Brandi Chastain

U.S. Women's National Team

Brandi Chastain CV: Won Olympic Gold, Won World Cup, Whacked by Christopher Moltisanti

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Actually, the verb that will be added to her résumé is Chopped, because the USWNT legend made it all the way to the final round of the show's Tournament of Stars before losing to former Sopranos actor Michael Imperioli. Though she narrowly missed winning $50,000 for her charity, the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative (BAWSI), Brandi Chastain showed a lot of guile in that pressure-packed

USWNT vs Canada: Match Diary

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Article by Leanne Elston



In thrilling fashion, the USWNT beat Canada 4-3 to advance to the gold medal final of the Olympics, where they will meet Japan, who defeated France 2-1 earlier in the day. The final will be a rematch of last year's World Cup final, which saw Japan come away victors after topping the US through penalty kicks.

Union ready for Montreal, USWNT looks to put shine on Kiwis, more news

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The Union ready to battle Montreal. USWNT take on Kiwis in Olympic quarterfinals. SAF says he won't make money from Man U stock flotation. More news.

Adu on PK, power rankings, USA v North Korea, more

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Freddy Adu and John Hackworth on taking Sunday's penalty kick. Union moves up in power rankings. USA face North Korea today. Colombian Lady banned for punching Abby. Locals receive PDL All-Conference honors. Man U stock and Chevy. More news.

“It was awesome”: Recaps & reaction to Union comeback win, more news

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Recaps and reaction to Union's comeback win. Wambach on being sucker-punched. Another Hope Solo controversy, hurray! Califf scores gamewinner. Lehigh Valley's FC Sonic NPSL national champions. More news

Controversy On and Off the Field for US Women’s National Team

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There were fireworks both on and off the field for the US Women's National Team who defeated Colombia 3-0 on Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland. Abby Wambach has called for the Olympic Committee to review and discipline the Colombian player who "sucker-punched" her during the game. And after the match Hope Solo went pubic on Twitter [.

Solo thoughtz

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If you aren't following Hope Solo's twitter feed, do.
Today's tweets were in response to Brandi Chastain's remarks during the US game against Colombia. At about 18 minutes, Chastain disparaged defender Rachel Bheuler's ball control. She said that Bheuler gives the ball away too much, and "needs to work on an improve on" her trapping skills.

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.

Le Toux update, Okugo among the best, USWNT Olympic campaign begins, more news

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Philadelphia Union

Sky Sports reports that Bolton manager Owen Coyle "claims no decision has been taken as yet regarding a permanent deal" for Sebastien Le Toux.

Jonathan Tannenwald tweets, "A Union source says the team 'would not use Tim Ream as a benchmark' in any negotiations over Le Toux regarding transfer fee.

Simply Put- US Women Face Enormous Moment. Here’s betting they’re ready.

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By Sean McElroy My Grandmother, who is ninety-three, has absolutely no reason to care about soccer. She is sharp as can be—her memory for her age is quite remarkable—and when I visit her she often asks about the various matches I am going to go see or have seen. Always, one conversation or question seems [.

FIFA WWC Final: Japan vs. USA… Heros or Legends?

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Frankfurt, Germany. Sunday, July 17, 2011.

FIFA Women's World Cup Final: Two stories. One dream.

Story 1:

Japan. A thriving culture devastated by unstoppable power. A once strong body now undergoing the most meticulous reconstruction.

USWNT Poised to win Group C, Advance to Quarterfinal

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No need to reinvent the wheel so we will simply state the obvious, the U.S. Women have played better than expected so far this World Cup and are in the perfect position to coast into the quarterfinal...

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Kristine Lilly

El XI ideal de todos los tiempos de la Selección Norteamericana

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En este 2013 se cumplieron 100 años de fundación de los equipos de fútbol soccer en Estados Unidos. Dentro de los festejos se decidió elegir al mejor XI de todos los tiempos, tanto varonil como femenil. La votación la realizaron 56 personas, entre medios de comunicación, ex-jugadores y técnicos, los cuales han elegido a las siguientes jugadoras.

1999: The Year You Had Two Fillings

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Twas a year of slower football, long passes to no one, really, Shannon MacMillan as super sub, Brandi Chastain with her top off, and, of course, the reign of one Mia Hamm. Reminisce:









Women's Professional Soccer Folds, WPS Is No More

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Article by Leanne Elston
In disappointing but not altogether surprising news, Women's Professional Soccer announced today that after three seasons, it has folded. The league had already ceased operations for the 2012 season and had hoped to return in 2013, but the cancellation is now permanent.

We Meet Again -- It's Sweden for Third

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The U.S. WNT finds itself in an unfamiliar postion -- the third-place game of the Algarve Cup after nine straight finals -- but still with an excellent match to end the tournament.

Sweden has had the USA's number for the past three matches with the Americans out-playing the fifth-ranked Swedes three times last year, and failing to win each time.

United States Men's National Team

Hack says Torres “most likely” won’t be with Union in 2014, Plumhoff named A-10 OPOY, Dempsey out of USMNT squad, more

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Hackworth says it is "most Likely" that Roger Torres will not return in 2014. La Salle's Jason Plumhoff named A-10 Offensive Player of the Year. Dempsey and Johnson out of USMNT squad with injuries. More.

Your Friday (U.S. Soccer) Goals For April 5, 2013

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Bale and Messi are hurt, Real Madrid conquers Istanbul, and the United States Soccer Federation celebrates 100 years by taking over Times Square today, it's time for your Friday goals, but with a twist.

More after the jump:

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Your Friday (U.S. Soccer) Goals For April 5, 2013

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Bale and Messi are hurt, Real Madrid conquers Istanbul, and the United States Soccer Federation celebrates 100 years by taking over Times Square today, it's time for your Friday goals, but with a twist.

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David Beckham

Parke to Union? More news.

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The Brotherly Game reports the Union are in talks with Downingtown-native and Seattle defender Jeff Parke. Curtin on coaching. More morning news.

Major Link Soccer - Montero for the Win Edition

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Absolutely great game yesterday. I was watching the game with a couple of friends who don't follow the Sounders, or sports in general, even they got caught up in the drama in the 2nd half. You don't have to be a soccer fan to appreciate the sublime beauty of the Fredy Montero free kick (check out the highlights here).

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Hope Solo’s New Book Sparks Rampant Controversy: Villain or Victim?

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Hope Solo's New Book Sparks Rampant Controversy: Villain or Victim? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Never one to shy away from publicly exposed quarrels or full on media bouts, Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo (and her newly published memoir) has, yet again, placed herself at the epicenter of a highly scrutinized controversy.

USA - v North Korea

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Here we go. . .

USA: Solo; LePeilbet, Rampone (c), Buehler, O'Hara; O'Reilly, Lloyd, Cheney, Rapinoe; Morgan, Wambach
North Korea: O Chang Ran; Kim Nam Hui, Kim Myong Gum, Choe Un Ju, Ri Ye Gyong; Jon Myong Hwa, Kim Chung Sim (C), Pong Son Hwa; Kim Song Hui, Choe Yong Sim


2 - Megan Rapino with a great run up the wing - leads to an angled shot that's out for a corner kick.

Hope Solo’s Angry Twitter Rant vs. Brandi Chastain

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If you don't' already follow U.S Goalkeeper Hope Solo's twitter stream, you really should.

Solo's twitter rant was in response to former WNT defender Brandi Chastain's remarks when the U.S. women's soccer team played Colombia on Saturday. During the first half, Chastain disparaged defender Rachel Buehler's ball control.

Abby Wambach

2012 London Olympics: USWNT Complete Sweep of Group G, Defeat Korea 1-0

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Pia Sundhage should be proud. Her squad made history today at legendary Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United. This match marked the first time that an international women's soccer game was played at the Theatre of Dreams, with 29,000+ in attendance to watch the historic event. To top that, the USWNT defeated Korea, completing their clean sweep of Group G.

Women's Pro League Final Takes Backseat to US Women's Olympic Team

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The highest level of women's pro Soccer in the U.S. played its final Saturday. The Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) Elite match was played in Rochester, New York, home of the Western New York Flash.

The game went to Pk's after the two finalists, the Flash and Chicago Red Stars, played 120 minutes to a 1-1 tie.

USWNT vs France: A Running Diary

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Article by Leanne Elston




The USWNT started its Olympic run today with a come-from-behind 4-2 win against France at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Besides France, Colombia and North Korea join the USA in Group G for this tournament.

After going down 2-0 in less than 20 minutes, the USWNT fought back to tie the game going into halftime before ultimately bagging the win in the second half.

U.S. WNT routs Dominican Republic 14-0 in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifier

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U.S. Soccer Communications

VANCOUVER, Canada – The U.S. Women's National Team rolled past a young and over-matched Dominican Republic side to open the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Women's Qualifying Tournament with a dominating 14-0 victory in a match played indoors at BC Place.

The 14 goals set a U.

Women's World Cup: The 2011 US team looks to establish its own legacy

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Abby Wambach is feeling it!

The 1991 US team broke new ground winning the first ever World Cup and repeated the feat eight years later. By that time Michelle Akers, Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain, and Kristine Lilly were household names. US women's soccer and success are so inextricably intertwined with those names leaving each succeeding squad aspiring to reach the same heights and write their names into history.

Instant Classic: Wambach of Hermosa Beach leads never say die U.S. to heart-stopping famous World Cup victory

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Head and shoulders above the rest: U.S. forward Abby Wambach scores the latest goal in a game in Women's World Cup history and sends the quarterfinal against Brazil to penalty kicks in Germany (AP Photo).

It was quite simply, one of the most enthralling, drama-filled, soccer games I've ever seen.

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Photo: Daniel Gajdamowicz Philadelphia Union John Hackworth on the New York Red

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Photo: Daniel Gajdamowicz

Philadelphia Union

John Hackworth on the New York Red Bulls: "I don't think they like us and I don't think we like them."

Sheanon Williams on the Red Bulls: "Regardless how many years we've been around, it's Philly and New York, and nobody in Philly likes any teams in New York, and that is definitely how it goes with the Union and Red Bulls.

Rock Center Takes a Look at Concussions & Girls Soccer

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On Wednesday night's episode of Rock Center with Brian Williams, reporter Kate Snow took an in depth look at the issue of concussions in girls soccer:

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The Male Gaze and the Women’s World Cup

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My recent post on Louisa Necib has been the most read popular I've ever written on this blog. That's a great testament to the burst of interest this Women's World Cup has generated around the world. (France's semi-final game, for instance, attracted 4 million viewers in a country that has been very slow to adopt women's football).

8 Ways ESPN Excels in its Coverage of the Women’s World Cup

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Brandi Chastain and Ian Darke

ESPN has shown a remarkable commitment to properly covering the Women's World Cup this year. While previous World Cups were well covered by the ESPN family of networks, this summer's event has demonstrated an enhanced understanding of the audience that watches this competition and the type of coverage that would be appealing to those viewers.

The Rest

Sharing the Sisterhood of Soccer

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With less than a year before the start of the World Cup in Brazil, soccer eyes across the globe are focusing on the South American nation. Will they be ready? Will it be safe for everyone?

This summer, former U.S. National teammates Brandi Chastain and Julie Foudy led a State Department delegation to Brazil to launch a year-long effort to empower girls through soccer clinics and education, proving again the enduring nature and emerging importance of women and girls working, yes, as a team to educate and inspire young women all over the globe.

"Hell Yeah" to Hope for Tush-Kicking Tweets to Chastain

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Looks like Hope Solo has written an epilogue that published this week with her new book, "Solo: A Memoir of Hope," (Christ on a crutch, this title....) explaining the fallout, or lack of fallout, from her Twitter attack ('Twittack"?) on ex-U.S. women's national team player turned NBC commentator, Brandi Chastain.

United States Women v France Women - Olympics Gamethread

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With four Seattle Sounders Women on the United States National Team there will be greater interest in this year's Olympics Women's soccer tournament than in year's past. The USA starts off with France a team that is clearly on the rise. Similar to the US, the French squad is strengthened by several players playing on one team, in this case Lyon.

Title IX Anniversary: How the ’99 World Cup Soccer Game Changed my Life

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On July 10, 1999 my Dad took me and my best friend to the Women's World Cup Final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. We wore our Blue Streaks soccer jerseys and were as excited as we could be.

I remember standing in the frozen lemonade stand for what seemed like centuries. I remember the sun beating so strong that paramedics rushed fans out of the crowded stadium from heat exhaustion.

10 Photos Of Football ‘Platoon Moments’

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By Chris Wright

(Please click play to create a suitable atmosphere for perusing these photos...)

Right let's set the scene.

The cloying, suffocating heat sends up shimmering mirages from the dust as Sgt. Elias is mowed down from behind by an entire squadron of Vietcong guerillas.