U.S. Women's National Team

Alyssa Naeher

USWNT April Friendlies: SBI Player Grades

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At the end of another set of friendlies, the U.S. Women's National Team has recorded another two victories to continue its undefeated start to 2018.

The matches against Mexico this month saw some of the same for the U.S., with an offense that simply will not stop scoring. The USWNT managed to score ten goals over the course of the two games as some members of the team continue to enjoy some of the greatest form of their national team careers.

Alyssa Naeher: The USWNT's calm number one

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If there is one thing Alyssa Naeher prides herself on, it is consistency. After all, she has been one of the team's few constants since the 2016 Summer Olympics when she began her run as the team's first choice in goal. Players have come and gone and the lineup has changed quite a lot in that time, be it for reasons related to injury or tactics.

USWNT have chance at redemption against England

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The U.S. Women's National Team have more than just a trophy on the line when they take on England to close out the 2018 SheBelieves Cup. The final match of the tournament also presents the opportunity for the team to bounce back from a disappointing performance against France.

Sunday's 1-1 draw against France provided possibly the largest stumbling block for the U.

Ahead of SheBelieves Cup rematch, USWNT a different side from the one that lost France in 2017

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The U.S. Women's National Team started off the 2018 SheBelieves Cup much like they did last year, with a 1-0 victory against Germany. Yet, this U.S. team seems like quite a departure from the one that finished last in the 2017 edition of the tournament ahead of facing France on Sunday at Red Bull Arena.

Ellis looking to establish USWNT starters, expand depth during this year's SheBelieves Cup

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For the U.S. Women's National Team, this year's SheBelieves Cup represents a distinct challenge. As is expected just months before World Cup qualifying begins, this year's tournament differs from last year. In 2017, head coach Jill Ellis experimented with formations and players, while this year presents an opportunity to refine the lineup.

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SBI USWNT Woman of the Match: Megan Rapinoe

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As the U.S. Women's National Team and Mexico scored eight goals between them, Megan Rapinoe stood out amongst the rest, as she was directly involved in five of them.

The midfielder assisted four of her team's goals, getting close to Tiffeny Milbrett's record of five in one match. She got started early, assisting Mallory Pugh's second minute goal, and frequently helped out her teammates on the day.

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Morgan, Pugh score as USWNT beats Mexico 4-1

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The U.S. Women's National Team continued their undefeated start to 2018, beating regional rivals Mexico 4-1 at EverBank Field on Thursday.

The U.S. got on the boardearly, as Mallory Pugh scored after six minutes. The play involved the front three, and started with Alex Morgan's weighted ball to Megan Rapinoe in the box.

Alex Morgan makes FIFPro World XI

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FIFPro announced their Women's World XI on Thursday and one American international made the cut in the squad

Alex Morgan, fresh off of Wednesday night's SheBelievesCup win over England was named as a member of the squad voted by top female players.

Morgan was one of four players who played domestically for Olympique Lyon last season after joining on loan from the Orlando Pride in the NWSL.

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SBI USWNT Woman of the Match: Alex Morgan

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She may not have gotten on the scoresheet in Sunday's draw with France, but Alex Morgan recorded a strong performance for the U.S. Women's National Team.

The forward was lively at the head of the U.S. attack, particularly in a second half that saw many opportunities but no goals. As Morgan frequently has throughout her career, she managed to get into important positions, sometimes aiding teammates and other times got close to scoring herself.

USWNT takes down Germany to open SheBelieves Cup

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The U.S. Women's National Team opened up the 2018 SheBelieves Cup on a high note, recording a 1-0 victory over Germany on Thursday at MAPFRE Stadium.

Megan Rapinoe was the game's only scorer, tallying after seventeen minutes. A long ball ended up at the feet of Rapinoe after she dashed for it, and she quickly shot from an angle.

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.

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The SBI Soccer Podcast: Episode 8 (Zlatan's arrival, USWNT, and more)

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Joe Hojnacki, Ryan Tolmich, and Joe Tansey are back to discuss the triumphant and glorious arrival of MLS's new Swedish overlord: Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

They also talk the inaugural LA Galaxy-Los Angeles FC match in general before SBI's U.S. Women's National Team correspondent Pardeep Cattry joins the show to look head to the team's friendlies against Mexico.

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Christen Press

Christen Press signs for Goteborg FC

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Christen Press has finally settled on a club, signing for Swedish side Goteborg FC.

The long time U.S. Women's National Team forward has elected to sign a three-month contract with the club, refusing to join the Houston Dash after being traded there during the NWSL offseason.

Back in January, Press was part of a blockbuster three-way trade that saw her traded to Houston from the Chicago Red Stars, Carli Lloyd move from the Dash to Sky Blue FC, and reigning league MVP Sam Kerr head to Chicago from Sky Blue.

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Sauerbrunn returns to the fold ahead of friendlies against Mexico

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The U.S. Women's National Team is set to face Mexico in a pair of friendlies in April with the same group of standouts, plus a few notable changes.

The biggest headline from Jill Ellis's 22 player roster is that team co-captain Becky Sauerbrunn is set to make her USWNT return. The center back missed all of this year's matches, including the SheBelieves Cup, with a foot injury.

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.

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U.S. Soccer unveils 2018 national team jerseys

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U.S. Soccer officially unveiled the 2018 jerseys for both national teams on Friday afternoon.

The home strip is white with red and blue horizontal stripes, while the away uniform is navy blue with horizontal stripes.

United we stand #OneNationOneTeam

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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.

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.

Mallory Pugh

SBI USWNT Woman of the Match: Mallory Pugh

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It was a return to strong form for Mallory Pugh, who managed once again to dominate as the U.S. Women's National Team beat England 1-0 in the final match of the 2018 SheBelieves Cup.

The teenager did not get on the scoresheet, but it was not for lack of trying. Pugh won the ball frequently, and made impressive runs into the box either in an attempt to score herself or assist her teammates.

USWNT, France draw in second match of SheBelieves Cup

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Two quick goals for either side provided the highlights in Sunday's first SheBelieves Cup match at Red Bull Arena, but meant that the U.S. Women's National Team were held to a draw against France on Sunday.

The U.S. were on the scoresheet first, thanks to Kelley O'Hara winning a free kick on the left side of the penalty area.

USWNT Woman of the Match: Mallory Pugh

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On a day when the U.S. Women's National Team came up against a tough Germany side, the young Mallory Pugh stood out.

Playing on the right side of a front three, Pugh was incredibly active as the U.S. dominated the match. She was dangerous throughout the 90 minutes, showing simple and fancy skills along the way.

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.

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SBI 23 for 2019 (April 2018 Edition)

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The Concacaf Women's Championship may still be six months away, but with the World Cup coming in little more than a year, the sport's biggest tournament is in sight for the U.S. Women's National Team.

The next year and change will see players, on the fringes or frequent starters, compete intensely to ensure that they will be in France in the summer of 2019.

USWNT 6, Mexico 2: The SBI Breakdown

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The U.S. Women's National Team recorded their second victory against Mexico in four days, and in thrilling fashion.

The U.S. was up after three minutes, but after some errors in defending, were down, 2-1, before the half hour mark. They rallied back and scored three more to end the first half on top.

USWNT caps off two-game series with Mexico with high-scoring win

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The U.S. Women's National Team wrapped up a two-match series against Mexico in entertaining fashion, recording a 6-2 victory on Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Once again, the first goal of the match came in its opening minutes and from Mallory Pugh. In the third minute, Megan Rapinoe found the 19-year-old just outside the penalty area.

Kelly O'Hara withdraws from USWNT squad

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Jill Ellis has been forced into making some roster changes ahead of the U.S. Women's National Team's friendlies against Mexico this week.

Out comes defender Kelley O'Hara, who picked up a hamstring injury while on club duty with Utah Royals. This comes after fellow de

Defender Casey Short withdrew from the squad as she is still dealing with the ankle injury she picked up during the SheBelieves Cup.

USWNT 1, England 0: The SBI Breakdown

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The U.S. Women's National Team are once again the winners of the SheBelieves Cup, beating England, 1-0, on Wednesday to claim the title.

The U.S. dominated possession for a majority of the match, though struggled to find a goal until a cross from Megan Rapinoe deflected off of England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley in the 58th minute.

And away we go...

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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.