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The Lowdown:  Thoughts on the USWNT vs NWSL

The Lowdown: Thoughts on the USWNT vs NWSL

Dan Lauletta June 29, 2016 201

Sometime during the Red Stars annihilation of the Breakers two weekend ago it came to light that Jill Ellis’s pre-Olympic camp was set to begin Friday, July 1. That meant the NWSL match that

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PHOTOS: U.S. women defeat Japan, 2-0

PHOTOS: U.S. women defeat Japan, 2-0

The Equalizer Staff June 6, 2016 19

The United States women’s national team defeated Japan, 2-0 on Sunday in Cleveland, Ohio, in a weather-shortened match. Julie Johnston and Alex Morgan scored for the U.S., which we detailed here. And U.S. coach

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USWNT Things Learned: Ellis’ lineup seems to be set

USWNT Things Learned: Ellis’ lineup seems to be set

Ray Curren June 6, 2016 891

It will be 59 days between the U.S. national team’s 2-0 win over Japan Sunday and its Olympic opener in Belo Horizonte, Brazil against New Zealand. That seems like a decent amount of time,

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Rampone returns to USWNT ahead of Japan friendlies

Rampone returns to USWNT ahead of Japan friendlies

The Equalizer Staff May 18, 2016 909

Christie Rampone will return to United States women’s national team camp later this month ahead of a pair of matches against Japan after being named to Jill Ellis’ 25-player roster. Rampone, the team’s former

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Going for Gold: Will Rampone make Olympic roster?

Going for Gold: Will Rampone make Olympic roster?

Eric Scatamacchia April 21, 2016 279

Longtime U.S. captain and four-time Olympic gold medalist Christie Rampone has not played for the U.S. national team in 2016. Rampone, 40, had surgery in December 2015 due to a bone bruise in her

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Business as usual for US against Colombia

Business as usual for US against Colombia

Dan Lauletta April 6, 2016 25

EAST HARTFORD, CT. — Hope Solo came to camp and started chatting with United States women’s national team general manager Tim Ryder. Under the circumstances no one would have been surprised if that chat

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Going for Gold: What lies ahead for the USWNT

Going for Gold: What lies ahead for the USWNT

Eric Scatamacchia March 24, 2016 554

The start of the 2016 Olympic soccer tournament is just over four months away, and while the days are quickly counting down, the U.S. national team still has a lot of soccer to play

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Going for Gold: What is Carli Lloyd’s best position?

Going for Gold: What is Carli Lloyd’s best position?

Eric Scatamacchia March 11, 2016 825

Now that the U.S. women’s national team has officially qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics, we are going to chronicle the team’s road to the Olympics with our new column Going for Gold, which will

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Going for Gold:  Pugh, O’Hara offer options for Ellis

Going for Gold: Pugh, O’Hara offer options for Ellis

Eric Scatamacchia February 25, 2016 253

Now that the U.S. women’s national team has officially qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics, we are going to chronicle the team’s road to the Olympics with our new column Going for Gold, which will

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Ellis seeks balance in preparation for Rio Olympics

Ellis seeks balance in preparation for Rio Olympics

Jeff Kassouf February 2, 2016 409

Roster management, particularly at the international level, is always about balance. That word is central to almost every decision on the micro and macro level. Is there balance within the team to adjust to

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