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July 31, 2006

Claims of cheating in W-League

"You hate when your team is cheated out of the best opportunity to be successful," Naimo said in a telephone interview. "It's foul play, there's no doubt about it."

July 30, 2006

Ottawa wins Eastern Conference

Amy Vermeulen notched a first-half hat trick as the Ottawa Fury stunned the New Jersey Wildcats 3-2 in the W-League Eastern Conference final at Mercer County Community College.

USA 2, Canada 0

The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Canada, 2-0, on a hot and humid day at SAS Soccer Park on a first half penalty kick from Abby Wambach and a second half goal from Natasha Kai to record its third domestic win of the year.

New Jersey advances

Maggie Tomecka provided the heroics in the last minute of overtime as the New Jersey Wildcats avoided a major upset with a 3-2 victory over the Long Island Lady Riders in the semifinal round of the W-League Eastern Conference playoffs at Mercer County Community College.

Long Island wins WPSL title

After 88 minutes of back and forth, Long Island's Sue Weber whipped in a indirect free kick that River Cities failed to clear.
U-21 U.S. international star Rebecca Moros pounced on the knockdown and registered the game-winning goal – sending the Fury into a furor that would eventually earn them the 2006 WPSL National Championship in the 1-0 win.

July 29, 2006

WPSL Finals

Sisters and teammates Katelynn and Shannon Donovan each scored Friday for the Fury in a 2-0 win in the semifinal of the WPSL Final Four over a well-experienced San Diego WFC SeaLions team at Juan Diego Soaring Eagle Stadium.

W-League playoffs

The Charlotte Lady Eagles defeated the Minnesota Lightning tonight at Waddell Stadium in penalty kicks 4-3 after the teams played to a 1-1 tie in regulation and overtime. Richmond blanked the conference's top-seeded Michigan Hawks 2-0 in the first semifinal.

July 28, 2006

Soap opera in W-League

Hooper didn't mince her words Friday, saying it's a "no-brainer" that playing for the national team should take precedence over "some stupid W-League team."

July 27, 2006

Ohio State ready for season

"Many of the top (Big Ten) teams graduated large classes last year. Some will be rebuilding and some traditional powers will be exposed by youth as they search for new identities," Walker said.

Big Ten Record 31-38-9
Big Ten Tournament 9-5-0
NCAA Tournament Record 4-3-0

1996 - 7th
1997 - 7th
1998 - 7th
1999 - 5th
2000 - 11th
2001 - 4th
2002 - 7th
2003 - 5th
2004 - 2nd
2005 - 9th

July 23, 2006

U-21: USA 0, Germany 2

The U.S. Under-21 Women’s National Team fell to Germany, 2-0, in the championship game of the 2006 Nordic Cup.

July 18, 2006

U-21: USA 1, Iceland 1

The U.S. Under-21 Women’s National Team battled Iceland to a 1-1 draw in the second group match for both teams at the 2006 Nordic Cup.
It was only the second time in history that Iceland tied with the USA at any level of the women’s national teams. In 2000, the USA and Iceland senior teams tied 0-0 in Charlotte, N.C.

July 17, 2006

WPSL Finals

The Summer 2006 season in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) has been chock full of excitement and the coast-to-coast race for the Final Four being held in Salt Lake City, UT on July 28-29 has officially begun in earnest. It took until the final week of competition, but the seedings for the two-division East Conference playoffs have been finalized while the San Diego WFC Sealions (10-1-1 WPSL West) have secured one of the two seedings in the West Conference after their 4-2 win at San Francisco on Sunday, July 16th.

July 16, 2006

U-21: USA 3, Denmark 0

Strikers India Trotter and Danesha Adams while reserve forward Katie Griffin added late insurance, lifting the United States under-21 women to a 3-0 triumph over Demark to open the Americans' quest for an eight straight title at the 16th Annual Nordic Cup before 100 at Randaberg Stadium today.

Sexual harassment case against Dorrance revived

North Carolina women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance cut reserve goaltender Melissa Jennings in 1998 saying she was out of shape, but as a legal opponent she's showing remarkable endurance.

Jennings and former UNC soccer star Debbie Keller sued Dorrance for sexual harassment eight years ago. Keller settled her portion of the lawsuit in March 2004, but Jennings pressed on. Her federal lawsuit was dismissed, and her appeal was rejected by a three-judge panel that split 2-1.

But a surprising decision by the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., last month has given new life to the case, perhaps in response to a dissenting opinion that found strong merit to Jennings' complaint.

July 15, 2006

USA 3, Sweden 2

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team opened its 2006 domestic schedule with a wild 3-2 win over Sweden on an oppressively hot day at the National Sports Center as U.S. captain Kristine Lilly scored the dramatic winning goal in the second minute of stoppage time.

July 06, 2006

USA U-20s 3, New Jersey Wildcats 1

Charmaine Hooper netted the lone goal as the New Jersey Wildcats fell to the United States Under-20 National Team 3-1 in a scrimmage match at the Players Development Academy Soccer Complex in Zarephath, NJ. The US U-20 National Team is currently preparing for the FIFA U-20 World Championship that will be held starting in August in Russia.