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Orlando Pride

Seattle Reign hit with Confundus spell in Orlando

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New kids on the block Orlando Pride had the perfect counter-spells to Seattle's magic, and it wasn't fun.

Rebounding after the season-opener clunker, it'd be understandable for Seattle Reign FC fans to have regained their swagger — especially after Kim Little reminded everyone that she is magic personified with that NWSL Player of the Week shift versus two-time defending champion FC Kansas City.

Seattle Reign v. Orlando Pride: News, analysis, updates

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All the news and updates your heart desires as Seattle looks to gain 3 points in the land of Disney.

This Sunday at 2:00 p.m. PT, Seattle Reign FC head to the land of Disney for their first-ever match against the Orlando Pride, the latest NWSL expansion team.

The Reign (2-1-0) currently sit in third in the NWSL, while the Pride (1-2-0), coached by Tom Sermanni, are in seventh.

Seattle Reign v. Orlando Pride: 3 Questions

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Can the Reign get 3 points at a tough location on the road? The Mane Land helps preview the latest NWSL expansion team.

This Sunday at 2:00 p.m. PT, Seattle Reign FC head to the land of Disney for their first-ever match against the Orlando Pride, the latest NWSL expansion team.

The Reign (2-1-0) currently sit in third in the NWSL, while the Pride (1-2-0), coached by Tom Sermanni, are in seventh.

Takeaways from the NWSL 2016 Season Preview Teleconference

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With the 2016 season preview teleconference on Wednesday afternoon, I have come up with quite a few takeaways for the season and future of the NWSL

The National Women's Soccer League had their 2016 season preview teleconference on Wednesday afternoon with moderator Patrick Donnelly, NWSL commissioner Jeff Plush, FC Kansas City head coach Vlatko Andonovski, FCKC andUSWNT star defender Becky Sauerbrunn, Orlando Pride head coach Tom Sermanni, and Pride midfielder Becky Edwards.

NWSL will continue broadcast partnership with Fox and more

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We have a few more details about the state of the league going into season four

NWSL league commissioner Jeff Plush, FCKC head coach Vlatko Andonovski, Becky Sauerbrunn, Orlando Pride head coach Tom Sermanni, and Becky Edwards all joined a conference call today to discuss the league's upcoming fourth season.

Khano Smith Named Assistant Coach for NWSL's Orlando Pride

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The longtime Revolution veteran will join former USWNT head coach Tom Sermanni with expansion side Orlando starting for the 2016 NWSL season.

Khano Smith is a man of many talents on and off the field in the soccer world, and will be making his professional coaching debut in 2016 with the NWSL's expansion side, the Orlando Pride the club announced.

Philadelphia Union

Stewart and Bobic linked to Union for SD job, more news

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Washington Post's Steven Goff tweets Union pursuing former USMNT midfielder and current AZ Alkmaar technical director Earnie Stewart for Sporting Director. More news.

Curtin says Union targets could come on loan, pass on Dispersal Draft, Expansion Draft rules released, more

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Jim Curtin says team has "a clear agenda" of offseason targets. Union passes on Dispersal Draft. Expansion Draft rules released. More.

“Crappy”: Recaps & reaction to Union’s 5-goal loss, HCI & Reading win, OC draws, more news

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Reaction to Union's dismal 5-3 home loss. Harrisburg and Reading with decisive wins, OC come-from-behind draw. League results. More news

Hack on NYRB, previews, Union Academy gets first win at Generation adidas cup, more

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John Hackworth says NYRB are hungry and motivated and he is confident Union's errors can be fixed. Previews, power rankings, TOW lists, more news.

Union news and notes, Jack has something to prove, SoBs condemn hate tweet, more news

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Power rankings, Edu's World Cup prospects, and more Union news and notes. Vereinigung Erzgebirge wins Easter PA Amateur Cup. Wambach says players not behind Sermanni firing. More news.

Reports & reaction to draw in Chicago and McInerney trade, league results, USWNT coach fired, more

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Reaction to draw in Chicago. More on McInerney trade. City Islanders open season with road draw. Tom Sermanni out as USWNT coach. more news.

Preveiws & news ahead of Saturday’s game, guilty plea in HCI player shooting, more news

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Previewing Saturday's game. Montreal's Di Vaio and Romero eager to play. Gunman who shot former HCI player pleads guilty. More news.

Injury updates, preventables & execution, other Union press conference notes, more news

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Notes from John Hackworth's weekly Union press conference. How Fernandes readied for the new season. More news.

Injury update, problems with Fred signing, more quotes from Hack’s presser, more news

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Quotes from Hackworth's weekly press conference including injury update on Casey and Williams, Fred's status, and much more. More Union and league news. Etc., etc.

Sak says 3 or 4 signings & practice facility are priorities, Perez joins Malaga, Pfeffer gets US U-20 call up, more

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Nick Sakiewicz lays out Union priorities. Transfer target Pablo Perez joins Malaga. Union snubbed for USMNT January camp? Zach Pfeffer gets US U-20 call up. More.

U.S. Women's National Team

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: All the way turnt up

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Speaking of turnt up, the USWNT need to work on that.

Hi, it's a day that ends in a y, which means it's time for soccer links.

USA vs. Colombia final score, World Cup 2015: 2-0 and the U.S. advance to the quarterfinals - Black And Red United
Not a convincing win, but still a win.

US Soccer Appoints Jill Ellis as New USWNT Head Coach

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The United States Women's National team has named Jill Ellis as the new head coach,who served as interim coach after Tom Sermanni was fired in April. This will be the third head coach the USWNT has had in the last two years and the eighth head coach in the team's history.

Currently ranked number one in FIFA's Women's World rankings, the team experienced success under previous coach Pia Sundhage who led the team to two Olympic gold medals and a second place finish in the 2011 FIFA World Cup.

Sources: Jill Ellis to be named USWNT coach

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

The search is over and the U.S. Soccer Federation didn't need to look far.

U.S. Soccer will name Jill Ellis the new head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team on Friday, a source with knowledge of the hiring process confirmed to SBI on Thursday evening.

Is group stage success enough For USMNT?

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After USWNT coach Tom Sermanni was fired, US Soccer President Sunil Gulati downplayed World Cup expectations for the USMNT. Why? PSP looks closer.

On Women’s Soccer: Is the USWNT’s 4-3-3 formation here to stay?

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

When Tom Sermanni was fired as head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team, it was clear U.S. Soccer didn't have much confidence in his vision.

But when Jill Ellis took over last week – quite possibly as an audition for the permanent job – she saw something in his approach worth keeping: the 4-3-3 formation.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Andrew Wenger

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New Union forward Andrew Wenger joins Greg and Eli on the latest edition of the pod. Also discussed are the USMNT draw with Mexico and the firing of USWNT coach Tom Sermanni

Gulati sheds light on Sermanni firing

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

In the hours after Tom Sermanni had been fired Sunday from his job as U.S. Women's National Team coach, the soccer world was stunned. Fans, media and Sermanni himself were all caught by surprise.

And then the speculation began that a player mutiny must've been behind the decision.

Tom Sermanni talks about his surprising USWNT dismissal and future plans

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in Denver, U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni led the team to a 2-0 victory over China. He didn't know it, but that was his last game as USWNT coach. Shortly thereafter, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati and CEO Dan Flynn fired him.

Tom Sermanni fired as USWNT coach

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

After less than 16 months on the job, U.S. Soccer has relieved Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni of his duties, effective immediately.

"We want to thank Tom for his service over the past year and half, but we felt that we needed to go in a different direction at this time," U.

Amid flurry of chances, USWNT coast past China

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

It wasn't quite the roaring comeback the U.S. Women's National Team wanted after a rough Algarve Cup last month, but the Americans coasted to victory Sunday in a new formation over China, 2-0.

In their second time starting in a 4-3-3 under coach Tom Sermanni, the USWNT seemed to be their own worst enemy, failing to finish on a flurry of chances as China threatened very little for a friendly in front of 14,903 fans.

Sermanni names 24 players for upcoming USWNT friendlies vs. China

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Things may not have gone as well as the U.S. Women's National Team would have liked at the Algarve Cup earlier this month, but that has not stopped head coach Tom Sermanni from calling up the majority of the same players for a pair of friendlies in early April.

USWNT: Sermanni names 24-player squad for tough Algarve Cup test

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By DAN KARELL

U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has selected a veteran squad to feature at the Algarve Cup in Portugal next month.

Though he's still far from decidingwhat his potential World Cup 2015 squad will be, Sermanni on Monday named a 24-player squad for the annual international competition featuring a number of regulars in the team such as Abby Wambach, Christie Rampone, and Hope Solo.

News & quotes from loss to Crew, more Union news, preseason MLS games recap, more

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Union fall to Crew on 87th minute PK. More Union news. The weekend's preseason match results from around MLS. Much more.

Sermanni ‘not that close’ to picking USWNT World Cup squad, looking beyond Starting XI

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

With each match the U.S. Women's National Team plays, the roster for the 2015 World Cup and qualifiers later this year feels that much closer. But how close is coach Tom Sermanni to having his squad picked out?

"Not that close, to be honest," Sermanni told SBI via phone before embarking on a three-game tour that ended in Atlanta earlier this month.

USWNT brace for derby against eager Canadian side

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

Friendly? Not quite.

The U.S. Women's National Team will open 2014 by hosting Canada for an international friendly match on Friday, and expectations are about as high as they can be for an inconsequential match.

Reports of Edu deal, Valdes loan, Name That Trialist season begins, HCI sign a Rover, more

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Reports emerge on Friday that Edu deal is complete. Valdes loan to San Lorenzo also done. City Islanders sign Portuguese youth international from Blackburn Rovers, more news.

The top five USWNT matches of 2013

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

For the U.S. Women's National Team, 2013 was a year with few matches of consequence. Other than the annual Algarve Cup invitational tournament, the U.S. women played friendlies this year, mostly at home.

But it marked an important rebuilding year for a squad that won a gold medal at the previous year's Olympics.

USWNT to kick off 2014 with friendly vs. Canada

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The U.S. Women's National Team's rivalry with Canada will be renewed in January 2014, as the two teams square off in their first friendly of the year.

U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday that Tom Sermanni will guide the U.

USWNT heads into next year with plenty of questions remaining

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By MIKE McCALL

ORLANDO — The U.S. women's national team put on quite a show to end 2013, notching a 4-1 win over Brazil in front of its biggest home crowd of the year on Sunday.Here are four thoughts from the match as the team prepares to move into the new year and begin qualifying for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

USWNT forced to settle for draw after allowing late equalizer to New Zealand

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By DAN KARELL

Just three days removed from these two nations dueling it out in San Francisco, the U.S. Women's National Team took on New Zealand once again on Wednesday night. This time however, the outcome wasn't what they had hoped for.

“It’s all or nothing” – news and previews of Saturday’s big game, more

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Parke says it's all or nothing for the Union. Okugo says team plays to the fullest with back against the wall. Carroll on not being able to play because of suspension. Previews. More.

The Rest

Overly cautious, power rankings, WC United lose USASA Region I quarterfinal, Gulati on Sermanni firing, more

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Is Hackworth being too cautious in returning injured players to staring XI? Power rankings. West Chester knocked out of USASA Open Cup quarterfinals. Gulati on why Sermanni was fired. More.

The Call Up: Old Ladies Club…No Longer

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Every soccer girl dreams of getting a call up to the full women's national team to play alongside legends Christie Rampone, Abby Wambach, Shannon Box, and Hope Solo. Now the opportunity seems not far out of reach for many rising college and NWSL stars. New women's national team coach, Tom Sermanni, is giving younger players a chance.