Abby Wambach

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Blatter says Hope Solo’s ‘grabbed ass’ claim is ‘absurd’

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Lausanne (AFP) – The former head of world football Sepp Blatter said Saturday that claims by US women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo that he had grabbed her backside were “absurd”.

Solo told Portuguese newspaper Expresso that then-FIFA president Blatter had sexually harassed her at the 2013 Ballon d’Or ceremony.

Blatter says Hope Solo’s ‘grabbed ass’ claim is ‘absurd’

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Lausanne (AFP) – The former head of world football Sepp Blatter said Saturday that claims by US women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo that he had grabbed her backside were “absurd”.

Solo told Portuguese newspaper Expresso that then-FIFA president Blatter had sexually harassed her at the 2013 Ballon d’Or ceremony.

US star Solo accuses Blatter of sexual assault

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Lisbon (AFP) – US women’s football star Hope Solo accused Sepp Blatter of sexual assault on Friday, claiming the disgraced former FIFA president groped her backside at the 2013 Ballon d’Or ceremony.

The 36-year-old Solo, her country’s standout goalkeeper, claimed the 81-year-old Blatter pounced as she was about to present an award to her teammate Abby Wambach.

US star Solo accuses Blatter of sexual assault

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Lisbon (AFP) – US women’s football star Hope Solo accused Sepp Blatter of sexual assault on Friday, claiming the disgraced former FIFA president groped her backside at the 2013 Ballon d’Or ceremony.

The 36-year-old Solo, her country’s standout goalkeeper, claimed the 81-year-old Blatter pounced as she was about to present an award to her teammate Abby Wambach.

Philadelphia Union

Union injury update, Bedoya on USWNT pay dispute, US draws with NZ, more

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Union injured returning to training. Bedoya on the USWNT's pay dispute. Bethlehem's Cory Burke scores first goal for Jamaica. US draws 1-1 with New Zealand. More.

Playoff race just got tighter, notes from Curtin’s presser, praise for Barnetta, more

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Montreal and DC pull within a win of passing Union. Curtin calls Barnetta best player to ever wear a Union jersey and more notes from his weekly presser. More news.

Notes from Curtin’s presser and other Union news, more

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Curtin says Edu could make the gameday roster on Saturday. More press conference notes and other Union news. More.

Union bits, local USOC qualification results, USOC final tonight, more

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News and such.

Union bits, doubleheader, National Soccer Hall of Fame groundbreaking today, more

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News and such.

1st in the East, BSFC draws, Academy teams undefeated in weekend play, Pulisic, more

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Recaps and reports from UNion's win over NYCFC. Scoreless draw in Bethlehem. Two wins and a draw for Academy sides. City Islanders drop home opener. More.

Carroll set to make 350th MLS appearance, second walls, more Union bits, more news

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Carroll set to make 350th league appearance on Saturday. B.J. Callaghan on that second wall. More power rankings. More news.

Alberg signed and more Union news, BSFC to face HCI in preseason, USMNT hosts Canada, more news

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Details on the Roland Alberg signing. Bethlehem to host Harrisburg in preseason on March 15. USMNT hosts Canada tonight. More news.

Notes from the SuperDraft, Fabinho deal confirmed, Pires’ regrets, more news

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Thoughts from Curtin and Stewart on the draft. Fabinho deal confirmed. Robert Pires says he regrets not joining the Union in 2010. More.

US plays at Linc in Copa America Centenario on June 11, Union pass again on Re-Entry Draft, more

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Linc to host final US group game in the Copa America Centenario. Union pass again on Re-Entry Draft. Another MLS team challenges Union's homegrown claim on Keegan Rosenberry. More.

U.S. Women's National Team

Facing Portland, Kratz signing, Barnetta, more news

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Union begin 3-game road swing in Portland on Saturday. Union add midfield depth. More on Barnetta. More news.

Wambach details alcohol, prescription drug abuse in new memoir

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Abby Wambach is set to release a new memoir detailing her career, and the former U.S. Women's National Team star's look back will include some details of several darker moments in her professional life.

In her new book, "Forward", Wambach saysshe abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years, leading to her arrest for driving under the influence back inApril.

US Women’s National Team at the Olympics

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Since the first women's soccer tournament at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, the USWNT has won four gold medals and one silver. Here's a look back at how they got it done.

Report: Abby Wambach flipped car, left scene in 2014 wreck

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Abby Wambach pled guilty to DUI last month, but it appears that the incident wasn't the first auto-related issue for the U.S. Women's National Team star.

TMZ reported on Monday that Wambach flipped her vehicle in June 2014 before departing the scene without calling local law enforcement.

Abby Wambach joins ESPN as analyst, podcast host

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Abby Wambach's post-soccer future as been made clear.

The former U.S. Women's National Team star will join ESPN as an analyst and contributor. As part of her new job, Wambach willcover this summer's Euro 2016 tournament in France and the Rio Olympics in August.

Abby Wambach pleads guilty to DUI, enters treatment

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After being arrested for driving under the influence on April 3, former U.S. Women's National Team forward Abby Wambach plead guiltyto the charges in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday.

According to the Oregonian, Wambach stood before a judge at the Multnomah County Circuit Court, and took responsibility for the charges.

Abby Wambach faces drink driving charge

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Abby Wambach, who retired from football in October after helping the United States win the Women's World Cup, was arrested Sunday in Portland, Oregon, on a drink-driving charge.

Wambach, 35, was booked at 2:02 am and charged with A misdemeanor, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

Abby Wambach faces drink driving charge

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Abby Wambach, who retired from football in October after helping the United States win the Women's World Cup, was arrested Sunday in Portland, Oregon, on a drink-driving charge.

Wambach, 35, was booked at 2:02 am and charged with A misdemeanor, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

Former USWNT star Abby Wambach arrested for DUI

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Former U.S. Women's National Team forward Abby Wambach was arrested on Sunday morning on a DUI charge, according to multiplereports.

Wambach was allegedly driving under the influence when she ran a red light in downtown Portland, prompting a police officer to pull her over.

Barnetta and Nogueira available for Saturday, Fan Advisory Board, USWNT file wage discrimination action

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Notes from Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. Union to launch Fan Advisory Board. USWNT file wage discrimination action against US Soccer with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. More.

Lloyd records hat trick, USWNT cruises past Ireland

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Although legendary forward Abby Wambach has long since retired and Megan Rapinoe is on the road to recovery following a brutal ACL injury, the U.S. Women's National Team kicked off its 2016 campaign in style.

Last year's World Cup hero and FIFA Ballon d'Or award winner Carli Lloyd paced the Americans on Saturday, recording a first-half hat trick against Ireland.

Diskerud criticizes Wambach's comments on dual nationals

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Mix Diskerud did not take too kindly to Abby Wambach's remarks on Wednesday, so he issued a response.

In a post on his personal Instagram account, the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder and Norweigan-American dual citizen responded to being called "foreign" by Wambach.

"Think about who you try to disenfranchise.

Major League Soccer

Major Link Soccer: MLS primary transfer deadline looms

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Abby Wambach needs to hire a driver, and the downward spiral of Romeo Parkes' career continues.

Seattle

Don't act like you haven't been counting down the days: the MLS primary transfer window closes Wednesday night (10pm PST), though deals may be announced afterwards so long as paperwork was filed in time.

Major Link Soccer - Geiger Joins Copa America Centenario

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Questionable referee selection for Copa America, Ronaldo shows off a new skill set, and Abby Wambach turns pundit.

Seattle

Will they or won't they? With the trade deadline closing now in less than a week, that is the big question for the Seattle Sounders.

MLS

Orlando City has suffered another setback with forward Pedro Ribeiro set to miss 'a few months' due to an unspecified back surgery.

The SBI Show: Episode 247 (Talking MLS moves, Abby Wambach's comments and more)

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The MLS offseason is barreling toward the new year and teams have wasted no time revamping rosters and getting things geared up for 2016.

Episode 247 of The SBI Show takes a look at the busy month of transactions, including Toronto FC's acquisitions of Will Johnson, Steve Beitashour and Drew Moor.

D.C. United

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: What are you still doing here?

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Luciano Acosta, Perry Kitchen and statistics counting in Washington for you today.

Hi, I'm Leanne today. I never really left from yesterday. Or did it? Honestly, if I remembered this sooner I wouldn't have shot my links wad on Monday, so I guess the moral here is pace yourself or something, so here you go:

Get To Know: Luciano Acosta | D.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Fabi-lously Disastrous

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Recaps, DCU alums and Heavy Metal Parking Lots.

Hi. I write today from Vermont, where my wife and I have explored such things as Hill Farmstead Brewery, Maple Syrup Festivals, and flirtations with snow, because Vermont. Anyway, away we go:

Recaps of D.C. United's 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes from us, MLS and the Washington Post.

Maurice Edu

Union bits, BSFC and Hburg draw, Academy teams victorious, league results, Platini ban upheld, more

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No Union game over the weekend but there's plenty of news.

Newsy bits and bobs

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Pre-Christmas newsy news bits.

US Soccer

Ship the Abby Wambach backlash and focus on US Soccer’s identity problem

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Our country's soccer fans and pundits have been arguing about so-called passport players since before we knew what a pundit was. It's been a talker since the days of Thomas Dooley and Earnie Stewart, the top US performers among the foreign-born set at a highly meaningful World Cup 1994.

But old argument doesn't mean bad or unnecessary argument.

Ship the Abby Wambach backlash and focus on US Soccer’s identity problem

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Our country's soccer fans and pundits have been arguing about so-called passport players since before we knew what a pundit was. It's been a talker since the days of Thomas Dooley and Earnie Stewart, the top US performers among the foreign-born set at a highly meaningful World Cup 1994.

But old argument doesn't mean bad or unnecessary argument.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: Wambach memoir reveals substance abuse

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The first year of retirement has been an eventful one for the USWNT all-time leading scorer, but in her new memoir, she sounds like she is finally on the road to recovery. There's a huge amount of soccer on TV today.

Seattle

The 2017 Season Ticket Member Scarf Design contest is up on SoundersFC.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: We gonna let it burn, burn, burn

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Unless the Revolution win, and then just kidding.

Welcome to Tuesday Freedom Kicks, folks. It's lovely to see all of you here. Shall we get to the soccer?

Abby Wambach: I abused alcohol, prescription drugs for years
Yeah, so this dropped yesterday.

3 things USMNT fans need to know in MLS this week (9/5-11) - Stars and Stripes FC
Billy Ham, he's our man!

Quand les Bons Gens Se Comportent Mal : L’Histoire d’Abby Wambach

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Abby Wambach est «l'enfant chérie» et «la femme d'affiche» pour des athlètes féminins et le football américain de femme. Non seulement elle mène l'équipe les USA la victoire la Coupe du monde de femme, elle a aussi gagné la récompense pour le Joueur Mondial FIFA de l'Année en 2012 et a aidé le.

Major Link Soccer: Abby Wambach arrested for DUI

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Then Twitter got involved and things deteriorated from there.

Seattle

Check out former Sounders HGP Sean Okoli score the game-winner for FC Cincinatti in a 2-1 win over Bethlehem Steel:

USA

Hooo boy, recently retired USWNT forward Abby Wambach was arrested on DUI charges in Portland on Saturday night.