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Western New York Flash part of new women’s pro league

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Establishing an enduring women’s top-tier professional soccer league in the United States is no easy task, the WUSA, WPS and WPSL-Elite have learned.

A new unnamed league is on the horizon, the president of U.S. Soccer Sunil Gulati announced in a conference…

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Wambach, U.S. Women’s Soccer to play in Rochester post-Olympics

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U.S. Women’s National Soccer team star striker Abby Wambach will make a return to Rochester, her hometown, for a Sept. 1 friendly match against Costa Rica at Sahlen’s Stadium, the…

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U.S. men’s soccer hits Toronto before World Cup Qualifying

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There aren’t many opportunities to see the United States Men’s National Soccer team in action, especially so close to Buffalo.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad, playing its most attractive futbol in years—maybe ever, will play northern neighbors…

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WPS: Saved

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There will be a fourth season for Women’s Professional Soccer. The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Board of Directors agreed to sanction the top women’s soccer league as “Division 1,” preserving the existence of the five team league…

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Save the WPS: An interview with Ashlyn Harris

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As you’ve learned in the first two parts of our “Save the WPS” series, which included detailed interviews with Flash players Christine…

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Save the WPS: An interview with Christine Sinclair

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Western New York Flash forward Christine Sinclair closed the WPS’ third season on a high note, potting a goal in regulation time and burying her shootout attempt. Named Finals MVP after the 1-1 (5-4 on penalty kicks) win for the Flash, Sinclair and her WNY…

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Tsuj’s Ten: Battle of the Jims

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1) The Jim Harbaugh vs. Jim Schwartz fight was remarkable to me, if also unrivaled in its stupidity.  The ‘9ers coach, jubilant after his team’s comeback victory over a previously undefeated team, shook hands with Detroit Lions’…

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Bradley, U.S. Claw Back, Draw Argentina

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{video_photo_caption}U.S. 18 year old Juan Agudelo, photo credit ESPN.com

FIFA Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi had his way with the United States in the first half—the world’s best player scooted past defenders, threaded passes from difficult angles, and deflated American lungs—and for a time, their hopes.