Alex Morgan

Philadelphia Union

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.

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.

U.S. Women's National Team

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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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.

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.

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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By DAN KARELL

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.

NWSL on the Tube, for Real—Plus, All Eyes Still on Alex Morgan

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Hey, hey! The National Women's Soccer League announces what feels and sounds like really good news, and let's hope it is: ESPN has agreed to air nine of the league's games this year, with ESPN2 and ESPN3 marked as the venues. You can get all press-releasey here.

This is super awesome because, really, let's reminisce: Remember when the WUSA aired games on Christian channel PAX?

Actual Headline: "Watch Alex Morgan do a cute celebratory dance after hitting a golf shot"

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And that's a Golf Digest headline, no less, but at least I can say this: It's accurate.

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.

Abby Wambach

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.

WWC 2015: In the Land of Fruity Drink Umbrellas, Sunburns, and Homophobia, Qualification Begins

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Women's World Cup qualifying matches have begun this weekend in Jamaica at the Caribbean Football Union's Women's Caribbean Cup. Teams are playing for a spot at the CONCACAF Women's Championship, where, of course, if you're a team from the Caribbean or, sadly, anywhere outside North America, it really is a fucking challenge to be one of the 3.

NWSL

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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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.

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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By SARAH HALLETT

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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By SARAH HALLETT

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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By SARAH HALLETT

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.

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.

Portland Thorns

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.

The Rest

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.

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.