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El perfil de las tricampeonas olímpicas, EUA.

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Hablar de futbol femenil y no reconocer a Estados Unidos como una potencia mundial en este deporte; es imposible, desde su primera participación internacional en 1985 no han dejado de refrendar por que encabezan la Clasificación Mundial de la FIFA. Asimismo verlas en una final de Torneo Olímpico tampoco es de sorprenderse, ya que desde que el futbol femenil se instauro como deporte olímpico, ellas han logrado obtener la medalla de Oro en tres ocasiones.

USA Downs North Korea 1-0 Finishing Olympic Group Play Perfect

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In a game that was not beautiful, the US still managed to dominate the play and win. Abby Wambach scored the loan goal of the game. The North Koreans finished the game a woman down after second half sub, Choe Mi Gyong was given her second yellow in a five minute span for a harsh tackle on Lauren Cheney.

U.S. Edges N. Korea, Wins Group

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Captain Christie Rampone and her teammates led the U.S. to a decisive 1-0 win over North Korea on Tuesday. (Photo: Angie Isac/Sportpix.org.uk)

The U.S. Women's National team defeated North Korea 1-0 on Tuesday at Old Trafford, clinching first place in Group G with the nine maximum points.

Previewing United States WNT

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United States

FIFA Ranking: 1 (as of July, 2012)
Coach: Pia Sundhage
Number of Olympics Appearances: The US has participated in every Olympics where women's soccer has been a sport (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012), with three gold medals (1996, 2004, 2008) and one silver medal (2000).

Closed Door vs. Norway

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The U.S. WNT finished up the on-field portion of its pre-Olympic training camp in Darlington with a closed door training match against Norway. The Norwegians, who failed to qualify for the Olympics after finishing third in Group D behind Brazil and Australia, were kind enough to drop down to England for the scrimmage.

Match Report: USWNT 3-1 Sweden

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The US Women's national team took on Sweden today in the Volvo Winner's Cup in Halmstad, Sweden. The American squad is in the final stages of preparation for the Olympics this summer and they are hoping to solidify a starting eleven and get sharp before the tournament begins. Today's friendly showed that they still have a fair amount of work to do if they hope to bring home the gold.

In Pictures: USWNT 4-1 China

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for Sunday evening's Women's National Teams 4-1 win over China at PPL Park. Here's a look at what he saw.

United States starting eleven.

China struck first with a goal by Zhang Rui.

Carli Lloyd played strong in the midfield.

Training Rolls On

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Keelin Winters manages to just get a foot to the ball as Alex Morgan shoots

The U.S. team had just one training today, and as some ominous clouds rolled in during the practice, it seemed for a moment like it might be a damp and windy session, but the rain quickly passed and the team had another sharp practice that included a 30-minute full-field scrimmage (that featured some stoppages to work on set plays) at the end.

USWNT settle for third place, Germany tops Japan to claim Algarve Cup

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A hat-trick from Alex Morgan propelled the USWNT to a 4–0 win over Sweden to claim third place at the 2012 Algarve Cup on Wednesday.

But the thoughts of many US Soccer fans—and the team—surely lingered on the 1–0 loss to Japan on Monday in the first meeting of the two countries since the US lost to Japan in the 2011 Women's World Cup final.

USWNT makes it two-in-a-row at Algarve Cup group play

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On Wednesday, the USWNT defeated Denmark 5–0 in their opening group stage match at the Algarve Cup in Portugal on the back of two goals from Alex Morgan. After scoring a first half stoppage time goal of her own, a goal that was assisted by Morgan, Abby Wambach was subbed out. She said after the win, "It's great to get to sit on the bench and watch your teammates evolve and grow up and get the experience.

U.S. Women Demolish Denmark

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The U.S. Women's National Team resumed its Olympic Qualifying form by thrashing Denmark 5-0 during the first game of the Algarve Cup tournament on Wednesday.

Alex Morgan scored two goals (21′, 84′), while Abby Wambach (44′), Carli Lloyd (76′) and Sydney Leroux (90+3′) joined her on the scoresheet.

Drama in Frisco

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As the U.S. WNT has done more than a few times under Pia Sundhage, they left it late and got the job done, scoring twice in the last five minutes of the game to come from behind and defeat a gusty New Zealand side by a 2-1 score. The sell-out crowd of 20,677 was the largest to watch the U.

U.S. 18 for New Zealand

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U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage has named the 18 players that will suit up against New Zealand tomorrow at 3 p.m. CT at FC Dallas Stadium. The game is expected to be a sell-out in the 20,500-seat venue and the U.S. players are looking forward to a fantastic Texas reception.

U.S. Roster vs. New Zealand
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U.S. WNT’s Olympic Qualifying by the Numbers

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The U.S. Women celebrate their 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament title on Sunday.

The U.S. Women's National Team put up some staggering results to win the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament to open 2012: five wins, five shutouts, 38 goals and of course a berth into the 2012 London Olympics.

An Unstoppable Force

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Through the first four games of Olympic qualifying, the United States silenced each of its powerless opponents. On Sunday, it was Canada's time.

The U.S. defense pitched its fifth shutout of the tournament while Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach each netted a pair of goals to give the Americans a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Canada at BC Place in Vancouver.

USWNT Qualify For Their Fifth Straight Olympic Games, Defeat Costa Rica 3-0

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If Costa Rica had any hope of qualifying for the Olympics this summer, it was extinguished in the second half of tonight's match against the USWNT. While Costa Rica played hard all match long, it wasn't enough, as the US scored two late goals to secure their fifth straight Olympic appearance. The US Women's National Team now awaits the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, where they will defend their 2008 gold medal from Beijing.

U.S. Lands Olympic Berth

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It was no walk in the park, but United States claimed an Olympic berth after withstanding a spirited and stubborn Costa Rica to earn a 3-0 win Friday night.

Tobin Heath put the U.S. on the board with a 16th minute goal while Carli Lloyd followed up with an insurance strike in the 74th minute.

USA 4 – 0 Mexico: Thoughts on a demolition

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Mexico's World Cup qualifying victory clearly shook the US Women's National Team to their core. On Tuesday night, the US settled the score, reminding Mexico, and the world, that there is still an enormous gap in class between the two sides. Were at not for some shoddy finishing and a whole lot of five-alarm defending, the score line could easily have been doubled as the US controlled the match from the opening whistle and were rarely troubled throughout the 90 minutes.

USWNT Cruise Past Guatemala, Prepare for Mexico

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It was another easy win for the USWNT tonight as the rolled right on through Guatemala, winning the game 13-0. Unlike the game against the Dominican Republic, the goals didn't come as quickly during this game, as the US tried to feel out their Guatemalan counterparts during the opening five minutes.

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Colombia in Pictures

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U.S. starters vs. Colombia

The U.S. WNT found some stiff competition in a scrappy and physical Colombian team in the second match of Group play at the 2012 Olympics, but the superior quality and athleticism of USA eventually wore down the South Americans, resulting in three great goals.

Doin' Work

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A-Rod with a point blank chance vs. Jill Loyden


Training camp is going very well for the U.S. WNT with practice after practice featuring intense, competitive action, but at the same time the players are having fun. Yes, there are bodies flying and fantasice goals and saves, but also smiles around as the players participate in what has to be one of the most high level training environments a female player could experience anywhere in the world.

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Rapinoe Named Bud Light Player of the Match

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Megan Rapinoe had yet another great game in the 2012 Olympics. She had one assist and one goal in the match against Colombia today. In a match that was chippy and uneven, Rapinoe was able to focus and carry the match. It seemed as if the Colombian's game plan was to disrupt and slow the game any chance they got.

Stroll at Hampden Park

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It was raining at Hampden park, but Lauren Cheney didn't care. Welcome to the Olympics!

The U.S. WNT had its official "walk-through" today at Hampden Park, site of the USA's first two matches of the 2012 Olympics. No teams are getting to train on the game pitch as it has been raining quite a bit, the field is in STELLAR condition, and there are eight teams -- four women's and four men's -- in Glasgow now to play their opening matches.

WNT Camp Revs Up

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The U.S. team runs fitness

The U.S. team had a long but productive day today, running a fitness test in the morning, followed by weights with a lengthy and intense afternoon session on the field, all in the sweltering Florida heat. (Ok, so it wasn't as hot inside the weight room, but the sweat still was flowing as the team pumped iron).

Olympic Prep Continues Outside of Dallas

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Lauren Cheney gets a step on Amy Lepeilbet, but Hope Solo stands between her and the goal
After a brief week-long break since winning the 2012 Olympic Women's Qualifying Tournament in Canada, the U.S. team has re-grouped in Frisco, Texas for a five days of training before facing New Zealand on Saturday, Feb.

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2012 Olympics Game Thread: USWNT v Colombia

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U.S. Women's National Team vs. Colombia - 2012 London Olympics Hampden Park; Glasgow, Scotland July 28, 2012 TV: NBC Sports Network, NBC Olympic Soccer Channel Online: Olympics Live Extra (Free if your cable provider is participating)

USWNT Starting XI:

Solo; Mitts, Rampone (c), Buehler, O'Hara; Rapinoe, Cheney, Lloyd, O'Reilly; Morgan, Wambach

Colombia Starting XI:

Sepulveda; Dominguez, Peduzine, Arias, Gaitan; Rodallega, Usme, Ariza; Vidal, Andrade, Velasquez

Opening Ceremonies - Glasgow Style

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With the U.S. WNT in Glasgow, Scotland for its first two matches of the Olympic tournament, of course the team could not attend the Opening Ceremonies in London. That didn't stop the U.S. players from enjoying the spectacle, though, as the team dressed up in their official marching outfits, marched from the team floor to the team meeting room, too a lap around the meeting room, and then settled into to watch the show projected on a big screen.

Your 2012 U.S. Olympic Women's Soccer Team

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The preparation is done. The players are ready. And it's time to get this tournament underway. The U.S. team got the opportunity to take a team photo at Hampden Park on Monday. Unfortunately, it was spitting rain so the picture had to be taken under cover, but the team didn't seem to mind as they are tremendously excited to be on this journey together.

Golf Scramble

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Abby Wambach gives some putting advance to Alex Morgan

You may have seen video of the USA's golf scramble competition in Darlington before the team left for Glasgow, but if you didn't, you can watch below...



As fans are well aware, even the smallest of competitions can turn intense with the WNT gets involved, so even though some of the above golfers went a bit on the lighter side, others knew the distance to the hole, the best lies and even how to chip out of the sand.

Olympic Roster

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The Olympics are less than 100 days away and Pia Sundhage has her work cut out for her. Of course there is plenty to do with training and the two domestic matches and two matches in Sweden before heading to London. However, one of the biggest tasks for Pia is going to be selecting an 18 member roster.

Lloyd hat trick lifts U.S. women past Mexico to cusp of Olympic berth

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Photo by Stephen Brashear/ISIphotos.com

They might have been held to single digits on the scoreboard for the first time during the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament, but the U.S. women's national team remains on a roll.

Carli Lloyd netted a hat trick, and the U.

US Women knock off Mexico

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The US Women's National Team knocked off Mexico 4-0 in their final match of the group stage of Olympic qualifying to win Group B. Carli Lloyd had a hat trick and Heather O'Reilly added a goal as the USWNT rolled to an easy victory. They will face Costa Rica for a chance to qualify on Friday (8pm, concacaf.

USWNT Rout Dominican Republican 14-0, A-Rod has 5

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Photo: Paul Rudderow.Â

I tried to tune in to watch the USWNT take on the Dominican Republic at the appointed 10:30 pm start time last night. In the 10 or so minutes it took me to update the stupid Silverlight player and get the game to load, I missed the opening 3 goals, which all happened inside the first 7 minutes of the game.

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U.S. women blank Brazil in Kirin Cup

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The U.S. women's national team did not need the late heroics to get by Brazil this time.Â

Carli Lloyd, Shannon Boxx and Amy Rodriguez all scored off set pieces as the U.S. women blanked Brazil 3-0 in their final game of the Kirin Challenge Cup and a rematch of their riveting World Cup quarterfinal bout that the Americans won in penalty kicks.

U.S. Demolishes D.R. 14-0

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It started as a soccer game. It ended with a football score.

Former Boston Breakers' striker Amy Rodriguez grabbed a record-tying five goals in the United States' record-setting 14-0 demolition of the Dominican Republic in the first game of Olympic Qualifying at BC Place in Vancouver.

The Rest

Independence add Chalupny, Cheney rumored

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Photo: Courtesy of Philadelphia Independence

On Wednesday, the Independence finally made official what has been rumored for weeks, that former Atlanta Beat midfielder/striker Lori Chalupny has signed with the team. Chalupny is a former USWNT player who has been capped over 90 times for the senior squad.

Female Athlete of the Year: Who Ya Voting For?

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The candidates for the 2011 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year are as good as ever and truth be told, all five would be deserved winners.

Who are you voting for?

Maybe these videos will help you make up your mind, or maybe not. After all, you can vote once a day!



Lauren Cheney: Breakout Star




Ali Krieger: Right Back, Right Time




Hope Solo: Golden Glove Winner




Abby Wambach: Ms.