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Jeff Kassouf

  1. PHOTOS: Germany’s World Cup semifinal domination of Brazil in pictures

    Jul 8, 2014, 8:22 PM EDT

    Tears in Brazil-Photo Gallery

    The pictures, paired with the score, tell it all.

  2. Scouting Portugal: Takeaways for the US from opponent’s final preparations

    Jun 11, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Nani, Eduardo

    The U.S. will get its chances vs. Portugal, but the dangers of their Group G opponent are readily apparent.

  3. Ronaldo’s return boosts Portugal just in time for World Cup

    Jun 11, 2014, 12:49 AM EDT

    140610_Ronaldo

    How healthy he is remains a mystery, but he’s fit enough to make a big impact for Portugal.

  4. Ronaldo returns as Portugal tops Ireland in final World Cup tune-up match

    Jun 10, 2014, 9:57 PM EDT

    Ronaldo

    Portugal gets a major confidence boost ahead of Monday’s World Cup opener.

  5. Moyes proved too ordinary for greatness of Manchester United job

    Apr 22, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

    Everton v Manchester United - Premier League

    Replacing Sir Alex was always a tall order, but Moyes never seemed to fit.

  6. With friendlies over, USWNT begins search for a lot of what it already had

    Apr 11, 2014, 2:37 AM EDT

    Jill Ellis

    The U.S. women had everything they wanted in Tom Sermanni…except he didn’t have enough authority, it seems.

  7. US women defeat China in first game after Sermanni’s firing

    Apr 11, 2014, 1:16 AM EDT

    Carli Lloyd, Ali Krieger

    A 3-0 win over China opens the Jill Ellis interim era (round two).

  8. WATCH: Carli Lloyd scores 50th USWNT goal

    Apr 11, 2014, 12:17 AM EDT

    Carli-Lloyd

    Two marvelous strikes separated by three minutes puts the U.S. midfielder in rare company.

  9. Lloyd on Sermanni’s firing: ‘I was shocked as much as everyone else was’

    Apr 8, 2014, 8:38 PM EDT

    Carli-Lloyd

    The U.S. midfielder says she was unaware of any conversations between teammates and USSF president Sunil Gulati regarding Tom Sermanni’s job.

  10. Gulati: Sermanni’s firing based on ‘underlying issues,’ but questions remain

    Apr 7, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

    Tom Sermanni was shocked by his firing as USWNT coach. (AP)

    The U.S. Soccer president says styles didn’t mesh, suggesting some players lost faith in Sermanni.

  11. Sermanni ‘completely blindsided’ by firing from US women’s national team helm

    Apr 7, 2014, 2:33 AM EDT

    Tom Sermanni talks to Jill Ellis, who will serve as interim USWNT coach. Could she take over permanently? (Getty Images)

    Oblivious to any issues, sacked Sermanni suspects players may have been dissatisfied.

  12. Wambach scores twice as US women end disappointing Algarve Cup with win over North Korea, 7th place finish

    Mar 12, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT

    Abby Wambach FBL-KOR-USA-FRIENDLY

    With the victory, the U.S. avoided going winless in four consecutive games for the first time since 2001.

  13. Alex Morgan says ‘no real timeline’ to her return

    Mar 11, 2014, 10:46 AM EDT

    Alex Morgan, USWNT

    Ankle sprain is “a very rare and unique injury, and we are trying to treat it as well as possible.”

  14. US women lose second straight for first time since 2001 after ugly 5-3 defeat to Denmark

    Mar 10, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

    140310_Leroux

    USWNT lost two straight games, winless in three for the first time in 13 years:

  15. Nadine Angerer wins 2013 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year, beating out Abby Wambach, Marta

    Jan 13, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT

    Nadine Angerer, FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2013

    Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer was named the 2013 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year on Monday just hours after announcing she had signed with Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League. She beat out the United States’ Abby Wambach – the 2012 winner – and Brazil’s Marta, who won the award five…

  16. US women host Brazil looking to stay unbeaten in 2013

    Nov 8, 2013, 10:33 PM EDT

    Abby Wambach, USWNT

    The U.S. women host Brazil in Orlando, Fla. at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday looking to end the year with an unbeaten record.

  17. Alex Morgan out Sunday vs. New Zealand with left ankle injury

    Oct 26, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT

    Alex Morgan, USWNT

    Alex Morgan will miss Sunday’s United States women’s national team game against New Zealand with a left ankle injury. U.S. Soccer says that Morgan picked up the injury during training in San Antonio this past week and that she’s being held from the game as a precaution. Morgan is day-to-day for Wednesday’s game – also against…

  18. Forward overload: Sermanni tasked with managing four world-class US women’s national team strikers

    Oct 24, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Christen Press (right) and Alex Morgan: Two of the United States women's four-pronged threat up top.

    Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, Sydney Leroux and Christen Press have combined to score 30 of the United States women’s national team’s 47 goals this year. All four are world-class forwards, but for the most part only two of the players are on the field at the same time. Sunday’s 4-0 win over Australia, in fact,…

  19. Australia offers another test for USWNT’s developing defense

    Oct 18, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

    Tom Sermanni

    Tom Sermanni has an abundance of talent in the front two-thirds of the field, but he’s still searching for his best back four.

  20. Harvey concedes Manchester City’s interest in Hope Solo, but expects goalkeeper back in Seattle

    Oct 2, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

    Hope Solo, Mexico v United States

    Manchester City Ladies FC appear to be taking after their men’s side in willing to spend big.

  21. Sydney Leroux scores four as US women rout Mexico 7-0 on a night of firsts

    Sep 4, 2013, 1:06 AM EDT

    Sydney Leroux, USWNT, Mexico v United States

    Four goals is nice, but a pair of debuts and a first goal for a youngster are equally important.

  22. Healthy foot or not, Tobin Heath comes through for Thorns in NWSL Championship

    Sep 1, 2013, 1:47 AM EDT

    NWSL 2013:  Portland Thorns FC at Western New York Flash AUG 31

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Tobin Heath didn’t train all week after having her right foot stomped on in last week’s semifinal. Still, she insisted she’d be ready to play in Saturday’s National Women’s Soccer League Championship game. And when game time came at Sahlen’s Stadium, she stepped right into the starting lineup for the Thorns. Forty…

  23. NWSL Championship: Five storylines to watch

    Aug 29, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Alex Morgan, Nate Berry

    Western New York Flash and Portland Thorns face off in the NWSL Championship, and the league got its star power matchup in its inaugural season.

  24. Three good questions: USWNT & Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo

    Jul 26, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Hope Solo, USWNT, Seattle Reign FC

    Seattle Reign FC began the inaugural National Women’s Soccer League season a whopping 0-9-2, but a 5-1-1 record since that first victory in Boston on June 26 gives Seattle hope for the future. Reign FC aren’t mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, but it would take a small miracle for them to sneak into the postseason.…

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