Alex Morgan

U.S. Women's National Team

Under siege at Algarve Cup, USWNT performance raises questions

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

It's safe to say the 2014 Algarve Cup probably hasn't been what the U.S. Women's National Team expected.

As if a 1-0 loss to Sweden to break the USWNT's 43-game unbeaten streak wasn't uncomfortable enough, the No. 1 FIFA-ranked Americans got crushed in a 5-3 rout by No.

USWNT: Sermanni names 24-player squad for tough Algarve Cup test

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By DAN KARELL

U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has selected a veteran squad to feature at the Algarve Cup in Portugal next month.

Though he's still far from decidingwhat his potential World Cup 2015 squad will be, Sermanni on Monday named a 24-player squad for the annual international competition featuring a number of regulars in the team such as Abby Wambach, Christie Rampone, and Hope Solo.

Lingering injury sidelines Morgan from USWNT training camp

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

U.S. Women's National Team coach Tom Sermanni has called up 28 players for a camp next week – but superstar striker Alex Morgan won't be there, due to an injury of growing concern.

Morgan had injured her left ankle during training in October, but returned to play as a sub in a Nov.

U.S. Soccer names USWNT best XI

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

The votes are in and U.S. Soccer has determined the U.S. Women's National Team's Best XI.

Making up the bulk of the Best XI is the group that won the World Cup in 1999 in front of a record-breaking crowd of more than 90,000 people at the Rose Bowl – a moment widely seen as putting women's soccer on the map in America.

Sermanni names USWNT squad for friendly vs. Brazil

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By DAN KARELL

With 2015 Women's World Cup qualifying beginning next year, U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni is continuing his policy of squad rotation with the addition of a few new faces into the team that will face Brazil in a friendly match on Sunday.

Wambach, Morgan on FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year shortlist

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By DAN KARELL

For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Women's National Team will have two representatives on the ten-player shortlist for FIFA's Women's Ballon D'or, or the World Player of the Year award.

FIFA revealed on Friday that 2012 Ballon D'or winner USWNT forward Abby Wambach and teammate Alex Morgan have both been nominated for the award.

“It’s all or nothing” – news and previews of Saturday’s big game, more

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Parke says it's all or nothing for the Union. Okugo says team plays to the fullest with back against the wall. Carroll on not being able to play because of suspension. Previews. More.

USWNT jugará partidos amistosos en octubre y noviembre

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Definitivamente la selección norteamericanaha adquirido mayor número de seguidores a raíz de sus destacadas participaciones en el Mundial de Alemania 2011, en donde consiguieron el subcampeonato y en los pasados Juegos Olímpicos de Londres en donde ganaronla medalla de oro ydieron demasiadas emociones en sus partidos de semifinal y final.

Sermanni unveils 25-player USWNT roster for Australia, New Zealand friendlies

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By FRANCO PANIZO

When the U.S. Women's National Team reconvene later this month, they will do so with a squad that is close to or at full-strength.

U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni has named a 25-player roster for an upcoming camp that will be held from Oct.

USWNT Featured on ABC's NIGHTLINE

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Reaction to Union draw with TFC, HCI wins 2 on the road, USA Sunday funday, more

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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.

NWSL

NWSL: La expansión de Houston Dash

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Desde que se dio a conocer que la NWSL tendría un nuevo equipo, las especulaciones entorno a qué jugadoras estarían en su Roster no se hicieron esperar. Aún antes de que fuese oficial, se pensaba que jugadoras como Alex Morgan podrían formar parte de sus filas, sin embargo Portland Thorns y la misma delantera se encargaron de desmentir los rumores.

Santa Fe says it has 40% stake in Valdes’ rights, College Cup, MLS player movement, more

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Latest on the Carlos Valdes situation. Notre Dame wins College Cup at PPL Park. Lots of player moves and rumors in MLS. More WC stadium deaths. More news.

NWSL Week 18: A Look Back

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By MIKE McCALL

Even in a weekend when she didn't play, Alex Morgan managed to make the biggest splash in the National Women's Soccer League.

Sidelined with a sprained MCL, Morgan was forced to watch Portland's showdown with Western New York via an online stream, and to put it mildly, she was not impressed.

NWSL Week 18: A Look Ahead

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By MIKE McCALL

In terms of suspense, Wednesday was a bit of a disaster for the National Women's Soccer League.

Western New York's win over Seattle, coupled with Washington's weather-shortened victory over Chicago, clinched playoff berths for the top four teams with two games remaining.

Casey: Union will “lay everything on the line,” HCI loses at home, USMNT breaks into FIFA Top 20

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Conor Casey says the Union expect three points on Saturday. Cristhain Hernandez scores but Harrisburg falls to Charlotte. US ranked 19th in world by FIFA. RSL v DC Open Cup final set. More news.

Thorns in their Sides

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SOMERVILLE, Mass. The Boston Breakers fell to the Portland Thorns, 2-1, at Dilboy Stadium on Sunday evening in front of 2,978 fans, their second biggest all-time crowd as an NWSL team.

Many of those fans came to see Alex Morgan lead the Thorns and were rewarded, as she notched a goal and an assist to help beat the Breakers, who opened up the scoring in the 13th minute via Lianne Sanderson.

NWSL Week Nine: A Look Ahead

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By MIKE McCALL

The past week has seen the National Women's Soccer League turn into a carnival of goals.

After averaging 2.2 goals per game in April and 2.5 in May, the four games in June have led to a total of 19 goals for an average of 4.75. It's a very small sample size aided by the absence of U.

Washington Spirit held scoreless in 0-2 loss to Portland Thorns FC

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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.

NWSL: Resumen de la Jornada 5 (parte 2)

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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.

Philadelphia Union

Sak says 3 or 4 signings & practice facility are priorities, Perez joins Malaga, Pfeffer gets US U-20 call up, more

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Nick Sakiewicz lays out Union priorities. Transfer target Pablo Perez joins Malaga. Union snubbed for USMNT January camp? Zach Pfeffer gets US U-20 call up. More.

Re-entry Draft list, KC GK Nielsen retires, USOC games during WC break, more news

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Lots of local connections and other names of interest on Re-Entry Draft list. Jimmy Nielsen announces his retirement. Looks like USOC games will take place during the World Cup break. More news.

Union players in SBI Best XIs, Zach’s back, local players in HS All-America games, more

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Sheanon Williams, Conor Casey, and Amobi Okugo named to SBI Best XIs. Zach Pfeffer returns from Hoffenheim loan. Locals in high school All-America games. More news.

Hack on Kleberson and Gilberto, Sakiewicz says team prioritizing development over DPs, more

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Hackworth discusses Kleberson and new signing Gilberto. Sakiewicz says team wants to invest in development, not Designated Players. DC previews. Will Dempsey be left off USMNT roster for friendly? More.

Parke doesn’t want to rush return, 1st round USOC draws, SAF to retire, more news

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Jeff Parke says no point in rushing return from injury. Harrisburg to face winner of Lehigh Valley/Reading United in USOC first round. Juan Agudelo traded to Revs. Altidore says club won't release him for May USMNT camp. Feguson to retire as manager of Manchester United. More.

Sydney Leroux

Pictures: USA Women’s Strikers Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux in Bikinis in Hawaii

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United States women's national soccer team strikers Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux were spotted in [...]

The After Bar: USWNT 3 - Canada 0

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The women's national team provided the icing on the cake for the United States' soccer Centennial celebration beating Canada 3-0 in Toronto.

The first half wouldn't see any goals from a resolute Canadian defense, but all of that good work was undone as Alex Morgan scored twice in about two minutes midway through the second half and Sydney Leroux tallied a goal in stoppage time.

Abby Wambach

Fans’ View: Don’t cross the line

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The MLS "Don't Cross the Line" campaign deserves to be applauded, but subtle forms of gender discrimination still remain. John Ling explains.

Fans’ View: Athletes can still make great role models

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Sebastien Le Toux and Abby Wambach have been great role models for at least one young girl. (She apparently named her hermit crab Seba!)

The Rest

Alex Morgan Fist Bumps with Lebron James

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Alex Morgan is the first person Lebron James sees in his new McDonald�s commercial.

Meet the Team/new jersey unveil at D&Bs, Edu’s Reddit session, Garfan working toward Liga MX debut, more

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Meet the Team/new jersey unveil at Dave & Busters on March 4. Quotes from Edu's Reddit session. Garfan looks toward Liga MX debut. More news.

Alex Morgan & Sydney Leroux As Miley Cyrus & Robin Thicke

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Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux have picked out their Halloween costumes for this year.

Alex Morgan Body Paint Shoot

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Alex Morgan's Body Paint Shoot

United States Women's National Team star Alex Morgan showed she was much more than just a world-class athlete in last year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Posing in nothing more than a body painted bikini, the free-scoring striker took the limelight in the annual swimsuit edition.

Alex Morgan and Manchester United Star Wayne Rooney Team Up with New Mobile App

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Alex Morgan and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney have teamed up to help promote a new mobile application called Fivestar Training. Described as "an organized series of workouts created by a small group of soccer trainers and athletes," the app looks to help players improve their ability by watching some of the game's biggest stars run through training sequences.

MYSA Passback Program Fundraiser

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The Missouri Youth Soccer Association has released a fundraiser for their Passback Program:

"Olympic Star Alex Morgan is coming to Missourion Saturday, November 16th, 2013 and your son or daughter can play soccer with her!

Alex's event is a fundraiser for the MYSA Passback Programand the T.

NWSL: Portland Thorns FC y Sky Blue FC empatan sin goles

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Este sábado en la Jornada 11 de la NWSL, Sky Blue FC recibó a Portland Thorns FC. Los líderes de la tabla de puntos se enfrentaban nuevamente, después depoco mas de un mes cuando Sky Bluederrotó por un gol a cero a Portland Thorns en su estadio. En esta ocasión el resultado fue un empate a cero.

Post-Game Uncut: Alex Morgan

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NEST video correspondent Carl Setterlund brings you to the pitch for Alex Morgan's post-game interview following the 4-1 U.S. Women's Nationa Team win over South Korea at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.

Alex Morgan's Reaction to Servando Carrasco's Penalty Kick

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Alex Morgan was a bit nervous watching her boyfriend, Servando Carrasco, take the penalty kick for the Sounders.

Partido amistoso entre USA y Canadá: de los goles de Morgan al festejo de Leroux

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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.

A Look At Pickup Soccer in America

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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.