Kara Lang
Association footballer
Kara Lang
Kara Elise Lang is a sports analyst and a retired Canadian soccer player, who represented her country in two FIFA World Cups and the Olympic Games, and played club soccer for Vancouver Whitecaps Women. She is the youngest woman to be named to Canada National Women's Team, making her National Team debut on March 1, 2002 at the Algarve Cup in Portugal at age 15. Lang retired on January 5, 2011 at the age of 24 due to recurring knee and ACL injuries.
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3 Of The Coziest Outfits You'll Want To Copy This Weekend
Huffington Post - about 1 year
While winter's icy temperatures are never appreciated, there is one perk to chilly weather: cozy fashion. You know what we're talking about -- blanket scarves, fur vests, chunky sweaters, knee-high boots. The good stuff. Throw in a warm latte, a classic holiday tune and you've got yourself a winter dream.  When you're deciding what to wear this weekend, keep it cozy and dress your favorite snuggly pieces up and down depending on what your calendar has in store. Scroll through the outfits below to get inspired.  1. Faux Fur-tastic  Great for work, brunch or a casual dinner, this bundled look is as comfy as it is chic. It's also a fantastic lesson in layering. Before putting on your outerwear, try belting an oversized scarf around your sweater to mix things up. Throw on a pair of boots, grab your sunnies and step out cozy and warm.  Shop the look: 1. Zara Jeggings, $36; 2. H&M Mohair-Blend Sweater, $59.99; 3. Zara Long Faux Fur Waistcoat, ...
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Ricky Romero and Kara Lang helping each other get back to what they do best
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Ricky Romero is battling himself. Kara Lang is battling her knee. Both require different paths to recovery; both will be equally long and arduous. It's a good thing they have each other. The 28-year-old Romero and the 26-year-old Lang have … Continue reading →
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Support groups help transgender people in East Lancashire
The Citizen - over 3 years
FOLLOWING the tragic death of Accrington teacher Lucy Meadows, a support group was set up to help transgender people and their families from across Lancashire. Reporter Hannah Al-Othman spoke to Tara Lane who helped set up the group.
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Maile Keone: Going Home to Hawaii
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
A few weeks ago I was fortunate to head to Hawaii for a visit. The first thing I always notice when I get off the plane there is the fragrant smell of flowers mixed with the smell of the ocean. To me that is the smell of paradise. And home. My father was incredibly lucky to be born in Honolulu in May 1939 and raised there until he left at 18 to attend Boise State. Family legend has it that on Dec. 7, 1941 his grandmother hoisted him onto the tiny roof of their house in Paloma Valley to watch the unfolding drama at Pearl Harbor. I'm not sure it's true, but the first time I heard that story I secretly both thanked and credited my great-grandma for her spunky nature that I feel fortunate to have inherited. My father passed away in November of 2007, and being in Hawaii reminds me of him. He was a wonderful and kind man; smart, successful and handsome. He taught me most everything I know about business. I miss him terribly and being in Hawaii also reminds me of how much he l ...
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What's your 'TV persona'? Picking the set that's right for you
My Eagle News - over 4 years
(ARA) - Long gone are the days when TVs were a "one size fits all" proposition, when all you really wanted was the right size box for your living room: a picture tube TV with an unassuming appearance,
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Sexual Politics
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
Surprise! Portland's Mormons turn out for gay pride. by Sarah Mirk MARNI ZOLLINGER is as Mormon as they come. Married on her 20th birthday to a fellow Brigham Young University student, Zollinger is raising her four kids in the faith. But her two eldest sons spent Sunday morning in a surprising place: Holding a Mormon banner in the Portland Pride parade. Zollinger herself followed behind, holding a sign that read, "Sorry We're Late." Mormons have been popping up at Pride parades around the country this month, in a pro-gay marching movement instigated by Portlanders. Local member of Mormons for Marriage Equality Sara Long says she pitched the idea of marching in Portland and Seattle's Pride parades to a Mormon Facebook group in early May, and the idea took off like wildfire—sparking Mormon contingents in Washington, DC, and Salt Lake City's parades before Portland's this past weekend. "There is a huge groundswell among Mormons who ...
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Factbox: The jury in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial
Yahoo News - over 4 years
(Reuters) - A jury of seven women and five men, with four alternates, has been selected in the child sexual abuse trial of former Pennsylvania State University football coach Jerry Sandusky. Here are profiles of the jurors - many with ties to the university - picked in Pennsylvania's Centre County Court: Juror One - White middle-aged woman about 50 with two children, employed at Wal-Mart. Juror Two - A 24-year-old white man who will study automobile technology in the fall. His father has worked at Penn State for 30 years. ...
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White House Opposes Small-Business Contracting Provision in Defense Bill
NYTimes - almost 5 years
In a statement, the administration called higher goals for small-business contracting "laudable but overly ambitious."
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UPS Driver Reported For Damaging Barrel, Branches
Lynnfield Patch - almost 5 years
Lynnfield Police responded to these and other calls for service on Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17. On Monday, April 16, at 11:52 a.m., a suspicious auto was reported on Richards Road. It checked out OK. At 3:43 p.m., an accident was reported on Lara Lane with no personal injury. At 7:51 p.m., a resident of Bluejay Road reported that a UPS driver had damaged a barrel and some branches on his property. At 10:58 p.m., police were informed of some youths yelling at the Summer Street School. They also found some barrels turned over. At 11:40 p.m., police responded to a matter involving a car repossession and threats. The matter was resolved. On Tuesday, April 17, at 8:23 a.m., a suspicious person was reported on Saunders Road. He was gone on arrival. At 9:18 a.m., there was an accident on Condon Circle. At 9:20 a.m., there was an accident on Mirabeau Lane. At 2:29 p.m., police dispersed a group of youths from near the Lynnfield Medical Building. At 6:15 p.m., police wer ...
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A small business owner's guide for choosing a fast, quality print vendor
My Eagle News - almost 5 years
(ARA) - Long gone are the days when ordering business cards or banners for trade shows required multiple visits to a print shop, followed by a lengthy wait to get the job done. Digital printing techno
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OSC hands out nine scholarship awards - InsideHalton.com
Google News - over 5 years
AWARD WINNERS: Oakville Soccer Club CEO Paul Varian (fifth from left) and OSC alumnus Kara Lang (sixth from left) pose for a photo with eight of the nine scholarship recipients at last week's OSC Scholarship Luncehon at Glen Abbey Golf Club
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Oakville Soccer Club Scholarship Award winners - InsideHalton.com
Google News - over 5 years
Former Oakville Soccer Club standout and national team member Kara Lang (centre) joined the club in honouring its scholarship winners for 2011. The recipients are, from left, Gianmarco Castro, Nathan Buckley, Alexandra Lucchetta, Courtney Davies,
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The 30 Sexiest Sports Hottie Newcomers - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Kara Lang is a former UCLA Bruin who now plays for the Vancouver Whitecaps, a soccer club in Canada. She's pictured here out on a walk in what she considers a typical Wednesday afternoon, I'm sure—looking hot and walking on a log
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Women's Whitecaps settled, ready for playoffs - The Province
Google News - over 5 years
Down the stretch, defender Danielle Sweeney signed a pro contract in Germany and forward Kara Lang suffered a season-ending injury. Then, right before the W-League Final Four, his top two scorers - Jodi-Ann Robinson and Melissa Tancredi - were lost to
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Japan has never defeated the United States in 22 international matches. (Amy ... - CBC.ca
Google News - over 5 years
Kara Lang, Rogers Sportsnet The US has a huge physical advantage. Their size and strength and athletic ability can't be matched by the Japanese. But I also think the Americans are going to run into some problems when it comes to Japan's pressing game
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Canada simply lost to a better team - CBC.ca (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
(Associated Press) The only pre-game clue that I had that this game could be trouble was a slight hint of consternation from our expert, former national team member Kara Lang. Not that she was worried about Canada, but she suspected, and in fact knew,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kara Lang
  • 2015
    Age 28
    In 2015 she was also an analyst for TSN's coverage of the FIFA Women's World Cup.
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    As of 2015, she was engaged to baseball player Ricky Romero.
    More Details Hide Details Lang was born in Calgary, Alberta and raised in Oakville, Ontario. Her mother is originally from Manchester, England. Lang transitioned to vegetarianism as a teenager and, inspired and mentored by national team mate Amy Walsh, became vegan by the time Amy returned to the Canada squad. Lang was ranked as the #1 recruit in the 2005 recruiting class, and chose UCLA. Lang was named as a preseason All-American, which is a notable achievement for a freshman. The UCLA Bruins, under head coach Jill Ellis, compiled an overall record of 22–2–2 in the 2005–2006 season, was ranked 4th nationally, and won the Pac-10 title on the strength of excellent team defence. Lang started her college career with a splash, scoring a hat-trick in her second game. In the 2005 NCAA tournament, she scored eight goals in six games. Lang's UCLA Bruins met the University of Portland in the NCAA final, where she came up against one of her international teammates, Christine Sinclair; Portland won the title with a 4–0 win. She finished her Freshman year at UCLA with 17 goals and six assists in 24 games, finishing second in team scoring behind Danesha Adams.
    She was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame as a player in November 2015.
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    She is now expecting a baby with professional baseball player Ricky Romero in late 2015.
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  • 2013
    Age 26
    She left the show in early 2013 to pursue her comeback to the National team and a few months later it was cancelled.
    More Details Hide Details In 2014 Lang joined the MLS on TSN broadcast team covering the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC as a sideline reporter.
  • 2012
    Age 25
    Staying with Rogers, beginning in August 2012, Lang joined the team of the new nightly show Soccer Central on Sportsnet World in Canada.
    More Details Hide Details The show was broadcast as Fox Soccer News in the USA.
  • 2011
    Age 24
    In 2011, Lang transitioned to the broadcast booth as a television sports analyst for Rogers Sportsnet covering the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
    More Details Hide Details Lang continued working for Sportsnet after the World Cup.
    She made the official announcement at an Oakville Soccer Club Press Conference on 5 January 2011, in front of young fans, coaches, soccer club affiliaties, and press. "I have gotten everything out of this sport, and I have given this sport all that I have," she said about her retirement.
    More Details Hide Details Teammates Diana Matheson, Robyn Gayle, Carmelina Moscato and Melanie Booth also noted that Lang was one of the most 'enthusiastic, hilarious, courteous and spontaneous people' that they ever knew, and were proud not only to have called her a teammate, but one of their best and lifelong friends.
  • 2010
    Age 23
    She went on, along with her teammates, to win the tournament v Mexico in the final (1–0) on 8 November 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Unfortunately, this was her last appearance playing soccer, as recurring ACL and knee injuries, forced her to retire.
    Lang scored one goal in Canada's thrashing of Guyana for 8–0 during the 2010 CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying tournament.
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  • 2007
    Age 20
    Lang participated in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2007 in China.
    More Details Hide Details On 6 August 2008, Lang scored the winning goal for Canada in a 2–1 victory over Argentina at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Canada lost in the quarter-finals to United States.
  • 2006
    Age 19
    In the 2006 CONCACAF U-20 Qualifying tournament, Lang set a record for fastest goal (four seconds) when she scored from the opening kickoff against Mexico on 22 January 2006.
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  • 2004
    Age 17
    Despite high hopes, Canada lost in the quarterfinals against China in the 2004 U-19 World Championships in Thailand after being down a player for almost the entire game.
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    Lang was an integral part of the 2004 CONCACAF U-19 Qualifying tournament in Ottawa, Ontario, where she played as a central defender at the request of head coach Ian Bridge.
    More Details Hide Details Lang proved to be a dominant force in defence paired with Emily Zurrer, and Canada captured the tournament title with a 2–1 extra-time victory over the United States.
  • 2003
    Age 16
    At the age of 16, Lang played in all six of Canada's games at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2003.
    More Details Hide Details Lang scored two goals in the World Cup (a tally each against Japan in the group stage, and against Sweden in the semi-finals). Lang's memorable free-kick goal in the semi-finals came in the 64th minute to give Canada a 1–0 lead against Sweden, but they would lose the game 2–1 and eventually finish in 4th place at the event.
  • 2002
    Age 15
    At the 2002 FIFA U-19 World Championships, held in Edmonton, Alberta, as a 15-year-old, Lang scored three goals in six games and added a crucial penalty-kick goal under intense pressure in the semi-finals against Brazil.
    More Details Hide Details Canada lost in the final against their rivals in the United States.
    Lang is one of the youngest players to score a full international goal. She scored against Wales at the Algarve Cup on 3 March 2002 at age 15 years, 132 days.
    More Details Hide Details Her senior debut, two days earlier, was a Canadian record for youngest senior women's cap.
    She is the youngest woman to be named to Canada National Women's Team, making her National Team debut on 1 March 2002 at the Algarve Cup in Portugal at age 15.
    More Details Hide Details Lang retired on 5 January 2011 at the age of 24 due to recurring knee and ACL injuries. Lang began a comeback in 2013, with her ambition being to help Canada in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, but suffered a third ACL injury in February 2014, effectively ending her comeback.
  • 1986
    Born on October 22, 1986.
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