(1981 - )
Tal Karp was born on December 30, 1981, in Perth, Australia.
Karp began playing on boys' soccer teams at an early
age when her brother's team did not have enough players. She played
in top boys leagues until the age of 17. Karp joined the Australian
National team in 2002 and since then has played in 23 games, with 20
starts, and 2 goals (both in 2003). She played in the 2003 World Cup
and started all three games as Australia finished in 13th place.
A midfielder, Karp was on the Australian women's soccer
team at the 2004 Athens Olympics, which reached the quarterfinals but
remained an unused substitute throughout the competition. Karp was on
the bench in Australia's first round game against Brazil in Group G.
Brazil won 1:0 from Marta's 36th minute goal. Tal did not play in Australia's
second match in Group G against the Greek hosts. Australia won 1-0 thanks
to Heather Garriock's 27th minute strike. On August 17th, the Aussies
played favorites the U.S.A, and found themselves a goal down in halftime.
However an 82nd minute Joanne Peters equalizer helped Australia to a
surprising 1-1 draw. Australia lost 2-1 to Sweden in the quarterfinals
and was eliminated from the competition.
Sources: Jews In