We now know where Michelle French will be coaching this season, and it isn't for the Seattle Sounders Women. She has been tapped to become the first full-time US U-20 WNT coach. It will be her job to mold the future full team members, while also working with the U-17 and U-18 teams to recognize and develop the next Alex Morgan's and Sydney Leroux's.
Recaps and reaction to the Union's ugly draw in Toronto. Harrisburg in second place after two-win weekend with Union loanees all over the score sheet. USA celebrates Centennial with two wins. More news.
Alex Morgan broke out of her "slump" (come on... she took a knock and other, younger starlets were getting a roll out) banging home a pair of goals to lead the United States women's national team 2-0 over Germany and the Algarve Cup title.
It was the USWNT's ninth Algarve Cup win and the first trophy under new head coach Tom Sermanni.
Thorns preseason camp kicked off its second week on Monday, with nary a national team member in sight. Mexican allocated player Marlene Sandoval is expected to begin training on Tuesday, with Canadians Christine Sinclair and Karina LeBlanc in on Thursday. No sign of Alex Morgan (who, according to her Twitter feed, is in New York City) or Rachel Buehler.
United States Women's National Team star Alex Morgan showed she was much more than just an world-class athlete in this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Posing in nothing more than a body painted bikini, the 23 year old standout took the limelight in the annual swimsuit edition.
The U.S. women's national team won the prestigious Algarve Cup in Portugal for a record-extending ninth time. After scoring the goal that sent the U.S. into the final, Alex Morgan added two more in the final on Wednesday as the [...]
U.S. Soccer announced today that USWNT coach Tom Sermanni has named the 23-player roster he'll carry into Portugal for the 2013 Algarve Cup, and the Portland Thorns FC players you'd expect to be on it are all there: Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, and Rachel Buehler will be joining forces when the tournament is held March 6-13.
No es una sorpresa decir que el potencial de Estados Unidos está en su delantera. Talento y fama han engrandecido a dos baluartes como Abby Wambach y Alex Morgan. La misma Sydney Leroux, pese a su juventud, viene ganándose muy lentamente un lugar.
La llegada de Tom Sermanni al banquillo estadounidense, desde su anuncio, dejaba entrever una posible inclusión de nuevos nombres a la selección número uno del mundo, porque hay que decirlo, el gran talento de Estados Unidos es bastante, pero también muy veterano.
Alex Morgan, known for her ability to score goals like there's no tomorrow, was, unfortunately, injured during this past weekend's USWNT game against Scotland. Apparently in the 41st minute, Scotland's Joanne Love tackled Morgan causing her to lose her footing and, ultimately, injure her ankle.
The good news is that it doesn't seem serious, or at least not serious enough to warrant any fears for Thorns fans.
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PORTLAND, Or. (May 19, 2013) -- The Washington Spirit ended their first west coast road trip Sunday afternoon falling 2-0 to league-leaders Portland Thorns FC in front of 12,474 fans at JELD-WEN Field in downtown Portland.
Goals by the dynamic tandem of Christine Sinclair and Alex Morgan came in the final five minutes of each half respectively after the teams played end-to-end action for the duration.
Christine Sinclair got a goal by penalty kick, but not much else happened aside from that. Disappointingly, aside from a few plays, Alex Morgan seemed completely quiet all game. Despite that, however, there were certainly some positives for the Portland Thorns' first ever NWSL game.
Sólo quedaba un partido de la Jornada 5 de la NWSL por jugarse este domingo. Nuevamente Chicago Red Stars recibiría en casa al equipo de Portland Thorns y éstas nuevamente las vencerían con el mismo resultadode dos goles a cero tal y como sucedió en la fecha 3.
Desde el inicio del partido Portland dominóy desarrolló su ataque, el golque abriríael marcador cayóen el minuto 3 cuando Alex Morgan cruzó el campo por la banda izquierda sin que ninguna defensa lograra alcanzarla venciendo a la guardameta canadiense Erin McLeod.
Al parecer jugar en casa fue de gran ayuda para el equipo Portland Thorns que este domingo consiguió su primera victoria en la Temporada al vencer 2 goles a 1 a Seattle Reign. El equipo Portland se convirtió desde un principio en uno de los favoritos al contar en su Roster convarias jugadoras destacadas entre ellas:Christine Sinclair, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, Rachel Buehler, y la guardameta canadiense Karina LeBlanc.
The Portland Thorns FC are kicking off their season tomorrow. Months of planning, preparation and, most importantly, questions will come to a head when they take on FC Kansas City in the NWSL's inaugural match. A week after that will be the Thorns home opener for the 2013 season. It's exciting, to say the least.
After quite the flurry the past couple of months, there's not a lot of news coming out of the Portland Thorns FC world of late. There is, however, this little tidbit: A friendly between the USWNT and Canada's National Team has been scheduled for June 2, 2013, in Toronto.
This will affect the lineup for the Thorns home match against FC Kansas City on June 1.
The US Women's National Team defeated Scotland 3-1 today with goals from Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach, and Christen Press. The match was the second in a pair of friendlies against Scotland and marks the US' last game before they head to Portugal to participate in the Algarve Cup.
Via Ussoccer.com:The U.S. Women's National Team won the Algarve Cup for the ninth time after Alex Morgan's two goals earned a 2-0 victory against Germanyin Faro, Portugal. The U.S. forward scored twice in the first half and head coach Tom Sermanni's team put in a comprehensive performance to defeat the second-ranked team in the world.
The U.S. women's national team reached the final of the Algarve Cup with a 1-1 draw on Monday against former coach Pia Sundhage and Sweden. Alex Morgan scored in the 56th minute as the Americans erased an early deficit to [...]
The U.S. WNT has touched down in southern Portugal for the 20th edition of the Algarve Cup, of which the USA has attended 18. The Americans have won the tournament eight times, more than any other country, but have failed to take home the title nine times, which goes to show how difficult the Algarve Cup can be.
El equipo de Estados Unidos Femenil volvió a ganarle a la Selección de Escocia en el segundo partido amistoso que disputaron en una semana.
Ante 14,224 aficionados en el LP Field en Tennessee (histórica entrada en ese estado para ver un partido de la Femenil) la escuadra de las barras y las estrellas doblegó a las británicas con marcador de 3-1.
The United States women's national team forward Alex Morgan took to the pages of the ESPN Magazine "Music Issue" along with several other athletes to re-create some famous covers from music history. Morgan posed as Katy Perry marrying our two favorite things IN ALL OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD.
Todos recordamos seguramente la semifinal olímpica de Londres 2012 entre las selecciones de Estados Unidos y Canadá; en los últimos minutos Alex Morgan hace el gol del triunfo cuando el partido se encontraba empatado a 3 goles y consigueel pasea la final. Desde ese día se antojaba un partido de revancha, y el domingo 2 de junio se programó para llevarse a cabo.
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Grant Wahl linked to a great article at Sports Illustrated byGwendolyn Oxenham that looks into some of the history of pickup soccer in America and how many top level players found their way to pickup games to help improve their skills. It also highlights the differences in how men and women encounter pickup matches.
Practice started off with sprints, followed by the dreaded beep test, which, if you've never seen it in person, looks positively grueling. A quick drill set up against practice dummies (4-2-1) lead into a 10-v-10 scrimmage.
Alex Morgan and Christine Sinclair: For the first time since preseason training began, the sounds of clicking cameras and dragging tripods intermingled with the chirps and shouts that emanated from the players on the pitch.
The USA's Sunday afternoon training session consisted of a closed-door scrimmage against Denmark, which is in Group A of the Algarve Cup along with Germany, Norway and Japan and like the Germans, Norwegians, Swedes and Icelanders, are preparing for the 2013 European Women's Championships this summer.
A warm welcome to Nashville for Alex Morgan and her teammates
The U.S. WNT had a casual Sunday that started in Florida and ended in Nashville. A handful of players, mostly those that didn't play on Saturday, trained in the morning on Sunday and the team left for Tennessee in the afternoon, arriving in Nashville in plenty of time for dinner.