League fixtures around the same time, while McCall Zerboni, a last minute addition ahead of the second match against South Korea, has not been called back.

Morgan, Lyon edge Lloyd, Man City in UCL semifinal first leg

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In a battle between two of U.S. Women's National Team's top stars, current UEFA Champions League holders Lyon defeated Manchester City 3-1 in Saturday's semifinal first leg.

The match featured Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd, as both players are on loan from their respective NWSL clubs, and it was the former's club that emerged victorious to open the semifinal tie.

Lloyd, Morgan, Solo, Krieger named to FIFPro Women’s World XI

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FIFPro unveiled their Women's World XI on Wednesday and it featuresthree current members of the U.S. Women's National Team and one that remains in exile.

Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger and Hope Solo headline FIFPro's Women's World XI, which was selected by3,200 votes from female playersworldwide.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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The women's Olympic tournament highlights Tuesday's action, while the U.S. Open Cupcontinues with the first of two semifinals.

The U.S. Women's National Team finishes their group stage campaign against Colombia, as it vies for the top spot in Group G.

Former USWNT star Abby Wambach arrested for DUI

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Former U.S. Women's National Team forward Abby Wambach was arrested on Sunday morning on a DUI charge, according to multiplereports.

Wambach was allegedly driving under the influence when she ran a red light in downtown Portland, prompting a police officer to pull her over.


Taking Attendance 10/1/2017: Ups And Downs In The NWSL

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The National Women's Soccer League has completed its fifth season, and while its average announced league-wide attendance was above 5,000 per game1 for the third straight year, the NWSL did see an 8.5 percent decline overall2.

Six of the 10 teams saw declines in their average from the 2016 season: Kansas City (off 44 percent), Orlando (30 percent3, Houston (20 percent), Boston (19 percent) and Seattle (12 percent).

Taking Attendance 9/28/2016: NWSL Finishes Up 10 Percent From 2015

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The National Women's Soccer League has completed its fourth season (something no other women's pro league here has done), and its average attendance in 2016 was the highest for a women's league since the final year of the WUSA in 2003.

Here are the numbers (subject to the usual caveats, e.g.

Hope Solo

Report: Marseille interested in signing Hope Solo

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Hope Solo may be on the move to France for a second time in her career.

The 35-year-old, who last featured for the U.S. Women's National Team at last summer's Rio Olympics, is on the wish list for Ligue 1 outfit Marseille, according to L'Equipe.

El Equipo Femenino de Los Estados Unidos Demanda a La Federación de Futból de EE.UU.

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Recientemente, ha sido un centro de atención en el Equipo Nacional Femenino de los Estados Unidos y no a causa de su más reciente victoria en la Copa Mundial. En un esfuerzo conjunto con la Comisión de Igualdad de Oportunidades, cinco miembros del equipo nacional de las mujeres, incluyendo Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd, y Alex.


Russia Women’s EURO 2017 adidas Home and Away Kits

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adidas has released the Russia Women's EURO 2017 home and away kits. The new shirts will continue to be worn after this summer's tournament until the end of the 2017/18 international football calendar. The new Russian women's adidas home kit was worn during one of two losses to the United States last week.

Spain Women’s EURO 2017 adidas Home and Away Kits

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adidas España has released the home and away kits that will be worn by Spain at this summer'sUEFA Women's Euro 2017 tournament. The Spanish women's team will continue to don the uniforms throughout the 2017/18 international football calendar. The SpainWomen's EURO 2017 adidas home kit is reminiscent of the primary jerseys worn by the men's [.

Sweden Women’s EURO 2017 adidas Home and Away Kits

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Swedish Football Association (Svenska Fotbollförbundet or SvFF) technical sponsor have released the home and away kits that will be worn by Sweden at this summer'sUEFA Women's Euro 2017 tournament in the Netherlands. TheBlågult (Blueyellow) are expected to don the new uniforms over the course of the 2017/18 international football calendar.

Germany Women’s EURO 2017 adidas Away Kit

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The Germany women's national football team debuted their UEFA EURO Women's 2017 adidas away kit during Wednesday night's 1-0 loss to the USA in the SheBelieves Cup. The newDie Nationalelf (The National Eleven) alternate jersey is mainly green with a white round neck collar. The sleeve cuffs, adidas shoulder stripes, adidas logo andDeutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB) [.

Germany Women’s EURO 2017 adidas Home Jersey

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adidas and the Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB) today unveiled the Germany Women's EURO 2017 home kit. [...]


Orlando Pride 2017 Nike Home Jersey

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In the news this week for signing five-time FIFA World Player of the Year Marta, the Orlando Pride have unveiled their 2017 home kit. Provided by National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) outfitter Nike, the jersey is in the primary purple of the now two year old Central Florida club. It uses a women's cut of [.

USA 2016 Rio Olympics Nike Home Kit

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US Soccer and Nike today revealed the home jersey that will be worn by the [...]

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The Fight for Equal Pay, More Important Now than Ever Before

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On March 30th, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Hope Solo, filed a federal complaint by means of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, accusing U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination. As a result of the collective bargaining agreement long ago negotiated between members of the U.

Une Explication de la Différence entre les Hommes et les Femmes Classements Nationaux

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Pourquoi est-ce qu'il y a des grands différences entre les classements féminin et masculin? Il y a seulement trois équipes en commun dans le top dix. Les femmes et les hommes Européen sont en général très bons. Il y a quatre équipes féminin et cinq équipes masculin dans le top dix, onze équipes féminin et.

Quand les Bons Gens Se Comportent Mal : L’Histoire d’Abby Wambach

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Abby Wambach est «l'enfant chérie» et «la femme d'affiche» pour des athlètes féminins et le football américain de femme. Non seulement elle mène l'équipe les USA la victoire la Coupe du monde de femme, elle a aussi gagné la récompense pour le Joueur Mondial FIFA de l'Année en 2012 et a aidé le.

Jour de Paie l’Égalité et le Foot Féminin

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Aujourd'hui, le 12 Avril, est l'Equal Pay Day aux États-Unis. Il représente la façon beaucoup plus loin en 2016 que les femmes doivent travailler pour recevoir le même montant d'argent des hommes ont fait tout au long de 2015. Les femmes blanches gagnent 0,79 $ au dollar d'un homme et les femmes de couleur font.

Title IX y su papel en promover el fútbol femenino americano

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Aunque su equipo nacional de hombres no tiene mucho éxito en competencial internacional, los Estados Unidos siempre ha dominado el mundo del fútbol femenino. Desde el empiezo del Mundial femenino, por ejemplo, las americanas han ganado tres títulos en solo siete instancias del torneo. En contraste, los hombres no ganaron ningún partido de los 19.

A Lapse in Judgment: Wambach Arrested for DUI in Wake of USWNT Lawsuit

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In the wake of the U.S. Women's National Team filing a lawsuit demanding equal pay from the U.S. Soccer Federation during the past week, the USWNT and the soccer world received shocking news about one of its former superstars Sunday morning. After being pulled over at 11:05 p.m. Saturday, former U.S.

Equal Pay for Equal Work

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On March 31, 2016 Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Hope Solo filed an action with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of the entire United States Women's National Team that accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of wage discrimination. In the lawsuit they claim that they are paid almost four times.


El efecto de la Musica en los Partidos Internacionales

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Como sabemos, el fútbol es un espectáculo internacional.Dos equipos de dos países completamente diferentes comparten una cosa en común: la pasión por el fútbol.Esta pasión trae los equipos juntos parala competencia, donde los países luchan por el orgullo.En muchos casos existe unahistoria entre las dos naciones.

Obstáculos a jugar fútbol feminino por las “Dick Kerr Ladies”

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Un obstáculo notable que retardó la propagación del fútbol femenino fue la teoría que "a strenuous game, especially during puberty and menstrual periods, would ... damage their bodies and seriously affect their fertility" (Newsham 32). Por eso, muchos hombres les impiden a sus maridas de jugar deportes.

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Kim Little: World class wherever her team needs her

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The Seattle Reign midfielder was asked to play deeper in Jess Fishlock's absence, and she did it flawlessly.

There is a short list of players that rise to the top of everyone's "world's best" list in women's soccer. Amandine Henry, the soon-to-be Portland Thorns star, is often touted as the best defensive midfielder in the game.

Duke Women’s Team International Friendly

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Thumbnail photo. Original high-resolution photo available onDuke Todayarticle. It was announced on Duke Today and Duke Chronicle on April 25 that the Duke women's soccer team will travel to China this summer for a week to play in an international friendly against a Chinese university team. The event coincides with the annual US-China Consultation on.

Le manque de respect pour le football féminin de la FIFA

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Alison Cooney Jugeant par le traitement des footballeuses par la FIFA, le Coupe du monde de femmes est un tournoi de seconde zone, et le plupart des gens ne disputeront pas cela. C'est vrai: le football féminin (ou peut-être on devrait dire des sports féminins), ne reçoit pas souvent des fans comment le football masculin.