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Philadelphia Union

News roundup: Union interested in Venezuelan, SheBelieves Cup roster, $12K fine for thrown gelato

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Also: Eagles player invited to Union match, Steel's Omar Holness gets a green card, cringe-worthy pre-season tackle, more.

News roundup: Curtin’s conference call, Edu leaves LAFC, Liga MX may 86 pro/rel

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Plus Union + Chicago scrimmage today, Union U19 player going to Penn State, TAM/GAM economy, Portugal VAR controversy, more.

News roundup: More on Accam, Bethlehem Steel grad to Atlanta, Pro/Reg in USL?

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Also: new Union jersey today, MLS' Miami team to be announced Monday, Leeds United's badge upsets Internet, and more.

News roundup: Curtin a Hall of Famer, MLS trades, Carli Lloyd makes cut — THURSDAY

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Also: Union's Clearwater dates, more MLS transfers and rumors than you can shake a corner flag at, Grant Wahl article, and Ronaldo's endorsements.

News roundup: Union re-sign 3, MLS expands to Nashville, Swansea manager-less, more

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Also: Union preseason date, Blake's European ambition, Rutgers article, RSL acquisition, MLS long-shot video, Female Young Player of Year, ManU loses, soccer books for Xmas

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.

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.

United States Men's National Team

Carlos Cordeiro begins U.S. Soccer presidency that will be defined by several big challenges

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The weeks and months of critiquing and campaigning are over and Carlos Cordeiro is the president of U.S. Soccer. The longtime executive and former federation vice president is now in charge, succeeding Sunil Gulati in the midst of one of the most turbulent times in American soccer history.

The race and election are over.

And away we go...

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As you've likely heard by now, US Soccer got a new president on Saturday, with Carlos Cordeiro winning on the third ballot. I'm sure everyone and their mother will jump in with a take on what that means as far as upsetting the status quo (which I thought was the game all along) over the coming days and weeks and years.

SBI's Top 10 Storylines of 2017

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The 2017 calendar year was a roller coaster, to say the least. There were moments of hope scattered throughout a year headlined by one massive unmistakable drop.

From MLS history to World Cup misery, 2017 had a little bit of everything. We saw stars emerge and falter, teams thrive and collapse and storylines emerge that never seemed possible.

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:

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.

NWSL

Sydney Leroux traded to Orlando Pride

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Sydney Leroux will be reunited in the same town as husband and Orlando City forward Dom Dwyer for the 2018 season.

Leroux was traded to the Orlando Pride by the Utah Royals in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2019 NWSL Draft on Friday.

The 27-year-old forward, who played for FC Kansas City the last two seasons, joins an attack in Orlando that includes Brazilian star Marta and U.

Carli Lloyd, Christen Press involved in three team NWSL trade

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Two huge faces of the U.S. Women's National Team were in the news on Thursday as a part of a blockbuster trade in the NWSL.

Carli Lloyd has seen her drama-filled stint with the Houston Dash ended after the two-time FIFA Player of the Year was sent to Sky Blue FC. Lloyd will be joined by Canadian international Janine Beckie, who was also sent away by the Dash.

Alex Morgan

USWNT 5, Denmark 1: The SBI Breakdown

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The U.S. Women's national team opened up 2018 with an overall dominant display, beating European Championship runners-up Denmark, 5-1, on Sunday.

Mallory Pugh, in her return from injury, managed to get a brace in the process, while usual heavy-hitter Alex Morgan, the night's captain, also got on the scoresheet.

SBI USWNT Woman of the Match: Mallory Pugh

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The U.S. Women's National Team shook off an early deficit in its first match of 2018, and quickly overwhelmed Denmark with the help of a standout performance by Mallory Pugh.

The 19-year-old midfielder set up the first U.S. goal, intercepting a pass and laying off an assist to Alex Morgan, then scored a pair of top-class goals to help the Americans cruise to a 5-1 victory, and earn her SBI USWNT Woman of the Match honors.

Lloyd, Morgan, Ertz headline 26 players into USWNT January camp

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The U.S. Women's National Team announced their roster for the upcoming January camp.

Head coach Jill Ellis has brought in 26 players for the 15 day training camp in Carson, California, beginning on Saturday.

Several usual names are there. Becky Sauerbrunn, Carli Lloyd, and Alex Morgan are all regulars with the squad as is U.

Alex Morgan, Keylor Navas named CONCACAF Players of the Year

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Alex Morgan received the CONCACAF Women's Player of the Year award for the third time in five years on Sunday night.

Morgan had yet another successful season playing for Lyon and the Orlando Pride on the club level and for the U.S. Women's National Team. The 28-year-old forward scored 12 goals during her time in France, where she helped Lyon win a treble.

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.

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Julie Ertz names U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year

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U.S. Women's National Team midfielder Julie Ertz was voted U.S. Soccer'sFemale Player of the Year for 2017.

With the win, the defensive midfielder becomes the only the third player to win both the Young Female Player of the Year award and the Female Player of the Year in her career, joining Lauren Holiday and Tobin Heath.

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.

MLS Cup Playoffs

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.

The Rest

USWNT rolls past Denmark in 2018 opener

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The U.S. Women's national team started 2018 in the form it left 2017 in, thrashing Denmark, 5-1, on Sunday at SDCCU Stadium.

It was a fully dominant display from the home side, though it did not start that way. Just 14 minutes into play, the U.S. was on the back foot, as Denmark's Nadia Nadim scored the match's first goal.

Report: USWNT to honor Hope Solo at upcoming Denmark friendly

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It may be a bit awkward, but the U.S. Women's National Team is set to honor Hope Solo at an upcoming friendly.

Sports Illustrated reported Thursday that U.S. Soccer will honor the longtime USWNT goalkeeperfor her 200 senior appearances when the U.S. takes on Denmark on January 21. Solo currently has 202 caps, and has not yet announced her retirement from international soccer.

News Roundup: Pulisic to EPL?, US Federation Presidential Candidates, USWNT announce 3rd annual #SheBelievesCup

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Casillas to MLS? Pulisic to EPL? Union promote goal scoring forward from USL affiliate Bethlehem Steel FC. USWNT announce teams, locations, and schedule for the third annual #SheBelievesCup.

USWNT to host third annual SheBelieves Cup in 2018

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The SheBelieves Cup is returning to American soil in 2018 for the third consecutive year.

U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday that the U.S. Women's National Team will participate in the tournament, which is slated to take place March 1 through March 7 this coming year. Three of the nation's top teams will be joining the USWNT in this international soccer competition.

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.

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.

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.