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Two Cuban players defect, seek asylum

Updated: January 25, 2012, 5:19 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

Two members of the Cuban women's national soccer team have defected to the United States and are asking for political asylum.

The players, Yisel Rodriguez and Yezenia Gallardo, disappeared Monday while the team was participating in Vancouver in the CONCACAF women's soccer Olympic qualifying tournament.

Rodriguez, 22, is now with relatives in Miami, while Gallardo, 20, has been reunited with family in Houston.

Gallardo is one of Cuba's top players, playing in every ...

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