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U.S. Women's National Team

Lloyd, Solo, Pugh headline USWNT roster for Olympic qualifying

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Head coach Jill Ellis has revealed her U.S. Women's National Team roster for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in February.

FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd headlines the list of 20 players, but also included are Hope Solo, Alex Morgan and 17-year-old Mallory Pugh.

Lloyd records hat trick, USWNT cruises past Ireland

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Although legendary forward Abby Wambach has long since retired and Megan Rapinoe is on the road to recovery following a brutal ACL injury, the U.S. Women's National Team kicked off its 2016 campaign in style.

Last year's World Cup hero and FIFA Ballon d'Or award winner Carli Lloyd paced the Americans on Saturday, recording a first-half hat trick against Ireland.

Lloyd, Morgan, Solo headline first USWNT roster of 2016

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The U.S. Women's National Team is officially turning the page.

Having spent the past few months saying goodbye to a number ofkey veterans, the U.S. will open 2016 with a 26-player roster for a training camp in Carson, California.Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo, and Alex Morgan are among the more familiar faces summoned by head coach Jill Ellis, and will report for the start of the camp on Jan.

Re-Entry Draft today, Stewart introduced, updated roster info. more news

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Re-Entry Draft at 3 pm today. Stewart introduced. Updated roster information. More news.

Christen Press hat trick propels USWNT to win vs. Trinidad & Tobago

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Trinidad & Tobago was no match for the U.S. Women's National Team and especially Christen Press.

Scoring a second-half hat trick, Press helped the U.S. stay undefeated on its Victory Tour on Thursday evening. The USWNT secured a 6-0 win against T&T at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, improving its unbeaten streak to 23 games.

Union deals with Houston in the works? Timbers MLS champs, USWNT game cancelled over field conditions, more

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Are Cristian Maidana and Andrew Wenger on their way to Houston? TImbers win MLS Cup. USWNT friendly in Hawaii cancelled. More FIFA fun.

Poor conditions force off USWNT friendly in Hawaii, gender inequality questions raised

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Poor conditions force off USWNT friendly in Hawaii, gender inequality questions raised - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The United States Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT) had their friendly against Trinidad and Tobago in Hawaii called off yesterday due to poor playing conditions.

Bethlehem announcement today, profits and more Union bits, SoB Movie now on DVD, more news

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Union announcement in Bethlehem today. Did the Union turn a profit in 2014? Sons of Ben movie released on DVD. More news.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

Jill Ellis

Union preseason training opens today, signing news, more

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Union preseason camp opens today. Union re-sign Fabinho and Creavalle. Looks like Drogba is back for 2016. Carli Lloyd named CONCACAF Female Player of the Year, scores hat trick in USWNT win. More.

Stephanie McCaffrey and Whitney Engen called up for 2016 USWNT camp

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The USWNT convenes in California for two weeks in January.

Before the USWNT plays Ireland in San Diego, they'll enter a two-week training camp in Carson, CA.

Head coach Jill Ellis has named a list of 26 players, to be whittled down to 18 for the Ireland friendly.

Breakers Whitney Engen and Stephanie McCaffrey have been called in, as well as recently-traded Alyssa Naeher.

Jim Curtin

Carroll back for 2016, international spots, striker depth, Marfan signs with Sounders, more news

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Carroll re-signs for 2016. International spots and striker depth. Former Union man Michael Farfan signs with Seattle. More news.

“Super excited”: Sugarman on Stewart hire, Union to unveil USL team name/crest today, more

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Sugarman says Stewart hiring start of "something really good." Union to unveil USL team name and crest today. More news.

Notes from Curtin’s presser, Nogueira, new trialist, more news

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Notes from Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. Nogueira hopes to return. New tiralist at left back. More news.

Blake to start remaining games, US wins Olympic qualifying group, Donovan on Klinsmann, more

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Jim Curtin comments on a number of topics in CBS Philly report. US U-23s thump Panama in Olympic qualifier. Donovan says Klinsmann should get the axe if US loses to Mexico in Confederations Cup playoff game.

Union face NYRB today in USOC quarters, Pfeffer selected, Nowak lawsuit dismissed, more

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Roster questions for the Union ahead of today's US Open Cup game. Pfeffer named to Homgrown Player team. Nowak lawsuit thrownout. FIFA news. More.

Losses in Toronto, salary info, USMNT tops Cuba, FIFA election date set, more

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Marquez and Wenger injured in Toronto loss. Union salary numbers. Reading United misses playoffs for first time since 2007. US to face Jamaica in GC semis. FIFA election in February. More.

“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.

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.

Orlando Pride

Alex Morgan to Orlando: Be careful with assumptions about married athletes’ motives

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Here's the reality: Alex Morgan is way more powerful and popular than her husband, Servando Carrasco.

Alex Morgan is a World Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist with multiple club championships and a recognizable face from endorsements, book deals, and television appearances.

Servando Carrasco is a journeyman Major League Soccer player who has been bounced between four teams in four years.

Alex Morgan to Orlando: Be careful with assumptions about married athletes’ motives

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Here's the reality: Alex Morgan is way more powerful and popular than her husband, Servando Carrasco.

Alex Morgan is a World Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist with multiple club championships and a recognizable face from endorsements, book deals, and television appearances.

Servando Carrasco is a journeyman Major League Soccer player who has been bounced between four teams in four years.

Alex Morgan’s trade from Portland to Orlando will make her the NWSL’s Herschel Walker

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This is The Alex Morgan Trade. The U.S. international striker is reportedly moving from the National Women's Soccer League's best supported team, the Portland Thorns, to its newest, the Orlando Pride. Going the other way are Meghan Klingenberg, the rights to Lindsey Horan, two international slots and the first overall pick in this winter's college draft, though all for that is the small print the subhead, listed far below the block font headline.

Alex Morgan’s trade from Portland to Orlando will make her the NWSL’s Herschel Walker

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This is The Alex Morgan Trade. The U.S. international striker is reportedly moving from the National Women's Soccer League's best supported team, the Portland Thorns, to its newest, the Orlando Pride. Going the other way are Meghan Klingenberg, the rights to Lindsey Horan, two international slots and the first overall pick in this winter's college draft, though all for that is the small print the subhead, listed far below the block font headline.

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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 [...]

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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.

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.

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.

The Rest

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Dolla dolla bills, y'all

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DCU, USMNT, CONCACAF, NASA–wait, what?

There is something really annoying about having a cold during a heat advisory.

Let's just get to some links, shall we, and I'll try not to sneeze over all of them.

D.C. United CCL Opponent Facing Possible Disqualification - Black And Red United
Because their stadium might have inadequate lighting.

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?