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SBI USWNT Woman of the Match: Megan Rapinoe

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As the U.S. Women's National Team and Mexico scored eight goals between them, Megan Rapinoe stood out amongst the rest, as she was directly involved in five of them.

The midfielder assisted four of her team's goals, getting close to Tiffeny Milbrett's record of five in one match. She got started early, assisting Mallory Pugh's second minute goal, and frequently helped out her teammates on the day.

News roundup: U.S. women thrash Mexico, Union’s bus program, and Earnie moving on?

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Morgan, Pugh score as USWNT beats Mexico 4-1

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The U.S. Women's National Team continued their undefeated start to 2018, beating regional rivals Mexico 4-1 at EverBank Field on Thursday.

The U.S. got on the boardearly, as Mallory Pugh scored after six minutes. The play involved the front three, and started with Alex Morgan's weighted ball to Megan Rapinoe in the box.

Alex Morgan makes FIFPro World XI

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FIFPro announced their Women's World XI on Thursday and one American international made the cut in the squad

Alex Morgan, fresh off of Wednesday night's SheBelievesCup win over England was named as a member of the squad voted by top female players.

Morgan was one of four players who played domestically for Olympique Lyon last season after joining on loan from the Orlando Pride in the NWSL.

News roundup: USWNT raises SheBelieves Cup, Seattle & Toronto win in CCL, Salone FC joins UPSL

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Plus upcoming Union U17 matches, UCL action, and more

SBI USWNT Woman of the Match: Alex Morgan

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She may not have gotten on the scoresheet in Sunday's draw with France, but Alex Morgan recorded a strong performance for the U.S. Women's National Team.

The forward was lively at the head of the U.S. attack, particularly in a second half that saw many opportunities but no goals. As Morgan frequently has throughout her career, she managed to get into important positions, sometimes aiding teammates and other times got close to scoring herself.

USWNT takes down Germany to open SheBelieves Cup

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The U.S. Women's National Team opened up the 2018 SheBelieves Cup on a high note, recording a 1-0 victory over Germany on Thursday at MAPFRE Stadium.

Megan Rapinoe was the game's only scorer, tallying after seventeen minutes. A long ball ended up at the feet of Rapinoe after she dashed for it, and she quickly shot from an angle.

USWNT 5, Denmark 1: The SBI Breakdown

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The U.S. Women's national team opened up 2018 with an overall dominant display, beating European Championship runners-up Denmark, 5-1, on Sunday.

Mallory Pugh, in her return from injury, managed to get a brace in the process, while usual heavy-hitter Alex Morgan, the night's captain, also got on the scoresheet.

SBI USWNT Woman of the Match: Mallory Pugh

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The U.S. Women's National Team shook off an early deficit in its first match of 2018, and quickly overwhelmed Denmark with the help of a standout performance by Mallory Pugh.

The 19-year-old midfielder set up the first U.S. goal, intercepting a pass and laying off an assist to Alex Morgan, then scored a pair of top-class goals to help the Americans cruise to a 5-1 victory, and earn her SBI USWNT Woman of the Match honors.

Lloyd, Morgan, Ertz headline 26 players into USWNT January camp

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The U.S. Women's National Team announced their roster for the upcoming January camp.

Head coach Jill Ellis has brought in 26 players for the 15 day training camp in Carson, California, beginning on Saturday.

Several usual names are there. Becky Sauerbrunn, Carli Lloyd, and Alex Morgan are all regulars with the squad as is U.

Alex Morgan, Keylor Navas named CONCACAF Players of the Year

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Alex Morgan received the CONCACAF Women's Player of the Year award for the third time in five years on Sunday night.

Morgan had yet another successful season playing for Lyon and the Orlando Pride on the club level and for the U.S. Women's National Team. The 28-year-old forward scored 12 goals during her time in France, where she helped Lyon win a treble.

Morgan, Rapinoe, Horan headline candidates for U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year

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U.S. Soccer announced five finalists for the 2017 Female Player of the Year on Tuesday.

Headlining the field is the U.S. Women's National Team's leading scorer of the year, Alex Morgan. She scored seven goals for her country while also helping Olympique Lyonnais win their League, the League Cup, and the UEFA Women's Champions League, becoming only the third American to win the highest club competition in European women's football.

USWNT 3, Canada 1: The SBI Breakdown

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The U.S. Women's National Team closed out 2017 with a victory over rivals Canada three days after being held to a 1-1 draw.

It was a night for the USWNT's well-known veterans, with Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd and Julie Ertz getting on the scoresheet. Additionally, Megan Rapinoe and Morgan tallied assists on Sunday night.

USWNT held to a draw against Canada

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The U.S. Women's National Team was held to a draw against Canada in an entertaining affair at BC Place that ended 1-1.

Alex Morgan continued on her scoring run, tallying her team's lone goal in the 31st minute. The forward received the ball from Casey Short with her head at the edge of the penalty area and then proceeded to get away from a huddle of defenders to score from close range for the game's first goal.

USWNT look to close challenging 2017 with strong efforts against Canada

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The U.S. Women's National Team is closing out the year with a pair of matches against rivals Canada, a test that fits with the theme of the year.

Canada, ranked fifth in the latest FIFA World Rankings, is the eighth opponent in the top 10 that the U.S. has faced this year in what has been unusual in the post-Olympics year.

USWNT scores six in victory over South Korea

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The U.S. Women's National Team recorded another one of their big wins, blasting six past South Korea at Sahlen's Stadium in Cary, North Carolina.

The scoring came early and it came often, starting with a third minute goal from Samantha Mewis, followed by another goal in the 20th minute. For the second, Lindsey Horan put a ball into the box and it ended up at the feet of Mewis, who scored from close range at the stadium where she plays with her club, North Carolina Courage.

Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe leads USWNT to victory over South Korea

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Led by several veterans, the U.S. Women's National Team put together an impressive effort on Thursday night.

The USWNT recorded yet another victory, this time beating South Korea, 3-1, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Thursday.

The reigning world champions got their scoring started after 23 minutes, with Julie Ertz scoring off a header.

Morgan, Lyon edge Lloyd, Man City in UCL semifinal first leg

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In a battle between two of U.S. Women's National Team's top stars, current UEFA Champions League holders Lyon defeated Manchester City 3-1 in Saturday's semifinal first leg.

The match featured Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd, as both players are on loan from their respective NWSL clubs, and it was the former's club that emerged victorious to open the semifinal tie.

United States

Preview + TV/Streaming info: USWNT vs. Mexico, round 2

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Can the U.S. defense start to follow the lead of the attack?

If you start from the front, the USWNT's win last week over Mexico was good. Mallory Pugh keeps slicing up defenses, Alex Morgan keeps scoring all sorts of goals, and Megan Rapinoe looks creative as ever. It's just that things get rockier the further back you go, with the midfield unable to get pressure around the ball whenever Mexico tried to counter giving way to some hesitant defending and confused goalkeeping.

USWNT vs. England: Preview + TV & streaming options

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The SheBelieves Cup will go to one of these two teams, with the USWNT needing a victory to win their annual friendly tournament

The 2018 SheBelieves Cup hinges on the final game of the tournament, with the United States taking on England tonight in Florida. Both teams have 4 points, with the Three Lionesses holding the edge on the USWNT via goal difference at the moment.

USMNT vs. Panama, Pique speaks out and more: Freedom Kicks October 5 2017

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Also, Meggie Dougherty Howard got snubbed

Hey folks! Tomorrow the United States is up against Panama in a World Cup qualifier, but before that we've got Freedom Kicks today. There wasn't a ton of soccer news yesterday but here we go.

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Morgan at the double as USA women thrash New Zealand

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Chicago (AFP) – Alex Morgan scored twice as the United States thrashed New Zealand 5-0 in a women’s international football friendly on Tuesday.

US star Morgan came on as a second-half substitute to take her international goals tally to 77 as the 2015 Women’s World Cup champions swept aside their Kiwi opponents at Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium.

Morgan at the double as USA women thrash New Zealand

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Chicago (AFP) – Alex Morgan scored twice as the United States thrashed New Zealand 5-0 in a women’s international football friendly on Tuesday.

US star Morgan came on as a second-half substitute to take her international goals tally to 77 as the 2015 Women’s World Cup champions swept aside their Kiwi opponents at Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium.

Megan Rapinoe

USA v. Canada: Schedule, lineups, how to watch on TV, online

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Megan Rapinoe travels up the I-5 Corridor to B.C. Place.

On Thursday, November 9, Seattle Reign FC's Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. Women's National Team travels up the I-5 corridor for a match against their CONCACAF rivals, Canada. The match is the first of two against Canada and will air on ESPN2.

Common Goal: Charlie Daniels And Alfie Mawson Become First English Players To Sign Up To Juan Mata’s Charity Campaign

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Juan Mata's Common Goal charity campaign has two new Premier League-based pledges in Charlie Daniels of Bournemouth and Alfie Mawson of Swansea.

Daniels and Mawson are the first two English players to join the Common Goal cause, which will see them each donate 1% of their annual salary to organisations supporting grassroots football projects and vulnerable children across the world.

Giorgio Chiellini Becomes Latest Footballer To Pledge 1% Of Salary To Juan Mata’s Common Goal Charity Campaign

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Giorgio Chiellini has become the latest footballer to pledge 1% of his salary to charity as part of Juan Mata's admirable Common Goal campaign.

Mata launched the drive at the beginning of August with the aim of supporting grassroots football projects and vulnerable children the world over.

USA v. Brazil, live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch USWNT online

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After a shocking loss to Australia in Seattle, the US needs a win over Brazil to stay alive in their own tournament.

Last week in the Tournament of Nations opener in Seattle, head coach Jill Ellis sent out a B-team that — outside of Megan Rapinoe, who was her usual creative and dangerous self playing in front of her home crowd — looked uninspired and toothless against a game Australia side.

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Stuart Holden announces Kick In For Houston celebrity soccer game

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Brian Ching, Alex Morgan, and Steve Nash are all on board to play in charity game.

Stuart Holden has announced a celebrity soccer game to help raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. The former Houston Dynamo player had tweeted after Harvey that he would be putting together a charity match in response to the flooding.

Boston drops 2-1 to Orlando Pride

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It started off rough, but Boston at least looked better than they did against Houston.

Starting XI: Abby Smith, Megan Oyster, Julie King, Allysha Chapman, Midge Purce, Angela Salem, Morgan Andrews, Rosie White, Amanda Frisbie, Katie Stengel, Ifeoma Onumonu

Boston started off against Orlando with five in the back, reflecting their clear awareness that the Pride presented a much bigger attacking threat than Houston, who they played earlier in the week.

Paris Saint Germain

PSG look to dethrone Lyon in women’s Champions League final

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Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Two days before Real Madrid and Juventus clash in the Champions League final, the women’s showpiece will be played in Cardiff on Thursday with holders Lyon taking on French rivals Paris Saint-Germain.

The match, to be played at the Cardiff City Stadium, across the Welsh capital from the Principality Stadium where the men will lock horns, will feature a host of leading female players led by US superstar Alex Morgan.

PSG look to dethrone Lyon in women’s Champions League final

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Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Two days before Real Madrid and Juventus clash in the Champions League final, the women’s showpiece will be played in Cardiff on Thursday with holders Lyon taking on French rivals Paris Saint-Germain.

The match, to be played at the Cardiff City Stadium, across the Welsh capital from the Principality Stadium where the men will lock horns, will feature a host of leading female players led by US superstar Alex Morgan.

US star Morgan in doubt for women’s Champions League

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Lyon (AFP) – American star Alex Morgan faces a race against time to recover for the women’s Champions League final on June 1 after suffering a thigh injury for Lyon at the weekend.

The forward hurt herself in Saturday’s 3-0 league victory over Paris Saint-Germain, the same team Lyon will face in a fortnight for the European title in Cardiff.

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Thursday Freedom Kicks: USWNT vs. Mexico, Liverpool vs. Man City, and more

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A little local news, and a lot of Champions League talk

Good morning! Tonight, the USWNT face Mexico at 7pm in Jacksonville, and there are a lot of Champions League things to discuss. There's also still

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Here's the obligatory preview.

ATF: Giovanni Savarese Preps for Return to New York

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Also: MLS sweep LigaMX sides, Nemeth still being shopped around, Alex Morgan makes the FIFA Pro XI, another U.S. Youth International signs with Hertha Berlin and more!

Portland

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On the heels of a historic win in the first leg of the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals in Tijuana, the New York Red Bulls finally open the 2018 MLS regular season looking a bit younger than they did when they ended the 2017 season, following a contentious Eastern Conference Semifinals series with Toronto FC.

Once a Thorn: A Brief Tribute to Allie Long

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Remember 2015?

It seems like ancient history now—the lowest point in the Thorns' still-short history, when, under the not-so-watchful eye of Paul Riley, the team went 6-5-9 and missed the playoffs. Nadine Angerer was still a player, the NWSL had yet to break the infamous three-year curse, and Alex Morgan, weirdly, was still in Portland.

News Roundup: Happy Holidays from the Union, Kaká retires, Morgan wins CONCACAF award, and Premier League records

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Also; Sorber to LAFC, questions remain for Miami, Pulisic being a boss, and petty revenge in Italy.

Timbers and Thorns nominated for CONCACAF honors

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Several Portland players are in contention for the Fifth Annual CONCACAF honors, including Player of the Year and Best XI selections, and the CONCACAF website is open for Timbers and Thorns fans to vote for their choices.

From the Timbers, Diego Valeri and David Guzman have been nominated for inclusion in the Best XI.

Alex Morgan and Marta both score as the Orlando Pride trounce the Washington Spirit

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The Spirit saw a four-game road trek end with a resounding defeat

The inconsistency that has dogged the Washington Spirit all season came back again tonight, as they followed Friday's 4-1 road win with a 3-0 road loss to the Orlando Pride. Marta, Camila, and Alex Morgan scored three goals in a twelve minute span during the second half, as Washington saw an even game slowly drift out of their grasp from the 40th minute onward.

USMNT snores, Mal Pugh roars and more: Monday Freedom Kicks

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Some former DCU player news in here as well.

Hi, Happy opening of the secondary transfer window. We'll bring you news of Ronaldo's signing when we hear about it, and we have a section on transfers and rumors you can check on periodically, which included some late Sunday night gossip.

USA vs.

News roundup: Yaro returns to action, Reading-Ocean City face off

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Creavalle set to make first start, Alex Morgan injured, Reading United and Ocean City in PDL's game of the week, and the rest of the day's news.