Canada must perform well at U20 women’s World Cup

Canada’s head coach Andrew OlivieriFor some, the memories will linger a lifetime. Robin Van Persie’s gravity defying-flying header, James Rodriguez’ sublime volley, Brazil’s inexplicable meltdown, and Mario Goetze’s defining moment in football history.We will debate, disagree and treasure the 2014 World Cup for many years to come. However, it is time to move on.  It is...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Breakers Jazmine Reeves Named NWSL Week 8 Player of the Week

Reeves scored the first hat trick of the 2014 NWSL season (via Boston Breakers). Boston Breakers forward Jazmine Reeves earned NWSL Player of the Week honors following Boston’s Week 8 triumph over defending champions Portland Thorns FC. Reeves was the star of the match last Wednesday, scoring the first hat trick of the 2014 NWSL season to go along with an assist as Boston shocked...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

USA-Canada will live up to hype

Sometimes friendly games don't live up to their name. Don't expect the one on Friday to, when the United States women's national team takes on Canada ( live, Friday, FOX Sports 1, 9 p.m. ET ). Because the last few times around, things were tense. Historically, the Americans have towered over their northern neighbors. A 46-3-5 record hardly leaves room for debate on that...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

US women face Canada again in 2014 opener

Sydney Leroux gets emotional each time the U.S. women play Canada. There was that incredible comeback victory in the semifinals of the 2012 Olympics before the U.S. team won its fourth gold medal. Then in Toronto last summer, Canadian-born American citizen Leroux got booed after scoring a goal in stoppage time of a 3-0 victory and then popping the team logo on her jersey. Leroux...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

USWNT to open 2014 vs. rival Canada

The U.S. women's national team will open its 2014 schedule with a match against Canada. The game on Jan. 31 will be held at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, home to FC Dallas of the MLS. U.S. coach Tom Sermanni says games with Canada are ''always highly competitive'' and it is ''an excellent first match in a year that will end with World Cup qualifying...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

US women's soccer team opens 2014 vs Canada

The U.S. women's national team will open its 2014 schedule with a match against Canada. The game on Jan. 31 will be held at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, home to FC Dallas of the MLS. U.S. coach Tom Sermanni says games with Canada are ''always highly competitive'' and it is ''an excellent first match in a year that will end with World Cup qualifying...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Erin McLeod leads Canada past South Korea

Erin McLeod made a series of first-half saves and Christine Sinclair, Brittany Timko and Adriana Leon scored in Canada's 3-0 victory over South Korea on Wednesday night in a women's exhibition soccer game. McLeod, playing in front of a hometown crowd, made five leaping or diving saves off drives in the first half to hold off a South Korean team that held the edge in play...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Dust Settles On The Portland Thorns And The NWSL’s Inaugural Season

The Portland Thorns, champions of the National Women’s Soccer League’s first-ever season, have a lot to be proud of. Most obviously, of course, is the title of champions: if the NWSL can mature into a stable entity in the long term, the Thorns will have a glowing asterisk next to their name. They won the league before anyone else. However, the title itself, won via playoff...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

NWSL Championship: The World Comes to Western New York– Not So Flashy But That’s OK

First, yes, there was a soccer match. The inaugural championship match of the latest attempt at major league soccer for women, National Women’s Soccer League. After winning three championships in three different leagues in three consecutive years, the Western New York Flash, “stacked” with USWNT leaders Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd, national best players Adriana from Spain...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland wins inaugural NWSL title

All season, the Portland Thorns dealt with the expectations that come with having Alex Morgan and Christine Sinclair on the roster. They dealt with the frustration of bad patches in the season. In the playoffs, they dealt with a 2-0 semifinal deficit, then survived an overtime match in the Kansas City heat. They dealt with injuries to Morgan and Tobin Heath. Then they faced Abby...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland Thorns win NWSL championship

Tobin Heath and Christine Sinclair led the Portland Thorns to the National Women's Soccer League title Saturday night, scoring in a 2-0 victory over the Western New York Flash. Heath scored in the 41st minute off a free kick in front of 9,129 fans at Sahlen Stadium. The Thorns lost defender Kathryn Williamson in the 56th minute when she was given her second yellow card, forcing...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland has the edge over Kansas

Carli Lloyd has scored the game-winning goals in the last two Olympic finals. Christine Sinclair has scored 145 goals for Canada, including a hat trick against the USA in the 2012 Olympic semifinal. Alex Morgan is the bright new U.S. women's star who scored the winner in that epic Olympic semifinal against Canada. And Abby Wambach is simply the all-time leading scorer in international...
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August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

In a Flash, WNY Women’s Major League Soccer Club Takes Home Field Advantage for Playoffs

Western New York’s best and most under-rated sports story is also its best kept secret. Western New York Flash clinched home field advantage and the regular season at the top of the table in the new NWSL (National Women’s Professional Soccer League) yesterday. After defeating the Boston Breakers 2-1 at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester on Saturday in front of a season best crowd...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Fans bring energy to Portland bid

The Portland Thorns may no longer be in first place in the National Women's Soccer League, but the road to the playoffs may still go through JELD-WEN Field and the league's most intense fans. The Chicago Red Stars have already won once at JELD-WEN, and they could keep their late drive to the playoffs alive if they can do it again this week ( live, FOX Soccer, Sunday, 7 p...
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July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland: The World’s Biggest Mini-Van

With the success of the Timbers, overflowing support of the Thorns, and plethora of youth soccer organizations in and around the Portland area, one thing has become clear: this city loves its fútbol. When it comes to soccer, I’m a fringe fan at best.  I never liked it as a kid, thought less of it as a teen, and until recently thought of it as purgatory for Momma’s Boys...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

NWSL Attendance Check-Up: Portland Thorns Fans Lead The League

This Saturday the Portland Thorns return to the Rose City for a match against the Chicago Red Stars after travelling north for a road victory over the Seattle. The Thorns are second in the NWSL power rankings and boast a record of 6-1-1. The Thorns’ success has been largely led by players like Christine Sinclair and Alex Morgan, who are both on the league’s leaderboard for...
Via Oregon Sports News
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair Lead Portland Thorns Into Debut Season

The inaugural season of the National Women's Indoor Soccer League (NWSL) is set to begin, as the Portland Thorns open on the road against FC Kansas City on April 13. Among the eight teams comprising the NWSL, the Thorns are the only one with Major League Soccer affiliation due to the franchise's ownership by Peregrine Sports LLC, which also owns Portland Timbers.  Portland...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Sinclair, Buehler, LeBlanc join Portland Thorns

Olympians Christine Sinclair, Christina LeBlanc and Rachel Buehler have joined the Portland Thorns during a break from national team duty. Sinclair and LeBlanc both recently wrapped up Canada's second-place finish in the Cyprus Cup. Buehler was on the U.S. team that won the Algarve Cup earlier this month in Portugal. Teammate Alex Morgan, who scored both goals in the 2-0 Algarve...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland Thorns Release Schedule

In case you haven’t heard, this spring Portland welcomes the Portland Thorns FC women’s soccer league. The Portland Thorns FC will kick off the inaugural National Women’s Soccer League season (NWSL) on April 13 with a road game against FC Kansas City.  The Thorns FC will have 11 home matches and 11 on the road, and all teams will play within a single table without conferences...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

WNY Flash Roster Filling Out

The WNY Flash will be looking for their fourth straight championship in Women’s Soccer’s highest league this spring The Western New York Flash of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will be returning few players from last year’s roster, but three four returnees have been retained. Last season’s captain, midfielder McCall Zerboni was signed just prior to the new league’s...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland Thorns: Early Favorites For Inaugural NWSL Season

Following the prosperous weighted allocation of seven national team players from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, the Portland Thorns FC have added four additional players with professional and international experience. With the supplemental draft scheduled for later today, the Thorn’s roster is nearing completion. Headlined by superstars Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

New women's pro league allot players

The National Women's Soccer League was only a month and a half old and the players had been assigned to their clubs just minutes earlier. But on social media, the Portland Thorns were already being crowned the 2013 champions. They were perceived as having made out the best in the budding league's initial allocation of 55 United States, Canadian and Mexican national team...
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January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Herdman’s Highlights Of 2012

John Herdman speaks to about the year’s highs and lows with Canada, working with Christine Sinclair and his hopes for the future of women’s football in his adopted country.
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December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Canada star Sinclair banned 4 games by FIFA

Canadian women's soccer star Christine Sinclair has been suspended four games by FIFA ''displaying unsporting behavior'' at the London Olympics. After Canada lost to the United States in overtime in the semifinals, its captain said the team felt ''cheated.'' Sinclair had a hat trick in the 4-3 loss. The U.S. tied the game late in regulation on...
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October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

FIFA hearing for Canada's Sinclair over comments

Canada forward Christine Sinclair will have her FIFA disciplinary case heard Friday over critical comments she made about the referee after losing to the United States at the London Olympics. FIFA says its disciplinary committee will examine charges of ''unsporting behavior'' against Sinclair. Canada lost a dramatic semifinal 4-3 on Aug. 6, with the eventual Olympic...
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October 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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