Morgan leads USA to flying start in Olympic qualifying

FRISCO, Texas --Fast, furious and very fun, the United States women's national soccer team came out smoking in their first Olympic qualifying match at Toyota Stadium, drilling Costa Rica 5-0 in a terrific start in their quest to qualify for their sixth consecutive Olympics. The victorious match was also resounding confirmation that this vaunted U.S. team continues, year after year...
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Chronicling the best soccer moments of Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 is in the books and while it was the big time of the year for the American kind of football, soccer had a little bit of interaction with the big game. From commercials to tweets, the Super Bowl is more than just for football fans.   Neymar’s Taco Bell Super Bowl ad Taco Bell launched their new creation, the quesalupa. And amid all of the famous people in that commercial...
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Chronicling the best soccer moments of Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 is in the books and while it was the big time of the year for the American kind of football, soccer had a little bit of interaction with the big game. From commercials to tweets, the Super Bowl is more than just for football fans.   Neymar’s Taco Bell Super Bowl ad Taco Bell launched their new creation, the quesalupa. And amid all of the famous people in that commercial...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch all the Super Bowl 50 commercials: Third quarter

Miss any of the Super Bowl 50 commercials? Just want to relive them? We'll be posting them here with a little commentary. You can also head over to our Super Bowl commercials video page to watch them there. Below are the commercials from the third quarter. Here are the first and second quarter and halftime commercials.Mini-Cooper: Defy LabelsA nice spot here featuring Serena Williams...
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Check out these car ads for Super Bowl 50

The Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California this Sunday night, and car lovers are in for a treat during the commerical breaks.With the "Big Game" only one day away, some car companies have posted TV ads on Youtube in advance.As an official sponsor of the National Football League, Hyundai has put in the biggest...
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Retired USWNT Star Abby Wambach Immortalized In New Barbie Doll

There comes a time when a player has to walk away from their chosen game, and soccer star Abby Wamback decided it was time for her to do just that last December after the team completed its victory tour following their World Cup win. Her career left a lasting imprint on the game and will certainly not be forgotten anytime soon.However, in time all sports stars are forgotten as are...
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Players remain united after U.S. Soccer's blindside lawsuit

If players on the United States women's national soccer team are eager for a new contract that would alleviate their concern and, in some instances, anger over working conditions and compensation, they got a shock this week. The lawyer they hired to work on their behalf, Richard Nichols, took such bold action that U.S. Soccer has filed a federal lawsuit, leaving the players nervous...
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USWNT players angry after lawsuit discloses personal information

Members of the U.S. Women’s National Team are not happy after a lawsuit filed by U.S. Soccer against their union was released to the public without their personal information redacted. Player’s home addresses and email addresses were left uncensored in the 217 page document . Veteran midfielder Megan Rapinoe expressed her frustration to the New York Times: “Naturally...
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QUIZ: Name every player on the USWNT's 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final team

Can you name the 23 players (and manager) of Team USA's 2015 Women's World Cup Final-winning team?
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Young players must lead USWNT into a new era

When Abby Wambach retired, it marked the end of an era for how the U.S. women's national team would go about scoring goals. The prelude to this new era was on full display this summer, when Carli Lloyd rose to become the most fierce goal-scorer in women's soccer. Clearly, the U.S. was headed in a new direction.Still, if "Death of the Longball" was a point that needed to be driven...
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USWNT's tune-up vs. Ireland offers look at future stars

If you liked the old version of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, get ready for the new version. It’s going to be a fresher, younger group that coach Jill Ellis presents Saturday at Qualcomm Park, where the U.S. women will play Ireland (2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET on FS1).The most urgent piece of business for the U.S. women is to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio during the CONCACAF...
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USMNT: Klinsmann Calls Up New Players, Five Veterans

Jürgen Klinsmann might have taken the advice of Abby Wambach. Klinsmann called up plenty of MLS players and only five longtime United States Men National Team veterans. Klinsmann, who has faced plenty of backlash for the USMNT’s disappointing 2015 year, has called up 20 players from the MLS. The average age of the players coming into the USMNT’s annual January camp is 24, a...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Ship the Abby Wambach backlash and focus on US Soccer’s identity problem

Our country’s soccer fans and pundits have been arguing about so-called passport players since before we knew what a pundit was. It’s been a talker since the days of Thomas Dooley and Earnie Stewart, the top US performers among the foreign-born set at a highly meaningful World Cup 1994. But old argument doesn’t mean bad or unnecessary argument. In fact, this quarrel needs...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson congratulates Abby Wambach, butchers her name

Magic Johnson thoughtfully shouted out Abby Wambach on social media Friday, but he made one big mistake. The former Los Angeles Lakers great got Wambach’s first name wrong:     That’s pretty cringe-worthy, and amazingly Johnson still had not deleted the tweet several hours later. It’s great that he thought enough of Wambach — the greatest women’s soccer player...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Wambach, Donovan, and US Soccer

When it comes to Landon Donovan and Abby Wambach, they’ve got various things in common. They both represented (and still do, to a point) US Soccer. They both are legends of the sport in this country. They both even recently retired—Wambach’s final match was Wednesday night in a friendly against China. Most importantly, their recent comments on US Soccer are perfect examples...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Time For The Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders To Stand Up For Women’s Soccer

On the heels of the all-time greatest soccer player Abby Wambach’s retirement is nothing less than a legacy of admiration and inspiration for future generations of soccer players and fans to come. But rest assured, she will not be spending the rest of her days laid up on a beach (though I hope at least a few). She has made it clear that her next crusade begins: equality for women...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Even More Ratings: USWNT on FS1, Liga MX Final, College Hoops

The final match for USA soccer star Abby Wambach set a viewership mark on Fox Sports 1. In other news, the Liga MX final scored the top club soccer audience in two years, and ESPN posted a pair of increases for college basketball last Saturday. Wambach Farewell Sets FS1 Mark Wednesday’s United States/China women’s soccer [...]
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Opinion: Abby Wambach’s Comments Are Out of Line

Abby Wambach’s last game ever in a United States’ uniform did not quite go as perfectly planned. To start off, Wambach, who is the all-time highest scorer ever in male and female soccer with 184 goals, and the USWNT lost to the women’s team from China. Second off, her night was eclipsed by some very controversial comments she made about members of the United States Men’s...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mix Diskerud to Abby Wambach: "Think about who you try to disenfranchise"

United States men’s national team midfielder Mix Diskerud believes Abby Wambach should “think about who you try to disenfranchise” after she criticized the use of naturalized citizens in the U.S. men’s national team on Wednesday.Wambach offered her critique as part of wider criticism of U.S. coach Jürgen Klinsmann in an interview with the “Bill Simmons Podcast” prior...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Abby Wambach, Lisa Leslie Among Female Athletes Who Prove Gilbert Arenas Wrong

Gilbert Arenas seems to think female athletes are nothing more than objects for men to look at, but there are plenty of successful sportswomen who show that’s far from the truth. The former NBA point guard went on not one, not two, but three separate rants on Instagram calling for more “cutie pies” in the WNBA, suggesting that and more revealing uniforms would make the...
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

USMNT midfielder Mix Diskerud posts reply to Abby Wambach

A day after Abby Wambach criticized U.S. Men’s Soccer Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann and questioned the men’s team’s reliance on foreign-born players, one of those imports has clapped back. USMNT Midfielder Mix Diskerud, who was born in Oslo, Norway to an American mother, posted the following message on Instagram on Thursday: Wow Abby, I guess there are pros and cons in...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

On Abby Wambach’s Night, USWNT Win Streak is Over

Win or lose, last night was Abby Wambach’s night. In her final game ever for the United States Women’s National Team, and for soccer in general, Wambach was honored by U.S. Soccer and her teammates. The USWNT played host in New Orleans, Louisiana to the People’s Republic of China Women’s Soccer Team. Her retirement caps off an incredible career by Wambach. With 255 national...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Abby Wambach gets standing ovation

The USWNT fans in attendance at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome erupted when Abby Wambach was substituted out of Wednesday night’s match against China. It was the final time Wambach would leave (or enter) a match at the international level, and the great ovation the fans gave her reflected that. WATCH: #USWNT‘s Abby Wambach subbed off, receives a terrific standing ovation from the...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Cheat Sheet: Abby Wambach’s farewell, Russell Wilson’s elite status, MLB trade & GoT Beer

Today’s Cheat Sheet is here. Lace up your boots (hopefully not one last time) and let’s review the news. Abby Wambach played her final match for the United States Women’s National Team The USWNT lost a friendy 1-0 to China on Wednesday night at the Superdome, but the result was secondary to the fact it was the final game for legendary US Soccer player Abby Wambach. The 35...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Hear What Abby Wambach's Teammates Have to Say About Her Retirement in This Powerful New Nike Spot

After being the face of women's soccer for over a decade, Abby Wambach has taken off her uniform for the last time. Her individual statistics are amazing. Her 184 international goals are the most by any player in history. Her team accomplishments are equally impressive—211 victories for the USWNT, two Olympic gold medals and one World Cup title. But the numbers will be just a small...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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