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A Look Back at my 2015 Wants and Wishes

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With 2015 about to end, here's a look at my 2015 wants and wishes and how they turned out ahead of the calendar switch to 2016.

1. Silverware - Silverware is always fun and this year Kansas City soccer teams brought home two trophies. Sporting KC started the season off strong and for a period of time looked to be one of the favorites to win MLS Cup.

2015 Wishes

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Time to make my wishes for the year 2015. Yesterday I reviewed my wishes for 2014, so let's move forward.

1. Silverware - As always, number 1 on the list is trophies. I want more trophies. For a period of time last year, Kansas City held the MLS Cup, NWSL championship, and MISL title all at the same time.

Sporting Park to Host Women's World Cup Qualifiers

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There will be more international soccer coming to Sporting Park this year. For the first time since 2011, the US women's national team will be coming to Sporting Park this October Sporting Park has been named as one of four sites in the United States that will host the final round of qualification for the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada.

Four FCKC Players Called Up for Algarve Cup

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US Soccer today announced the roster for the Algarve Cup in Portugal coming up in March. The tournament runs from March 6th through the 13th, causing players to miss the start of the NWSL preseason. That means that four players from FC Kansas City will miss the start of preseason training while away at the tournament.

Four FCKC Players Called Up

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Today, US women's national team coach Tom Sermanni called in 29 players ahead of the team's first two matches of the 2013 season. The roster is filled with many of the players that were allocated to the NWSL teams. It's FC Kansas City that leads the way with selections to the team though. The Blues have four selections on the roster for the camp.

Women Draw at LSP

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While Sporting KC was on the road in Salt Lake, LIVESTRONG Sporting Park was in use by the US women's national team. In their first game since the World Cup this summer, the women drew over 16,000 fans to LSP last night for the first game of their celebration series. The US got the first goal of the game off of an Abby Wambach penalty after a hand ball in the box on Canada.

Women's Roster Announced for US Friendly

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Today US Soccer announced the roster for the women's team when they visit KC to take on Canada on September 17th at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. The roster contains all 21 players from the USA's run to the World Cup final this year in Germany. It'll be a nice doubleheader for those wanting to go out on that Saturday as following the US game they'll be showing the Sporting KC vs Real Salt Lake game.

Women's Game Confirmed for LSP

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Today we got confirmation of the recent rumor about the US women's national team playing in Kansas City. The US women will in fact be coming to Kansas City to play their first game post World Cup 2011. The US was rumored to be facing New Zealand in the friendly here in Kansas City, but instead the US will take on Canada at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park on September 17th.

US Women's National Team in KC? No Pompey Move for Thomas. And Kempin News

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Word out of New Zealand is that Kansas City will have another international match at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park this year. According to the NZ Herald, if it's finalized, the US Women's National Team will be at LSP on September 17th to take on New Zealand. The game would be part of a two game series between the sides with the other game being in Portland.

FIFA

FIFA 16: EA Sports to include England and 11 women’s national team for first time

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FIFA 16: EA Sports to include England and 11 women's national team for first time - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


FIFA and Electronic Arts (EA) Sports have launched they will be 12 international women's team will feature in FIFA 16, which is set to be released in September 2015.

U.S. Soccer Names Cheryl Bailey as Executive Director of New Women’s Soccer League

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CHICAGO (Nov. 29, 2012) - U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati announced today that Cheryl Bailey has been named the Executive Director for the new U.S. Soccer-led women's soccer league that will begin play in the spring of 2013.

Bailey served as General Manager of the U.S. Women's National Team for five years from 2007 through 2011.

World Cup

CONCACAF Women's Championship coming to RFK Stadium in October

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The venerable old stadium will host two double-headers, one of which will include the United State's Women's National Team. The tournament will double as the qualifying tournament for next summer's World Cup in Canada.

You want World Cup Qualifying action this year, people of the DMV? You got it.

How not to take PK

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If you where a fan of the art of taking penalties kicks then Sunday was not the day for you. In the Women's World Cup Final, the United States butchered their attempts, while at Copa America Brazil put on a performance that was fitting of a under-8 game, it may have been the worst display of pks ever.

USSF

US Women’s Soccer Coach Pia Sundhage Resigns

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In a move that comes as a surprise to no one, US Soccer announced on Saturday morning that women's head coach Pia Sundhage is resigning to pursue opportunities in her home country of Sweden. Sundhage had hinted that she would be moving on after this past summers Olympic Games in London. Sundhage, who just finished [.

It’s Olympic Gold for US Women’s Soccer Team

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In a rematch of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup final, the United States turned the table from last year's result and defeated Japan in the Women's Soccer Olympic final. Carli Lloyd tallied twice to give the Americans a 2-1 win over the Japanese. With the win, the US win their third consecutive Olympic gold [.

More Fallout From Controversial Referee Call in US vs Canada Olympic Women’s Soccer Semifinal

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The fallout from the Women's Olympic Soccer match between the US and Canada that the Fiver of the Guardian is calling, "The greatest knockout match in major-tournament football since 1982,"Â is still having repercussions. A number of big stories about the incident broke yesterday. First, the CBC reported yesterday that FIFA is investigating both the Canadian [.

US Women’s Olympic Soccer Team Defeats Canada, Moves On to Final with Japan

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In what many are calling the most exciting 'team game' of the 2012 London Olympics, the US Women's Soccer Team came from behind three times and eventually defeated our neighbor the to north, Canada, in an exhilarating 4-3 win with the winning goal scored by Alex Morgan in the 123rd minute of play.

2012 London Olympic Women’s Soccer Quarterfinal Matchup’s

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Women's Olympic Soccer Quarterfinal matchups. Sweden vs France 6:00 AM ET Hampden Park,  Glasgow, Scotland. Sweden finishes in first place in Group F with 5 points, a win and two ties. They will take on France who finished 2nd in Group G (behind the US) with 6 points, 2 wins and a loss. USA vs [.

US Defeats North Korea, will Face New Zealand in Quarterfinal

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The US Women's Olympic Soccer Team defeated Korea DPR on Tuesday in front of 29,522 at Old Trafford in Manchester, England to win Group G with all 9 points. (Highlights) Abby Wambach scored the games only goal in the 25th minute on a play created by Heather O'Reilly and Alex Morgan. O'Reilly, after winning a [.

Controversy On and Off the Field for US Women’s National Team

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There were fireworks both on and off the field for the US Women's National Team who defeated Colombia 3-0 on Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland. Abby Wambach has called for the Olympic Committee to review and discipline the Colombian player who "sucker-punched" her during the game. And after the match Hope Solo went pubic on Twitter [.

US Women Olympic Soccer Team Qualifies for Quarterfinals with Win Over Colombia

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The United States Women's Olympic Soccer Team defeated Colombia 3-0 on Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland at Hampden Park. With the win the US now have all 6 points possible, lead Group G and have qualified for Quarterfinals. It was a physically punishing game with no cards handed out by German referee Efthalia Mitsi, despite a Colombian plan [.

US Women’s National Team Defeat France in Thrilling Olympic Match

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The US Women's National Team did an 'about face' on Wednesday agternoon in Glasgow, Scotland after being dominated by France for the first 13 minutes and finding themselves down 2-0. The opening Olympic match in Group G of Women's Soccer found the US Facing a team that hadn't been defeated for 17 previous matches.

U.S. WNT Defeats China 4-1 in Front of 18,573 at PPL Park

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Alex Morgan Scores Twice, Abby Wambach Adds Late Goal CHESTER, Pa. (May 27, 2012) A crowd of over 18,000 watched the U.S. Women's National Team defeat China 4-1 on Sunday at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. "I'm very happy scoring goals but the happiest thing for us was we changed the game," said U.S. [...

Sundhage Names 18-Player U.S. Women’s Team for 2012 Olympics

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11 Players Return from 2008 Beijing Olympics; Rampone to Play in Record Fourth Olympic Tournament CHICAGO (May 27, 2012) U.S. Women's National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has named the 18-player roster for the 2012 Olympic Games. Eleven players make a return to the Olympics after helping the USA to the gold medal in [.

Alex Morgan: A Rookie in Disguise

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It's easy to mistake Alex Morgan for a veteran. The U.S. women's soccer team forward has been in the spotlight scoring crucial goals in the semifinal and final at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, walking the red carpet at an "Entourage" HBO TV season premiere and posing in body paint for Sports Illustrated's annual [.

U.S. Women Win CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament

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Alex Morgan scores two goals, two assists in 4-0 American win. The U.S. Women's National Team defeated Canada 4-0 on Sunday evening in front of 25,427 mostly Canadian fans at BC Palace in Vancouver. With the dominating performance and win, the U.S. takes the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship, their third consecutive.

U.S. Women’s National Team 3-0 Win Over Costa Rica Books them Ticket to 2012 Olympics

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The U.S. Women's National Team will be heading to London this July and August for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The team secured their spot Friday night with a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica at BC Place Stadium; Vancouver, Canada. The U.S. women were not quite as dominate as in previous games where they racked up [.

U.S. Women’s National Team Defeats Mexico 4-0, Wins Group B

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The U.S. Women's National team played their 3rd game in 5 days in the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament at BC Place Stadium and walked away with a 4-0 win over Mexico. The win gave the U.S. all 9 points and puts the team through as the winner of Group B. The U.S. now [...]

U.S. Women’s National Team Romp Again; Move into Olympic Qualifying Semifinals

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The U.S. Women's National Team, playing their 2nd match in 3 days rolled over Guatemala on Sunday night by a score of 13-0. With the two wins the U.S. women have now scored 27 goals in it's two CONCACAF 2012 Olympic qualifying games. The U.S. defeated the Dominican Republic 14-0 on Friday evening. Sydney Leroux, [.

U.S. Women’s National Team Lose Ali Krieger to Season-Ending Knee Injury

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The United States cruised to a 14-0 win over the Dominican Republic in Friday Olympic Qualifier but did not escape without a key loss to their backline in right back Ali Krieger. Krieger, 27, suffered a torn ACL and Grade 2 MCL sprain in her right knee when a Dominican Republic player recklessly tackled her [.

U.S. Women’s National Team Trounces Dominican Republic 14-0

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The U.S. Women's National Team started their quest for a ticket to the 2012 Olympics by walking over a young inexperienced Dominican Republic team, 14-0. Playing a full strength side, the U.S. who played their game indoors at Vancouver, Canada's BC Place, now take the lead in Group B of their CONCACAF qualifying group.

Dempsey & Wambach Voted U.S. Soccer 2011 Athletes of the Year

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The United States Soccer Federation announced on Friday its end of year awards, with the highest honors of Male Athlete of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year going to US nationals Clint Dempsey and Abby Wambach. Young Male Athlete of the Year and Young Female Athlete of the Year, which can only be [.

US Women’s National Team Names 20-Player Roster for 2012 Women’s Olympic CONCACAF Qualifiers; All U.S. Games Will be Aired Online

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U.S. Women's National Team head coach Pia Sundhage named her 20 player roster yesterday for the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Women's Qualifying Tournament from Jan. 19-29 in Vancouver, B.C. The top two finishers in the eight-team tournament qualify for the 2012 Olympics. The roster should look familiar to those who followed last summers FIFA Women's World [.

U.S. Women’s National Team Names 20-Player Roster for 2012 Women’s Olympic CONCACAF Qualifiers; All Games to be Aired Online

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U.S. Women's National Team head coach Pia Sundhage named her 20 player roster yesterday for the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Women's Qualifying Tournament from Jan. 19-29 in Vancouver, B.C. The top two finishers in the eight-team tournament qualify for the 2012 Olympics. The roster should look familiar to those who followed last summers FIFA Women's World [.

Abby Wambach Named AP Female Athlete of the Year

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For the first time ever the Associated Press has named a soccer player as their Athlete of the year. U.S. Women's National Team player Abby Wambach was announced today as the winner of this years award voted on by a panel of writers. The 31-year-old received 65 of the 214 votes cast, while teammate Hope [.

Minnesota’s Jenna Roering Called in to U.S. Soccer U-18 Women’s National Team

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Sixteen year old Jenna Roering was called into the U.S. U-18′s Women's team a few weeks ago. Answering that call with a "yes" might seem like an easy decision. But not so for Centennial High School junior who's team is heading to the Minnesota State High School Soccer Tournament. According to Jenna's mother Becky, her [.

US Player Ratings for USA vs. Japan World Cup Final

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United States Drops Heartbreaker to Japan in Final

Writer Jerrod Roh has provided coverage, analysis, and opinion for the 2011 Women's World Cup for IMSoccer News. He has attended the last 3 men's World Cups in South Korea, Germany, and South Africa as well as the 2003 Women's World Cup in the U.

US Player Ratings for USA vs. Japan World Cup Final

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United States Drops Heartbreaker to Japan in Final

Writer Jerrod Roh has provided coverage, analysis, and opinion for the 2011 Women's World Cup for IMSoccer News. He has attended the last 3 men's World Cups in South Korea, Germany, and South Africa as well as the 2003 Women's World Cup in the U.

The Rest

Five FC Kansas City Players Called Up by the US

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US Soccer announced the women's roster for three upcoming friendlies in October. The first of the three matches, on October 20th in San Antonio against Australia. Then on the 27th in San Francisco against New Zealand, before closing out against New Zealand again on the 30th in Columbus.

Five FC Kansas City players have received the call up for these games.

Tom Sermanni Named New USWNT Head Coach

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TOM SERMANNI NAMED HEAD COACH OF U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM Long-Time Australian Women's National Team Head Coach Comes to U.S. Soccer
with Experience in Three FIFA Women's World Cup Tournaments;
Sermanni Available via Media Conference Call on Wednesday, Oct.