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Ellis Names 23-Player Roster for 2018 SheBelieves Cup

U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the final 23-player roster for the 2018 SheBelieves Cup. Ellis and her staff trained 25 players for four days in Orlando, Fla., before naming the roster for matches against No. 2 ranked Germany, No. 3 England and No. 6 France.

The U.S. team will kick off the third annual edition of the world’s most elite-four team tournament on Thursday, March 1 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. England will open against France (4 p.m. ET on ESPN3) followed by the USA against Germany (7 p.m. ET on ESPN2).


Canada clinches Semi-Final berth with 4:1 win at CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship 2018

Canada defeated Trinidad and Tobago, hosts of the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship, 4:1 to secure a spot in the knockout round with six points.  Canada will now face Haiti, also with six points, in its final match to determine first and second place in Group A.

Despite an early goal by Trinidad and Tobago in the third minute and a loud home crowd for the opponent, Canada maintained its composure and brought a tactical approach that proved the game-changer. Canada used the wings to move the ball up the field and deep, putting a number of crosses into the box, as well as building in from the sides and forcing Trinidad and Tobago to play deep in their end.


Josh Sargent and Sean Boyle Win 2017 U.S. Soccer Player of the Year Awards

U.S. Under-17 and Under-20 Men's National Team forward Josh Sargent has been voted the 2017 U.S. Soccer Young Male Player of the Year, while U.S. Paralympic National Team goalkeeper Sean Boyle has been voted the 2017 U.S. Soccer Disabled Player of the Year.

Votes were collected from Men's National Team players that earned a cap in 2017, Men's National Team and Youth Men's National Team coaches, Major League Soccer, North American Soccer League and United Soccer League head coaches, as well as select former players, administrators and media members.


FIFA Appeal Committee reduces the sanction imposed on Paolo Guerrero to a six-month suspension

On 20 December 2017, the FIFA Appeal Committee decided to partially uphold the appeal lodged by the Peruvian international player Paolo Guerrero. The decision rendered by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee on 7 December suspending the player for one year was therefore partially set aside and the initial period of ineligibility of one year imposed against the player has been reduced to six months.

The FIFA Appeal Committee after taking into account all the circumstances of the case, in particular the degree of fault of the player, considered a six-month period of ineligibility to be a proportionate sanction.


American Forward Alex Morgan Named CONCACAF Female Player of the Year

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that U.S. Women's National Team forward Alex Morgan is the 2017 CONCACAF Female Player of the Year.

The award was announced tonight at the fourth addition of the Premios Univision Deportes which was held at the Univision Studios in Miami.


Australia hit all-time high as USA end 2017 on top in FIFA Women's World Ranking

The USA will ring in another new year as the top-ranked women’s national team after holding on to top spot in the final FIFA Women’s World Ranking of 2017.

This is the third year in succession that has ended with the Stars & Stripes on top, but this month’s edition of the ranking also includes some less predictable moves further down the order.


Twardek & Fleming named Canadian U-20 Players of the Year for Canada Soccer

Kris Twardek and Jessie Fleming have been named Canadian U-20 Players of the Year after outstanding campaigns highlighted by Canada Soccer's 2017 National Teams international season. Canada’s two young footballers won the honour from a vote by National Teams coaches as well as Canadian clubs and coaches.

At the international level, Jessie Fleming was a key midfielder with Canada Soccer's Women's National Team as she made 11 appearances and scored a goal and an assist. She also earned Player of the Match honours against USA in a 1:1 draw at BC Place in November. At the college level, she helped UCLA reach the NCAA College Cup final and she is a top-three finalist for M.A.C. Hermann Trophy honours (with the winner to be announced in January 2018).


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