Julie Johnston

U.S. Women's National Team

Pontius, Rosenberry, Nogueira, and Barnetta honored, US disappoints in Copa opener, more

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Julie Johnston brace leads USWNT to win over Colombia

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It may not have been as lopsided as the two sides' prior meeting, but the U.S. Women's National Team dispatched Colombia with ease in Sunday's friendly.

Defender Julie Johnston led the way with a brace as the USWNT topped Colombia, 3-0. The victory was the Americans'second win over Colombia in five days following Wednesday's7-0 thrashing.

Recap: USA 3-0 Colombia

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Julie Johnston scored a brace and Christen Press was also on target as the USWNT defeated Colombia 3-0 at Talen Energy Stadium.

Sapong targets 20 goals, Union and league news, USWNT faces T&T tonight, more

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Union face Tampa Bay on Saturday. Sapong targets 20 goals in 2016. USWNT face Trinidad and Tobago in Olympic qualification semis tonight. Lloyd named to FIFPro World XI. More.

Lloyd, Solo among four USWNT players named to FIFPro World XI

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For the first time in the organization's history, FIFPro has released a Women's World XI, and it includes several U.S. Women's National Team stars.

Sports Illustrated revealed on Thursday that Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo, Julie Johnston andMeghan Klingenberg have been named to the inaugural FIFPro Women's World XI.

All hail Maidana, the blame for Union’s culture problem, more news

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Maidana named to multiple Team of the Week lists. Smallwood on the blame for the Union's culture of blowing it. More news/

Women’s World Cup Final: USA Wins!

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Carli Lloyd had a first half hat trick as the U.S. ran out 5-2 winners over Japan in the World Cup Final.

Women’s World Cup: USWNT 1-0 China

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Carli Lloyd headed in a deep ball from Julie Johnston in the second half to lead the US over China and on to face Germany next Tuesday.

Sapong powers Union win, PPL Park opened to storm-affected Chester residents, league wrap, more

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Recaps and reaction to Union's win over Seattle. Union opens PPL Park to provide relief to Chester residents. League results. USWNT news from the World Cup. More.

Union face Sounders, Fernando loan, no on Palacios, US Gold Cup roster released, more

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Union host Seattle tonight. Curtin reveals Fernando Aristeguieta's loan will soon expire, says team will pass on Wilson Palacios. Klinsmann announces Gold Cup roster. Wambachgate. More.

Women’s World Cup recap: USWNT 2-0 Colombia

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The US defeats Colombia to advance to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup, where they will face China on Friday.

McCarthy saves the day, US finish top of group, latest FIFA news, more

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US tops Oz in Women’s World Cup opener, Sapong and Williams earn PoTW honors, Union face Reading in friendly tonight, more

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US powers through shaky start for 3-1 win over Australia. Sapong and Williams receive Player of the Week honors. Union face Reading tonight in annual friendly. FIFA news. More.

Union bits, transfer rumor, Reading hosts Harrisburg in USOC 2nd rounder, more

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Union news. Reading hosts Harrisburg tonight in US Open Cup second round. Expansion news. More.

USWNT vs. Mexico TV/streaming, previews, prediction, lineup, and gamethread

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The USWNT continue World Cup preparations with a match-up against Mexico.

After beginning their World Cup send-off series with a solid, if slightly uninspiring, 3-0 win over the Republic of Ireland, the USWNT are set to take on Mexico tonight. The U.S. women may not have the rivalry with Mexico that the U.

Union readying for KC, Junior Lone Star traveling to Puerto Rico, USWNT faces NZ, more

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Union face KC in search of first win of 2015. Junior Lone Star off to Puerto Rico for four games. USWNT face NZ. More news.

Sapong out with concussion and fractured cheekbone, Curtin on formations and Maidana, Linc, more

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Sak backs Curtin, expects “significant” roster shakeup. USMT draws, USWNT WC qualification begins.

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Nick Sakiewicz backs Jim Curtin, promises "all the support and resources" needed to build after "significant" roster shakeup. League and National Team news. More.

Alex Morgan U.S. Soccer 2012 Female Athlete of the Year

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Alex Morgan at 2011 Mia Hamm Celebrity Soccer Match (photo by Chris Wimmer)
CHICAGO (Dec. 3, 2012) - For their excellence at the highest levels of the sport, U.S. Soccer announced U.S. Women's National Team forward Alex Morgan as the 2012 Female Athlete of the Year and U.

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US women dominate Japan in match cut short by weather

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Washington (AFP) Goals from Julie Johnston and Alex Morgan had the US women's team up 2-0 on Japan Sunday when lightning brought their international friendly match in Cleveland, Ohio, to a halt in the 76th minute.

After a tense 3-3 draw last Thursday in the teams' first meeting since the US victory in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, the United States were dominant in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 23,535.

US women dominate Japan in match cut short by weather

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Washington (AFP) Goals from Julie Johnston and Alex Morgan had the US women's team up 2-0 on Japan Sunday when lightning brought their international friendly match in Cleveland, Ohio, to a halt in the 76th minute.

After a tense 3-3 draw last Thursday in the teams' first meeting since the US victory in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, the United States were dominant in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 23,535.

Blake to start remaining games, US wins Olympic qualifying group, Donovan on Klinsmann, more

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Jim Curtin comments on a number of topics in CBS Philly report. US U-23s thump Panama in Olympic qualifier. Donovan says Klinsmann should get the axe if US loses to Mexico in Confederations Cup playoff game.

Alex Morgan, 2012 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year

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For their excellence at the highest levels of the sport, U.S. Soccer announced U.S. Women's National Team forward Alex Morgan as the 2012 Female Athlete of the Year and U.S. Under-20 WNT defender Julie Johnston as the 2012 Young Female Athlete of the Year.

Alex Morgan-USWNT 2012 Female Athlete of the Year

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The first time she was put on the ballot, forward Alex Morgan won the Female Athlete of the Year for 2012. Alex led the US with 28 goals and 19 assists in this year. Ussoccer.com reports on Alex and the USWNT u-20 2012Athlete of the Year, Julie Johnston.

"For their excellence at the highest levels of the sport, U.

Philadelphia Union

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Readying for Revs, Madison, more news

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Union face New England Revolution on Saturday. Darius Madison out at UVA, moving to UMBC. More news.

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Stephanie McCaffrey named to USWNT Olympic qualifying roster

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McCaffrey joins four other forwards on the 20-player roster.

Stephanie McCaffrey has been named to the 20-player roster for CONCACAF Olympic qualifying, taking place February 10-21 in Frisco and Dallas, TX.

The full roster is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)

DEFENDERS (7): Jaelene Hinkle (Western New York Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (Western New York Flash)

FORWARDS (5): Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado)

Though listed as a forward, McCaffrey has been used recently in more of a midfield role, providing width and service while also drawing in defenders.

National Women’s Soccer League semifinals to be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 this Sunday

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The NWSL postseason begins Sunday with four teams competing for the league's title, with a doubleheader featured live on FOX Sports 1 beginning on Sunday the 13th at 1:30 p.m. EST.

This begins the completion of one of the NWSL's most exciting seasons. The final four teams feature several women who played for their countries in the recent 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada, including members of the world champions from the U.

National Women’s Soccer League semifinals to be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 this Sunday

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The NWSL postseason begins Sunday with four teams competing for the league's title, with a doubleheader featured live on FOX Sports 1 beginning on Sunday the 13th at 1:30 p.m. EST.

This begins the completion of one of the NWSL's most exciting seasons. The final four teams feature several women who played for their countries in the recent 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada, including members of the world champions from the U.

USWNT Names Roster For Midweek Friendly Against Switzerland

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U.S. Women's National Team head couch Jill Ellis has put together her 19-women roster for the August 20 friendly against Switzerland at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.

For all intensive purposes, it is a safe and predictable roster for Ellis, who narrowed her field from June's roster against France, when she called up 26 players.

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NWSL College Draft Preview: The Top Selections

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Emily Sonnett is the consensus top draft pick, but after that the Thorns could go many ways.

The Portland Thorns own the top two selections in this Friday's NWSL College Draft, as well as the#21 overall pick. The draft will begin at 7:00am, and selections will be announced via social media and streamed here.

USA vs. Japan, Women's World Cup final: U.S. earn third World Cup title in exciting 5-2 win

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A Carli Lloyd hat trick was just part of a stellar performance from the U.S., who broke their 16-year World Cup trophy drought.

Normally any recap that includes "Julie Johnston own goal" would spell trouble for the U.S., but not this time. This time, it's pretty much, "Own goal? It's fine," because in the end, the U.

Set Pieces Stifle Breakers in Loss to Stars

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A pair of strikes that originated from the corner flag sent the Boston Breakers to a 2-0 defeat to the Chicago RedStars on Wednesday at Village of Lisle in Chicago.

Alyssa Mautz secured the opener in the 30th minute, while Melissa Tancredi scored the second in the 82nd minute to send the Red Stars to a postseason-clinching win.

First Cappers

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Christen Press, Kristie Mewis and Julie Johnston got their first caps on Feb. 9 vs. Scotland

Three players got their first senior team caps against Scotland on Feb. 9 and got the traditional gift of a signed ball from their teammates (see above). Christen Press got two balls, one for her first-ever WNT goal as well!