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USWNT things learned: Mostly status quo through Game 1

USWNT things learned: Mostly status quo through Game 1

Ray Curren August 3, 2016 342

We’ve gotten to the point where we have to “nitpick” to find serious faults with the U.S. women’s soccer team. They are large favorites to win their fourth consecutive gold medal in Brazil, having

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Lloyd, Morgan comfortably lift US past New Zealand

Lloyd, Morgan comfortably lift US past New Zealand

The Equalizer Staff August 3, 2016 342

Goals from Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan lifted the United States women’s national team past New Zealand, 2-0 on Wednesday in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in each team’s opening match of the Olympics. Lloyd opened

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Group G Olympic preview: France takes another shot at USWNT

Group G Olympic preview: France takes another shot at USWNT

Ray Curren August 2, 2016 57

(In predicted order of finish.) It has been a while since the United States has been as prohibitive a favorite in a major tournament as they are in Brazil. Yes, they are three-time defending

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Australia, France, New Zealand name Olympic rosters

Australia, France, New Zealand name Olympic rosters

The Equalizer Staff July 8, 2016 47

Australia, France and New Zealand this week named their respective 18-player rosters for the upcoming women’s soccer tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympics. France and New Zealand will compete in Group G alongside three-time

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Sky Blue signs New Zealand goalkeeper Nayler

Sky Blue signs New Zealand goalkeeper Nayler

The Equalizer Staff May 2, 2016 48

Sky Blue FC announced on Monday the signing of New Zealand goalkeeper Erin Nayler, who played every minute in net for the Football Ferns at the 2015 World Cup. Nayler is 24 years old,

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New Zealand heads to Rio after opponent withdraws

New Zealand heads to Rio after opponent withdraws

Jeff Kassouf January 25, 2016 19

New Zealand qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics women’s soccer competition without even playing the entirety of qualifying. Papua New Guinea — the Football Ferns’ opponents for the berth to the Rio Games —

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USWNT skipping Algarve Cup for first time since 1997

USWNT skipping Algarve Cup for first time since 1997

Jeff Kassouf December 3, 2015 42

Ten-time defending champions and current Algarve Cup holders USA will not participate in the competition in 2016. The Algarve Cup, an annual friendly tournament hosted in the southernmost region of Portugal by the country’s

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Readings: Future bright for young New Zealand

Readings: Future bright for young New Zealand

Harjeet Johal November 3, 2015 19

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — New Zealand is an ever-growing and developing country when it comes to women’s soccer. The Football Ferns, currently No. 16 in the FIFA rankings, were able to show great promise at

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Women’s World Cup — the 23 who fell short

Women’s World Cup — the 23 who fell short

Dan Lauletta July 7, 2015 56

The United States won the World Cup for the third time on Sunday.  Their story has been well documented through the year and particularly over the last month.  But what about the other 23?

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Women’s World Cup — what we learned on Day 10

Women’s World Cup — what we learned on Day 10

The Equalizer Staff June 15, 2015 18

There’s more than one way to skin a cat, we’re told, which is really disgusting and should get you thrown in jail, actually. (The origins of that gruesome cliche are interesting as well.) Thailand

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