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Johnston, Lloyd, Rapinoe up for Golden Ball award

Johnston, Lloyd, Rapinoe up for Golden Ball award

The Equalizer Staff July 2, 2015 254

Three United States players are among the eight finalists for the Golden Ball at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, an award given to the tournament. Midfielders Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe are on

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PK miss, teammates boosted Johnston after mistake

PK miss, teammates boosted Johnston after mistake

Jeff Kassouf July 1, 2015 43

MONTREAL – Penalty kicks ultimately decided the course of the United States’ Women’s World Cup semifinal victory over Germany on Tuesday. No, not a shootout, but two penalty kicks separated by a mere nine

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Defense the difference thus far for US women

Defense the difference thus far for US women

Jeff Kassouf June 13, 2015 87

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – United States women’s national team defender Becky Sauerbrunn describes it as her “oh-crap speed,” but it hardly looks like there is any panic involved. Sauerbrunn used the phrase to detail her

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Meet the US World Cup team: Defenders

Meet the US World Cup team: Defenders

Jeff Kassouf June 4, 2015 40

Four years ago the United States women were on the verge of a third World Cup title in the final against Japan, but twice conceded equalizers before losing in penalty kicks. Fast-forward to 2015

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After slow start, US tops Ireland on Wambach brace

After slow start, US tops Ireland on Wambach brace

Jeff Kassouf May 10, 2015 513

It was a lopsided if uneventful win for the United States women’s national team on Sunday at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif., beating Ireland 3-0 in a result that was never in doubt.

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Rodriguez, Rapinoe impress in big USWNT win

Rodriguez, Rapinoe impress in big USWNT win

Jeff Kassouf April 4, 2015 155

Call it confidence. Call it the pieces coming together. Go ahead and blame New Zealand’s jet lag. No one factor stood far and above another for the United States women’s national team in a

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Late goals see USWNT past New Zealand in friendly

Late goals see USWNT past New Zealand in friendly

Jeff Kassouf April 4, 2015 558

The United States opened its 2015 home schedule with a dominant 4-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo., in front of a standalone exhibition record crowd of

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Two months from WC, U.S. faces New Zealand test

Two months from WC, U.S. faces New Zealand test

Jeff Kassouf April 3, 2015 115

The United States Women’s National team finally opens its 2015 home slate on Saturday in St. Louis, Mo., with what is expected to be an historic match against New Zealand. Over 32,000 tickets have

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Opportunistic Johnston leaves mark at Algarve Cup

Opportunistic Johnston leaves mark at Algarve Cup

Jeff Kassouf March 12, 2015 76

Success is no surprise for Julie Johnston. That Johnston would be a star at senior level one day has been obvious for several years. Translating accolades at the youth or college level to the

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USWNT defeats France, wins 10th Algarve Cup title

USWNT defeats France, wins 10th Algarve Cup title

Jeff Kassouf March 11, 2015 338

All is not broken. Under continued scrutiny following a 0-0 draw with Iceland on Monday, the United States women’s national team beat France, 2-0 on Wednesday in Portugal to win a record 10th Algarve

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