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Solo, Rapinoe among USWNT stars up for World Cup awards

The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy isn’t the only silverware Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe and other members of the United States women’s national soccer team can win this weekend. Julie Johnston and Carli Lloyd join Rapinoe on the list of nominees for FIFA’s Golden Ball Award, which will go to the best player at the Women’s World Cup. FIFA announced the Golden Ball short...
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Hope Solo admits to using stalling tactics on penalty kick

Hope Solo admitted to using stalling tactics during a penalty kick in the US’ 2-0 win over Germany in the Women’s World Cup semifinals on Tuesday. One of the most critical moments of the match came in the 59th minute when Julie Johnston committed a foul inside the box that led to a penalty kick...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Carli Lloyd sends USWNT to World Cup final

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...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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USA-Germany: Rivals meet in World Cup semis

4:30 p.m. ET: Aside from the final, the most anticipated game of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup is upon us. The United States women’s national soccer team faces Germany on Tuesday at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal for the right to advance to the title game of women’s soccer’s premier global competition. Team USA sits second behind only Germany in the latest FIFA rankings...
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Hope Solo Received Training While Suspended

As No. 1 Germany takes on No. 2 USA in soccer in the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday night, a new report shows that...
Via Athlon Sports
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Hope A Winner No Matter Outcome Of World Cup

U.S. Women’s National Team Goalkeeper Hope Solo has endured some rough press over the past year, most recently involving her former NFL-player husband Jerramy Stevens driving the U.S. Women’s team van (which players are allowed to use) while under the influence. Reports alleged that Solo was belligerent with officers despite being warned about her behavior after a recent altercation...
Via Oregon Sports News
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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...
Via The Sports Daily
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Klingenberg saves Team USA with amazing goal-line header

Meghan Klingenberg played the hero for the U.S. women’s national team Friday night in Winnipeg. Team USA and Sweden were locked in a scoreless tie in their group-stage match at the Women’s World Cup when Caroline Seger sent a strike toward the U.S. net. The shot beat keeper Hope Solo, but it couldn’t get past Klingenberg, who headed the ball off the crossbar and out of...
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Hope Solo and fandom

​ Hope Solo is arguably the best keeper in women’s soccer today. After all her ability between the posts was huge in securing the United States’ 3–1 victory over Australia Monday night. Unfortunately, it’s also possible that she’s not such a terrific person. That was from last June. Months later this report surfaced and stated that Solo let her husband drive the women’s...
Via The Sports Post
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hope Solo insulted officers during 2014 arrest

  Team USA is getting ready to open its Women’s World Cup slate, and already there are distractions.   The Americans will begin their World Cup on Monday night against Australia, and they will do so with more controversy swirling around goalkeeper Hope Solo. The veteran keeper was arrested in June of 2014, and new details from an ESPN report on the arrest don’t...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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