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Philadelphia Union

Who’s the ‘keeper? Vancouver previews, Ramos confirms its Pfeffer if no Zelalem, more

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Who will be the goalkeeper against Vancouver? Williams on losing right back spot. Tab Ramos confirms Zach Pfeffer will be added to US U-20 World Cup roster is Gedion Zelalem isn't approved by FIFA. More news.

Fred suspended second game, Pfeffer appears in US U-23 loss, on the US draw, more

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Fred suspended additional game for violent conduct. Pfeffer provides spark but US U-23s fall short in Denmark. Recaps and reaction to US draw against Switzerland. More.

Union bits, Lampard follies, Gerrard’s future, more

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Curtin happy to be ambassador for the game locally, doesn't need the soccer haters. Fall out from the Lampard news. Will Steven Gerrard's next stop be MLS? More.

Gaddis believes, US Soccer’s quest for diversity, Qatar says 2022 WC will be tops, more

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Gaddis believes Union can reach playoffs in 2015. US Soccer working to find players outside traditional development system. Qatar says 2022 World Cup will be "almost impossible to beat." More.

Reaction to Union win, #tifogate, league results, USWNT, more.

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Recaps and reaction to Union's win over KC. Protest banners removed from River End. League results. USWNT faces Haiti. Morgan out 4-6 weeks. More.

Recaps & reaction to win over Montreal, head coach candidates, league results wrap, more

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Reaction to win over Montreal. Union coaching candidate news. City Islanders win streak now at 4. MLS & NWSL results. More news.

Abby Wambach

England and the 2015 Women’s World Cup: Preview & Videos

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Although the Copa America will take place this summer, plenty of football fans will have World Cup withdrawal after being spoiled by the action in Brazil during the last off-season.

However, the 2015 Women's World Cup is set to fill the void and promises to be an exciting festival of football over the space of a month this summer.

Re-Entry Draft today, Blake up for CONCACAF GK of the Year, locals invited to MLS combine, more

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Corben Bone, Fred, and Brian Carroll available from Union in today's Re-Entry Draft. Blake up for CONCACAF Goalkeeper of the Year. Two area players invited to MLS Combine. More.

Women’s World Cup discriminatory lawsuit filed against CSA and FIFA

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U.S. Women's National Team star Abby Wambach wasn't kidding when she threatened legal action against FIFA for forcing the world's top female stars to play a World Cup on artificial turf.

After weeks of threats, attorneys representing some of the world's most high-profile women's soccer playershave filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit against both FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association due to plans for artificial turf will be used at the 2015 Women's World Cup.

3 Things We Learned From the Latest USWNT Friendlies

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After a combined score of 12-0 in a two game friendly series with Mexico, the United States Women's National Team seems to be sitting in prime position heading into CONCACAF qualifying. There is little question on the American's ability to perform at the tournament, sitting as heavy favorites to take first, the question centers around which players head coach Jill Ellis will choose to fill her 20 women roster.

U.S. Women's National Team

Notes from Curtin’s presser, Fernando on adjusting to MLS, big Impact road goal in CCL, terrible new USWNT’s first kit, more

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Notes from Curtin's presser. Chaco on his goal, Fernando on adjusting to MLS. Montreal draws at Azteca in CCL final first leg. New USWNT first kit released and it sucks. More.

Back to Clearwater, Wheeler released, Berry no longer with Cosmos, Nashville group not happy about HCI link, more

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Union release five players from preseason roster ahead of today's return to Clearwater. Berry no longer with Cosmos. Nashville FC doesn't want City Islanders. League and national team news. More.

She's Ba-aaack!

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How many milestones can Alex Morgan pack into one goal? Well, since you asked... she not only earned the USWNT a 1-0 win over England, but it snapped a (for them) shocking two-game win drought, ended a 217-minute goal famine for the team, served as her first tally since September and gave her 50 international goals at the age of 25.

Preview: France vs USA Women

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The US Women take on France in their first match of 2015.

Clock ticking on Valdes, Curtin pleased with camp so far, Philly roots, league and NTs news, more

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Albright confirms negotiations with unnamed South American club that wants Carlos Valdes. Training camp notes. On Albright and Curtin's Philly roots. MLS and national teams news. More.

Union bits, Ebola taunts in area HS game, Garber slams Klinsmann, USWNT scrapes by T&T, more

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Sakiewicz says striker "number one" offseason priority. Coaches resign after Ebola taunts in Lehigh Valley high school game. Garber blasts Klinsmann. USWNT tops T&T.

“We can bounce back”: Readying for Houston, Saturday semi for Hburg, Expansion Draft on Dec. 10, more

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Curtin believes Union can bounce back against Houston. Praise for Nogueira. City Islanders ready for USL PRo semifinal. Report says Expansion Draft to take place on Dec. 10. More.

Ellis calls in 28-players for camp ahead of USWNT friendlies with Mexico

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With a pair of friendlies against Mexico on the horizon, U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has called in an experienced group for the head coach's first extended training camp.

Ellis has called in a group of 28 players for a training camp set to take place ahead of the team's scheduled friendlies with MexicoSept.

Rapinoe shines as USWNT rout Swiss

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The Jill Ellis era is off to a soaring start for the U.S. Women's National Team, with the U.S. women posting a dominant victory against Switzerland on Wednesday night.

Ellis continued to put a new, somewhat experimental stamp on the team and the changes produced positive results, with the U.

Readying for Portugal and more USA news, Orlando about to sign Kaka, more

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Will Ronaldo play or won't he? Who should start in place of Altidore? Orlando City close to signing Kaka. Morgan scores two for USWNT. More news.

USWNT vence a Francia en su primer partido amistoso

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El primero de dos partidos amistosos programados entre Estados Unidos y Francia se llevó a cabo este sábado en Tampa, Florida. Debido a un tormenta eléctrica que caía en esos momentos el partido tuvo un retraso de 45 minutos. Los titulares de USWNT mostraron la ausencia de Alex Morgan y Abby Wambach.

Alex Morgan Doing Things You've Probably Only Seen in Your Dreams...Until Now

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USWNT Update: Sydney Leroux Wants to Sell You Chocolate Milk, Plus Other Stuff (Alex Morgan)

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Totally not a joke.
That said, a girl needs to pay the bills. More importantly, a girl deserves to make as much money as she wants when she wants.
All that said, I don't believe she drinks this stuff post-match. I just don't, Syd.

In other less consumer-products-related news—ankle injury be damned!

Okugo named to MLS TOW, Union & USA bits, Qatar 2022 bribery allegations update, more

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Union and USMNT bits and bobs. FIFA investigator will not consider new 2022 World Cup bribery allegations. Platini denies wrongdoing. More news.

Morgan, Boxx back in USWNT squad for June friendlies vs. France

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Jill Ellis has named her first roster as the full-time U.S. Women's National Team head coach and there are plenty of surprises.

Twenty-six players have been called in by Ellis for a training camp prior to two friendly matches this month against France and returning are two players who have missed considerable time recently: Forward Alex Morgan and midfielder Shannon Boxx.

Major League Soccer

USA 2015 Nike Away Jersey

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Longtime US Soccer technical partner Nike today unveiled the 2015 away jersey to be worn [...]

Lampardonne moi! DC United & Sundry Soccer Links for 2 January 2015

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What if you threw a Lampardy and no one came? What if Alex Morgan married someone who is not you? What if Orlando City makes the 2015 playoffs? A shaky start to the new year!

Whew, boy! Freedom Kicks today is all aflutter with the fallout from the Frank Lampard drama. It is an absolute trainwreck for NYCFC and MLS.

Of Flops and Witch Doctors: DC United, MLS, NWSL, and World Cup Links for 6 June 2014

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Will Zlatan Ibrahimovic condescend to join MLS? Will Alex Morgan play tomorrow? Will Columbus stop talking trash about El Salvador? All of these questions and more are pondered, if not definitively answered, in your Friday Freedom Kicks!

If a player is offside, can the human eye see it? The answer isno.


Boston Breakes sorprende a WNY Flash. Resumen general de la Jornada 16

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Portland Thorns visitó a Washington Spirit que rescató un empate de 1-1. Las locales se mostraron más activas, por lo menos buscando más el ataque y causando problemas a las zagueras de Portland. Sin embargo, las visitantes abrirían el marcador al minuto 8 con un balón largo de Stephanie Catley al que Alex Morgan llegó de espaldas y controló, Harris salió a encararla pero Morgan le pasó el balón por encima y terminó en el fondo de su arco.

NWSL Week 12: A Look Ahead

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As teams move into the second half of the National Women's Soccer League, the same question remains but it comes much more urgent: Who can catch up to undefeated Seattle Reign FC?

Second-placed FC Kansas City will be looking to find three points and close that gap as they play host to the Portland Thorns FC this weekend.

NWSL Week 11: A Look Back

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At the halfway point of the National Women's Soccer League, some teams are making big statements that they have their sights set on the playoffs while others fall away.

The Portland Thorns FC have moved up to fourth place after a huge win against the Washington Spirit, buoyed by an Alex Morgan brace.

NWSL Recap: Alex Morgan Scores First Two Goals of Season to Lift Thorns to 6-1 Rout of Of Spirit

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Washington (6-7-1, 19 points) now sits in fifth place in the NWSL, while Portland (6-4-2, 20 points) jumped ahead of the Spirit after the win, and looks to be hitting its stride at just the right time this season.

The Thorns offensive firepower, featuring Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair, and new addition Vero Boquete was simply too much for Washington Saturday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

NWSL Week 11: A Look Ahead

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The biggest stars of National Women's Soccer League return from national team duty just in time for some must-watch games that will set up some important face-offs over the league standings.

As the Portland Thorns FC face Washington Spirit on Saturday, Alex Morgan is fresh off two goals on Thursday night for the U.

NWSL Week 9: A Look Back

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It was a week to set records in the National Women's Soccer League and for the best teams to continue to march their way up in the standings.

But the long-awaited return of Alex Morgan did not turn out the way the Portland Thorns had hoped.

NWSL: El peor día de Portland Thorns. Resumen general de la Jornada 9

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La Jornada 9 se llenó de expectativas para los seguidores de la NWSL pues se había anunciado por fin el regreso de Alex Morgan y el debut de Verónica Boquete en Portland Thorns. También Christen Press haría su debut en la liga, pero con Chicago Red Stars. Desafortunadamente, aunque si hubo debut, ninguna de las tres jugadoras tuvo un buen comienzo.

NWSL Week 9: A Look Ahead

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The stage has been set and the ninth week of the National Women's Soccer League is ready for a high profile return and a top-of-the-table clash.

Alex Morgan, who hasn't played competitively since November, is expected to finally return to the pitch – and not a moment too soon for a struggling Portland Thorns.

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FC Kansas City Blown Out by Portland

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FC Kansas City (10-5-3 33pts) visited Portland Thorns FC (7-6-4 25 pts) tonight and lost 7-1 in front of 9,672 fans. This was the first unfortunate result for the Blues since May 14th. Katrina Gorry tallied her first National Women's Soccer League goal for FC Kansas City tonight.

FCKC Tops Portland

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FC Kansas City (9-4-3 30 pts) won 1-0 over Portland Thorns FC (6-6-2 20 pts) in front of 2,421 fans on Verizon Wireless Field tonight. Lauren Holiday scored her sixth goal of the season tonight late in the first half. FC Kansas City stays comfortably in second place after gaining another 3 points at home.

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The Role of Substitutes

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It's no secret that every athlete wants to maximize the time they are able to play the sport they love. And what is the best way to maximize time on the pitch? Starting the game and controlling your level of play.After all, who wants to spendtime on the bench, especially in the context of professional soccer wherethere are strict rules relating to substitutions?

USA pierde ante Francia en partido amistoso

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Este domingo se jugó el partido amistoso entre Francia y Estados Unidos en Liorent, Francia. La escuadra de Jill Ellis sufrió un revés al caer 2-0 ante Les Bleues de Phillipe Bergeroo. Ambos equipos salieron con un 4-4-2, las estadounisenses con bajas considerables; las lesiones de Rapinoe, Rampone y Leroux y la ausencia de Hope Solo por suspensión.