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USWNT Things Learned: Defense key to recent American dominance

USWNT Things Learned: Defense key to recent American dominance

Ray Curren August 7, 2016 67

Someday France is going to beat the United States at a major tournament. But Saturday was not that day. If they meet again this summer it will be in the gold medal match, which

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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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Horan’s late winner caps Thorns rally in Orlando

Horan’s late winner caps Thorns rally in Orlando

Dan Lauletta June 26, 2016 185

The Thorns used a late push to rally for a 2-1 victory in Orlando on Sunday night to remain undefeated ahead of the departure of several key players. One of them, Lindsay Horan, stuck

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NWSL Week In Review: USWNT exiting a week early

NWSL Week In Review: USWNT exiting a week early

Ray Curren June 20, 2016 338

While I don’t believe it’s still been publicly announced (as of Monday afternoon), U.S. national team members heading to Olympic camp will report on July 1. Everyone knew they were reporting sometime in early

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Thorns top Flash 2-0, Amandine Henry makes debut

Thorns top Flash 2-0, Amandine Henry makes debut

Equalizer Soccer June 17, 2016 320

On Friday evening in Rochester, the Portland Thorns secured a 2-0 road win over the Western New York Flash in a matchup of two of the top teams in the NWSL. The Thorns were

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NWSL Week In Review: Orlando tragedy hits close to home

NWSL Week In Review: Orlando tragedy hits close to home

Ray Curren June 13, 2016 224

The importance of the sports world was again relegated to the background this weekend, as sadly the worst mass shooting in American history made for a somber weekend in every facet of life. Although

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NWSL Week In Review: Sermanni Redemption Tour Continues

NWSL Week In Review: Sermanni Redemption Tour Continues

Ray Curren May 23, 2016 208

Tom Sermanni was hired to coach the U.S. national team on Oct. 30, 2012 (he actually started on Jan. 1, 2013). He was fired on April 5, 2014 and finished with a record of

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Thorns stay unbeaten, hand Spirit first loss

Thorns stay unbeaten, hand Spirit first loss

Dan Lauletta May 22, 2016 337

Portland Thorns FC exploded for three goals in the first half on their way to a 4-1 victory over the Washington Spirit that leaves them as the last unbeaten side in NWSL this season.

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Going for Gold: USWNT players prepare for Olympics in NWSL

Going for Gold: USWNT players prepare for Olympics in NWSL

Eric Scatamacchia May 19, 2016 421

There are less than 80 days until the women’s Olympic soccer tournament kicks off in Brazil. Although the U.S. national team has not been together over the past month, national teamers have been busy

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The Lowdown: Breakers doing everything but scoring

The Lowdown: Breakers doing everything but scoring

Dan Lauletta May 10, 2016 258

Matt Beard was always going to build his team from back to front. The entire Breakers offseason was crafted around that mentality. It’s just that no one thought it would take a month to

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