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After another USWNT win over Mexico, all eyes on Ellis’ World Cup qualifying roster decisions

After another USWNT win over Mexico, all eyes on Ellis’ World Cup qualifying roster decisions

Jeff Kassouf September 18, 2014 277

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Jill Ellis did as she said she would and tested out new players in the United States’ lineup on Thursday, and the result against Mexico was the same: a comfortable 4-0

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Angerer: Americans lack quality, Morgan ‘fragile’

Angerer: Americans lack quality, Morgan ‘fragile’

Jeff Kassouf September 18, 2014 114

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Germany hasn’t played the United States in a major international women’s soccer competition since 2004. Let that sink in: It’s been 10 years since the last meeting, when the United States

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USWNT still making tweaks ahead of Mexico rematch

USWNT still making tweaks ahead of Mexico rematch

Jeff Kassouf September 17, 2014 37

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Improving upon a performance that yields an 8-0 victory is hardly easy. Avoiding complacency against the same opponent six days later is equally challenging. And getting mentally and physically prepared for

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Solo sets shutout mark in 8-0 U.S. thumping of Mexico

Solo sets shutout mark in 8-0 U.S. thumping of Mexico

Dan Lauletta September 13, 2014 424

The United States blitzed Mexico, 8-0 in Sandy, Utah on Saturday to affirm regional dominance ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifying tournament where Mexico stands as their stiffest competition.  A large majority of

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USWNT set for first-ever match vs. Switzerland

USWNT set for first-ever match vs. Switzerland

Jennifer Gordon August 20, 2014 70

CARY, N.C. — The U.S. women’s national team finds itself in unusual territory heading into the match against Switzerland. While the Americans have played a considerable number of games in the team’s 29-year history,

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Morgan sends Thorns to playoffs, Red Stars out

Morgan sends Thorns to playoffs, Red Stars out

Dan Lauletta August 17, 2014 317

Alex Morgan’s 68th minute header gave Portland Thorns FC a 1-0 victory over Seattle Reign FC and with it the final playoff berth in NWSL.  The Thorns are the 3rd seed and will play at

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Players retain legal counsel in fight against artificial turf at 2015 Women’s World Cup

Players retain legal counsel in fight against artificial turf at 2015 Women’s World Cup

Jeff Kassouf August 5, 2014 325

A group of top international soccer players has retained legal counsel in the fight to have the playing surfaces of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup changed from artificial turf to natural grass. Headlined

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Morgan, Taylor score as Thorns, Spirit finish level

Morgan, Taylor score as Thorns, Spirit finish level

Jennifer Gordon July 23, 2014 190

BOYDS, Md. — With both teams locked in the tight race for the final two playoff spots, Wednesday’s much-anticipated match between the Washington Spirit and Portland Thorns ended 1-1 after a nearly two-hour weather

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Thorns on a roll: Sinclair, Morgan finding chemistry with Boquete in midfield

Thorns on a roll: Sinclair, Morgan finding chemistry with Boquete in midfield

Jeff Kassouf July 22, 2014 65

When Christine Sinclair and Alex Morgan were allocated to Portland Thorns FC prior to the NWSL’s inaugural season, the collective feelings elsewhere around the league were two-fold: How could two of the world’s best

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PHOTOS: Thorns, Breakers combine for goals record

PHOTOS: Thorns, Breakers combine for goals record

The Equalizer Staff July 21, 2014 3

The Portland Thorns and Boston Breakers combined for nine goals on Sunday in Portland’s 6-3 victory, setting an NWSL record. The recap and highlights can already be found here. Below are some spectacular photos

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