1. Live Blog: USWNT vs. Mexico (9/18/14)

    Live Blog: USWNT vs. Mexico (9/18/14)

    We are just minutes away from kickoff of the second match of the United States’ two-game series with Mexico. The U.S. won Saturday, 8-0, in Sandy, Utah. Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan had a pair of goals each and Sydney Leroux, Heather O’Reilly, Whitney Engen and an own goal rounded out the scoring.

    Starting Lineups:

    USAStarters: Hope Solo; Meghan Klingenberg, Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn,…

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  2. Four questions following Team USA’s 8-0 win against Mexico

    Four questions following Team USA’s 8-0 win against Mexico

    The United States topped Mexico in an 8-0 rout on Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Despite the score line, the match left several questions heading into the second match of the two-game series (to be played at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, New York on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2)–and more importantly, for Jill Ellis ahead of World Cup Qualifying:

    1.  Where is Amy Rodriguez?

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  3. LIVE BLOG (9/13/14): USA vs. Mexico

    LIVE BLOG (9/13/14): USA vs. Mexico

    The United States takes on Mexico tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. MT at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City.

    Here is tonight’s starting line up for the United States:

    Starters:  Hope Solo; Stephanie Cox, Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn, Meghan Klingenberg; Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, Lauren Holiday; Christen Press, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan

    Off the Bench:  Sydney Leroux, Whitney Engen,…

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  4. Former player brings hazing allegations against Clemson

    Former player brings hazing allegations against Clemson

    Three members of the Clemson women’s soccer coaching staff as well as 14 former players and several school officials are under fire for their roles in an alleged hazing incident involving former defender Haley Hunt. The lawsuit was filed on August 15 but was picked up by FITS News yesterday.

    It comes on the heels of a University of New Mexico hazing incidentthat saw head coach Kit Vela and 22…

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  5. Keeping Track of NWSL Offseason Loans

    Keeping Track of NWSL Offseason Loans

    The NWSL regular season had not even ended before player loans for the offseason were being announced. With a slew of announcements coming in Monday, here is the latest list of where you can see who will be traveling overseas this offseason:

    AUSTRALIA:

    Nadine Angerer (Portland Thorns FC/Germany) – Brisbane Roar
    Katrina Gorry (FC Kansas City/Australia) – Brisbane Roar
    Angela Salem (Western New York…

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  6. Kristen Edmonds reflects on Flash season: In a Nutshell

    The number one question I get asked now that I am home is, “how was your season?” My answer varies depending on my mood. Sometimes I say it was ok, or it was good, or that we had our ups and downs. The truth is the Western New York Flash didn’t have a good season. If you look at what is on paper, it shows our record of 8-12-4, and then you do not see much more about the Flash for the rest of the…

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  7. Kealia Ohai uses soccer experiences within UNC major

    Kealia Ohai uses soccer experiences within UNC major

    Kealia Ohai’s love of reading and writing propelled her into the journalism and mass communication program at North Carolina. The love of writing in particular drove Ohai to the program that both challenged her and allowed her to use her experiences within her education.

    When the 2012 fall semester began, Ohai was half a world away—in Hiroshima, Japan—as a member of the 2012 United States U-20…

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  8. Sinead Farrelly discusses roller coaster season in Portland

    Sinead Farrelly discusses roller coaster season in Portland

    Portland Thorns midfielder Sinead Farrelly was in the crowd to root for past teammates in yesterday’s NWSL Championship despite being just a week removed from a 2-0 semifinal loss she couldn’t play in.

    In her NWSL career she’s been on the losing side of two consecutive semifinals. Farrelly lost to Portland as a member of Kansas City last season and now lost to her former club as member of the…

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  9. By the Numbers: 2014 regular season

    By the Numbers: 2014 regular season

    The 2014 NWSL season saw the ninth NWSL franchise and first expansion side Houston come into the league. It saw three of the four top goal scorers make their debut in 2014. Seattle did a complete turnaround, leading the league from start to finish. With the NWSL postseason upon us, here is a look at some of the numbers that stood out during the 2014 season.

    4– Players who have scored double digit…

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  10. Thorns lose Nikki Marshall to ACL Tear

    Thorns lose Nikki Marshall to ACL Tear

    Heading into Saturday’s playoff match against FC Kansas City, the Portland Thorns will be without defender Nikki Marshall, who will miss the NWSL Playoffs due to a season-ending ACL tear.

    Marshall suffered the injury in Sunday’s win against the Seattle Reign FC in the 26th minute when she chased down Sydney Leroux in the box.  Marshall crumpled to the turf without colliding with Leroux and was in…

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