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The Rock: USWNT ’23 of the biggest badasses’

The Rock: USWNT ’23 of the biggest badasses’

The Equalizer Staff July 5, 2015 0

Does the United States women’s national team smell what The Rock is cooking? He certainly hopes so. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson sent the U.S. women a personal video message ahead of Sunday’s World Cup

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World Cup final tactics: Will US get better of Japan?

World Cup final tactics: Will US get better of Japan?

Dan Lauletta July 5, 2015 47

Your browser does not support iframes. VANCOUVER, British Columbia — World Cup final day has finally arrived. The United States and Japan will do battle in the final for the second straight World Cup

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For Japan, approach to game, life is team-first

For Japan, approach to game, life is team-first

Jeff Kassouf July 5, 2015 44

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Japan captain Aya Miyama turned to her goalkeeper, Ayumi Kaihori, and, with a big smile, gave her a huge high-five. Kaihori had just finished singing the praises of Miyama’s leadership.

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O’Reilly talks revenge, adjusting to bench role

O’Reilly talks revenge, adjusting to bench role

Dan Lauletta July 5, 2015 18

VANCOUVER, British Colombia — For the first time in the Women’s World Cup, the final is a rematch of the one four years prior. That was when Japan shocked the world for the second

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Krieger credits Ellis, communication for US’ success

Krieger credits Ellis, communication for US’ success

Harjeet Johal July 4, 2015 36

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The United States defense has been immense throughout the World Cup. Ali Krieger, Julie Johnston, Becky Sauerbrunn and Meghan Klingenberg have played tremendous, keeping a 513-minute shutout streak and keeping

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Bassett starts, England beats Germany for 3rd place

Bassett starts, England beats Germany for 3rd place

Dan Lauletta July 4, 2015 94

Fara Williams’ penalty in the second extra time period at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton lifted England to a 1-0 win over Germany in the 3rd place match at the 2015 Women’s World Cup. The

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Lloyd, Brian crucial to US’ World Cup turnaround

Lloyd, Brian crucial to US’ World Cup turnaround

Jeff Kassouf July 4, 2015 77

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Three games, three different stadiums, three different tables propped up with microphones and, in Tuesday’s case, blinding lights shining down on Carli Lloyd after a United States victory. Order has

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World Cup hosts downplay issues, tout successes

World Cup hosts downplay issues, tout successes

Harjeet Johal July 4, 2015 6

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The spotlight on the 2015 Women’s World Cup is on Sunday’s final between the United States and Japan, but on Friday the host nation addressed the tournament’s off-field successes and

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2011 World Cup still burns in Wambach’s memory

2011 World Cup still burns in Wambach’s memory

Jeff Kassouf July 3, 2015 40

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Abby Wambach knows the date by heart: July 17, 2011. It’s the day that she came closest to but ultimately fell short of the one thing for which she most

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Laura Bassett breaks silence on own goal

Laura Bassett breaks silence on own goal

Dan Lauletta July 3, 2015 16

England defender Laura Bassett has broken her silence two days after her own goal in stoppage time brought a heartbreaking ending to the country’s World Cup semifinal against Japan. “If I’m being honest I

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