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USA 2015 Independence Day Special Edition Nike Jersey

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The United States men's national soccer team will wear a limitedIndependence Day edition of their [...]

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.

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Women’s World Cup: USWNT 2-0 Germany

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The US changed formations and defeated top ranked Germany 2-0 to advance to the Women's World Cup Finals.

Women's Football Fans, This One's for You (Women's World Cup Erotica—No Lie)

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You can get it cheapest right at Go Deeper Press, but if you like to spend an extra buck or so when you're shopping, you can get it pretty much everywhere ebooks are sold.
Enjoy the cup!

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.

Rapinoe shines as USWNT rout Swiss

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

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.

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US advances to WWC quarters, Union bits, Academy playoffs begin, more news

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US advances to Women's World Cup quarterfinals. Union bits. Union U-16s and U-18s begin Development Academy playoff campaigns today. More news.

Women’s World Cup recap: USWNT 2-0 Colombia

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The US defeats Colombia to advance to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup, where they will face China on Friday.

USA vs. Colombia final score, World Cup 2015: 2-0 and the U.S. advance to the quarterfinals

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Despite a missed Wambach penalty, a goal from Alex Morgan and a converted PK from Carli Lloyd give the U.S. a 2-0 win and sends them through to a quarterfinal match-up against China.

It wasn't convincing, but a 2-0 win against a 10-player Colombia was more than enough for the U.S. to advance to a quarterfinal game against China.

“Outplayed”: Reaction to Union’s thumping in LA, US faces Colombia in WWC, Dempsey, more

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Humiliation in LA. US prepares to face smack-talking Colombia tonight. Dempsey gets 3-game ban for "Referee Abuse." more news.

United States working its way slowly into Women’s World Cup; By Steve Davis

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An effective but rather humdrum start for the favored United States into the Women's World Cup is either one of two things:

This is manager Jill Ellis not having a solid handle on what her team is all about, especially on attack, still struggling with how to balance an aging workhorse inspiration of a forward (Abby Wambach) and a younger horse coming off injury (Alex Morgan, a.

United States working its way slowly into Women’s World Cup; By Steve Davis

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An effective but rather humdrum start for the favored United States into the Women's World Cup is either one of two things:

This is manager Jill Ellis not having a solid handle on what her team is all about, especially on attack, still struggling with how to balance an aging workhorse inspiration of a forward (Abby Wambach) and a younger horse coming off injury (Alex Morgan, a.

McCarthy saves the day, US finish top of group, latest FIFA news, more

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A McCarthy hat trick of PK saves sees the Union advance in USOC play. US finishes top of Group D after win over Nigeria at Women's World Cup. Swiss investigating 53 possible acts of money laundering connected to 2018/2022 World Cup bids. More.

US faces Nigeria, Union host Rhinos in USOC, Palacios trialing, latest FIFA news, more

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US look to finish top of group tonight. Union host Rochester in USOC. Wilson Palacios trialing with Union. Blazer plea unsealed. More.

“Something special”: Recaps and reaction to win over Crew, Inqy calls out Sakiewicz, FIFA, more

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Recaps and reaction from Wednesday's victory over Columbus. Inquirer editorial calls comments from Sakiewicz. Blazer dishes and more FIFA corruption news.

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.

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

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England and the 2015 Women's World Cup: Preview & Videos - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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.

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.

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

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By DAN KARELL

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.

“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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By RYAN TOLMICH

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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FC Kansas City Blown Out by Portland

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From FC Kansas City

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.

NWSL Week 12: A Look Ahead

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By SARAH HALLETT

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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By SARAH HALLETT

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.

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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?