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Boxx won’t finish NWSL season, will play with US

Boxx won’t finish NWSL season, will play with US

Jeff Kassouf July 27, 2015 84

Shannon Boxx will not return to the Chicago Red Stars for the rest of the season, U.S. Soccer announced on Monday. Boxx and fellow U.S. midfielder Lauren Holiday will each retire at the end of

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Lloyd ‘lost all respect’ for Flash for handling of trade

Lloyd ‘lost all respect’ for Flash for handling of trade

Jeff Kassouf July 24, 2015 210

Angering Carli Lloyd never ends up well for an opponent. That has been seen time and time again: the 2008 Olympics, the 2012 Olympics and the 2015 World Cup come to mind. That’s why

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NWSL set for huge week in Portland, Seattle

NWSL set for huge week in Portland, Seattle

Jeff Kassouf July 22, 2015 19

The Pacific Northwest has become a hotbed for soccer over the past five years or so in particular, but this week that attention is front and center for the National Women’s Soccer League. A

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EA adds Morgan, Sinclair, Catley to FIFA 16 cover

EA adds Morgan, Sinclair, Catley to FIFA 16 cover

Jeff Kassouf July 20, 2015 178

United States women’s national team forward Alex Morgan will appear on the cover of Electronic Arts’ FIFA 16, this year’s edition of the company’s popular soccer video-game franchise. Morgan will appear alongside Argentina and

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Shannon Boxx says she’s done playing at end of year

Shannon Boxx says she’s done playing at end of year

Jeff Kassouf July 18, 2015 207

Shannon Boxx announced on Saturday that she will retire at the end of the calendar year. Boxx turned 38 years old on June 29, one week before she and the United States won the

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Alex Morgan has knee surgery, out 3-4 weeks

Alex Morgan has knee surgery, out 3-4 weeks

Jeff Kassouf July 17, 2015 388

United States women’s national team forward Alex Morgan had arthroscopic surgery on her right knee and will miss 3-4 weeks, according to U.S. Soccer and her club team, Portland Thorns FC. The surgery was

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Leroux to have ankle surgery; out up to 3 months

Leroux to have ankle surgery; out up to 3 months

Jeff Kassouf July 17, 2015 28

On the same day it was announced that United States forward Alex Morgan had arthroscopic surgery on her right knee, U.S. Soccer revealed that forward Sydney Leroux needs surgery on her right ankle and

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Lauren Holiday retiring to continue life of service

Lauren Holiday retiring to continue life of service

Jeff Kassouf July 17, 2015 24

Only minutes after winning the 2015 Women’s World Cup title earlier this month, United States national team players were being questioned about their futures. That the 2015 Women’s World Cup would mark the end

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The story of Carli Lloyd’s rise to World Cup hero

The story of Carli Lloyd’s rise to World Cup hero

Jeff Kassouf July 14, 2015 181

Editor’s note: Since not all of my work appears on this domain, and since not all readers necessarily cross over to our other spaces on NBC or follow us on social media, I’m posting

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