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U.S. Women's National Team

USWNT stars shine in year-ending win against Canada

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The U.S. Women's National Team ended 2017 on a high, collecting a 3-1 victory in its final match of the year, against rivals Canada on Sunday at Avaya Stadium.

Julie Ertz opened the scoring just 11 minutes into the match. As has been the case for all of her 14 international goals, she scored from a set piece, easily heading in Megan Rapinoe's corner at the near post.

SBI USWNT Woman of the Match: Megan Rapinoe

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Many players put in strong performances in the U.S. Women's National Team's final match of the year, but Megan Rapinoe stood out the most.

The veteran capped off one of the better years of her career with a match that saw her play a crucial role in two of the three U.S. goals in Sunday's 3-1 win against Canada.

Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe leads USWNT to victory over South Korea

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Led by several veterans, the U.S. Women's National Team put together an impressive effort on Thursday night.

The USWNT recorded yet another victory, this time beating South Korea, 3-1, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Thursday.

The reigning world champions got their scoring started after 23 minutes, with Julie Ertz scoring off a header.

Rapinoe, Sauerbrunn, Leroux among nine NWSL players to protest National Anthem

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Sunday's National Anthem protests were not limited to NFL players.

The NWSL saw a host of players stay in the locker room during the anthem before Sunday's match between the Seattle Reign and FC Kansas City.

A few missing starters on the field for the national anthem.

Lloyd, Ellis respond to new U.S. Soccer policy requiring players stand for national anthem

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At the U.S. Soccer Federation's Annual General Meeting on Saturday, March 4, a controversial policy was revealed regarding the national anthem.

The policy states that "all persons representing a Federation national team shall stand respectfully during the playing of the national anthems at any event in which the Federation is represented.

Road swing begins with a miss, Steels playoff hopes over, Academy results, league wrap, more

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Union road swing begins with a loss. Edu plays 60 minutes in Bethlehem draw. Tough time for Union Academy versus Red Bulls. More news.

Lloyd scores again as USWNT beats Netherlands in friendly

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Carli Lloyd scored her 94th international goal as the U.S. Women's National Team defeated the Netherlands 3-1 in a friendly on Sunday.

The Dutch opened the scoring just two minutes in, surprising the Atlanta crowd. Following a deflection in the midfield,Shanice van de Sanden darted past the USWNT backline and fired a shot past Alyssa Naher, putting the USWNT behind early.

Facing Portland, Kratz signing, Barnetta, more news

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Union begin 3-game road swing in Portland on Saturday. Union add midfield depth. More on Barnetta. More news.

U.S. Soccer releases statement following Rapinoe kneeling protest

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Megan Rapinoe's ongoing protest of the national anthem extended to Thursday night's U.S. Women's National Team match, prompting a statement from U.S. Soccer.

The midfielder kneltonce again during thenational anthem prior to the USWNT's lopsided win over Thailand. The gesture is one that Rapinoe has done for several weeks in an effort toprotest social inequalities following inspiration from NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Seattle Reign FC

USA v. Canada: Schedule, lineups, how to watch on TV, online

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Megan Rapinoe travels up the I-5 Corridor to B.C. Place.

On Thursday, November 9, Seattle Reign FC's Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. Women's National Team travels up the I-5 corridor for a match against their CONCACAF rivals, Canada. The match is the first of two against Canada and will air on ESPN2.

Seattle Reign FC v Orlando Pride: player ratings

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Some patented late-game Fishlock magic salvaged a point.

For the second week in a row, Seattle Reign FC faced an opponent dealing with the impacts of a hurricane. In this case rather than changing the match location, it was decided that they would face the Orlando Pride two days early, since fortuitously they had traveled directly to Orlando after their match against Houston in Dallas.

Seattle Reign FC’s Megan Rapinoe out five weeks

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The league leader in goals could possibly be back for the final two regular season games.

Just two days before Seattle Reign FC take on the North Carolina Courage, the club announced that forward Megan Rapinoe will be out at least five weeks. Rapinoe underwent arthroscopic surgery on her left knee sometime this week at the University of Washington Medical Center.

Seattle Reign FC vs. Sky Blue FC: player ratings

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Megan Rapinoe saves the day again in a wild 9-goal game.

On Saturday evening, Seattle Reign FC met Sky Blue FC at Memorial Stadium for the second time this season, and once again the game was a nail-biter, with Seattle holding on to win 5-4 after giving up four straight goals to let Sky Blue back into what was shaping up to be another Seattle rout.

Reign FC play Boston Breakers to a 1-1 draw

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A flat performance puts a damper on Laura Harvey's milestone.

The night started off festive as the Seattle Reign FC celebrated head coach and general manager Laura Harvey coaching in her 100th NWSL regular season match. Unfortunately the night did not end with a celebratory spirit as the Reign FC and Boston Breakers played to a 1-1 draw.

Seattle Reign FC vs Chicago Red Stars: player ratings

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Megan Rapinoe stepped up in an otherwise fairly sloppy game.

In their first midweek game of the season, Seattle Reign FC defeated the Chicago Red Stars for the first time in eight games, winning 2-1 on the strength of two Megan Rapinoe penalty kicks. The game was quite sloppy, with both teams feeling the effects of short rest.

Megan Rapinoe turns attention toward youth homelessness

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She doesn't want to #StickToSports. She'd prefer to use her platform to support LGBT youth.

As part of #SeaHomeless, a one-day media event spotlighting the issue of homelessness, we're highlighting Megan Rapinoe's efforts to support local LGBT youth.

As Pride Month wraps up, and Seattle's professional sports teams take down their rainbow flags and streamers, one local soccer player continues to use her platform to help others in the LGBT community.

USA vs. Sweden: Lineups, schedule, how to watch on TV, online

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Megan Rapinoe and the USWNT head to Europe for two international friendlies.

On Thursday, June 8, the United States Women's National Team kicks off its two-game European road trip in a match against Sweden. The game airs at 10:30 AM PT on ESPN2.

The last time the two teams faced off was in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Olympics.

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Common Goal: Charlie Daniels And Alfie Mawson Become First English Players To Sign Up To Juan Mata’s Charity Campaign

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Juan Mata's Common Goal charity campaign has two new Premier League-based pledges in Charlie Daniels of Bournemouth and Alfie Mawson of Swansea.

Daniels and Mawson are the first two English players to join the Common Goal cause, which will see them each donate 1% of their annual salary to organisations supporting grassroots football projects and vulnerable children across the world.

Giorgio Chiellini Becomes Latest Footballer To Pledge 1% Of Salary To Juan Mata’s Common Goal Charity Campaign

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Giorgio Chiellini has become the latest footballer to pledge 1% of his salary to charity as part of Juan Mata's admirable Common Goal campaign.

Mata launched the drive at the beginning of August with the aim of supporting grassroots football projects and vulnerable children the world over.

USA v. Brazil, live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch USWNT online

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After a shocking loss to Australia in Seattle, the US needs a win over Brazil to stay alive in their own tournament.

Last week in the Tournament of Nations opener in Seattle, head coach Jill Ellis sent out a B-team that — outside of Megan Rapinoe, who was her usual creative and dangerous self playing in front of her home crowd — looked uninspired and toothless against a game Australia side.

Clint Dempsey

Major Link Soccer: The USMNT prepares for Panama

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Can Clint Dempsey be the difference-maker again? Will the World Cup 2022 really be in Qatar? Also, Raleigh's stadium plans take a hit.

Seattle

At the espnW Women + Sports summit, Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird both addressed attendees, with Rapinoe wondering why the NWSL and the Reign in particular struggle to attract large numbers when the WNT has such a strong following.

Swiss report says Barnetta asks for time to consider contract extension, notes from Curtin’s presser, more

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Will Barnetta re-sign with the Union or rejoin his first club in Switzerland? Carroll available for game in Portland and other Union news. More.

Major Link Soccer - Pulisic Makes Champions League Debut

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Dempsey returns to practice, Pulisic earns and assist, and Megan Rapinoe considers her protest options.

Seattle

The big news of the day for Seattle was of course that Clint Dempsey is back in training.

We also have fan post from our community with conjecture about the possible diagnosis.

Seattle Reign

Five Seattle Reign players report for international duty

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Captain Corsie has a nice ring to it ...

The NWSL is taking a rest this week to honor a FIFA international break, which is good news for Seattle Reign FC, as five players have been called up to report for their respective national teams: Jess Fishlock, Rachel Corsie, Megan Rapinoe, Rebekah Stott, and Lydia Williams.

Seattle Reign v. North Carolina Courage: Preview, schedule, how to watch

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Can Megan Rapinoe continue her incredible form?

NWSL soccer is back! After taking a week off for the FIFA international break, Seattle Reign FC (6-3-6) is back in action on Saturday, August 5. The squad returns to Cary, North Carolina, for its second match against the North Carolina Courage (9-5-0) this season.

Megan Rapinoe, Rumi Utsugi named to Tournament of Nation rosters

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The two Seattle Reign players will suit up for the U.S. and Japan.

During the FIFA international break, four women's national teams will head to the West Coast for a three-match Tournament of Nations: Australia, Brazil, Japan, and the United States. Two Seattle Reign FC players — Megan Rapinoe and Rumi Utsugi — have been called up for this tournament.

Seattle Reign v. North Carolina Courage: Preview, lineups, how to watch

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On the heels of a tough week, during which they played three matches in seven days, Seattle Reign FC (5-2-5) head on the road for a match against the league-leading North Carolina Courage (8-4-0). The match kicks off at 4:30 PM PT on Saturday, July 8, and can be streamed on go90 or NWSLSoccer.com.

Seattle Reign recap: Pinoe-powered goals take down Portland

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Megan Rapinoe played on another level against the Portland Thorns.

SEATTLE — It is often a bit of a sports cliche to say that a player "took over the match," but that is exactly what Megan Rapinoe did for Seattle Reign FC on Saturday evening. Facing the Portland Thorns — in the team's third match in seven days — Rapinoe's two goals and relentless pressure earned a critical 2-0 victory for Seattle.

How Seattle Reign players fared during the international break

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Four Reign FC players reported for international duty in Europe.

While some Seattle Reign FC players used the FIFA international break to get some well-earned rest and recovery time, others reported to their national teams. With the UEFA Women's Euro competition starting next month, this FIFA break offered a final tune-up for a number of European squads.

Houston Dash vs Seattle Reign Final Score: Dash lose ugly in 5-1 defeat to Seattle

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After eight meetings, Seattle Reign FC still remain undefeated against the Houston Dash.

And the hits just keep on coming.

The Houston Dash dropped their eighth straight game against Seattle Reign FC, with an ugly 5-1 loss on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.

The Dash were severely outplayed by Seattle's potent attack in rookie goalkeeper Jane Campbell's professional debut.

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.

Megan Rapinoe ranked as second best women’s player in FIFA 17

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Seattle Reign star gets a 91 and a five-star weak foot.

For a second straight year, women players are being included in EA Sports' FIFA and once again Megan Rapinoe has been rated as the second best women's player overall. Rapinoe actually got a one-point bump from last year's game, earning herself a 91.

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USA v. Australia, live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch USWNT online

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It's a doubleheader at CenturyLink Field tonight, with four powerhouse teams in women's soccer.

On Thursday evening, fans will gather at CenturyLink Field to watch four powerhouse teams in women's international soccer face off in the inaugural Tournament of Nations. The doubleheader will begin with a match between Brazil and Japan at 4:15 PM PT, and conclude with the U.

Oyster and Lavelle called up to USWNT before Russia friendlies

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Lavelle returns and Oyster gets her first callup.

Rose Lavelle and Megan Oyster have been called up to the latest USWNT camp ahead of their two friendlies against Russia.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)

DEFENDERS (6): Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), 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)

FORWARDS (7): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/Olympique Lyonnais, FRA), Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (UCLA), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Lynn Williams (NC Courage)

This is Oyster's first callup to national team.

US Soccer requires players to stand for anthem – reports

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Chicago (AFP) – US Soccer unveiled a new policy Saturday requiring players to stand during the national anthems during international matches - six months after Megan Rapinoe kneeled before a women’s friendly against Thailand.

The policy, reported by Fox Spors and ESPN, was approved last month by US Soccer’s board of directors and revealed at the US Soccer Federation annual general meeting in Hawaii.

USA vs Germany: How to watch the USWNT’s SheBelieves Cup opening match

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There are no Reign players, but plenty of interesting storylines for a reloading US team.

Today the second annual SheBelieves Cup (or, alternately: Sheba Leaves Cup) kicks off, with the #1 ranked United States hosting #2 ranked Germany at 4:00 p.m. Pacific in Chester, Pennsylvania, broadcast on Fox Sports 1.

Playoff push continues in Toronto and other Union news, more

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Union continue playoff push on Saturday away to Toronto. More news.

USA v. Thailand: How to watch Heather O’Reilly’s final USWNT game

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It's HAO's last national team game after an outstanding career

On Thursday evening, Seattle Reign FC's Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. Women's National Team face Thailand in an international friendly. The match, which kicks off at 5:00 p.m. PT on ESPN2, was meant to be the first in a post-Olympic Victory Tour, had the USWNT earned a medal in Rio.

Laura Harvey: “You saw the true Seattle Reign tonight.”

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Post-match quotes from the team on Keelin's final home match & how they approached the national anthem last night.

Last night's Reign FC victory over the Washington Spirit will go down as one of the most important matches in the team's short history. The importance of keeping their playoff hopes alive as well as it being a proper sendoff for captain Keelin Winters made for a special night.