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US Soccer reveals Player of the Year nominees

US Soccer reveals Player of the Year nominees

The Equalizer Staff December 5, 2016 339

FIFA World Player of the Year finalist Carli Lloyd was among five nominees named Monday by U.S. Soccer for the Female Player of the Year award. Lloyd has already won the award twice including

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Press’ hat trick lifts USWNT to 8-1 win over Romania

Press’ hat trick lifts USWNT to 8-1 win over Romania

The Equalizer Staff November 10, 2016 533

Christen Press scored a first-half hat trick as the United States women’s national team defeated Romania, 8-1 on Saturday at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. Press opened the scoring in the 8th minute

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Ellis talks Heath, Press, Williams, Sullivan and more

Ellis talks Heath, Press, Williams, Sullivan and more

John D Halloran October 27, 2016 205

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. — The United States women’s national team defeated 15th-ranked Switzerland 5-1 on Sunday in the second of two friendly wins against the European side in the past week. The victory in Minneapolis

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Tobin Heath still making the most of USWNT chances

Tobin Heath still making the most of USWNT chances

Tim Nash October 23, 2016 243

Eight years ago, Tobin Heath, five months shy of her 20th birthday, was invited to her first U.S. Women’s national team training camp. Among the players Heath took the field with were Christie Rampone,

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With new personnel and new roles, USWNT rolls Swiss

With new personnel and new roles, USWNT rolls Swiss

The Equalizer Staff October 19, 2016 1,029

Five players made their senior international debuts for the United States women’s national team as Jill Ellis’ side rolled to a 4-0 victory over Switzerland on Wednesday at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.

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Sauerbrunn makes 4th straight NWSL Best XI

Sauerbrunn makes 4th straight NWSL Best XI

The Equalizer Staff October 7, 2016 90

Becky Sauerbrunn’s three-year reign as NWSL Defender of the Year ended earlier this week, but the FC Kansas City captain is now the sole player to have made every Best XI. She was joined

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Things Learned: Thorns just couldn’t stop set pieces

Things Learned: Thorns just couldn’t stop set pieces

Ray Curren October 2, 2016 76

In the end, Portland knew what was coming Sunday afternoon from Western New York. The Thorns knew they would be seeing a very direct 4-4-2. Mark Parsons probably called every player Paul Riley put

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Thorns 5-1 Breakers: Nadim hat trick

Thorns 5-1 Breakers: Nadim hat trick

The Equalizer Staff September 4, 2016 87

Nadia Nadim became the first player to record multiple hat tricks, lighting up the Breakers on Sunday as part of a 5-1 victory that moved the Thorns within four points of the Spirit in

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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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