USWNT's World Cup triumph four years in the making

By Shaun Ranft In a way, I suppose Japan did go quietly into the night on Sunday. Though to their credit, they never truly quit. It’s news no longer, but the United States women’s national team took care of business in efficient fashion Sunday night, winning 5–2 against Japan to not only avenge their loss from four years ago but also become the first nation in women’s soccer...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

U.S. keeping focus on World Cup amid FIFA corruption probe

NEW YORK -- Let’s take a vote. With the 2015 Women’s World Cup set to kick off on June 6, was it good timing or bad timing that U.S. law enforcement rode into Switzerland and hauled off some of FIFA’s top officials? I vote the way the U.S. women’s national team seems to have voted: Who cares? "The reaction is that there is no reaction," said veteran U.S. center back Christie...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Julie Johnston is making a mark and proving her worth on the USWNT

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- With her third goal in three consecutive games, Julie Johnston has clearly shown she's a breakout player for the U.S. heading into the 2015 Women's World Cup. With her uncanny ability to be in exactly the right place, and to win space on the ground and in the air, Johnston is becoming one of the more dominant players this World Cup season. Which was illustrated...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Christie Rampone, Jennie Finch Among Famous Athlete Moms (Photos)

On a daily basis, sports fans are treated to highlight reels full of spectacular feats of athleticism. From high-flying slam dunks to jaw-dropping touchdowns, there’s hardly ever a day that doesn’t feature something that makes us say ‘wow.’ We also applaud the athletes who return from injury, and lament those whose careers are derailed by their bodies deteriorating and falling...
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Abby Wombach To Serve As Daytona 500’s Honorary Starter

Abby Wombach to serve as Daytona 500's honorary starter. She'll be joined by Christie Rampone and Kelly O'Hara.
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

After 17 years, Rampone aims for 1 more World Cup

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) Christie Rampone got a diamond necklace from USA Soccer for her 300th international appearance with the national team. Yet it's clear her memories are far more precious. The 39-year-old veteran defender has been with the U.S. women's team since 1997 and is currently the most capped player in the world. On Friday night, she got No. 300, helping the United States...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

USA captain Rampone's lengthy career is one of a kind

Every time Christie Rampone shakes a hand, signs a ball, t-shirt, scarf or jersey and gets up to pose with one little girl, flashing a toothpaste commercial-grade smile, another shuffles up to her. And then another and another. It never seems to end. The line snakes around the field. More than a hundred yards of little girls and their families wait for a meet and greet after a Sky...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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