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XI WoSo Moment of 2016: USWNT makes earliest exit in world tournament

XI WoSo Moment of 2016: USWNT makes earliest exit in world tournament

Allison Lee December 30, 2016 130

After the United States women’s national team’s stunning run to become the 2015 World Cup champions, many fans around the world thought the USWNT was poised to be the first team to win a

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Hedvig Lindahl reflects on Sweden’s Olympic run

Hedvig Lindahl reflects on Sweden’s Olympic run

Harjeet Johal September 21, 2016 70

LONDON, ENGLAND – It’s been just over one month since all the memorable moments from the Rio Olympic Women’s Football tournament. Germany took home gold after an exciting 2-1 gold medal final against underdog

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Hope Solo’s U.S. Soccer contract terminated, suspended six months

Hope Solo’s U.S. Soccer contract terminated, suspended six months

The Equalizer Staff August 24, 2016 872

U.S. Soccer on Wednesday suspended Hope Solo from the team for six months, effective immediately, for comments she made to the media following the team’s ouster at the hands of Sweden in the Olympic

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Lauletta: Takeaways from the Rio 2016 Olympics

Lauletta: Takeaways from the Rio 2016 Olympics

Dan Lauletta August 19, 2016 1,205

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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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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Brazil-Sweden preview: Can Sweden use U.S. blueprint to win again?

Brazil-Sweden preview: Can Sweden use U.S. blueprint to win again?

Ray Curren August 16, 2016 184

Being called a “coward” is not quite the same as being dubbed a “chicken”, but even if Brazil spends the hours between now and Tuesday’s Olympic semifinal clucking outside their hotel, I don’t think

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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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USWNT Things Learned: Lots of mistakes, but hard to win them all

USWNT Things Learned: Lots of mistakes, but hard to win them all

Ray Curren August 12, 2016 635

History may have a knack of repeating itself, even if the permutations may not end up being exact replicas of each other in the end. Friday’s Olympic quarterfinal wasn’t the first time the U.S.

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