Jill Ellis

United States

Mallory Pugh on USWNT roster for South Korea friendlies

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Jill Ellis is bringing in 22 players for upcoming friendlies in New Orleans and North Carolina

Jill Ellis has named 22 players to her roster for the USWNT's upcoming friendlies. The United States will face South Korea in New Orleans on October 19, and again on October 22 in Cary, NC. Washington Spirit attacker Mallory Pugh is in the group, as is Virginia native Andi Sullivan, who is seen as a favorite to be picked first overall in the upcoming NWSL draft.

Washington Spirit’s Mallory Pugh called up for USWNT duty

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Jill Ellis has selected 22 players to face New Zealand later this month

Mallory Pugh is the sole Washington Spirit representative on the latest United States women's national team roster. Jill Ellis called up 22 players for an upcoming pair of friendlies against New Zealand. The USWNT will play the Kiwis on September 15th at Dick's Sporting Goods Park and on September 19th at Nippert Stadium, the home of FC Cincinnati.

Reactions to the USWNT’s “disappointing” 3-0 loss to France

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The US reflected on a tough loss and a SheBelieves Cup that didn't go as planned

After the U.S. women's national team were steamrolled 3-0 by France, players and coaches from both teams discussed the stunning result with the media. USWNT head coach Jill Ellis indicated that the losses to France and England in the SheBelieves Cup didn't mean the end of the United States playing a three-back system.

France routs USWNT 3-0 in SheBelieves Cup finale

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Camille Abily and France were able to pounce on numerous US mistakes to win the second-ever friendly tournament

The USWNT took the field at RFK Stadium with a shot at winning the second-ever SheBelieves Cup, but on a rainy night on the banks of the Anacostia River, things went wrong from the start.

USA vs. Germany SheBelieves Cup live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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It's the first of three games against world class competition for the USWNT

The SheBelieves Cup returns this week for its second edition. This year's teams are the same as the last, with England, France, and Germany coming to the United States to join the USWNT in competition. These are the first matches that could be called meaningful since Jill Ellis coached the US to a medal-less finish at the Olympics in Brazil, so I'm eager to see whether things will be any different against the 5th, 3rd, and 2nd ranked teams in the world.

Crystal Dunn, Ali Krieger called up for September USWNT matches

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The Washington Spirit stars are in the United States squad to face Thailand and the Netherlands

The United States women's national team is not having a victory tour after the Olympics did not end in, well, victory. However, they do have two upcoming friendlies against Thailand and the Netherlands, and the list of players called in by Jill Ellis unsurprisingly includes Crystal Dunn and Ali Krieger.

Whitney Engen named to 21-player USWNT roster for September friendlies

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The United States will play Thailand and the Netherlands this month

Boston Breakers defender Whitney Engen has been called up the 21-player USWNT roster for their September friendlies against Thailand and the Netherlands.

The United States will play Thailand on September 15 in Columbus, Ohio and then will play The Netherlands on September 18 in Atlanta, Georgia.

United States vs. Colombia live stream 2016: Game time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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The USWNT faces Colombia Wednesday night in the first of two friendlies.

In the midst of an equal pay debate, the USWNT will play Colombia, another team in the middle of a pay dispute today in Connecticut. Last Thursday, the USWNT filed a wage discrimination complaint with the EEOC. The Colombia women's national team alleges that they aren't being paid at all.

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Smith and Lavelle called up for USA friendlies in Europe

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Will Abby Smith get her first international cap?

Jill Ellis has named her 21-player USWNT roster for their upcoming June friendlies against Sweden and Norway.

GOALKEEPERS (2): Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Abby Smith (Boston Breakers)

DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Jaelene Hinkle (NC Courage), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash/Manchester City), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)

FORWARDS (5): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC), Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/Olympique Lyonnais), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit)

Rose Lavelle is in the lineup; given her most recent performances with the WNT and her current form in NWSL, it was almost a given she would be called in.

The Ohai snub and making sense of the USWNT selection

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Houston Dash fans can look at the struggle of Portland FC midfielder Allie Long in making sense of the fluctuating United States roster and Kealia Ohai's absence.

Last week, US Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis announced her 23-player roster for the upcoming April friendlies against Colombia.

Seattle Reign

Megan Rapinoe back with US Women’s National Team

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She'll return to the Reign in time for the season opener.

Seattle Reign midfielder Megan Rapinoe is back with the US Women's national team. Jill Ellis called in Rapinoe for a pair of friendlies against Russia on April 6 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX and April 9 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX.

Merritt Mathias called up to U.S. National Team for October friendlies

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Jill Ellis brought in 11 uncapped players for two matches against Switzerland.

Following the team's early exit from the 2016 Olympics Games, U.S. women's national team head coach Jill Ellis is making good on her promise of testing out new talent — bringing in 11 uncapped players for the next two matches against Switzerland on Oct.

Hope Solo & Megan Rapinoe Called Into National Team

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United States' preparation for the Olympics continues and calls upon a Seattle Reign duo.

Today, U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis announced her roster for their July 9 match against South Africa. As expected, Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo and midfielder Megan Rapinoe were included in the call-up as Ellis uses this match, as well as the July 22 match against Costa Rica, to determine who she will take to the Rio Olympics.

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Postgame video: USA 1-0 Germany

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USWNT head coach Jill Ellis, Carli Lloyd, Christen Press, Lynn Williams, Samantha Mewis and Casey Short spoke to the media after 1:0 victory against Germany in Chester. PSP was there and has video.

Video: USWNT stalwarts talk to media ahead of Germany match

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Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Kristen Press, and head coach Jill Ellis spoke to the media ahead of tonight's U.S. Women's National Team match against Germany in Chester. PSP was there and has video.

Lloyd, Ellis nominated for FIFA awards

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With The Best FIFA Football Awards just around the corner in January, the candidates have narrowed in several fields.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, FIFA released the shortlists for the Best Women's Coach, Best Men's Coach, and Best Women's Player awards for the 2016 calendar year.

Ellis unveils young USWNT roster for Switzerland friendlies

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U.S. Women's National Team coach Jill Ellis has shaken things up ahead of a new World Cup cycle.

Ellis has called up 24 players to the latest squad to face Switzerland on Oct. 19 and Oct. 23. Several members on the team participated at the 2016 Olympics, but nearly half of the roster is uncapped.

Union face NE, USWNT Olympic quarterfinal today, more

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Union-New England previews and more Union news. USWNT face Sweden in Olympic quarterfinal. More news.

USWNT to face Costa Rica in final pre-Olympic Games warm up

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Ahead of the Olympic Games in August, the U.S. Women's National Team revealed on Tuesday that they will take on Costa Rica in their final tune-up match leading up to the tournament.

The match will be played on July 22 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, 13 days after the the USWNT meets South Africa at Solider Field in Chicago.

USWNT to play South Africa in pre-Olympics friendly

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The U.S. Women's National Team will be getting a little taste of Rio ahead of this summer's Olympic Games.

U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday that Jill Ellis and co. will face fellow Olympic qualifier South Africa on July 7 in Chicago. The matchwill serve as the first of two games in the USWNT's send-off series.

USWNT's Rampone unavailable for Japan friendlies

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The U.S. Women's National Team will have to make due without one of the squad's veteran talents at the backline when they take on Japan in their two upcoming friendlies.

Defender Christie Rampone has been ruled out of USWNT camp after theSky Blue FC player decided that she still wasn't ready to compete on the international stage following knee surgery at the end of 2015.

Morgan, Solo, Rampone headline USWNT roster ahead of Japan friendlies

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U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 25 players toparticipate in training camp prior to two matches against Japan in June.

The group of 25 players will get together on May 27, before Ellis will cut down the roster to 18 for each match.

Ilsinho “progressing well” and other Union news, more

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Curtin says Ilsinho's hamstring injury is "nothing too severe." Power rankings. Should Barnetta's goal have been disallowed? Sapong's strong start. More news.

Lloyd, Morgan, Pugh headline USWNT roster for Colombia friendlies

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U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has opted to mix several promising youngsters in with a veteran group for a pair of friendlies ahead of this summer's Olympics.

Veterans Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan are joined by prospects like 17-year-olds Mallory Pugh and Ashley Sanchez to headline the USWNT roster for a pair of friendlies against Colombia.

Lloyd, Morgan, Pugh among USWNT call-ups for SheBelieves Cup

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Four of the world's top five women's national teams will take part in the2016 SheBelieves Cup, and the U.S. Women's National Team has named a talented roster to compete.

FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd, star striker Alex Morgan and 17-year-old sensation Mallory Pugh are among those head coach Jill Ellis has named to her roster to do battle with some of the world's best teams.

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Union signing and national team call ups, league news, sanctioning vote today, more

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Union sign Dutch left back Giliano Wijnaldum. Bedoya, Pontius, Rosenberry called up by USMNT. Division 2 sanctioning vote expected today. More.

Rosenberry, Blake, and Pontius up for year-end awards, more news

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Tri of Union players up for total of four end-of-season awards. Academy's Rayshaun McGann called up by US U-17s along with former Academy GK C.J. Joaquim Dos Santos. More news.

Philadelphia Union

Fallout from Union’s season end, conference semis set, more news

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Measuring the Union season and what comes next. Conference semifinal field set. More news.

Bedoya withdraws from USMNT camp, perspective, more news

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Bedoya withdraws from USMNT roster ahead of Cuba friendly. Power rankings and perspective. More news.

“Down to the wire”: Latest on Bedoya pursuit, USWNT begins Olympic campaign, more

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Alejandro Bedoya reportedly has offers from the Union and Chicago. US opens Olympic tournament against New Zealand today. More.

West Chester and Reading out of USOC, Crystal Palace friendly, notes from Curtin’s presser, more

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West Chester United and Reading knocked out of US Open Cup. Union to host Crystal Palace again. Noes from Curtin's press conference and more Union news.

Japan

Crystal Dunn, Ali Krieger on USA roster for Japan friendlies

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The Washington Spirit's two US regulars were both unsurprisingly called in by Jill Ellis for next month's games

Ahead of two friendlies against Japan early next month, United States women's national team coach Jill Ellis announced a roster featuring 25 players. It will come as no major surprise that Washington Spirit stars Crystal Dunn - the reigning NWSL MVP - and Ali Krieger were among those called up.

Whitney Engen called up for Japan friendlies

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Engen will miss the Breakers' away game on the 27th

USA head coach Jill Ellis has named her 25-player roster for the United States' upcoming friendlies against Japan on June 2 and June 5.

Among her callups is center back Whitney Engen, who will miss the Breakers' away game against the Western New York Flash in order to attend camp starting May 27.

The Rest

Show NWSL Play Matters, Call up Haley Kopmeyer

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It's time: Haley Kopmeyer needs to be called up to the USWNT by Head Coach Jill Ellis.

If the NWSL means a damn thing, Haley Kopmeyer needs to be called up to the USWNT.

Jill Ellis hasn't had a dominate number one goalkeeper since the post-game incident that shall not be named. With Ashlyn Harris now expected to miss at least eight weeks, and who knows how long she might take to reach her form again afterward, it's time to face the fact that the USWNT goalkeeping pool is in serious trouble.

Jill Ellis and the USWNT, the next USMNT roster, and more: Tuesday Freedom Kicks for March 14, 2017

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Also, FYI, Jose Mourinho still exists.

Snoooooooow daaaaaaay! Is it a snow day? Full disclosure: I'm writing this intro Monday night and so far we don't have snow in my D.C. neighborhood, BUT I'm holding out.

Anyway, shall we talk soccer?

Jill Ellis deserves more time, but not very much more | Stars and Stripes FC

After the USWNT's 3-0 loss to France, our own Rick argued that Jill Ellis' time is up (check out that piece if you haven't already).

It’s time for USWNT coach Jill Ellis to go

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Poor tactics, personnel decisions, and results are piling up, and it's time for US Soccer to move on

On Tuesday night at RFK Stadium, the U.S. Women's National Team lost 3-0 to France, its worst defeat since a 4-0 semifinal capitulation to Brazil at the 2007 World Cup in China. The match was the finale of the SheBelieves Cup, a tournament over which the USWNT lost two of three games and scored just a single goal.

Hope Solo speaks, D.C. United preseason win, USWNT roster, & more: Freedom Kicks for February 9, 2017

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As winter returns, read up on MLS roster rules, tattoos, and clocks

Good morning! I was hoping for a snow day today but it doesn't look like that's happening. Here is what is happening in the soccer world.

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Six Questions with USWNT coach Jill Ellis

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The U.S. Women's National Team coach will be in Bellevue on Friday night as featured speaker for the Washington Youth Soccer 50th Anniversary Gala. Here's a preview.

U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis will deliver the keynote speech at the Washington Youth Soccer 50th Anniversary Gala.

Crystal Dunn, Ali Krieger named to USWNT roster for July friendly

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USWNT regulars named to July friendly against South Africa

U.S. women's national team head coach Jill Ellis announced today her 24-player training camp roster in advance of the team's July 9 friendly against South Africa in Chicago. The roster includes Crystal Dunn and Ali Krieger, two key players for the Washington Spirit.

6 Thorns Named to USWNT Roster for June Friendlies

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National Team camp opens May 27.

Six members of the Portland Thorns have been named to Jill Ellis' 25 player roster for two friendlies against Japan on June 2 and June 5.

Keeper Adrianna Franch, defenders Meghan Klingenberg and Emily Sonnett and midfielders Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan and Allie Long will join the United States Women's National Team on May 27, meaning they will miss the Thorns' May 29 match against Seattle at Providence Park.