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World Cup semifinals preview: US-Japan, Germany-England

With the World Cup semifinal matches set to begin this Tuesday, four teams are currently vying to hoist the trophy on July 5.  Of the remaining teams, three of those squads are ranked in the top five in the world. France was eliminated after being deadlocked for 120 minutes before losing to top-ranked Germany in penalty kicks. With host country Canada eliminated in the quarterfinals...
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Team USA meets old foe China in World Cup quarterfinals

  5 p.m. ET: The United States women’s national soccer team looks east for its next step toward a potential title in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.   Team USA faces China on Friday at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa in the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals. The rivalry between the teams dates back to the 1990s — the earliest days of women’s soccer’s premier...
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Abby Wambach’s legacy is teetering at this Women’s World Cup; By Steve Davis

When we think of the warrior-like legends who have so fiercely and skillfully defended the U.S. Soccer crest, no man or woman could check any more boxes than Abby Wambach. It’s not just that amazing resume, the one that shows a six-time U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year winner, the all-time leading U.S. scorer (men or women) and a national team figure for almost 15 years. It’s...
Via World Soccer Talk
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Wambach, Rapinoe: Team USA victims of yellow-card injustice

  Abby Wambach and Megan Rapinoe have taken dim views of the refereeing in the United States’ win over Colombia on Monday night in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.   After Team USA’s 2-0 win over Colombia, Wambach and Rapinoe suggested in an interview with USA TODAY referee Stephanie Frappart might have issued yellow cards to Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday for soft...
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Alex Morgan scores her first goal in Women's World Cup

Alex Morgan is scoring goals again — and just in time for Team USA.   Morgan netted her first goal of this Women’s World Cup on Monday night when she sniped a shot past Colombia backup goalkeeper Stefany Castaño, who tried to cheat off the post in anticipation of a cross pass. .@alexmorgan13 nets the first goal of the game! 1-0 #USWNT leads! #USAvCOL
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USA-Nigeria third most watched women's soccer match ever

The success of the US Women’s National Team on the field has been the subject of some debate.  Although the USWNT won what was widely considered the Group of Death, they did so in less than dominant… and less than spectacular fashion.  This tournament has marked a change in identity for the USWNT, depending on a rock solid defense to remain unbeaten and only allowing 1 goal...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

USWNT Advance from Group of Death, can it win Women’s World Cup?

Abby Wambach came back in to the lineup, and her goal at the final moment of the first half secured the United States 1-0 win over Nigeria in the Group D finale for both teams. With the win the USWNT advanced out of the Group of Death as the winner, sitting on seven points. MISSION 1 ACCOMPLISHED. But, what about the biggest mission of them all — winning a third World Cup title...
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WATCH: Abby Wambach's game-winning goal vs. Nigeria

So this Abby Wambach is pretty good at soccer, huh? The most decorated international goal scorer in the history of women’s soccer carved another line into her already lengthy resume Tuesday when she buried the lone goal in Team USA’s 1-0 win over Nigeria.   This embed is invalid   " /> Wow. Is there any other way to describe that? The tally, which came...
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Abby Wambach Blames Turf For Lack Of U.S. Goals

USWNT forward Abby Wambach has said in an interview following a training session that she believes that if the Women’s World Cup were to be played on grass, the United States would have more goals scored. “In the previous game, I don’t lay out and commit to those headers and that’s why they glance off my head rather than me contacting them. For me, I definitely think that...
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Florida Football: Vernon Hargreaves Tweets Support For UF Alum, USWNT Star Abby Wambach

The United States Women’s National Team begins it’s World Cup quest tonight at 7:30 p.m., when they take on Australia in the opening game of pool play. The U.S. will be led by forward Abby Wambach, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a Florida alum. Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves has tweeted a few times today about the Women’s World Cup, and he offered up support for...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

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