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Melis scores brace to lead Reign 3-1 over Thorns

Melis scores brace to lead Reign 3-1 over Thorns

The Equalizer Staff August 27, 2016 60

In the first game back from the Olympic break for both Cascadia rivals, the Seattle Reign defeated the Portland Thorns 3-1 in front of 5,888 fans on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium in Seattle. The

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Rapinoe ‘really disappointed’ by Solo’s ‘cowards’ comment

Rapinoe ‘really disappointed’ by Solo’s ‘cowards’ comment

The Equalizer Staff August 18, 2016 185

A week after Hope Solo called Sweden “cowards” for its style of play, Megan Rapinoe, says she was “really disappointed” with the reaction that failed to “graciously” handle United States’ Olympic exit. Solo drew international headlines

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Five reasons the Olympics are over for USWNT

Five reasons the Olympics are over for USWNT

Dan Lauletta August 13, 2016 575

The United States women’s national team failed to make the semifinals of a major tournament for the first time ever – in 13 tries – on Friday, losing to Sweden, 4-3 on penalty kicks

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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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USWNT Things Learned: Shouldn’t be many ill effects from draw

USWNT Things Learned: Shouldn’t be many ill effects from draw

Ray Curren August 10, 2016 643

Even for the mighty United States women’s soccer team, conquerer of the world last summer and three-time defending Olympic champions, all games are not equal. The hashtag #WinTheGroup appeared to be the mantra of

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US wins group despite costly mistakes in Colombia draw

US wins group despite costly mistakes in Colombia draw

The Equalizer Staff August 9, 2016 540

The United States women’s national team won Group G at the Rio 2016 Olympics women’s soccer competition. That was the silver lining of a strange 2-2 draw with Colombia on Tuesday in Manaus, where

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Anti-gay slurs reported at Olympic soccer venues

Anti-gay slurs reported at Olympic soccer venues

The Equalizer Staff August 5, 2016 6

Most of the media attention surrounding women’s soccer at the Olympics on the opening match day centered around apparent (seemingly very clear) “Zika” chants by fans at United States goalkeeper Hope Solo. The chants

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Rapinoe doesn’t expect to play in US’ Olympic opener

Rapinoe doesn’t expect to play in US’ Olympic opener

The Equalizer Staff July 26, 2016 516

Megan Rapinoe says she doesn’t expect to be ready for the opening match of the Rio 2016 Olympics on August 3 against New Zealand. The United States women’s national team midfielder hasn’t played a

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Rapinoe won’t play in USWNT’s final Rio tune-up

Rapinoe won’t play in USWNT’s final Rio tune-up

The Equalizer Staff July 22, 2016 313

Megan Rapinoe will not play for the United States on Friday in the United States women’s national team’s final official match before the Rio 2016 Olympics. Rapinoe has not played a competitive match since

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Rapinoe confirmed as part of USWNT’s Rio Olympic roster

Rapinoe confirmed as part of USWNT’s Rio Olympic roster

Jeff Kassouf July 12, 2016 509

Megan Rapinoe is headed to the Rio 2016 Olympics next month after tearing her right ACL in December. The news, long expected, was confirmed on Tuesday when United States women’s national team coach Jill

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