Tal Karp
Tal Karp is a female Australia
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n football (soccer)
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 player who currently plays for Melbourne Victory in the Australian W-League
W-League (Australia)
The W-League is the preeminent women's semi-professional football league in Australia. Established in 2008, it is composed of eight teams - seven of them are affiliated with seven of the Australian clubs currently in the A-League, with the eighth team based in Canberra...


Club career

Tal Karp began her career in the Women's National Soccer League
Women's National Soccer League
The Women’s National Soccer League was Australia's top women's football league and was the breeding ground of many of Australia's world-class players....

 with the ACT Academy of Sport and the SA Sports Institute, before six seasons with the Canberra Eclipse and another with the Australian National University Football Club. Karp won the WNSL title with the Canberra Eclipse in the 2001-02 season.

In 2007 Karp joined the Ashburton Women's Soccer Team in the Victorian Women's Premier League. In 2008 she moved to rivals Box Hill Inter
Box Hill Inter
Box Hill United Football Club is an Australian association football club based in the Melbourne suburb of Box Hill.- History :Box Hill entered the Victorian Division 4 in 1925. In their first season they lost one game and drew once to became champion and win promotion to division 3 for the 1926...

 and helped them to win the Grand Final. Karp was Runner-Up Best and Fairest player for Box Hill in 2008.

In October 2008, Karp was signed by the newly formed Melbourne Victory as captain.

International career

Karp was a member of the Australian team that played in the 2003 OFC Championship
2003 OFC Women's Championship
The 2003 OFC Women's Championship was held Canberra, Australia from 5 to 13 April 2003. It was the seventh staging of the OFC Women's Championship....

, 2003 Women's World Cup and the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Personal life

She is Jewish. Karp was named by Brandeis University
Brandeis University
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, a contemporary Jewish sports heroine.

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