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Congrats U-20 World Champs! On to Azerbaijan.

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The 2012 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup Champions


The U.S. U-20 WNT capped off a truly amazing tournament on Sept. 8, defeating an extremely talented Germany 1-0 in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Final. There were more than a few notable accomplishments in the tournament.

Congrats U-20 World Champs! On to Azerbaijan.

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The 2012 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup Champions


The U.S. U-20 WNT capped off a truly amazing tournament on Sept. 8, defeating an extremely talented Germany 1-0 in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Final. There were more than a few notable accomplishments in the tournament.

Women's U20 World Cup final: USA beats Germany, 1-0 to lift third title

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Kealia Ohai scores the game winner in the 44th minute following great work down the right flank by full back Crystal Dunn and then celebrates a la Megan Rapinoe.

Congratulations, girls, that was a sweet victory against a formidable opponent who had beaten the USA, 3-0 in the group stage.

In-Game Blog: USA vs. Canada

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USA, CANADA SQUARE OFF IN OLYMPIC SEMIFINALS: The U.S. Women's National Team will meet a familiar opponent in its semifinal clash at the 2012 Olympics, taking on Canada at 2:45 p.m. ET on Monday, Aug. 6, at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. The match will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network, NBC Olympic Soccer Channel and streamed on NBC Live Extra.

US Women’s National Team at the Olympics

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Since the first women's soccer tournament at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, the USWNT has won three gold medals and one silver. A look back at how they got it done.

Climbing the Charts

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Some notes of interest, several of which may place the current U.S. players in some historical perspective as compared to past '99 WWC legends:

U.S. forward Abby Wambach played in her 173rd match against Denmark on Feb. 29, tying her for 10th on the all-time caps list with...Briana Scurry.

WPS Weekend Preview

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Check out the schedule for this weekend's Women's Professional Soccer matches. Be sure to catch your favorite WNT players in action!

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011
Atlanta Beat vs. Western New York Flash
KSU Soccer Stadium – Kennesaw, Ga. (Ticket Info)
7 p.m. ET

Western New York Flash has clinched a playoff berth and currently sits in second place in WPS standings.

WPS Weekend Preview

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Check out the schedule for this weekend's Women's Professional Soccer matches. Be sure to catch your favorite WNT players in action!

Saturday, July 30, 2011
Sky Blue FC vs. Western New York Flash
Yurcak Field – Piscataway, N.J. (Ticket Info)
7 p.m. ET

Sky Blue FC claims sole possession of third place and looks to avenge their July 17 loss to Western New York Flash in this Saturday's matchup.

USWNT 2-0 Japan

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The rain and gloom lifted for both Columbus and the USWNT on Saturday night. The weather was sublime and the play on the field encouraging for the home side, who beat Japan by a score of 2-0. The next morning, bad news returned with the rain in the form of Lindsay Tarpley's ruptured ACL, but for a brief period fans could be forgiven of they found some rays of hope in the run-up to the Women's World Cup.

USWNT looks to repeat 2008 Olympic success at FIFA World Cup in Germany

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United States women's national team coach Pia Sundhage won an international title in her first year at the helm, guiding the USWNT to a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She's banking on that success carrying over to this summer's FIFA World Cup in Germany.

Twelve of the 21 players selected to represent the United States this summer have never participated in a World Cup before, but 14 were part of the 2008 world-championship team, and that experience will be counted on as the No.

USWNT 2011 Women's World Cup Roster Announced

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Goalkeepers: Nicole Barnhart (Philadelphia Independence), Jill Loyden (magicJack), Hope Solo (magicJack)
Defenders: Rachel Buehler (Boston Breakers), Stephanie Cox (Boston Breakers), Ali Krieger (out of contract), Amy LePeilbet (Boston Breakers), Heather Mitts (Atlanta Beat), Christie Rampone (magicJack), Becky Sauerbrunn (magicJack)
Midfielders: Shannon Boxx (magicJack), Tobin Heath (Sky Blue FC), Lori Lindsey (Philadelphia Independence), Carli Lloyd (Atlanta Beat), Heather O'Reilly (Sky Blue FC), Megan Rapinoe (Philadelphia Independence), Lindsay Tarpley (magicJack)
Forwards: Lauren Cheney (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Western New York Flash), Amy Rodriguez (Philadelphia Independence), Abby Wambach (magicJack)



You don’t know Jack

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By Pieter Brown - The little known South Florida WPS team magicJack SC took to the field in front of a reported 1,008 fans to beat Philadelphia Independence 2-1 this past Sunday.
Some Miami Ultras and Flight 19 members made the trip to FAU Soccer Stadium for the first time to see what this was all about.

South Florida Soccer News: WPS, NASL, MLS and more.

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We start our weekly review of everything soccer in South Florida, with our also weekly Blog Talk Radio show called Miami Ultras Alive hosted by Pieter Brown and yours truly, Uncle Ed. The show has now been extended to one hour and will be moved starting next Monday to 10 pm. This will happen every week until you get tired of us.

Hope Solo... Welcome to South Florida. Burrito loves you!

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Hola muchachitas y muchachitos! Burrito want to tell you about his new love. Her name is Hope Solo and she gonna play in South Florida! Well, at least that's what SI.com say and Burrito believe anything they say cause they always have the swimsuit issue an if that no give you credibilitys then nothing will!

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Sesselmann, Canada can't catch Japan

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Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) and Canada came up just short in their Olympic opener Wednesday.

Reigning Women's World Cup champion Japan scored twice in 11 minutes late in the first half and held off Canada 2-1 in a Group F match at the City of Coventry Stadium.

Green Bay's Sesselmann off to London

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Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) is officially headed to the London Olympics.

The 28-year-old defender was named to Canada's 18-player roster for the Games on Monday. Sesselmann was born in Stevens Point but has dual citizenship because her father, Ernie, was born in Canada.

World Cup

Lindsay Tarpley Update

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Lindsay Tarpley has had a stellar international career and is still the only player to score in a FIFA U-19 Women's World Cup Final and an Olympic gold medal game

For those of you wondering about how Lindsay Tarpley, owner of 125 WNT caps and some of the biggest goals in U.

Kelley Gets the Call

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U.S. WNT midfielder Kelley O'Hara was initially left off the USA's 21-player roster for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, but due to an injury to Lindsay Tarpley, she got a second chance. It was a unique situation to say the least, but her naming to the roster fulfils a dream for the former U.S. youth WNT star, who knows her role in Germany and expressed empathy for the injured Tarpley.

Okay, well that just sucks.

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U.S. attacker Lindsay Tarpley will miss World Cup 2011 after suffering an ACL injury in Saturday's Send-Off Series win over Japan. Is it just me or does it seem like the USWNT is always without one key player at every World Cup?Despite that rotten bit of news, here are the highlights...- Greg Seltzer

Tarpley tears ACL, out of World Cup

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What started out as a terrific week for Lindsay Tarpley (Madison) came to a devastating end.

The magicJack midfielder tore the ACL in her right knee for the second time in two years during the U.S. women's national team's 2-0 victory over Japan in a friendly in Columbus, Ohio.

Tarpley to miss World Cup

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Former Red Stars MF Lindsay TarpleyFormer Chicago Red Stars midfielder Lindsay Tarpley tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee with 15 minutes remaining in the U.S. Women's National Team's 2-0 victory over Japan on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.

U.S. Soccer announced Sunday that the injury will sideline Tarpley for six to eight months, preventing her from playing in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Tarpley injured in U.S. win over Japan

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Lindsay Tarpley (Madison) got a scare Saturday night, as the midfielder was forced to leave the U.S. women's national team's 2-0 win over Japan in Columbus, Ohio, because of a knee injury.

Tarpley went 10 months between national team appearances after suffering a torn right ACL in her knee in August 2009.

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O'Hara Gets the Nod

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U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage has named Kelley O'Hara to the Women's World Cup squad, replacing the injured Lindsay Tarpley, who underwent successful ACL surgery yesterday.

The 22-year-old O'Hara, a talented and tenacious flank midfielder, won the 2009 Hermann Trophy as college soccer's top player after her senior season at Stanford University.

USWNT 2, Japan 0: Taking A Step To Make Tarpley’s Injury A Footnote

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Editors's Note: Maura Gladys is a former reformed :> ESPN writer trialing for the The Shin Guardian. Please use the comment section to let us know what you'd like to hear about the women's national team as they prepare for World Cup 2011 and another unique hairstyle from head coach Pia Sundhage.

U.S. midfielder Lindsay Tarpley to miss 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup

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As the Women's World Cup approaches, the goal is for everyone on the team to stay healthy. Unfortunately for the WNT, a key player went down in last night's game against Japan:

CHICAGO (May 15, 2011) U.S. Women's National Soccer Team midfielder Lindsay Tarpley, a member of the USA's Olympic gold medal winning team in 2004 and 2008 who was also a member of the USA's 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup Team, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee with 15 minutes remaining in the match against Japan on May 14 in Columbus, Ohio.

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USA women's World Cup roster announced

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Yesterday US women's coach Pia Sundhage announced her 21-player roster for the upcoming Women's World Cup: Goalkeepers - Hope Solo, Nicole Barnhart, Jillian Loyden Defenders - Heather Mitts, Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn, Amy LePeilbet, Ali Krieger, Stephanie Cox, Rachel Buehler Midfielders - Lindsay Tarpley, Shannon Boxx, Heather O'Reilly, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, Lori Lindsey, Tobin Heath Strikers - Amy Rodríguez, Lauren Cheney, Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach I am struck by how old this US team is, especially in the back line.

Algarve, Cyprus Cup update

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The Algarve Cup continued today with the second day of group play. Six matches were played across the southern region of Portugal and we learned a little bit about what the championship match will look like.

Day 2 of the Algarve Cup started off with Japan crushing Finland with 5 goals. Shinobu Ohno kicked things for Japan with her goal in the 16th minute of the match.

The Rest

Pros: Tarpley, Nogueira drafted

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Two players with Wisconsin ties were selected in Thursday's National Women's Soccer League Supplemental Draft.

Forward Lindsay Tarpley (Madison) was taken by the Chicago Red Stars with the fourth pick in the first round, while midfielder Casey Nogueira (Cedarburg) was chosen by FC Kansas City in the fourth round, the 30th pick overall.

Mid-Day Ticker: Blatter wins presidency, Allardyce takes West Ham helm & more

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Sepp Blatter will be the president of FIFA for the next four years.

Without a challenger on the ballot, the outcome was inevitable, but Blatter won the FIFA election on Wednesday, garnering 186 votes out of the 203 ballots that were cast.

"Our pyramid is intact, the base, the foundation is strong, and together we have four years to continue on our path and do our job," Blatter said upon his re-election at the FIFA Congress.

Chicago Soccer Smolderings - 5/16: Eric Wynalda, Lindsay Tarpley, Water Breaks, Tom Soehn, Academy, Prep, PDL, & TFC Recaps

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I watched Once in a Lifetime over the weekend. It's a great documentary on the New York Cosmos and somewhat the North American Soccer League. I highly recommend it.

In today's Smolderings, we feature a podcast interview with Eric Wynalda, Lindsay Tarpley injures her knee again, FMF might be abusing water breaks for TV monetary gains, Tom Soehn talks to Orrin Schwarz and much more after the break.

Tarpley on U.S. roster for England trip

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Midfielder Lindsay Tarpley (Madison) will travel to the United Kingdom on Monday in preparation for the U.S. women's national team's first match in England.

The U.S. will play England at 2 p.m. April 2 at London's historic Brisbane Road, home of League One club Leyton Orient.

Tarpley, U.S. beat Norway, clinch final

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Lindsay Tarpley (Madison) celebrated her first start for the U.S. women's national team in nearly 18 months in fine fashion Friday.

Tarpley scored the 28th goal of her international career in the 34th minute, helping the U.S. to a 2-0 victory over Norway at the Algarve Cup in Vila Real de San Antonio, Portugal.