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U.S. Soccer news: More than $20,000 raised in jersey auction; U-20 roster named for Japan friendlies

The U.S. Women’s National Team auctioned off game-worn autographed jerseys over the past week, and the online auction ended Monday night, and a total of $20, 597.44 was raised for the Shirts Off Their Backs auction. The proceeds will go to the American Red Cross, benefiting tsunami relief efforts in Japan. USWNT keeper Hope Solo’s jersey garnered the most money ($3,050). All jerseys went for more than $500.  Also on Tuesday, U.S. Soccer announced the roster for the upcoming U-20 WNT camp in Chula Vista, California. (more…)


Two first-half goals seal U.S. victory over Japan, but Americans lose Tarpley to ACL injury

Abby Wambach redirected a service from Ali Krieger off a set piece, and Amy Rodriguez put the finishing touches on a great buildup by Heather O’Reilly and Wambach to give the U.S. all it needed to defeat Japan, 2-0, Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio. But, unfortunately the U.S. was dealt a major blow as midfielder Lindsay Tarpley, who came on as a sub in the second half, tore her ACL in her right knee and will miss the 2011 Women’s World Cup.  (more…)

Opening weekend for leagues around the globe

This weekend marks the start of several top-flight leagues from Women’s Professional (WPS) to the national women’s football league in Vietnam. Sweden’s Damallsvenskan and Finland’s Naisten Liiga are also amongst the group of leagues that begin play this weekend. (more…)

Sources: Hope Solo joins magicTalk SC

Former Saint Louis Athletica and Atlanta Beat keeper Hope Solo will soon be reunited with some of her teammates from the U.S. Women’s National Team, joining Abby Wambach, Christie Rampone, Lindsay Tarpley, and Shannon Boxx, on the team formerly known as the Washington Freedom, according to sources close to the league. (more…)