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Copa America Femenina: Spots up for Grabs in Latin America for the Women’s FIFA World Cup, the Olympics, and Panamerican Games

April 17, 2018 in Blogs, Copa America, News

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Copa America Femenina: Spots up for Grabs in Latin America for the Women’s FIFA World Cup, the Olympics, and Panamerican Games

Every four years, ten South American nations compete in the crucial qualifiers that decide destiny and partaking for upcoming tournaments – the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Olympics, and Panamerican Games.

April 4th marked the start of the western hemisphere’s most important women’s soccer tournament, the Copa America. I had the opportunity to represent Colombia in the 2014 edition that was hosted in Ecuador, where we earned second place and qualified for all three of the other major international tournaments. Read the rest of this entry →

Melissa Ortiz: “Soccer has made me who I am today”

April 4, 2018 in Blogs, News

Melissa Ortiz at the Rio 2016 Olympics

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Melissa Ortiz: “Soccer has made me who I am today”

Hi there! My name is Melissa Ortiz, a Colombian National Team player since 2009. Today, I am happy to share that Women’s Soccer United has given me the space to be able to inject my thoughts and stories about women’s football and all of its’ surroundings over the course of time.

Soccer has made me who I am today. I have been extremely fortunate to play this beautiful sport for so many years. Soccer for me not only is a passion but is a way of life. Through priceless experiences and travels, I have genuinely been able to see how soccer provides opportunities and adds culture to people around the world. Read the rest of this entry →