Florida State's international stars take stage in Cary

Florida State had a unique obstacle to overcome: merging a number of international players. The result? A trip to the College Cup, writes Graham Hays.

Updated: December 1, 2006, 1:46 PM ET
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

CARY, N.C. -- While the United Nations sometimes operates as if it's nothing more than a global oxymoron, Florida State's women's soccer team enters Friday's College Cup semifinal against undefeated and top-ranked Notre Dame as a model of international cooperation.

Six of coach Mark Krikorian's players hail from outside the confines of North America. In contrast, the sum total of foreign players on the rosters of the other three teams in Cary, N.C., is two, and both of those, Robyn Gayle ...

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