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Tina Ellertson combines family and soccer

Tina Ellertson combines family and soccer

Originally Published: December 26, 2011
By Beau Dure

Tina Ellertson is the first to admit she didn't take the usual path to soccer stardom, but somehow it has all worked out. She's been one of the best American defenders for the past decade, playing for magicJack last season, and has learned to balance a growing family at the same time.

Ellertson, 29, has made many sacrifices to try to have it all. In the unstable world of Women's Professional Soccer, Ellertson and her young family have had to move around. Her first team, St. Louis ...

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