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Lauletta: Takeaways from the Rio 2016 Olympics

Lauletta: Takeaways from the Rio 2016 Olympics

Dan Lauletta August 19, 2016 1,183

Germany’s 2-1 victory over Sweden on Friday at the Maracana put an end to the 2016 Olympic tournament and sent global women’s soccer into a 34-month down period before the World Cup in France

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Germany looking to send Neid out on high note

Germany looking to send Neid out on high note

Kieran Theivam August 19, 2016 7

At around 7 p.m. EDT on Friday evening, Silvia Neid will be leaving the field as Germany head coach for the last time, with a proverbial medal around her neck (coaches do not receive

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Gold Medal preview: Germany, Sweden to battle it out

Gold Medal preview: Germany, Sweden to battle it out

Jennifer Gordon August 19, 2016 9

THE MATCHUP:  Germany and, much to many soccer fans chagrin, Sweden, will face off  Friday in the gold medal match at the legendary Maracana Stadium in Rio. For the first time in Olympic history

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Theivam: Like them or not, Sweden must be respected

Theivam: Like them or not, Sweden must be respected

Kieran Theivam August 18, 2016 78

Cast your mind back to the end of the group stage at this Olympic women’s football tournament. Sweden, the pantomime villain at this year’s games, tiptoed into the knockout stages after unconvincing performances against

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Week 16 Preview: Dash, Spirit bring NWSL back with makeup

Week 16 Preview: Dash, Spirit bring NWSL back with makeup

Chelsey Bush August 18, 2016 29

The NWSL returns to action this week for a single game that was rescheduled back in May due to weather.The Houston Dash and Washington Spirit meet for the second time this season in the

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The Lowdown: Seven questions for return of NWSL

The Lowdown: Seven questions for return of NWSL

Dan Lauletta August 17, 2016 198

Thursday marks the return of NWSL, eight days earlier than originally planned but also just in the nick of time after the United States’ untimely exit from the Olympic tournament. The make-up match between

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Olympic semifinal preview: Canada vs Germany II

Olympic semifinal preview: Canada vs Germany II

Dan Lauletta August 16, 2016 24

Four teams remain in contention for a gold medal in women’s soccer. That means they all have two chances to win a match for a medal. Someone will win twice and take the gold

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USWNT: Three questions after Olympic disappointment

USWNT: Three questions after Olympic disappointment

Jennifer Gordon August 15, 2016 381

Now a full weekend has gone by since the United States’ shocking exit from the Olympics in the quarterfinals against Sweden. In truth, the loss shouldn’t be so shocking as the cracks in the

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Dorrance: Domination no assurance of victory

Dorrance: Domination no assurance of victory

Tim Nash August 14, 2016 494

Statistics can be used in the same way a drunk uses a light pole – for support instead of illumination. However, when reviewing the USA’s shocking quarterfinal loss to Sweden in penalties, statistics from

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Five reasons the Olympics are over for USWNT

Five reasons the Olympics are over for USWNT

Dan Lauletta August 13, 2016 575

The United States women’s national team failed to make the semifinals of a major tournament for the first time ever – in 13 tries – on Friday, losing to Sweden, 4-3 on penalty kicks

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