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USWNT creep closer to World Cup ticket with smashing win vs. Haiti

WASHINGTON -- All the United States women's national team needs is one more win to secure its place at the 2015 Women's World Cup, following the 6-0 destruction of Haiti in their final group stage game in the qualifying tournament here on Monday night. With the win, the Americans took all nine points on offer and booked a place in Friday's semifinals in Philadelphia....
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

US tops Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. women's soccer team completed Part I of its trip to the 2015 World Cup by doing the expected, dominating play Monday night in a 6-0 win over Haiti to finish unbeaten - and unscored upon - in group play in the CONCACAF championship. Abby Wambach had two goals, and Carli Lloyd, Meghan Klingenberg, Christen Press and Morgan Brian also scored for the Americans...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

More at stake for USWNT than first impressions suggest vs. Haiti

WASHINGTON -- When the United States women's national team meets Haiti on Monday night in their final group stage game of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the 2015 Women's World Cup (live, FOX Sports 1, 7.30 p.m. ET), there's more at stake than first impressions would suggest. The USA sit on six points from 1-0 and 5-0 wins over Trinidad and Tobago and Guatemala...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will the USWNT Win Tonight Against Guatemala?

After a rather inauspicious win against Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday, the United States has a chance to virtually advance to the knockout round tonight against Guatemala in Chicago. The United States and Haiti are tied with three points and Trinidad and Tobago and Guatemala have zero in Group A. In what was supposed to be a simple formality, the United States seemed to struggle...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the USWNT Win Tonight Against Guatemala?

After a rather inauspicious win against Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday, the United States has a chance to virtually advance to the knockout round tonight against Guatemala in Chicago. The United States and Haiti are tied with three points and Trinidad and Tobago and Guatemala have zero in Group A. In what was supposed to be a simple formality, the United States seemed to struggle...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

What We Learned: USWNT 1-0 over Trinidad & Tobago

For fans of the men’s version of the United States national team, seeing an actual World Cup qualifying tournament with games nearly 48 hours apart had to seem strange. Yet, on Wednesday night that’s exactly what CONCACAF pulled off as 2015 World Cup qualifying got underway in Group A. The USWNT won 1-0 over Trinidad & Tobago in the final game of a doubleheader at Sporting...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

What We Learned: USWNT 1-0 over Trinidad & Tobago

For fans of the men’s version of the United States national team, seeing an actual World Cup qualifying tournament with games nearly 48 hours apart had to seem strange. Yet, on Wednesday night that’s exactly what CONCACAF pulled off as 2015 World Cup qualifying got underway in Group A. The USWNT won 1-0 over Trinidad & Tobago in the final game of a doubleheader at Sporting...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Life not simple for USWNT going forward in World Cup qualifying

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In the long march towards the 2015 Women's World Cup, the ongoing CONCACAF qualifying tournament was supposed to be something of a formality, a glorified set of tune-up games that would get the Americans nice and loose for the real thing. Perhaps it still is, but the tight 1-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago in their opening game on Wednesday night will have...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wambach scores, US beats Trinidad and Tobago 1-0

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Abby Wambach scored in the 55th minute to help the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 on Wednesday night in their opening Women's World Cup qualifying game. Wambach scored on a header off Alex Morgan's cross for her record-extending 169th international goal. Hope also pushed for U.S. shutout record to 74. The game was the United States'...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

USA fends off Trinidad & Tobago for unconvincing win in World Cup qualifying

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The United States women’s national team cleared its first hurdle toward the 2015 Women’s World Cup, but not by much, as it squeaked out a 1-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago in their 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship opener here on Wednesday night. Abby Wambach’s deft 55th-minute header was the difference. The tournament, which will send three teams directly...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadian Soccer Association: Lawsuit over artificial turf has no merit

The Canadian Soccer Association maintains the artificial turf that will be used at the 2015 Women's World Cup is first class and says that a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by several players over the surface has no merit. The CSA filed a response to the players' complaint late last week with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. The governing body for soccer in Canada...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadian Soccer responds to players' turf lawsuit

The Canadian Soccer Association maintains the artificial turf that will be used at the 2015 Women's World Cup is first class and says that a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by several players over the surface has no merit. The CSA filed a response to the players' complaint late last week with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. The governing body for soccer in Canada...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Grueling World Cup qualifying campaign comes thick and fast for Team USA

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's been over two years since the United States women's national soccer team won the 2012 Olympics. It's also been more than two years since they've played much meaningful soccer, instead slogging through a long string of friendlies and friendly tournaments and camps. On Wednesday, at long last, that changes when the Americans take on Trinidad...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Women’s World Cup Players Submit Lawsuit Over Turf Issues

It wasn’t an empty threat. And it certainly wasn’t a joke. 40 of the top international world players have made good on a threat to take legal action against FIFA for its use of artificial turf in next year’s Women’s World Cup. FIFA can no longer ignore the campaign of Abby Wambach and other women’s players from across the soccer landscape, as the group filed a lawsuit on...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Women Soccer Players File Lawsuit For ’15 World Cup Artifical Turf

A group of US and top international women soccer players filed a lawsuit in Canada on Wednesday challenging the 2015 Women’s World Cup’s artificial turf. The suit, led by Abby Wambach, was filed at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal in Toronto, reported by the Associated Press. The women claim that playing the sport’s premier tournament on fake grass amounts to gender discrimination...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Players file lawsuit in Canada over artificial turf usage in 2015 World Cup

A group of elite players has filed a lawsuit in Canada challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf. The players, led by United States women's national team forward Abby Wambach, filed Wednesday in the human rights tribunal of Ontario, attorney Hampton Dellinger told The Associated Press. The women claim that playing the sport's premier tournament...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Time running out for Women's World Cup turf fight

ZURICH (AP) Time is running out for a movement to avoid playing on artificial turf at the Women's World Cup in Canada next year. Players led by United States forward Abby Wambach have been publicly protesting since last year, and have hired a law firm which is considering taking legal action in Canada. Safety is at the heart of the issue, with the players arguing that injuries...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Women’s World Cup Players Threaten Discriminatory Lawsuit Over 2015 World Cup Turf Field Use

(Reuters)-Female soccer players from all around the world, including Abby Wambach of the United States Women’s National Team, have gathered a team of lawyers threatening FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association over the use of artificial turf fields for the 2015 World Cup in Canada, claiming that it is discriminatory and violates human rights. A three-page letter to FIFA and the...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Taylor Twellman on John Brooks’ goal and another defining US Soccer moment

At some point, the United States will stop playing heart-pounding, pulsating World Cup matches for a while.  That point in time hasn’t been reached yet, so we should all enjoy an unprecedented run of exciting games and finishes on the world’s biggest sporting stage while we still can.  John Brooks joined the likes of Abby Wambach and Landon Donovan with his 86th minute header...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Eye injury sidelines Wambach for NWSL opener

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Two-time Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach has been ruled out from playing in the Western New York Flash's NWSL season-opener at Washington because of a fractured orbital bone below her left eye.
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Regis Know? - Soccer Edition

Abby Wambach and Dominic Monaghan play 'Does Regis Know?' with the Crowd Goes Wild team.
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

American women beat Russia 8-0 in friendly

Abby Wambach scored her record 165th international goal in the U.S. women football team's comprehensive 8-0 win over Russia in a friendly Thursday. The United States has beaten Russia by a 15-0 margin over two friendlies to extend its unbeaten streak to 42 games. With the United States up 2-0 on own goals in the 11th and 50th minutes, Amy Rodriguez took Heather O'Reilly...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WC hopes still lead through Wambach

Over the next year and a half, you're going to be hearing a lot about Abby Wambach's legs. As the United States women's national team gets ready for the 2015 Women's World Cup , an awful lot rests on them. Under head coach Tom Sermanni, the USA has made long strides in building depth and diversifying its portfolio of attacking options. Fellow forwards Alex Morgan...
Via Fox Soccer
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

USWNT faces unusual test vs. Russia

Russia is no longer the great unknown. The Cold War ended more than two decades ago, the Soviet Union has crumbled, and its core state is now happily hosting the world at the Winter Olympics. Russia's women's national soccer team, however, does remain a largely mysterious quantity to the American women, whom they take on in Boca Raton, Fla. ( live, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET...
Via Fox Soccer
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Angerer wins Player of the Year award

Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has been voted the best women's football player in the world for 2013. Angerer, the current European player of the year, defeated United States forward Abby Wambach, last year's winner, and five-time champion Marta of Brazil. Angerer helped Germany win the European Championship last year. She will join U.S. team Portland Thorns in April...
Via Fox Soccer
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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