It was ugly, but Union get it done in Colorado with goals from Amobi and Jack for first win of the season and rise to fourth place. Harrisburg City Islander's preseason begins today. Eastern Conference results. More news
Up to a foot of snow forecast in Colorado for Saturday's game. Union v Rapids previews. Ruiz on why he left Philly. New assistant coach at Reading United. Vineland's Loyden out with broken hand. More news.
John Hackworth on recent preseason roster cuts, sees Harrisburg as landing spot for Richards and Schoenle, confident in left back depth. Chivas USA coach wants the Farfans. Whitecaps sign Nigel Reo-Coker. US U-20s in action tonight. More news.
Abby Wambach became the first American since Mia Hamm in 2002 to win the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year, while Lionel Messi was selected the best men's player in the world for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year. The [...]
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An intriguing question has been posed.Who is the Seattle Women’s Player of the Year?Of course there are the easy answers, such as Alex Morgan, the Baby Horse that knows how to score and assist her teammates.Megan Rapinoe, who stepped up her game in the Olympics and continues to provide excellent service to her fellow footballers.
The U.S. women's national team kicks off a five-city exhibition tour in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday night against Ireland, and it's already a media circus with outspoken goalkeeper (and Northwest native) Hope Solo in town.
Solo's off-field personal matters overshadowed the arrival of the Olympic gold medalists on Tuesday.
With a few notable exceptions, U.S. Soccer and Major League Soccer have avoided the off-the-field legal troubles that have plagued other Americans sports leagues. For the most part, MLS has handed out suspensions for on-the-field misconduct rather than arrests. That [...]
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At first I was so excited about the newly advertised Hope Solo controversy, but then I clicked the Bleacher Report link and it all went to shit. Domestic violence and cops called--all the usual rock star rubbish.
Everyone loves Twitter and their social media links to the world, but there are times when people need new people to follow. With that in mind here is a list of my favorites for all of you to additionally enjoy.
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Dos victorias por penal y el regreso de la guardameta Hope Solo, es algo de lo más destacado en la Jornada 7 de la NWSL. Seattle Reign recibió en casa a Portland Thorns con un estadio que registró 3,324 asistentes. Desde antes se anticipaba un partido interesante, ya que se había anunciado que la guardameta de la selección norteamericana Hope Solo se integraría formalmente a su equipo tras recuperarse de una operación de muñeca.
The first-year Seattle Reign will have to make do without goalkeeper Hope Solo, who will be out 3-4 months while she recovers from left wrist surgery. That means Solo will miss at least the first half of the season, but is expected to be back in time to make a push for the inaugural NWSL playoffs.
Friday's long-awaited announcement of national team player allocations to NWSL teams certainly produced some drama. Any Seattle fan who thought that regional connections would be a factor was given a rude surprise when last year's Sounders Women were dispersed to the four winds, with superstar Alex Morgan sent to Portland, Vancouverite Sydney Leroux off to Boston, and Veronica Perez - who seemed like a lock for the Reign as a UW alum and the only allocated player to play all season for the Sounders Women - to Western New York.
USA goalkeeper Hope Solo has admitted that losing FIFA Women's Coach of the Year, Pia Sundhage, to Sweden, was a big blow to the team.
In a new interview with FIFA, the 31-year-old who picked up the Olympic gold medal with the USA women's team, said that it was initially difficult to work in a team of "individuals" but Sundhage successfully ironed out the differences and inspired the USA Women's teams to new heights.
Ahead of the Euro 2013 in June, the Spanish women's team defeated Russia 2-1 in Murcia with goals from their star player, Verónica Boquete and Jennifer Hermoso. Of course, you're thinking "tiki taka?" and naturally, with a talented forward like Boquete, there are definitely signs of that!
Today US Soccer officially announced the National team player allocations for all eight of the clubs in the newly formed National Women's Soccer League.
NWSL Announces Allocation of 55 National Team Players to Eight Clubs
The list of US National Team players allocated for the Washington Spirit is below: Washington Spirit Ashlyn Harris (USA) Ali Krieger (USA) Lori Lindsey (USA) Robin Gayle (CAN) Diana Matheson (CAN) Alina Garciamendez (MEX) Teresa Worbis (MEX)
Other notable players allocated to other league teams include FIFA Women's Player of the Year winner Abby Wambach (Western New York Flash), FIFA Women's Player of the Year nominee Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), and often controversial goalkeeper Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC).
The US will play in the Algarve Cup final against reigning champions Germany after earning a 1-1 draw against former coach Pia Sundhage and Sweden in their final group-stage match. With the US down to third-choice keeper Ashlyn Harris, who made her first senior international start after replacing the injured Jill Loyden in the US's 5-0 win against China (who in turn was replacing an injured Hope Solo), Sweden managed to score the first goal allowed by the Olympic gold medal winners in the group stage.
Well, the first-ever NWSL trade occurred over the weekend, and it's a bit of a head-scratcher. The Chicago Red Stars shipped midfielder Keelin Winters to Thorns FC rivals to the north, the Seattle Reign, in exchange for a first round draft pick and a "future consideration." The general consensus is that "future consideration" means USWNT allocated player Amy Rodriguez.
The US Women's National Team defeated Scotland 3-1 today with goals from Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach, and Christen Press. The match was the second in a pair of friendlies against Scotland and marks the US' last game before they head to Portugal to participate in the Algarve Cup.
It might not be the exact team they wanted, but the Seattle Reign can't be too upset after getting Meagan Rapinoe and Hope Solo in the inaugural NWSL Allocation on Friday. Both players suited up for the Sounders Women and were among the key components of the United States Olympic gold-medal winners in 2012.
The U.S. Women's National Team will end 2012 at #1 in the FIFA Women's World Rankings. As Jack Bell of the NY Times Soccer blog notes 2012 began with a string of five consecutive shutouts and could end the same way if the U.S. should blank China in the final game of the team's Fan Tribute Tour.
Sandwiched in there, if that is the correct term, was a second consecutive Olympic gold medal after the American women defeated Japan in the final at the London Games.
Carroll, McInerney and Okugo show up on end of the season best lists at Soccer America and SBI. Philly Mag says Sons of Ben one of the best things in the city. How to market new women's league. Champions League/Europa League merger? More.
Hackworth says a South American signing is "a really likely possibility" also says club will announce new assistant coach, "probably this week." Beckham confirms playing days in MLS done. Women's pro league announcement today.
Those stories are here for those of you haven't seen them already. Aside from that, we have leg 2 conference final previews, Professional Referee Organization general manager acknowledging that Ricardo Salazar missed a major call in leg 1, and the announcement of the year-end awards finalists.
Mixed Messages as Soccer Hit by Domestic Abuse Recent domestic violence cases involving FC Dallas CEO Doug Quinn and U.
That little cell phone right there in your hand can get you into all kinds of trouble, and it doesn't much matter how famous you might be. Wednesday afternoon, Hope Solo was apparently trying to either text or direct-message a friend, and ended up tweeting out what appeared to be her new cell phone to her 660,000-plus followers.
The official Reign roster is now available and set ahead of their season opener against the Chicago Red Stars this Sunday. The expected absent stars of Hope Solo, Amy Rodriguez and Megan Rapinoe are spotted, along with locals Kate Deines (Issaquah), Lyndsey Patterson (Kent), and Emily Zurrer (Crofton BC).
This past Christmas I received a copy of 'A Memoir of Hope Solo' which I was eager to read. Now, I am not an expert book reviewer but am a huge soccer fan and supporter of women's soccer so these seemed to be right up my alley with regards to reading.
It did not take long for a certain theme to emerge - Hope Solo vs the world!
Union add preseason game against DC United. Diego Restrepo trial confirmed. Seba happy and sees partnership with Mac. "Thor" will do whatever it takes. Further details on MLS-USL PRO partnership. More news.
Welcome to Offbeat Wednesday, your weekly dose of footie gossip! This week, Sergio Ramos' girlfriend Pilar Rubio models a spiderweb, the Liverpool WAGS attend a Christmas party, Messi has a special Christmas "PJ Party" and Hope Solo denies spousal abuse.
England 'WAGS' Coleen Rooney and Alex Gerrard hit up the Christmas party scene in Liverpool yesterday and naturally, they were both dressed to the nines.