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U.S. Women Celebrate Gold Medal on Twitter

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The 2012 London Olympics have been referred to by many media outlets as the Twitter Games or the Twitter Olympics. With the bad press some Olympic athletes (i.e. Hope Solo) have garnered for their not-so-smart use of Twitter we wanted to show the positive side of athletes using Twitter to share their excitement with their fans.

Former Washington Freedom Star, Abby Wambach Previews Gold Medal Game against Japan

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In two seasons with the Washington Freedom (2002-2003/WUSA & 2009-2010/WPS) Abby Wambach not only played along side the most famous U.S. Soccer player ever - Mia Hamm, she also won a league championship and was named MVP. Wambach scored 44 goals and added 30 assists while playing for the Freedom franchise and was by far a fan favorite at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

The US Women and a Comeback for the Ages

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By Elmer Smith, writing from Boston

Highs and lows came at a gut-wrenching pace, but an emotional roller coaster doesn't even begin to capture the Women's World Cup quarterfinal match between the Samba Queens of Brazil and United States Women's National Team.  Fans of the USWNT were ecstatic when Daiane put the ball into her own net off a cross by Shannon Boxx, then livid when Rachel Buehler was sent off in the 65′ for a foul in the box on Marta.

US WNT - Olympic roster has Hope but no Scurry

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Hope Solo is returning to China while Briana Scurry is staying home.

Less then a year after coach Greg Ryan set off a goalkeeper firestorm by benching Solo ahead of their World Cup semifinal match against Brazil in favor of Scurry, Hope will finally get her chance to win a big tournament in China.

US beats Italy; face Canada in the Championship

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Congratulations the US Women's team who beat Italy 2-0 today to win their group and a spot in the Peace Queen Cup finals on Saturday.

The win mean the women took all three-group games, including a 1-0 win against Brazil (a little better then their World Cup result from last year). Also, their offense seems to be back as they out scored their opposition 5-1.

US defender Cat Whitehill to miss Olympics

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The US Women's team suffered another injury blow this week as defender Catherine Whitehill was diagnosed with a torn ACL. This injury will prevent her from heading to China in an attempt to win back-to-back gold medals.

Whitehill played every minute of the 2007 World Cup and held her own under very strong attacks.

US Women know their road to the Olympics - Schedule

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The US women know now who they are training to beat as Concacaf has released their 2008 Women's Olympic Qualification. Six nations will take part in the competition for the 2 Concacaf spots in Bejing.

The teams have been divided into 2 groups of 3. The top 2 teams from each group will advance to the semifinals.


US Women Face Canada In Final Tuneup for Olympics – Saturday 12:30 pm on NBC

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Shannon Boxx, US WNT and St Louis Athletica

The U.S. Women's National Team prepares for its final tune-up match for the 2012 London Olympics when it hosts Canada at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday, June 30, at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. The match will be broadcast live on NBC, and fans can follow the match via ussoccer.

SYA Girls Receive USWNT VIP Experience at PPL Park

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PPL Park - USWNT vs China 05/27/2012Chester, PA - Sunday evening VA Soccer News was at PPL Park in Chester, PA along with Southwestern Youth Association (SYA) who took a contingent of the youth clubs girls players up to Philadelphia to watch the U.S. Women's National Team compete against China in a pre-olympic international friendly.

VA Soccer News Tweeting Live from PPL Park, USWNT vs. China

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Virginia Online Soccer News will be providing live updates and photos from PPL Park in Philladelphia during tonights U.S. Women's match against China.
View of PPL Park before U.S. WNT vs. China, May 27, 2012
Follow our live updates on Twitter: @VASoccerNews

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US Women vs China To Be Streamed Live Sunday

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Shannon Boxx, US WNT and St Louis Athletica

The U.S. Women's National Team match against China on May 27 from the sold-out PPL Park in Chester, Pa., will be streamed live exclusively on

Fans can follow the live stream by visiting starting shortly before kickoff, which is set for 6 p.

U.S. Women's National Team to face Sweden in China

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U.S. WNT SET TO FACE SWEDEN AS 23 PLAYERS TRAVEL TO CHINA: U.S. Women's National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has named 23 players to the roster for the 2011 Four Nations Tournament taking place in Chongqing, China, where the USA will face Sweden, Canada and the host. With the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup commencing in late June, the tournament will be a key part of Sundhage's crafting of the eventual Women's World Cup roster as the USA takes on three strong nations, including Sweden, which is the USA's third Group C opponent at the Women's World Cup in Germany.

-Update!- April Heinrichs named Technical Director and Jill Ellis Development Director for U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAMS

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Former U.S. Women's head coach and current Bosten Breakers (WPS) head coach, Tony DiCicco was asked by VaSoccerNews for his reaction to the announcement of the new USWNT directors being named.

April Heinrichs and Jill Ellis are two of our most successfull coaches and, although the task in front of them is considerable because we have had a gap in leadership for a number of year.

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US Women Drawn With France, Colombia and Korea DPR in Olympics

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The U.S. Women's National Team will face France, Colombia and Korea DPR in Group G at the 2012 London Olympics taking place from July 25-Aug. 9 at six venues throughout Great Britain. The Olympic Final Draw took place on Tuesday morning in the Bobby Moore Room at Wembley Stadium in London.

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Secretary Clinton to Launch Women’s World Cup Initiative

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Pretty Smart! On Monday June 6, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will launch the Women's World Cup Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports. The event, which will be streamed live on will take place 9:30 am ET at the Department of State with members of the U.

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US women book 2012 Olympics spot beating Costa Rica

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The US WNT overcame early match nerves and a very game Costa Rican team through goals scored by Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd, and Alex Morgan. This win qualifies them for the London Olympics. In the other semi-finals, Canada held off Mexico, 3-1, to also book their spot. The final will be played tomorrow and pits two of the most potent goalscorers in the game.

The Best Players in US WNT History: Preview

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The US Women's National Soccer Team is perhaps the most dominant squad in all of soccer history. I am not talking about just women's soccer, I am talking about all soccer. Over the last two decades, the team has risen from obscurity to become a national treasure and a force to be reckoned with in every major tourney.


Checking in elsewhere

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With all the ongoing hullabaloo over the DC United / Prince George's County deal, it can be easy to miss out on the other local and US soccer news going on. Freedom Auditioning Players The Washington Freedom are permitted, by WPS rules, to have 28 players in camp in the preseason. With less than 28 players currently [.


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As you might imagine, things around here have rightfully been pretty much all DC United, all the time. That isn't to say that this blog hasn't had its eye on other things... US Women one step from the Olympics After posting group victories over Jamaica (6-0) and host Mexico (3-1), the US WNT won their three-team group [.


WNT and Olympic qualifying

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I've been all about leg 2 of DC United/Harbour View FC of late, but there has been other soccer to note. Algarve Cup Final: US WNT 2 - 1 Denmark Carli Lloyd's 14th minute goal was answered by Denmark's Catherine Sorenson on 30′. Both goals were the first allowed by either defense to that point in the [.

Three E’s

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There's soccer next to, in front of, and behind us this week. So, with that in mind... Examining (yesterday): A 0-0 halftime score turned into a 4-0 victory for the US WNT over Norway. Natasha Kai, Abby Wambach, Heather O'Reilly, and Amy Rodriguez tallied goals as the US booked a place in the finals against Denmark on [.

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US Women Face Canada in Olympic Semifinal Monday

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Game time is 1:45 pm, the game is being broadcast live on NBC Sports. And yes, Ladue graduate Becky Sauerbrunn (2nd from left) is excited as are her teammates.

Yes, we are excited to be in the Olympic semi-finals...

- Becky Sauerbrunn (@beckysauerbrunn) August 5, 2012

The semifinal between France and Japan is at 11:00 am on NBC Sports.

The Dominant Force in The Women's World Cup? Subjectivity.

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By Eric Beard, writing from Boston

Every tournament in football contains, at least to a certain degree, a sense of discovery. Commentators enlighten us with facts and subtle connections that the average fan does not have on their radar. However, the difference between the World Cup and the Women's World Cup seems to be the amount of knowledge about the players, the tactics, and the teams the average viewer holds.

Three Virginia Players Headed to HDC for Under-23 WNT Camp

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The U.S. under-23 women's national team camp that begins Sunday at the Home Depot Center.

Virginia and Florida State lead all teams with three players at the camp.
Virginia Players in Camp:

GK: Chantel Jones (Virginia; Midlothian, Va.)

Defenders: Kika Toulouse (Virginia; Arlington, Va.

Tony DiCicco Correct to Blame youth Coaches and Programs

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For any fan of US Soccer, specifically the US Women's National team, the name Tony DiCicco holds plenty of clout. So, when L.E. Eisenmenger of the U.S. Soccer Examiner posted her interview with highly respected former USWNT head coach Tony DiCicco where he gave his blunt evaluation of player development in the United States many fans, coaches, and bloggers paid attention.

U17 US Girls Fail To Qualify For World Cup

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Kaysie Clark, US WNT/KC Scream (credit: KC Scream website)

If you didn't catch the game on Fox Soccer Channel last night, I'd recommend looking for a replay this coming week. With the High School girls season starting, it was a good game featuring a hard working, skillful set of players that haven't reached their full potential yet but gave their all.

The Best Players in US WNT History: Who’s #5?

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Her Story: It's tough not to put Joy Fawcett higher up on this list, but I like her here at #5. She grew up in California and was a three time All-American at UC Berkeley. She would join the Nats in 1987 and would serve the squad well until 2004. For almost two decades, she would be a constant fixture on the backline for the powerhouse WNT.

US WNT v. Italy

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8:45am - I've made the decision to live blog the second Algarve Cup group match for the US against Italy by way of's matchtracker. In their first match, Italy were beaten 4-2 by Norway. We now switch to match time. 1:00 - We're underway and the Italians get a quick shot on goal that's saved [.

NBA's Steve Nash invests in women's soccer league

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The Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash is now a partner in the new Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league.

"I look at my childhood and realize how many athletes I had to look up to," Nash said in a phone interview. "I look at the opportunity to put some of these wonderfully talented athletes who are dedicated and committed and put them in a setting to inspire a whole generation below them.