U.S. Women's National Team

Alex Morgan

Morgan, Rapinoe, Horan headline candidates for U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year

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U.S. Soccer announced five finalists for the 2017 Female Player of the Year on Tuesday.

Headlining the field is the U.S. Women's National Team's leading scorer of the year, Alex Morgan. She scored seven goals for her country while also helping Olympique Lyonnais win their League, the League Cup, and the UEFA Women's Champions League, becoming only the third American to win the highest club competition in European women's football.

USWNT 3, Canada 1: The SBI Breakdown

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The U.S. Women's National Team closed out 2017 with a victory over rivals Canada three days after being held to a 1-1 draw.

It was a night for the USWNT's well-known veterans, with Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd and Julie Ertz getting on the scoresheet. Additionally, Megan Rapinoe and Morgan tallied assists on Sunday night.

USWNT held to a draw against Canada

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The U.S. Women's National Team was held to a draw against Canada in an entertaining affair at BC Place that ended 1-1.

Alex Morgan continued on her scoring run, tallying her team's lone goal in the 31st minute. The forward received the ball from Casey Short with her head at the edge of the penalty area and then proceeded to get away from a huddle of defenders to score from close range for the game's first goal.

USWNT look to close challenging 2017 with strong efforts against Canada

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The U.S. Women's National Team is closing out the year with a pair of matches against rivals Canada, a test that fits with the theme of the year.

Canada, ranked fifth in the latest FIFA World Rankings, is the eighth opponent in the top 10 that the U.S. has faced this year in what has been unusual in the post-Olympics year.

USWNT scores six in victory over South Korea

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The U.S. Women's National Team recorded another one of their big wins, blasting six past South Korea at Sahlen's Stadium in Cary, North Carolina.

The scoring came early and it came often, starting with a third minute goal from Samantha Mewis, followed by another goal in the 20th minute. For the second, Lindsey Horan put a ball into the box and it ended up at the feet of Mewis, who scored from close range at the stadium where she plays with her club, North Carolina Courage.

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.

Morgan, Lyon edge Lloyd, Man City in UCL semifinal first leg

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In a battle between two of U.S. Women's National Team's top stars, current UEFA Champions League holders Lyon defeated Manchester City 3-1 in Saturday's semifinal first leg.

The match featured Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd, as both players are on loan from their respective NWSL clubs, and it was the former's club that emerged victorious to open the semifinal tie.

News roundup: Money talks, Najem debut, no thanks Terry, pro Pugh, more

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The Union can't afford to be bad, Najem makes a dream come true, and wunderkind Mallory Pugh is turning pro.

Andre Blake

News Roundup: Union offseason needs, continuing Columbus drama Columbus, an important discussion about net quality

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The headlines you missed if you weren't paying attention this weekend.

News roundup: Andre Blake multimillion dollar transfer to EPL killed due to arcane permit rule

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Jamaican players can't move to Europe thanks to their low FIFA ranking, Jay Heaps gets the ax, MLS is considers changing playoff format, USWNT heads to Cinci, and much more.

Megan Rapinoe

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.

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.

Jill Ellis

USWNT's year of experimentation comes to a close with another clash with Canada

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The U.S. Women's national team's clash against Canada on Sunday night (9 p.m., FS1) marks its final game in what has been a year of experimentation for the reigning world champions.

Head coach Jill Ellis has been in a constant process of integrating new players since winning the World Cup in 2015, with retirements forcing her hand at times.

Converted forwards Ubogagu and Huerta trying to impress Ellis as USWNT fullbacks

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In the U.S. Women's national team's year off from major competitions, roster building has become a priority for Jill Ellis. The incorporation of younger players has been an expected part of the process, as has adding depth in certain positions. A surprising development in the last few months, though, has been Ellis's latest experiment: converting forwards into outside backs.

Soccer on TV

Footy On The Telly Nov. 10-17

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Special Road Trip Note For Advance Planners - US Open Cup, Round 3: 11/18 @8:00pm Lansdowne Bhoys FC (NY) vs Junior Lone Star U23s (PA) Tibbetts Brooke Park; Yonkers, N.Y. 11/19 @1:00om Christos FC (MD) vs. Phoenix Soccer Club (PA) Anne Arundel Community College; Arnold, Md. And now, back to our regularly scheduled Footy, coming to you at a couch near you:

Footy On The Telly November 3-10

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With Premier League, Bundesliga, MLS Cup Playoffs and even NASL Championship, you could watch great footy from dawn to midnight this Sunday. Also this week: the FA Cup, Copa MX, Copa Argentina, a dash of WC 2018 Qualifiers, some notable Friendlies including USWNT, and League fixtures elsewhere.

Footy On The Telly September 15 – 22

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This week, we can watch the US OPEN CUP on Wednesday. Other watchables include WAFU Nations Cup action; Copas Sudamericana and Libertadores; England's League Cup; 2 USWNT Friendlies; a surfeit of league and college action; and The Union's ever Sisyphean Process on ESPN.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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It's an international weekend in the soccer calendar. World Cup Qualifying takes center stage as UEFA and CONCACAF continue to pave their roads to Russia. Meanwhile, only three games are scheduled in MLS next to a full slate of NASL and USL matches.

Footy on the Telly March 31-April 7

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United States Men's National Team

News roundup: Pontius breaks through, no Almiron, NYCFC stadium bid, USSF drama, more

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Chris Pontius finally scores, Miguel Almiron will be out for Atlanta versus the Union, and a whole bunch of hubbub from the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Player of the week: Christian Pulisic

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PSP takes a look at Christian Pulisic's brilliant week and what he means to the local community.

U.S. Soccer

News roundup: NASL files lawsuit against U.S. Soccer

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U.S. Open Cup Final tonight, USWNT beats New Zealand, and the rest of the day's news.

Hope Solo hopeful of return to field, 'unlikely' USWNT return

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Though her time with the U.S. Women's National Team is likely through, Hope Solo does not believe her playing career is over.

After being suspended and eventually having her contract terminated by U.S. Soccer last year following the Rio Olympics, Solo is eyeing a potential return to the field, according to the New York Post.

Tournament of Nations

Big names headline USWNT roster for Tournament of Nations

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A list of mostly familiar names makes up the latest U.S. Women's National Team squad as they begin preparations for the 2017 Tournament of Nations.

Many of the names, including team captains Carli Lloyd and Becky Sauerbrunn, overlap with the group that traveled to Scandinavia in June.

Ticket details for US Women’s National Team summer tournament against Brazil, Japan and Australia

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Tickets will go on sale soon for this summer’s Tournament of Nations competition featuring the women’s teams of the United States, Brazil, Japan and Australia.

The round-robin tournament will feature three doubleheaders that will celebrate some of the world’s premier women’s soccer players, many of whom compete in the National Women’s Soccer League.

Ticket details for US Women’s National Team summer tournament against Brazil, Japan and Australia

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Tickets will go on sale soon for this summer’s Tournament of Nations competition featuring the women’s teams of the United States, Brazil, Japan and Australia.

The round-robin tournament will feature three doubleheaders that will celebrate some of the world’s premier women’s soccer players, many of whom compete in the National Women’s Soccer League.

International Soccer

USWNT to play Canada WNT in home-and-home series

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It'll be an exciting week in November as the U.S. Women's National Team and Canadian Women's National Team are set for a pair of friendlies later this year.

The two teams will play a home-and-home pair of friendly matches in an all-CONCACAF showdown near the top of the FIFA women's rankings.

Lavelle, USWNT earn revenge against Sweden

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The U.S. Women's National Team earned a measure of revenge on Thursday afternoon, as they managed to topple Sweden for the first time in four tries, and in the first meeting between the two since the American's shocking Olympics exit.

It was relative newcomer Rose Lavelle who proved the difference maker, as the midfielder scored her second goal in her fifth cap to break the deadlock in the 56th minute after a scoreless first half.

Tony DiCicco

USWNT greats felt 'lucky' to play under legendary DiCicco

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Tony DiCicco had devised a hand-ball warm-up for the U.S. Women's National Team. When he observed that one of his leaders, Julie Foudy, was not buying in to the exercise, the head coach of the eventual World Cup champions felt the need to discipline the squad with an old fashioned consequence – sprints.

D.C. United welcomes Deshorn Brown, Tony DiCicco passes away, & more: Freedom Kicks for June 21, 2017

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There's a new striker in town.

Welcome to Wednesday folks, and Happy United Day. Before you head to RFK tonight, know that in Russia, the Confederations Cup enters the 2nd slate of games in Group A: Russia vs. Portugal (11:00am) and Mexico vs. New Zealand (2:00pm). Ok, lots happened yesterday so let's get into it:

D.

Former USWNT manager DiCicco dies at 68

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The women's soccer community lost a giant on Tuesday morning, as it was announced that former U.S. Women's National Team manager Tony DiCicco passed away at the age of 68.

The news was delivered to the world by his son, Anthony, through his Twitter account.

A statement from the DiCicco Family.

The Rest

Ellis names USWNT roster ahead of Canada friendlies 

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The U.S. Women's National Team has named its final roster of the year ahead of a pair of friendlies against Canada, with the usual suspects being joined by some new names.

A majority of the squad from October's friendlies against South Korea returns. Crystal Dunn will miss the friendlies as Chelsea will not release her ahead of their UEFA Women's Champions League fixtures around the same time, while McCall Zerboni, a last minute addition ahead of the second match against South Korea, has not been called back.

Lindsey Horan enjoying the best soccer of her career after move to midfield

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Lindsey Horan became a title winner for the first time in her career last Saturday when the Portland Thorns lifted the NWSL Championship trophy. The midfielder also collected an individual prize of her own, earning MVP honors on the day after scoring the game's lone goal and dominating the midfield.

Carli Lloyd nominated for 2017 Best FIFA Women's Player

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Carli Lloyd is one step closer to retaining her title as the world's best female soccer player.

The U.S. Women's National Team midfielder is one of ten finalists for the Best FIFA Women's Player award, which she won last year. Lloyd is the only USWNT player among the top 10.

News roundup: Blake saves 3 points

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Medunjanin causes ref to rescind red, Bedoya and Blake to the Gold Cup, USWNT #1, and the rest of the day's news.

Fans’ View: Five reasons why Philly needs an NWSL team

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Philly is one of the largest sports markets, yet we still don't have a top-tier women's professional sports team. My 5 reasons why we need to change this.

Press scores to lift USWNT over Norway

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The U.S. Women's National Team wrapped up their tour of Scandinavia with another 1-0 victory, this time courtesy of Christen Press at Komplett Arena in Sandefjord, Norway.

The USWNT's goal came in the second half, when captain Becky Sauerbrunn sent a long pass Press' way from behind the halfway line.

Mallory Pugh leaves UCLA to begin professional career

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One of the brightest U.S. Women's National Team stars is set to begin her professional career.

UCLA announced on Monday night that Mallory Pugh has left the school to pursue the next stage of her career. Pugh enrolled in UCLA in the winter and was set to begin her college career this fall.