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Women's World Cup expansion showed sport's lack of depth

...shorts, to the cries of gender discrimination over the artificial turf surface at this year's tournament <0x2014> soccer's international governing body has taken positive steps over the last decade to grow the sport.There were 12 teams in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-02/womens-world-cup-expansion-showed
US women ride defense to World Cup final

...nephew.The charges against Solo were dropped earlier this year. Solo has talked about her play via videos released by U.S. Soccer."I've said it all along, that you have a young player like Julie Johnston, who was ready for the big stage. She was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-01/us-women-ride-defens
Michaux: There's a reason why the U.S. women's soccer team is so strong every year

...world's game" says way more than American soccer players are better than everyone else's...that is clearly reflected in U.S. soccer success.The disparity between the consistent...American men's national team is telling.Soccer is a global game, and many parts of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/scott-michaux/2015-06-27/michaux-theres-reas
FIFA says President Sepp Blatter won't attend Women's World Cup final

...final, amid criminal investigations into soccer's governing body.Secretary General...absent from the biggest event in women's soccer.FIFA said "due to their current commitments...target of the investigation into alleged soccer corruption. There have been no charges...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-30/fifa-says-president-sepp-blatter-
Carli Lloyd still making big plays for US women's soccer team

...decided to quit the sport after playing out her career at Rutgers.But, in what would turn out to be her pivotal moment as a soccer player, the New Jersey native reached out to coach James Galanis, who went on to become her personal coach and mentor.Lloyd...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-28/carli-lloyd-still-making-big-play
United States tops Germany in semifinals of Women's World Cup

...game's ruling body.Blatter's second-in-command, secretary general Jerome Valcke, also will be absent from the biggest event in women's soccer "due to their current commitments in Zurich," FIFA said in a statement Tuesday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-30/united-states-tops-germany-semifi
English players hope Women's World Cup feat inspire's a nation

...Although they're not yet 30 years old, Jodie Taylor and Steph Houghton have already seen a revolution in English women's soccer during their careers.A sport once overlooked and underfunded in its football-mad nation has seized the spotlight this month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-28/english-players-hope
U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe fired up about return against Germany

...Cup.Bring on Germany, said the U.S. midfielder, who had to sit out the 1-0 victory over China in the quarterfinals of soccer's biggest tournament. The confidence-boosting win sent the second-ranked Americans on to a semifinal match against the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-27/us-midfielder-megan-rapinoe-fired
Flag removal would give local colleges chances to hold NCAA championships again

...Ky., played host to the Division II fall festival that included men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, field hockey and volleyball."Who's to say where Augusta and Aiken couldn't host a NCAA festival where they host multiple...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/gru/2015-06-27/flag-removal-would-gi
Diego Maradona considering FIFA presidential run, report says

...close to Diego Maradona said the retired soccer star has told him he plans to run for...Morales said on Twitter that the Argentine soccer legend has confirmed he's a candidate...million in bribes allegedly paid to top soccer officials.Vene zuelan Presi dent Nico...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-22/diego-maradona-consi