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Women's World Cup Group D: Australia, Nigeria, Sweden, United States

20115 Women's World Cup Group D Schedule: June 8 Sweden vs Nigeria (FOX, 4 p.m. ET) USA vs Australia (FOX Sports 1, 7:30 p.m. ET) June 12 Australia vs Nigeria (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. ET) USA vs Sweden (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) June 16 Nigeria vs USA (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Australia vs. Sweden (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) AUSTRALIA Head Coach: Alen StajcicFIFA World Ranking: 10Nickname: The MatildasHow...
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Abby Wambach Calls Out Teammates In Recent Interview

Abby Wambach recently was interviewed by the New York Times about the upcoming World Cup next month and how she feels going into the tournament. In this interview, Wambach has controversially stated that her teammates are scared to play the ball in fear of creating turnovers that will lead to goals, and that is why the team relies on her to score when the pressure is high. On this...
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Abby Wambach Calls Out Teammates In Recent Interview

Abby Wambach recently was interviewed by the New York Times about the upcoming World Cup next month and how she feels going into the tournament. In this interview, Wambach has controversially stated that her teammates are scared to play the ball in fear of creating turnovers that will lead to goals, and that is why the team relies on her to score when the pressure is high. On this...
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Abby Wambach Backing ‘Keep It Real’ Campaign Ahead Of World Cup (Video)

If Abby Wambach had it her way, she would be playing on real grass in the upcoming Women’s World Cup. Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. has launched a campaign that advocates for natural grass over artificial turf, and they have the two-time gold medalist on their side. Wambach is backing the “Keep It Real” campaign, which was instigated by FIFA’s decision to hold next month’s...
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Abby Wambach Wants FIFA To ‘Keep It Real’ In New Scott’s Miracle Gro Campaign

Abby Wambach teamed up with Scott's Miracle Gro for a new "Keep It Real" campaign aimed at FIFA and its decision for artificial turf.
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Megan Rapinoe’s Secret to Staying Healthy

Megan Rapinoe’s job is to make her teammates look good. The play-making midfielder is known for her pinpoint passes—such as the perfect cross she delivered to Abby Wambach in the
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What the World Cup Means to Abby Wambach

She’s won two Olympic Gold medals. She holds the all-time record for goals scored in international play. Abby Wambach has achieved everything she ever dreamed of in soccer—except a World
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Abby Wambach's Strength and Speed Workout

Working out hard isn’t necessarily hard work for Abby Wambach. “I love lifting,” she says. “You write it on the sheet and I’ll do it.” The training session below, designed
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Video: USWNT’s Tobin Heath posterizes Mexican defender

In their penultimate tune-up match before heading north to Canada for the 2015 Women’s World Cup, the United States Women’s National Team sought nothing more than a sharp, confidence-building performance against Mexico on Sunday night at the StubHub Center. Sharpness, they exuded; confidence, they certainly built. A brace each from Sydney Leroux (28′, 61′) and Abby Wambach...
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USWNT Struggle Early On, Later Dominate Game Against Mexico

The United States Women’s National Team played their second to last game in their World Cup send-off series as they took on the Mexico ladies team. Coming off a 3-0 win against the Irish Women’s Team, the United States tried to keep their good form going against their rivals from south of the border. The United States had plenty of chances to score, and I do mean plenty. If not...
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USWNT Struggle Early On, Later Dominate Game Against Mexico

The United States Women’s National Team played their second to last game in their World Cup send-off series as they took on the Mexico ladies team. Coming off a 3-0 win against the Irish Women’s Team, the United States tried to keep their good form going against their rivals from south of the border. The United States had plenty of chances to score, and I do mean plenty. If not...
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Leroux and Wambach each score twice, US beats Mexico 5-1

CARSON, Calif. (AP) Sydney Leroux and Abby Wambach each scored twice and the United States beat Mexico 5-1 on Sunday night in the second send-off match for the team in advance of the Women's World Cup next month in Canada. Wambach, who came in as a substitute to start the second half, scored on a penalty kick in the 58th minute and added a header in the 72nd minute to bring her...
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USWNT silence critics, bury Mexico with second-half goal spree

CARSON, Calif -- Did the United States women's national team find itself a new tandem at the top for their World Cup run? The answer might have come in the second half of the 5-1 victory of Mexico at the StubHub Center on Sundaynight. It might have felt a little long in coming, but in the end, the work of Sydney Leroux and Abby Wambach seemed to send a pretty strong signal that so...
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Mexico friendly offers serious look where USA's new-look attack stands

LOS ANGELES --   Here's a news flash: Mexico is not the Republic of Ireland. This Sunday in its next Send-Off Series match, the U.S. women's national team faces an opponent in Mexico (live, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports Go, 6 p.m. ET) that's also heading the 2015 Women's World Cup. That should make the match at StubHub Center more competitive -- and a better barometer for where this...
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USWNT players continue to voice concern about turf for World Cup play

SANTA ANA, Calif -- The U.S. women are not letting a discriminatory decision by the world soccer's governing body get in the way of their World Cup quest. So this week, despite a friendly to be played against Mexico on Sunday on the grass at StubHub Center in nearby Carson, U.S. coach Jill Ellis bused the U.S. women's national team to Santa Ana College for practice on the school...
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Wambach scores twice in 3-0 US win over Ireland

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Judy Wambach got a special Mother's Day gift. She was in the stands Sunday to see daughter Abby score twice in the U.S. national team's 3-0 victory over Ireland in an exhibition match in preparation for the Women's World Cup. ''It's such a special day being Mother's Day and I saw her turn around after her second goal and point up to me,'' Judy Wambach said...
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USA Women’s Soccer Team Tops Ireland In World Cup Warm-Up (Video)

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Abby Wambach scored twice and the U.S. defeated Ireland 3-0 on Sunday in an exhibition game in preparation for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Defender Julie Johnston, who has made just 10 international appearances, added a goal to extend her scoring streak to three consecutive games. It was the Americans’ fifth consecutive shutout, and goalie Hope Solo...
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USA top Republic of Ireland but lacked sharpeness in their attack

SAN JOSE, Calif -- There was plenty of pleasure and pain in the U.S. women's national team 3-0 win over the Republic of Ireland. There was also blood from Abby Wambach, the 34-year-old U.S. veteran striker whose nose spewed in the wake of a second-half collision with Ireland goalkeeper Niahm Reid-Burke. Not that it kept Wambach out of action long. After making the "A-OK" signal from...
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Alex Morgan is hot even as a Simpsons character

Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, and Christen Press got “Simpsonized.” [Terez Owens]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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Report: FIFA turned down free offer to replace artificial turf for Women’s World Cup

Oh FIFA, the gift that keeps on making us shake our heads in shame and disbelief. Let’s just say the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada hasn’t exactly gone off without a hitch. There were threats of a boycott after FIFA decided that they would allow artificial turf fields to be used in all six of the venues set to host matches this summer. Many players haven’t been happy...
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Report: FIFA turned down free offer to replace artificial turf for Women’s World Cup

Oh FIFA, the gift that keeps on making us shake our heads in shame and disbelief. Let’s just say the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada hasn’t exactly gone off without a hitch. There were threats of a boycott after FIFA decided that they would allow artificial turf fields to be used in all six of the venues set to host matches this summer. Many players haven’t been happy...
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The Simpsons create a couch gag and life-size characters for U.S. Women’s soccer

The 2015 Women’s World Cup is roughly a month away and everyone is eager to get in on the fun before the tournament officially starts. That includes the Simpsons, who created a couch gag which pays tribute to the U.S. Women’s team and a life-size recreation of three players as Simpsons characters. First, here’s a look at the couch gag which will open the show on May 10th. ...
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USA stars Morgan, Wambach and Press get the Simpsons treatment

Some of the greatest sports stars have appeared on "The Simpsons." Remember Ken Griffey Jr.'s Gigantism? Chick Hearn announcing that Magic "pulled a Homer"? Or Tom Brady taking the field pulling a banner that reads "Everyone sucks but me"? Well, US Women's National Team stars Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach and Christen Press are the latest to get the Simpsons treatment ahead of the 2015...
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VIDEO: FOX and The Simpsons team up with USWNT for World Cup

The jury is still out on how FOX covers soccer but there is no doubt FOX is trying to promote the Women’s World Cup to a widespread, mainstream audience. Today, FOX teamed up the US Women’s National Team with the legendary TV show The Simpsons. Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach and Christen Press posed with life size cutouts of themselves as Simpsons characters and The Simpsons will...
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VIDEO: FOX and The Simpsons team up with USWNT for World Cup

The jury is still out on how FOX covers soccer but there is no doubt FOX is trying to promote the Women’s World Cup to a widespread, mainstream audience. Today, FOX teamed up the US Women’s National Team with the legendary TV show The Simpsons. Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach and Christen Press posed with life size cutouts of themselves as Simpsons characters and The Simpsons will...
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