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Pia Sundhage Departs to a Triumphant Win

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In Pia Sundhage's last game in charge of the USWNT, the US ladies beat Australia Wednesday night by a triumphant 6-2 scoreline.

The match took place in Denver, Colorado at the Colorado Rapids' Dick's Sporting Goods Park in front of 18,589 fans.

Pia Sundhage steps down from US Women's national team

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Pia Sundhage returns to Sweden

Caught in the midst of angst and anxiety of Arsenal getting on board with scoring, comes the news of Pia Sundhage's stepping down as US Women's national team coach over the weekend. She joined in 2007 in one the lowest points in team history, the 4-0 loss to Brazil in the World Cup semi-finals following a huge conflagration between Greg Ryan and Hope Solo which resulted in the US goalie's dismissal.

USWNT Defeat Costa Rica

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Ahead of the USWNT's match against Costa Rica, it was announced that Pia Sundhage, coach for the US women since 2007, will be returning to her native Sweden to pursue opportunities there. Sundhage, whose 88-6-10 record over five years included two Olympic gold medals and second place in a World Cup, leaves big shoes to fill for her successor.

Why the U.S. women’s soccer team is sport’s greatest team and America’s best export

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Exclusive Op-Ed: America's Band of Sisters By Joe Donnelly, TakePart.com By MattGerlachPhotography I'm not sure how I'm going to talk about USA women's soccer without sounding like some babbling teenage, fanboy kook. I'm not. I'm well into middle age and generally sober, often skeptical and sometimes cynical.

2012 London Olympics: In an All Time Classic Match, The USWNT Shocks Canada in Extra Time, Moving On to the Final at Wembley Against Japan

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45 seconds left, penalties are all but a certainty. Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan make their way into the box. Heather O'Reilly puts the ball in...and an eruption of cheers. Alex Morgan scores arguably the most important goal of her career, setting up one of the most hyped rematches in soccer history; USWNT versus Japan, this time for Gold in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

2012 Olympics: Alex Morgan's ET strike as USA pip Canada, 4-3 in thriller

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An instant classic. Christine Sinclair was a one woman wrecking crew for Canada as she scored a hat trick with the USA having to play catch up with each of her goals. They had a reply each time and then went one better with Alex Morgan's 123rd minute header for the winner as seconds remained in the match.

USWNT vs New Zealand Match Diary

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In their quarterfinal against New Zealand today, the USWNT came away with a 2-0 win after looking by far the better side for the entire match. Abby Wambach scored yet again (if I were a betting man, er, woman.

Olympic Soccer: USA vs. New Zealand (Match Day Commentary)

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The U.S. women's national team's quest to get back to the Olympic gold medal game for the fifth straight time continues in at St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, as the Americans take on New Zealand in a quarterfinal knockout game (9:30 a.m., NBC Sports Network, NBCOlympics.

2012 Olympics, US Women Vs. Colombia: Broadcast Info, GameThread

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The United States women's soccer team continues their push for a third straight Olympic Gold Medal with Saturday's match against Colombia. Kickoff is at 9 a.m. Pacific and the game is on NBC Sports Network.

The U.S. is coming off an impressive win over France in their first group stage game, scoring a 4-2 win after falling behind 2-0.

U.S. women aim for complete showing in Olympic battle with Colombia

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This time, the U.S. women's national team will hope for 90 minutes of domination, not just 76.

After falling behind to France 2-0 in the opening 14 minutes of their Olympic run, the U.S. women straightened things out behind the explosive front line of Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan, the flank play of Megan Rapinoe and a rocket of a shot by Carli Lloyd.

Let the Games Begin...

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Alex Morgan gets all of this shot during a small-sided scrimmage

The U.S. WNT held its final training before the 2012 Olympics today under sunny skies and we are happy to report it was an extremely sharp practice and all players are fit and ready for selection.

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U.S. women arrive in England looking to defend Olympic gold

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The U.S. women's national team has touched down in England ready to defend its Olympic gold medal.

The 2008 Olympic tournament champions arrived Wednesday to begin preparations for the upcoming Olympic tournament, which begins later this month. The U.S. women will train in Middlesbrough for six days before venturing to Glasgow, Scotland, to get acclimated for a week before the July 25 Olympic opener against France at Hampden Park.

Pia Names the Olympic Team

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U.S. WNT head coach Pia Sundhage officially named the 2012 Olympic Team a few hours before the USA took on China from PPL Park on May 27. It was not an easy process for Sundhage and her staff to cut down a talented pool of players to the 18 that will travel to the U.K. in search of Olympic gold, but the Americans will bring one of its strongest Olympic Teams ever over the pond this summer and that surely should make for some exciting matches.

USWNT 2012 Olympic Squad Named

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This past Sunday, USWNT Head Coach Pia Sundhage announced the 18 players she will be bringing with her to London to compete in this Summer's Olympic games in London. Eleven of the players named to the Olympic squad also competed in the 2011 World Cup in Beijing. Three players named to the squad, Shannon Boxx, Heather O'Reilly and Heather Mitts, are each returning for their third Olympic games.

Pia Sundhage Names 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team

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U.S. Women's National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has named the 18-player roster for the 2012 Olympic Games. Eleven players make a return to the Olympics after helping the USA to the gold medal in 2008 in Beijing, China. Midfielders Shannon Boxx and Heather O'Reilly and defender Heather Mitts make their third Olympic Team while U.

Closed-Door vs. China

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The training session today for the U.S. WNT consisted of a 90-minute closed-door scrimmage vs. China as the team winds down its training camp in Princeton, N.J. Of course, the two teams will meet for real on May 27 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., and with more than 15,300 tickets now sold for that match, it should be a rocking atmosphere.

Sundhage names roster for USWNT May camp

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U.S. women's national team coach Pia Sundhage has called on 28 players for a May training camp in New Jersey ahead of a friendly against China at PPL Park on May 27, as the U.S. women continue their preparations for this summer's Olympics.

The U.S. women will train in Princeton from Thursday until May 25 in the build-up to the friendly, and this camp comes on the heels of an April camp in Florida in which 26 of the 28 players called upon this time around participated.

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Coach Taylor Knows Futbol

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The U.S. WNT has certainly had a bit of down time between trainings, meals, regen sessions and meetings, so among other fun activities, many of the players have been catching up on their Friday Night Lights, one of the best-ever sports-themed shows to grace the small screen.

You can bet Rachel Buehler (whose backpack is below) and Heather O'Reilly are enjoying those DVDs.

Training Continues in the Northeast

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Carli Lloyd looks to elude Meghan Klingenberg
The U.S. WNT is having just one training a day, usually in the afternoon (with some weights thrown in a few days during the camp in the morning) and the players have lots of energy as they are a bit isolated here at the team hotel.

Swedish Soccer Fans

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Christen Press, former WPS player and current England WNT player Anita Asante (who plays for Kopparbergs/Goteborg), Heather O'Reilly, Becky Sauerbrunn and Jill Loyden watch the Vittsjö GIK -Jitex game

This weekend, numerous U.S. WNT players took in not one, but two club matches from the top flight of Swedish women's football.

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O’Reilly Gunning For Another Gold

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Heather O'Reilly has been there for both the good times and bad.

Last summer, the current Breakers midfielder started every World Cup match including the final game, a heartbreaking contest that Japan won on penalty kicks. Four years ago, she helped the Americans capture a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Breakers Outlast Charge 3-1

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Breakers striker Kyah Simon scored for the 11th time in Friday' 3-1 win over the Chesapeake Charge. (Photo: Chris Aduama/aduama.com)

SOMERVILLE, Mass. At first glance, Friday's 3-1 Breakers victory over the ASA Chesapeake Charge appears to have been a solid, if not expected, win for one of the best teams in WPSL Elite.

Player Ratings: Boston Breakers vs. New York Fury

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Alice Binns 5.5

Made a few nice stops and smothered some loose balls, but there were a few careless bobbles.

Courtney Jones - 4

Got burned for speed too many times and made one or two reckless fouls.

Cat Whitehill 6.

Breakers beat Fury

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SOMERVILLE, MA- The Boston Breakers extended their winning run to two games by beating the New York Fury 2-0 at Dilboy Stadium on Saturday night in front of 2,117 fans. Match kick-off was delayed 45 minutes thanks to thunder showers in the area. And while lightning didn't strike twice, Kyah Simon did, scoring her eighth and ninth goals of the season in the win.

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US Women’s Soccer Special Saturday on ESPN2

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Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly, by Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

Julie Foudy, Heather O'Reilly, Kristine Lilly, Donna de Varona and Tony DiCicco will discuss women's soccer in America, including the USA's 1999 Women's World Cup championship team. The 30 minute show will be on ESPN2 at 4:00 pm or following the conclusion of the Spain vs France Euro 2012 Quarterfinal.

Training Ramps Up in Sweden

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With the Olympic Team set and the U.S. focusing on the upcoming matches in Sweden, the squad will be training mostly just once a day (as opposed to the numerous double-days the team has experienced this year in preparation for the Olympics), but that means that one training is even more intense and just a wee bit longer in length.

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Sauerbrunn To Represent Missouri on US Women’s Olympic Squad

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Via US Soccer U.S. Women's National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has named the 18-player roster for the 2012 Olympic Games. Eleven players make a return to the Olympics after helping the USA to the gold medal in 2008 in Beijing, China. Midfielders Shannon Boxx and Heather O'Reilly and defender Heather Mitts make their third Olympic Team while U.

Heather O'Reilly Teams Up with Team for Tomorrow

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U.S. midfielder Heather O'Reilly has been named a Team for Tomorrow Athlete Ambassador ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games.

The program, launched in 2008 by America's Olympic and Paralympic athletes and the United States Olympic Committee, continues to make a difference for those in need around the world.

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HAO and Team for Tomorrow

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Heather O'Reilly at the Wang YMCA in Boston, Mass. on May 31

During the U.S. team's last break, two-time Olympic gold medalist Heather O'Reilly visited the Wang YMCA of Chinatown in Boston, Mass on May 31 as an Athlete Ambassador for the United States Olympic Committee's Team for Tomorrow program.

SYA Girls Receive USWNT VIP Experience at PPL Park

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PPL Park - USWNT vs China 05/27/2012Chester, PA - Sunday evening VA Soccer News was at PPL Park in Chester, PA along with Southwestern Youth Association (SYA) who took a contingent of the youth clubs girls players up to Philadelphia to watch the U.S. Women's National Team compete against China in a pre-olympic international friendly.