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UCLA Women's Soccer Participates in Journey of The Ball
By: UCLA Athletics
The NCAA Champion UCLA women's soccer team participated in the journey of The Ball, which is traveling around the world to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The Bruins did a beach workout in Marina del Rey on Wednesday morning, which included playing footvolley, a hybrid game of soccer and beach volleyball, with the Ball. UCLA coaches were joined by former World Cup players Lorrie Fair and UCLA and U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame player Cobi Jones to play footvolley matches against the Bruin players.

After the workout, the team members were able to add their signatures to the Ball, but not before heading it, a ritual that is required before signing it.

The Ball is visiting 25 countries through the non-profit organization Spirit of Football, which celebrates the positive spirit of football around the globe and spreads the message of One Ball, One World. The Ball is a fair-trade ball that was made by prisoners in a Brazilian rehab program called Pintando a Liberdade.

This is the fourth journey of The Ball to the World Cup. It will visit 35 major cities along its route through 27 countries and will cover approximately 11,000 miles. By the time the Ball reaches Brazil, it will have been signed by over 20,000 people, including the Bruin team.

Spirit of Football is a non-profit based in the U.K. that supports K-12 education and inter-cultural communication.

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Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Aug 21
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
L, 0 - 1
Sunday, Aug 23
at San Diego
San Diego, CA
W, 1 - 0 (2OT)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Friday, Sep 04
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Sep 06
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Sep 11
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 13
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
L, 1 - 3
Thursday, Sep 17
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 25
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Oct 09 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 29 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 3:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC
Sunday, Dec 06 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC