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W-League Round 5: Melbourne All Alone Atop The Table

With Sydney back from Japan with a third place medal from the World Club Championship, the W-League was back to it’s regular four game schedule this past weekend.

Western Sydney Wanderers 3 (Petinos 45+’, Garriock 61’, Kingsley 75’) – 0 Perth Glory

The Narrative: A Wanderers team motivated by the return of three players from injury made the most of their offensive chances, ending Perth’s chance to start a winning streak. It’s certainly a rough result for Perth, as they had just ended their two-game losing streak with a close win last week and were looking to win two in a row for the first time this season. Western Sydney will be happy with three points, as they deservedly grab their first win of this year’s W-League campaign. Read more

Closing Thoughts on the 2013 NCAA Women’s Soccer Season

by JJ Duke

It’s been about a week since the conclusion of the 2013 NCAA Women’s Soccer Season, giving us plenty of time to think about how to reflect on the past few months. We knew coming into 2013 that this season would be a wild and crazy ride full of unexpected twists and turns. And this season was exactly that. We saw new faces rise to the occasion, new teams take their game to the next level and the season ended with some of the old guard taking a step or two back. Also, most importantly to the plot line, we had a College Cup that involved four teams that never won a National Championship.

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2013 College Cup Preview: The Final Four

For many years now the NCAA has coined the build up to a National Final Four as “All Roads lead to ____(insert city that the tournament will conclude in)”. After the Elite Eight matches concluded last weekend: Florida State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and UCLA will take to the road one more time, with the destination being WakeMed Park in Cary, NC. Two national semifinals will be played on this evening and the victors comes the opportunity to play for a National Championship on Sunday afternoon.

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Westfield W-League Round Three: Log Jam at the Top of the Table

After a break due to the Westfield Matlida’s international friendlies with China, the W-League got back to business with round three. Sydney FC and Canberra United were idle this weekend in league competition, but the Sky Blues are currently playing in the International Women’s Club Championship in Japan. Sydney beat NTV Beleza 1-0 this past weekend to advance to the semifinals. They will face Chelsea of the FAWSL on Wednesday with the winner gaining a spot in the Finals on Sunday against either Nadeshiko League winners INAC Kobe Leonessa or Chile’s Colo Colo, the 2012 Copa Libertadores Feminina Champion. But here’s how Round Three played out in the W-League:

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