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Wambach lifts US past Nigeria, into Round of 16

Wambach lifts US past Nigeria, into Round of 16

Jeff Kassouf June 16, 2015 338

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Abby Wambach delivered again. Knowing a victory would guarantee the United States first place in Group D and a spot in the knockout round of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World

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Leroux expecting warm reception in Vancouver

Leroux expecting warm reception in Vancouver

Jeff Kassouf June 16, 2015 6

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Things are different this time around for Sydney Leroux. Last time she played at BC Place in Vancouver – not far from where she grew up, in the suburb of

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US expecting Nigeria to ‘fight for their lives’

US expecting Nigeria to ‘fight for their lives’

Jeff Kassouf June 15, 2015 126

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – For Nigeria coach Edwin Okon, it’s new opponent but same tune. Okon said, as he did for Nigeria’s first two group games against Sweden and Australia, that he isn’t concerned

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Advancement scenarios for final group matches

Advancement scenarios for final group matches

Dan Lauletta June 14, 2015 25

Two matches down and one to go in group play at the 2015 Women’s World Cup and there is still so much we don’t know about how the knockout brackets will look.  The only

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Wambach says she, US would score more on grass

Wambach says she, US would score more on grass

Jeff Kassouf June 14, 2015 115

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Abby Wambach nearly played the role of savior for the United States national team (again) four minutes after checking into Friday’s match, a 0-0 draw with Sweden in Winnipeg. Wambach lunged for

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United States, Sweden play to scoreless draw

United States, Sweden play to scoreless draw

Jeff Kassouf June 12, 2015 416

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – It was always going to be a war of attrition between two coaches and two teams who know each other so well. So it’s only fitting that Sweden and the United

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Tale of the tape: Familiar foes USA, Sweden

Tale of the tape: Familiar foes USA, Sweden

Jeff Kassouf June 12, 2015 7

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The United States takes on Sweden in Friday’s marquee Women’s World Cup matchup and the subplots are abundant. Pia Sundhage’s comments have stolen the spotlight from the bigger picture that both

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Stakes high for much-hyped USA-Sweden

Stakes high for much-hyped USA-Sweden

Jeff Kassouf June 11, 2015 6

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Is Friday’s USA-Sweden tangle a “special” match? “Yes and no,” U.S. forward Christen Press says. As noncommittal as the answer may be, it might be the most accurate one. Friday’s match

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Ellis not concerned with Sundhage’s comments

Ellis not concerned with Sundhage’s comments

Jeff Kassouf June 10, 2015 121

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – The message is clear from United States women – and especially from their coach: They aren’t distracted. “For me, all I do is focus on my players and my team and

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Stock up, stock down: World Cup through Round 1

Stock up, stock down: World Cup through Round 1

Ray Curren June 10, 2015 33

We’ve now seen everyone once at the World Cup. We should be clear that one game does not a World Cup make, especially when 16 of the 24 teams will advance to the knockout

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