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  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. WATCH: Carli Lloyd scores 50th USWNT goal

    Apr 11, 2014, 12:17 AM EDT


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

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

    Apr 8, 2014, 8:38 PM EDT


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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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


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

  8. 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.”

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

    Mar 10, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT


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

  10. 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…

  11. 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.

  12. 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…

  13. 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,…

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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…

  18. 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.

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

    Jul 26, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    After returning early from wrist surgery, Hope Solo appeared in 13 of Seattle's 22 games in the NWSL's inaugural season. (Photo: Getty Images.)

    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.…

  20. Holiday, Tymrak leading FC Kansas City’s stylish surge

    Jul 25, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT

    Lauren Cheney Holiday, USWNT

    Two names you may not recognize have FC Kansas City atop the National Women’s Soccer League.

  21. With Rapinoe, Solo, Seattle Reign FC finally putting the pieces together

    Jun 28, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT

    Photo by Meg Linehan

    Superstars Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo have begun to turn the fortunes of the NWSL’s basement club.

  22. Legacies of Wambach, Hamm, Morgan intertwine — just as they’d like them to

    Jun 21, 2013, 4:20 AM EDT

    Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan USWNT

    HARRISON, N.J. — The mark of many great goal scorers is the ability to be selfish in front of net. Three of the best United States forwards ever must have missed that memo. On Thursday at Red Bull Arena, Abby Wambach smashed Mia Hamm’s international goal scoring record. Wambach entered the game needing two goals…

  23. Always the focal point of the attack, Wambach exceeds all expectations in breaking goals record

    Jun 20, 2013, 11:32 PM EDT

    Abby Wambach

    She credited her teammates over and over again, but in the end, it was always about Wambach, even if she doesn’t want to acknowledge it.

  24. Abby Wambach makes history, breaks Mia Hamm’s all-time goal scoring record

    Jun 20, 2013, 8:17 PM EDT


    Wambach used a 4-goal outburst against Korea Republic to surge into the all-time lead.

  25. Beyond the goals chase: Five players to watch for USWNT tonight

    Jun 20, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

    Abby Wambach, Christen Press USWNT

    All the talk heading into Thursday’s United States women’s national team’s game vs. South Korea is about Abby Wambach, and that’s exactly what she doesn’t want. Wambach’s chase for the international goal scoring record is well-documented. Her 156 goals for the United States are two short of the mark held by Mia Hamm, arguably the…

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