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US overcame growing pains to peak when it mattered

US overcame growing pains to peak when it mattered

Dan Lauletta July 5, 2015 6

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — After months of uncertain buildup to the World Cup, and then a group stage and Round of 16 filled with angst and question marks, the United States finally kicked things

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US, Germany treating WWC semifinal like a final

US, Germany treating WWC semifinal like a final

Jeff Kassouf June 29, 2015 175

MONTREAL – Like a script making the rounds in Hollywood, the United States and Germany meet on the big stage again on Tuesday in the 2015 Women’s World Cup semifinals, in sequel No. 30

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Alex Morgan drafted by Harlem Globetrotters

Alex Morgan drafted by Harlem Globetrotters

The Equalizer Staff June 25, 2015 8

If Alex Morgan ever decides that basketball is her thing, she now has a team to play for. The Harlem Globetrotters drafted the U.S. women’s national team forward on Tuesday in their annual player

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Morgan relieved to get back in scoring column

Morgan relieved to get back in scoring column

Jeff Kassouf June 23, 2015 29

Your browser does not support iframes. EDMONTON, Alberta – The U.S. eked out a 2-0 victory against Colombia on Monday in the Round of 16 in a match that was hardly a dominant display

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US edges 10-player Colombia, advances to QFs

US edges 10-player Colombia, advances to QFs

Jeff Kassouf June 22, 2015 343

EDMONTON, Alberta – Catalina Perez said last week that facing the mighty United States was “a game I played in my head a thousand times,” but the 20-year-old never could have imagined her World

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Morgan getting healthy, makes first World Cup start

Morgan getting healthy, makes first World Cup start

Jeff Kassouf June 17, 2015 31

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Alex Morgan’s first World Cup start nearly began in euphoria. Morgan found herself in on goal 10 seconds into Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Nigeria. The U.S. took the opening kickoff

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Three things learned: US women defeat Nigeria

Three things learned: US women defeat Nigeria

Jeff Kassouf June 17, 2015 30

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Abby Wambach’s goal on Tuesday lifted the United States to a 1-0 win over Nigeria at BC Place, sending the U.S. through to the knockout stage as the first-place team

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Read up: Sundhage, Press, Morgan and more

Read up: Sundhage, Press, Morgan and more

Jeff Kassouf June 12, 2015 5

Sometimes readers in one space aren’t readers in another space. Some of my work appears on NBC Sports, including any of the longform pieces I write. With the United States playing Sweden on Friday,

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US women ready for fast test from Australia

US women ready for fast test from Australia

Jeff Kassouf June 7, 2015 31

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – You might not know it based on the lines of questioning the players are facing, but the United States begins its 2015 Women’s World Cup campaign on Monday against Australia. Peppered

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Ellis: Morgan (knee) available for World Cup opener

Ellis: Morgan (knee) available for World Cup opener

Jeff Kassouf June 7, 2015 5

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Alex Morgan is available for selection for the United States’ 2015 Women’s World Cup opener on Monday against Australia. “If called upon to start, I’d be ready to start,” Morgan said

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