USWNT survives a scare to beat Mexico in Olympic qualifying

The United States Women’s National Team had a bit of a scare in Olympic qualifying today. Going against a formidable Mexico team, the USWNT won 1-0 after a controversial handball call that many were saying was a bad call. The result clinched a berth in the semifinals for the USWNT where a win there earns a trip to Rio. Mexico held the United States scoreless for the longest time...
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Carli Lloyd atones for PK miss, sends USWNT to semifinals

FRISCO, Texas --  United States women's national team captain and reigning FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd collected a rebound off her penalty kick that had been blocked by Mexico goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago, and knocked in the game-winner in the 80th minute.It was a huge sigh of relief for Lloyd and the U.S., who will advance to the semifinals of this CONCACAF...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

USWNT start Olympic qualification in style by scoring in first 12 seconds

The U.S. Women’s National Team officially started their Rio Olympic qualifying campaign last night with a 5-0 thrashing of Costa Rica. The USWNT pulled out all the stops in their win, capitalized by scoring in the first 12 seconds. The United States couldn’t have gotten off to a better start. Right off the kick off, Carli Lloyd broke through to win the long pass and head the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Amazon just send me a free Carli Lloyd autographed ball?

I may be far past my prime as a soccer player, but I still like to play the game—you know, at my own speed. Generally it’s in a semi-competitive co-ed format with a three-goal max limit on good players. I’m not one of the players who pushes the boundaries of the rule. With those facts in mind, I do find occasion to purchase soccer gear as I get into my late thirties. That...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Carli Lloyd Named FIFA 2015 Women’s World Player Of The Year; Jill Ellis Top Coach

Carli Lloyd’s awesome performances at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup are still earning her plaudits more than six months after the tournament. Lloyd won the 2015 FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Award on Monday at FIFA’s annual Ballon d’Or Gala in Zurich. Lloyd, 33, topped Germany’s Celia Sasic and Japan’s Aya Miyama in the voting to claim the award for the first...
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Carli Lloyd named U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year

As 2015 draws to a close and athlete of the year awards — like the Heisman Trophy and Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year — are being presented amid some level of debates, there is no debate over the decision to name Carli Lloyd this year’s U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year. The honor was announced Wednesday by U.S. Soccer in advance of the team’s final...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Carli Lloyd had vision she would score four goals in World Cup Final

Carli Lloyd captured the hearts of America by recording a hat trick in the first 16 minutes of Sunday’s World Cup Final against Japan. Lloyd’s four-goal performance helped the U.S. women to their third World Cup title and led to her getting a host of awards, so many she needed help from her teammates to...Read More
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carli Lloyd scores three goals in 17 minutes

By Larry Brown Carli Lloyd exploded in the first 17 minutes of the Women’s World Cup Final by scoring three goals for a natural hat trick as part of a massive onslaught by the US against Japan. Four years after losing in the World Cup Final to Japan, the USWNT came out on a mission of revenge. Lloyd scored in the third minute, fifth minute and again in the 16th minute against...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Carli Lloyd sends USWNT to World Cup final

By Larry Brown Carli Lloyd was the hero for the USWNT in a 2-0 semifinals win over Germany at the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday. Lloyd scored on a penalty kick in the 69th minute and then assisted on Kelley O’Hara’s goal in the 84th minute to put the team up 2-0, which is all that was needed for the victory. The win did not come without stress, however. Lots of stress. The...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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