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Homecoming for Abby, First Send-Off for Pia

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Abby Wambach celebrates a goal in front of her hometown crowd
The first game of the Fan Tribute Tour for the U.S. WNT was certainly memorable. It featured a sold out crowd in Rochester, N.Y, two goals for hometown hero Abby Wambach, eight goals total and some real emotion after the announcement that head coach Pia Sundhage was stepping down.

Sundhage to Surpass Hall of Famer Dorrance

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Pia Sundhage (left) is tied with Anson Dorrance with 92 coaching appearances, and Abby Wambach (right) is in a ninth-place tie with Shannon MacMillan with 176 caps. Both could move up their respective lists Sunday against Japan.
U.S. Women's National Team head coach Pia Sundhage will pass National Soccer Hall of Famer Anson Dorrance in coaching appearances this Sunday.

Women’s Football Instructors Seminar in Zurich

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I was invited to the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland, for the Women's Football Instructors Seminar, from March 20-23, 2012. My work with FIFA is generally focused on Marketing and Communications for Com-Unity Seminars, so I'm not really sure how to express my gratitude for this incredible opportunity to come be a part of what I'd call, "coaches week," in Zurich.

Albertin Montoya Named U.S. U-17 WNT Head Coach

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Albertin Montoya has been named head coach of the U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team. The former FC Gold Pride head coach that won the 2010 WPS title and a long-time youth coach will lead the team into CONCACAF Qualifying for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, which will be held from Sept.

Participant Testimonials from the 2010 NSCAA Algarve Cup Symposium

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On the last day of the 2010 NSCAA Algarve Cup Symposium, I asked some of the participants what they thought about their experience. Thanks to everybody for sharing your thoughts so openly!

Transcript:

Erin Aubry, Head Coach at the University of Arkansas
"We talk about the four pillars of soccer, but they really embraced every single aspect of it.

USWNT training session, Lagos – Pics from Portugal

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I'm currently in the Portugal for the 2010 NSCAA Algarve Cup Symposium, and I'm posting insights and info as we get to matches and training sessions- I hope you enjoy the updates!

Today was one of the most amazing days I could have asked for in the Algarve. Photo Above I can't believe I was on the pitch with Tina Theune-Meyer, April Heinrichs and Pia Sundhage at the same time.

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In-Game Blog: USA vs. Korea DPR

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The U.S. Women's National Team looks to take first place in Group G when it wraps up the group stage of the 2012 London Olympics against Korea DPR at 12:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 31, at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. The match will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network, the NBC Olympic Soccer Channel and streamed on NBC Live Extra.

Goals Per Year

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U.S. WNT forward Alex Morgan has 12 goals so far in 2012. That got us to wondering, how many players in U.S. WNT history have scored 12 or more goals in a calendar year?

Turns out the answer is: 29

Following is a list of the best goal-scoring years in WNT history, led by Michelle Akers' near impossible probably-never-to-be-broken 39 goals in 1991.

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US Women’s National Team at the Olympics

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Since the first women's soccer tournament at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, the USWNT has won three gold medals and one silver. A look back at how they got it done.

Kallman and Sessions Called Back to U-20 WNT Training Camp

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Woodbury, Minn. natives Kassey Kallman (Florida State; Woodbury, Minn.) and Catie Sessions (Wisconsin; Woodbury, Minn.) have both been called back into the U.S. Women's U-20 National Team camp. This is the 3rd call up for Kallman and the 2nd for Sessions who's last a training camp was at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Two Hours With April (Heinrichs)

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Article reprinted with permission of the author: Coree Reuter

Coree grew up in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest, where she played in mud puddles, rode horses and kicked soccer balls throughout her childhood. After graduation from Centenary College (NJ) in 2008, she relocated to Virginia where she works as a journalist.

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Back-to-back Birthdays

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U.S. U-20 WNT midfielder Morgan Brian and Technical Director for the Women's National Team April Heinrichs celebrated their respective birthdays on back-to-back days by traveling to Panama, with Brian traveling with the team on her birthday on Sunday and Heinrichs arriving on Monday (her birthday).


Back-to-back birthday girls, Morgan Brian and April Heinrichs.

Another Under-18 invite for Von Rueden

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FC Milwaukee defender Brittany Von Rueden continues to make an impression on the U.S. women's national team coaches.

U.S. Soccer women's technical director April Heinrichs called Von Rueden in for another Under-18 camp, which starts Saturday in Chula Vista, Calif.

Mequon's Von Rueden, a senior at Milwaukee DSHA who has verbally committed to play at Notre Dame next fall, was part of four Under-18 national team camps in 2011 – most recently last month in Florida.

Heinrichs selects two Virginia club players for U.S. U-18 WNT Final Camp of 2011

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Alexandra Wong (McLean Power; Rockville, Md.) and Anna McClung (GSA Phoenix; Gate City, Va.) where selected by U.S. Women's National team technical director April Heinrichs to be part of the final U-18 wnt camp of 2011.

Wong and McClung will head to Florida for the camp that takes place December 11-18.

Von Rueden returns to Under-18 camp

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FC Milwaukee defender Brittany Von Rueden is headed south for the final U.S. Under-18 women's national team camp of the year.

Von Rueden, a Notre Dame recruit, is one of 26 players called in by U.S. Soccer women's technical director April Heinrichs for the camp Dec. 11 to 18 in Sunrise, Fla.

Eclipse Select defender Schissler joins U.S. U-18 WNT training camp

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CHICAGO -- Eclipse Select Soccer Club defender and New Lenox, Ill., resident Taylor Schissler is one of 26 players who were called in to participate in the U.S. U-18 Women's National Team's final training camp of 2011.

The Lincoln-Way Central junior will take part in a Dec.

Von Rueden set for Under-18 camp

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FC Milwaukee defender Brittany Von Rueden was called back into camp with the U.S. Under-18 women's national team.

U.S. Soccer women's technical director April Heinrichs is overseeing the week-long camp, which starts Saturday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Von Rueden, a Notre Dame recruit, also was part of the Under-18 national team camp in June.

Steve Swanson Named U.S. U-20 WNT Head Coach

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Steve Swanson has been named head coach of the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team. The long-time head coach at the University of Virginia will lead the team into CONCACAF Qualifying for the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which will be held in Uzbekistan from August 18-September 8.

Swanson will work under the guidance of U.

Virginia U-18 GK trianing with April Heinrichs at Home Depot Center

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Caroline Casey (Virginia Rush; Chesapeake, Va.), is in Califrornia training under the new U.S. women's technical director April Heinrichs and the U.S. under-18 women's national team. The camp runs through Saturday at the Home Depot Center.

See full story here at :SoccerAmerica.com


Will new U.S. Women's Directors keep USWNT from losing the #1 spot?

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In what is a clear sign that somebody within U.S. Soccer is still buying what former USWNT head coach Tony DiCicco selling, Sunil Gulati announced appointed April Heinrichs as the Technical Director and Jill Ellis as the Development Director for the U.S. Women's National Teams.


In an interview with National Soccer Examiner DiCicco rightfully called out U.

-Update!- April Heinrichs named Technical Director and Jill Ellis Development Director for U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAMS

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Former U.S. Women's head coach and current Bosten Breakers (WPS) head coach, Tony DiCicco was asked by VaSoccerNews for his reaction to the announcement of the new USWNT directors being named.

April Heinrichs and Jill Ellis are two of our most successfull coaches and, although the task in front of them is considerable because we have had a gap in leadership for a number of year.

April Heinrichs, Bob Gansler, and fingerspitzengefühl!

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Above, NSCAA coaches watch a high school boy's team for our Match Analysis session on Tuesday night.

The times are a-changin'

Even though we've been crazy busy at the NSCAA Premier Diploma course in Ft. Lauderdale, it's important to note that there have been some developments in women's soccer in the last two days.

Sepp Blatter

The FIFA/CONCACAF Women’s Soccer Conference in Vancouver

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I arrived tonight in Vancouver, B.C., for the FIFA/CONCACAF Conference on the FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany 2011. After looking through my brochure, I'm excited to see that many coaches, instructors and staff from FIFA projects I've worked on previously, and many of my fellow Americans, will be here.

Excited for next season, more news

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Justin Mapp talks about how welcome he felt when he came to the Union, what he's doing in the off season, and the team's focus on winning in 2011. "Our fans are the best in the league. They're loud. They're supportive. They're passionate. When we start stringing wins together, these fans are going to be the ones who deserve it.

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Dorrance receives NSCAA Honor Award

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Longtime North Carolina coach Anson Dorrance, who has led the Tar Heels to 20 NCAA titles, is the recipient of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's Honor Award for 2010. Dorrance was presented the award at the NSCAA's annual awards banquet Friday in Baltimore.

Dorrance, who coached such stars as Mia Hamm, April Heinrichs, Kristine Lilly, Cindy Parlow, Carla Overbeck and Heather O'Reilly at UNC, was the coach of the U.

Germany WNT training session and the cliffs in Albufeira

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I'm currently in the Portugal for the 2010 NSCAA Algarve Cup Symposium, and I'm posting insights and info as we get to matches and training sessions- I hope you enjoy the updates!

Today began with a little drive to see the German Women's National Team train. The trip from our hotel was about 15 minutes through some very scenic spots.

We’ve Arrived in Albufeira, Portugal

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We've just arrived in Albufeira, Portugal, for the 2010 NSCAA Algarve Cup Symposium, and we're just about to head into the Auramar hotel meeting room for our first couple sessions:

A couple photos from our arrival today. First, the sign in the lobby of the Montecero Hotel:

Here are Laura Flynn and Erin DeMarco on a mushroom carousel in front of Lick It, the Ice Cream Shop.

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Thursday Kicks: Ronaldinho, Beckham & more

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The boy from Brazil is out of Italy: Ronaldinho is heading home, he announced today at a news conference (AP Photo).

*Sounds like the Galaxy's interest in Ronaldinho is pretty much done at least for the forseeable future:

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Ronaldinho reached an agreement with AC Milan on Thursday to end his contract, clearing the way to return to Brazil soccer.

William & Mary Women's Soccer John Daly to Receive 2010 NSCAA Women’s Committee Award of Excellence

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Williamsburg, Va. - William and Mary Tribe head women's soccer coach John Daly has been selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as the recipient of its Women's Committee's Award of Excellence on Tuesday. The award, sponsored by Washington Area Girls Soccer (WAGS), was established in 1999 to recognize those who have brought honor and distinction to women's soccer.

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Tribe Goalkeeper Caroline Casey U.S. National Team Camp

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Mon, December 03, 2012 WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - William and Mary freshman goalkeeper Caroline Casey will part take in the first annual U.S. Women's National Team Youth Goalkeeper Identification Camp on Dec.

Three Virginia players reach top 50 of Inspireum Soccer Awards

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Three soccer players from Virginia have been named semifinalists of the Inspireum Soccer Awards. Tyler Hobbs (Chesapeake), Christian Metzler (Woodbridge), and Gaela Normile (Virginia Beach) are hoping to win the $25,000 in scholarships.

The list of 50 semifinalists will be narrowed down to 12 finalists on December 13th by the National Selection Committee that includes coaches April Heinrichs and Jurgen Klinsmann.

Von Rueden called into Under-18 camp

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FC Milwaukee defender Brittany Von Rueden was called into a U.S. Under-18 women's national team training camp June 7 to 14 in Chula Vista, Calif.

Von Rueden, who lives in Mequon and has verbally committed to play at Notre Dame in 2012, was one of 24 players named to the camp roster by coach April Heinrichs.